A Change Would Do Me Good

(Can’t get that song out of my head! “I think a change (a change would do you good) would do you good.)

It’s time for a change. A big change. A lifestyle change.

Why? So glad you asked. You see, yesterday was the first day that I felt 100% back to normal. A week and a half ago, I woke up with a god-awful sore throat, headache, and total grogginess. I had a minor sore throat the night before, but didn’t think anything of it. Now, since then I’ve had a sore throat and general ickiness. There have been times when I’ve felt better, but then I crash again.

I am taking this as a big old fat hint. I need to change my lifestyle.

1. Healthy Eating! This includes breakfast every day. No more unhealthy, crappy, junk food. Lots of fruit and vegetables!

2. Exercise! Every day. I want to take a walk with Alex every day, weather permitting. I have a work out DVD that I am going to start doing regularly!

3. Quit the bad habits! No regular drinking. On occasion, but not more than once a week. And we wont discuss the shameful smoking that occurs too regularly except to say it’s going to stop.

4. Better sleep habits. Get in bed between 10 and 10:30, read for a while, and then sleep. That way getting up at 7:00 will be reasonable. No more tired mornings if I can get enough sleep!

I’m sure there are more things that I need to do, but that is a good start. This illness was a kick in my butt to get moving! I need to make a change, and that change is coming.

Starting tonight. I will go to bed early. I will wake up early tomorrow morning. I will eat breakfast with Alex, I will work out, I will take a walk with Alex, I will eat a healthy lunch and cook a healthy dinner. Screw this sick stuff. I’m over it!

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4 thoughts on “A Change Would Do Me Good

  1. Good for you! I did nothing on vacation and I felt like crap when I got home.

    I had good intentions, I brought my running shoes, and I never took them out of my bag. Couple that with eating more junk than usual and drinking just a “few” more drinks than usual. And not getting nearly as much sleep as I usually do. YUCK.

    Yup, I know exactly how you feel.

    But since I got home I have gone running and got to the gym. I am eating better and sleeping more. And I feel so much better! Although I am still feeling a sort of jet lag that is tough to kick. It may take me a week to recover from my week of vacation!

    Good luck! You will feel great!!!!!

  2. SOund like some good plans! If it were me, I’d never be able to make all of those big changes at once… I’d need to start with little changes and just EASE my way into it. Good luck!

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