Okay, Dear Reader.
Yesterday I relearned a couple of things, which is not so fun to remember, which is probably why I forgot them in the first place.
So, number 1:
NEVER, NEVER EVER start a new lower calorie food regime on a Monday morning with a full class schedule ahead of you. To cut your daily intake to under half the needed amount just like that is a very bad idea. You become the bitch of the year, and I so am sorry for my bitchy behavior. To have a balanced body, the body needs time to adjust, and I do have to take changes slowly. I sometimes forget that my body is my one and only one, and it is a very precious gift from my parents.
The LEAST I can do is to treat it nicely; I get 40 minutes exercise everyday, even more with all the steps and stairs the university contain. Then I add to this a couple of visits to the local swimming pool and swim till I feel soft and nice in the body.
The bad thing I do is to give it waaay too much sugar, the drug of the century. This is a food product that is slowly killing off more people than we ever thought possible. From the website “Cancertruth”, and I have no idea of the seriousness of this site, but they had some numbers that show the sugar use in the last centuries:
In 1700, the average person consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per year.
In 1800, the average person consumed about 18 pounds of sugar per year.
In 1900, individual consumption had risen to 90 pounds of sugar per year.
In 2012, more than 50% of all Americans consume 1/2 pound of sugar PER DAY—translating to a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year!
Which is a lot. The result is compromised immune function (decreasing the white blood cells’ ability to destroy bacteria), obesity, and diabetes. And dependency.
In addition to exercising, eating properly; not a lot of sugar, I try to keep my brain in training. I do that with BrainHQ: http://www.brainhq.com/, a program I love, and it helps me to focus when I am tired.
Then, it was lesson number 2:
Don’t get scared when one have a bad day and it influences the results of your performance. A little quiz should not get me to freeze up, but it did! So, breath in and out slowly and continue forward, even if the day has been shitty. It is the whole and the total that are counting, and some days are not high performance days…
So, Dear Reader, being a student again have its ups and downs, but my brain is almost clapping for the challenges and tender care.
Have a good lunch, Dear Reader, and if you have a bad day, there are always, well usually, a new day tomorrow, and the day after there, etc.