Having this wicked cold/cough that is going around, combined with these less than ideal weather conditions, I need to take a moment to concentrate on what makes me happy. Mostly because I rely on the summer weather to lift my spirits every year...I need more Vitamin D!!! Also, this year Adam and I didn't go on a big sunny vacation and even though we've been on a few weekend trips, I can't shake the stress of work and school for only a few days. I literally need to be on a beach in a different country for a week to feel detached from my responsibilities!!!!
Yesterday I went to Chapters and purchased "The Hormone Diet" by Dr. Natasha Turner (as recommended by Laura and Stacey.) Of course, I am now kicking myself that I didn't purchase this book months ago when they'd mentioned it! I'm only on Chapter 1, but I can already tell that this book is exactly what I need at this moment. I need to find a balance.
So my goals this week are:
1) Try not to complain about the weather (please ignore the above paragraph about it :P)
2) To get at least 8 hours of sleep a night
3) Do something relaxing (have a bath, do a yoga class, read outside, etc.)
4) Walk to work
5) Make my lunches the night before
Sounds easy enough, but I tend to get so busy that I ignore the simple things. I'll let you know how the rest of the book goes, but so far I really like it. Not even necessarily to lose weight, but to just feel healthier.
I believe I am a lot like you and the many people out there who simply want to
be healthy, without becoming a "health nut."
-Dr. Natasha Turner
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