With a new year always comes a renewed drive for betterment. The holidays tend to derail many of our best intentions, but with the kids going back to school tomorrow the excuses no longer hold valid. It’s time to get back on the health train.
Over the holidays I managed to catch my first cold since November of 2009. I could tell I was fighting off a cold (especially since my children already had colds) and was doing a good job of keeping the cold away until we decided to have a baking day with the kids. I had been doing a good job of staying away from sugar (Got to maintain that alkaline PH) until I saw that the kids and my mom were making one of my childhood favorites…marshmallow cornflake wreathes with red hots. I should have known better; I can’t manage to take just one bite. Before I knew it I had a green mouth and no where to hide from the cold. I managed to create the perfect environment for the cold germs to take over (nice acidic PH). When I woke-up in the morning the phlegm and sore throat took-over. Man, it really drove-home why I work so hard to stay well…being sick sucks!
I did manage to run to the doctor (Center For New Medicine) for a high dose of Immunity Vitamins, which I am convinced is the reason I did not end-up bedridden (Along with my daily green smoothies and vegan diet). When I tell people that I went to the doctor for an IV of vitamins there are a few funny looks. Why is it that taking a proactive step to avoid medication is looked at so funny…maybe it is because of the method (IV)? All I know is that I felt better within the first hour.
So, I am ready to get back on track and here are the steps I am going to take:
- Make a weekly exercise schedule and STICK TO IT!
- Juice daily (green juice)
- Continue the daily green smoothies
I’ll post later about one of my favorite meals…the green smoothie.