Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Newest Thing: Eating "Healthily"

I am about to reveal something personal about my life that may be too much for some of you, dear readers. It's pertinent to the main subject matter of my post, but not always something one plans to read about in this lovely sphere-o-blogs. Please keep reading, but don't say I didn't warn you.

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Recently, due to most likely stress/anxiety, I have been experiencing some... heartburn. Yes, my friends, I am already an old lady at the ripe age of 24 years, five months, and roughly 29 days. If any of you have experienced the symptoms of GERD/Heartburn, you'll know that it's rather painful and unpleasant, and a little bit scary. [I KNOW there are those of you out there who have experienced this pain, even if you are in your twenties, mostly because it's all over the interwebs [of which I read too much], and because, well I just know.]

But the POINT of me telling you this is a) to be transparent and b) to give you the reason why I have launched into my newest "thing" in life:

Eating Healthily!
It was, in part, due to necessity for a few weeks, to eat bland[ish] things, devoid of [most] spices, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, tomatoes, onions, garlic - pretty much anything I have loved in life for the past 24 years, five months and roughly 29 days. I've always looked at food like quinoa, couscous, grains, brussel sprouts, etc. and said: 
"No - that's not for me. That's for all the granola-eating [despite the fact that I, in fact, eat granola], tree-hugging, non-showering [despite the fact that I now shower every other day], hiking, camping-loving types of people who shop for all their food at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods [despite the fact that I would shop at ONLY those two places if I had my druthers]."
Well, obviously my tune had to change if I wanted to avoid feeling like I was having a heart attack every time I ate something [dramatic? slightly. true? pretty much]. So I embarked on my recent journey to eat healthily, exercise more regularly, and overall improve my sense of self in a physical/emotional sense.

My plan? I thought you'd never ask.

But you'll have to wait until tomorrow, my friends! In the meantime, have you found any methods for maintaining a healthy lifestyle [i.e. diet without dieting, eating healthy for the sake of being healthy, etc.] while keeping what you eat and how you exercise interesting?

1 comment:

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following yours. I'm excited to see your plan. I know the feeling as I had my gall bladder out and had frequent heartburn/acid reflux that went along with it. It's all about finding healthy stuff you love and spicing it up!