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Promises for a healthier life

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For the last seven days I’ve been at home sick in bed with the cold from hell.  When I felt it coming on I did everything you’re supposed to do to try and fight an oncoming virus: I did 30 minutes of yoga to sweat out the toxins, I took a hot steam shower, ate oranges and I rubbed Vicks on my chest.  Yet the next morning I still woke up with a cold.

Having a cold is the worst

I don’t know about you but every time I get sick I replay the events of the previous week in my head thinking about all the things I could have done differently to stay away from germs.  Maybe I should have walked instead of taking the bus, maybe I should have cleaned my desk more often with Lysol or maybe I should have taken more vitamins.

When I get sick I vow to change my habits towards a healthier life.  I tell myself I’m going to make smarter choices because I don’t ever want to get sick again.  Being stuck in bed with a cold is the worst.  My head hurts, the skin around my nose is completely raw and my body aches so much it feels like I got hit by a truck – well what I imagine getting hit by a truck feels like.  It’s definitely the worst.

Making smarter choices to be healthier

As I lay in bed over the last week I started thinking and I decided (once again) to make changes in my eating habits towards a healthier life.  I know a few won’t last because I make them every time I get sick, but a couple are definitely here to stay.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

Drink more juice.  This is one of those vows I make every single time I get sick.  I don’t have any vices.  I don’t drink or smoke but I do drink a lot of iced tea.  I know I should drink more water and I know I should drink more juice but I just really love iced tea.  This is probably one of those changes that won’t stick because I will most likely not stop drinking iced tea, however I can try to drink one glass of juice per day.

Stop eating bread.  This is a new resolution for me.  I’m a vegetarian so I eat a lot of carbs and sugar but I think now that’s going to change.  I know I shouldn’t eat so much bread and it’s going to stop now.  I eat an English muffin with breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and maybe a slice of banana bread as a snack in the afternoon – that’s a lot of bread in one day.  Oh and on the weekends I eat French toast for breakfast.  I am going to cut out all types of bread and try to substitute the intake with healthier choices such as green veggies and proteins.  I’m really excited about this one because it will also help in my weight loss.

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TK

TK is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She started blogging in 2009 after the market crash. TK enjoys helping people plan their retirement, pay off debt, invest wisely, live on a budget and enjoy happy financial lives. You can see what she's up to on Twitter @TahnyaKristina.

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