Hi there! How’s your week going? I’m very happy it’s Friday – is it just me, or has this week gone on forever? I mentioned yesterday that I’m really committed to continuing to develop a healthy lifestyle as part of my post-college habits. Unfortunately, all of the recent changes in my life have not made my body very happy, and I can’t exactly figure out why! Yesterday’s breakfast was my usual oats, topped with the most delicious strawberries from my mom’s garden. They were small, fragrant, and sweet.
I enjoyed breakfast at my desk. It was a yummy pick-me-up, as I’ve been unusually exhausted for most of the week. I’ve also had some odd digestive issues. I’d love to tell you that I’ve discovered the cause, but I’m still not sure if it’s what I’m eating, the stress, or something else entirely. For lunch, I tried to stick with simple items on my plate – a bit of chicken, salad, and green beans.
The discomfort I’ve been feeling has definitely reminded me to appreciate when my body is feeling great. We are capable of so much and our bodies are so complicated; it’s important to remember to listen to our internal cues and give our bodies what they need. I’m hoping to take a break this weekend to relax and recalibrate. Even though I was at work late yesterday, I was committed to fitting in a workout because I hadn’t made it out in the past couple of days and I could feel that my body needed it. So, I grabbed a handful of trail mix around four to get me through the afternoon and headed to the track before dinner. It’s incredible the difference that fresh air and some movement can make. When I finally got home, I heated up a bowl of Trader Joe’s black bean soup and enjoyed the last serving of my couscous salad. Adjusting to full time work has definitely been a challenge, and I’m looking forward to reaching a more balanced equilibrium.
*My Daily Eats posts offer a glimpse into my everyday life and intuitive eating habits. They are meant to offer quick, healthy, and yummy meal ideas. Let me know in the comments what you’ve been eating recently!*