Do you remember being a kid and having the ability to improvise with whatever situation you were in? If you were stuck on a long car trip, you would think up a game to play. Or if the weather was bad and you couldn’t go outside, you would invent something fun to do. Or during a power outage, you pretended you were living in ancient times.
As an only child growing up, I was in that situation countless times. Boredom didn’t defeat me; it challenged me to be creative and productive in the moment. There were no limits on what I could think up, imagine, or do. I was fabulous at putting on dance shows for imaginary audiences, creating enough artwork to fill a museum, and pretending that roller skating in my grandmother’s basement was an Olympic sport.
As we get older sometimes we forget what that is like because we get caught up with all the stresses and worries of an overscheduled busy life. And sometimes use those stresses as excuses for not bothering to keep up with healthy intentions. When things don’t go as expected, it is easy to get off track and get flustered.
Do you ever look at the nutrition label on the packaged food that you buy?
If so, what do you pay attention to the most?
The fat grams? The protein? The carbs?
You know that tag line for snickers? Snickers satisfies you. Well...smoothies satisfy ME. Because I load them with TONS of nutrients that give me energy and staying power. If you hate the idea of drinking something that is super healthy and would rather eat an artificially flavored , corn-syrup filled piece of candy that contains partially hydrogenated crap (aka Snickers bar), than don’t bother reading the rest of this post.
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Megan Ántoni Placa, MS, CNS