Today is the official start of my health and wellness program prescribed by my nutritionist. I was excited, but now I just feel like barfing. Pretty sure it’s a mixture of nerves and early morning nutritional overload. It’s a good thing I am working from home today or one of my biggest phobias might come true: public vomiting.
I am horrible about eating breakfast in the mornings. I have somehow ignored every health article on the planet that says you NEED to eat breakfast. Usually I don’t eat a thing until mid-morning or closer to 11 a.m.
My wellness program has me drinking this green vitamin drink and actually eating a real breakfast. Small challenge for normal people. Significant challenge for a morning sloth like me. Mornings and I just don’t get along. Never did.
But as of now, my days will be spent taking supplements and drinking the chalky green drink THREE times a day. I’m using this week as my trial period/jumping off point. I’m scared to death that I am going to fail at this. I am usually my own worst enemy when it comes to making life changes. I’m a pessimist, so you won’t find me shouting from the rooftops, “Welcome, life changes! I’m ready for you!” You’ll find me in the back corner worrying about all the logistics, being overly-cautious, and thinking up ways it’s not going to work out.
Ready or not, I’m trying to visualize positive changes in my life. I want to make them reality. I need to make them reality. What positive changes do you want to make in your life? Are you taking actual steps to achieve them?



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    April 19, 2010

    I'm not a morning person at all and have never done food very well in the mornings…turns out it was thyroid related. I've been taking a green leafy vitamin power/drink for the last 10 years-the first 4 were painful every day, the drink made me want to vomit every time. Then I found out they made it in pill form! I happily swallow the capsules filled with the powder to disolve once it's past my weak picky tastebuds! 🙂 Good luck! I've learned I'm just better doing small amounts constantly rather then eating 3 square meals a day.

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    My Dream Ring

    April 20, 2010

    I couldn't survive my day if I didn't eat breakfast, now I skip lunch every now and then. I hope you get used to it, its for the best. hang in there.

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    April 20, 2010

    I love breakfast! You can do it! We're trying to be more fit. Ok you've convinced me – I'm DEFINITELY going to the gym today.

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    April 21, 2010

    I seriously need to change some self-destructive habits, and I'm getting there! 🙂 It started with my move and now is translating to being more focused when I'm at the workplace. Next step-focus on the physical wellness stuff!

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    Chicken Wing

    April 21, 2010

    Um, hi. I believe you are my twin after reading this! I'm not on the supplements, but I'm not a morning person, I have a tendency to be pessimistic, I have a huge fear of public vomiting, I never eat breakfast until around 9:30 or 10am (I bring it to work with me), and I'm an overly cautious worrier, too! Wow, there is a kindred spirit in the world, and I am not alone! 🙂 Thanks, DG!!!!