Have you noticed that life happens when you least expect it? And when it does all of your self discipline vanishes? Over the last two weeks I have spent much of my time in hospital rooms. (I know, you are saying, “duh, you are a dietitian and you work in a hospital.” This is true but this is not why I have been in hospital rooms.) Anyway, during this time I have discovered 3 important truths.
1. Hospital food is pretty good these days. Except Salisbury steak. Who in their right mind would eat Salisbury steak? What is Salisbury steak anyway?
B. Fast food tastes better than hospital food when you are pacing in waiting rooms and stressed to the max. So do donuts, ice-cream, chocolate and other assorted junk foods.
D. Getting back to regular exercise, Greek yogurt, almonds and salads makes one feel absolutely wonderful.
So, I suggest you apply these proven steps during this holiday season when your schedule is thrown totally off:
3 Steps for Success:
A. Do not despair. Life happens. Normalcy does return. (I hope.)
4. Carry almonds in your bag at all times. A handful takes the edge off and can save you from wild uncontrollable fast food binges.
1. Grab exercise minutes wherever and whenever possible. Take the stairs. Do crunches while sitting in a chair. (the person sitting next to you will quietly move away leaving you more room to spread out.) Fidget. (This also encourages people to move away from you.) Move whenever possible.
3. Keep hydrated. Carry a bottle of water with you and take swigs regularly.
I have had my little pea pickin heart blessed the last couple of weeks. But I am looking forward to the return of my healthy routine. Be sure to return to your healthy routine as quickly as possible.
And last but not least we only have 7,467 more days left to vote. (I seem to be having trouble with my numbering skills. Do you think it could be the donuts and fast food? NAW…)