The Long Song
i won’t give my power away

winter solstice affirmation

I celebrate my presence as a unique being who is interconnected to all. I value who I am.

I have energy right now. It is 12 at night and I was just hopping around my apartment. I’m not sure what to do with the energy. During my hopping, I was thinking of creating a blog about eating healthy and exercise… Here was what I was thinking so far…

Sleep is super important. It is one of the most important things in maintaining a healthy weight. It is often overlooked as a factor. When I get tired I eat to keep up my energy. My body wants to help me do what I want to do and so I start to have cravings. When I’m tired it is easy to become numb and start eating unhealthy food. Those pop tarts in the vending machine start to seem like a great idea. “Don’t some people eat those for breakfast. It can’t be so bad”. Confusion sets in and it is harder to plan out meals and it is easy to grab things that are in packages…

Stess. Under stressful circumstances I read that the body begins to operate in a survival mode. It begins to want more calories and to store those calories. Stress to the body equals “maybe there is not enough food”. It can be emotional, work, financial any kind of stress is read by the body as the same in terms of the survival mechanism. To destress I can talk to friends, go for a walk, drink a glass of water slowly. I can play with my dog, meditate, go to therapy, go to yoga, write in a journal. A lot of things can help provide a little break from stress. My body can relax. It can feel okay about its survival. It can use the food I ingest for creating and living, instead of storing up calories to weather the storm.

I’ve been thinking about traveling. I don’t know when I’ll be able to go back to Asia. I really want to set that as a short term goal though.

I’ve been thinking about traveling. I don’t know when I’ll be able to go back to Asia. I really want to set that as a short term goal though.