I’m back. I’ve been on a series hiatus, taking time to reflect, relax and just chill. I’ve chalked it up to “post-grad blues,” which many of us recent graduates have experienced or will experience. It can hit the best of us, those who have a plan, those who have somewhat of an idea of what they want to do, or individuals like myself who are feeling a little lost. Either way, it’s normal, it happens and you will get through it.
Where’s the correlation between post-grad sadness and eating everything and anything? People turn to food as a healing agent for all moods and seasons. Food works, you eat when you’re happy, when you’re sad, or when you’re angry because it’s always there and it can help you feel better. As you know, one of the main anti-depressants is food. However, notice that I did not say “food can make you feel better.” That’s because it doesn’t, it’s temporary but the affects it can have on your body over a long period of time can be permanent. It’s easier to prevent something, than it is to reverse it.
The last few months.
For the past couple of months I have been eating like crap because I haven’t been feeling like myself. For me that shows through my lack of effort and time management to keep up with my lifestyle. My normal…which is feeding my body with nutrients and encouraging others to do the same. I started drinking less water, I was not consuming my one green smoothie a day, and I was eating whatever I wanted, when I wanted and it made me feel worse about myself because I knew better.
Today – Sunday December 8th, 2019
For the past week and half I’ve been slowly working on bettering myself and getting back to my normal. Honestly, I was feeling extremely lethargic and overall just heavier. Of course to others I didn’t gain weight or anything, but I wasn’t feeling my energetic, fit and healthy self. It was time for a change. I slowly started drinking more water, restricting myself from snacking and began doing mini at home abs. This was all it took for me. Today, I drank 3 litres of water, did a full body at home workout, made a green smoothie and ate 3 solid meals. I also applied for jobs this weekend, slowly but surely kicking “post-grad blues” in the butt, and YOU can DO IT too.
Pick one thing that you can change today, if you need to think about it that’s fine. But we all have at least one thing we can change or do better when it comes to health, well-being and lifestyle. Some examples to get you thinking: drink more water, snack less, get more sleep, plan your meals, get green vegetables into at least one meal for the day etc.
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