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Health and Wellness Post: Food Diary

Posted on the 18 June 2013 by Monique @dustofretreats
I have been incredibly busy with school for the past few weeks, and so I haven't had as much time to update as I would like! I'm taking 3 very intensive, work heavy classes so updating as often as  I could during the beginning of the semester isn't possible. Still, I love this blog so far and I have high hopes for it, and I find it to be a very therapeutic outlet for myself. Before I get into the main point of this post, I just want to say that I really love being a busy bee. There were definitely several moments last week where I was so overwhelmed I just wanted to stop everything but I find it much easier to work toward my goals when I'm under a lot of pressure. I have always been the person who writes an A paper at 3 am the night before it's due, so this is just a natural thing for me. Sometimes when I come home at 10 pm after being in school for 9 hours, I am actually in a great mood because I enjoy what I learn in school so much, and I impress myself everyday by how much I can handle. I do, of course, still find myself getting stressed and overwhelmed but those moments pass much more quickly. One problem I have run into is finding time to practice my ~spirituality~ while I'm in this hectic time. I don't meditate as often as I did, and I am usually too busy to notice to smaller, gentle nudges from the Universe that I usually notice. Still, I can't complain (too much at least) because I find peace through the chaos even if it doesn't last and I think that's the most important thing. I have been VERY stressed lately though, and I actually messed up some hormones in my body that has caused me to have an uncomfortable irregular period between my actual normal period (I also developed a sinus infection which I contribute to lack of rest and proper nutrients lowering my immune system)! This happens to women all the time, but experiencing it myself made me realize that ignoring the concerns of my body is something I can't afford to do if I'm trying to maintain a spiritual existence, because it's almost impossible to be positive when you physically feel bad.  So I decided to start working on my physical health again.  I'm going to be keeping a light food diary and exercise log on here under the health and wellness/ fitness post tags!
6/17/201350 crunches first thing in the morning1 Lemon + 8oz of WaterBreakfast: Egg White Omelette with a little Vermont Cheddar CheeseLunch: Quinoa with Baked Chicken (this was so good!!)Dinner: BBQ Brown Sugar Salmon Burger with escarole on a Wheat bunSnack: Greek Yogurt with Honey50 crunchesno eating 3 hours before bedtime!!
I want to find more time to workout, but my stomach is the area I am working on the most so crunches are the most beneficial for me right now. 
I am hoping cutting out sugars and white flour and excessive amounts of dairy will help me to get into better shape physically! Health and Wellness Post: Food Diary

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