Friday, August 30, 2013
When your body gives you a (much needed) rude awakening
Last night I went to the Seahawks game with my friend Jessica. It was an awesome time and I felt so lucky to be there. For those of you who know me, you know I LOVE football season. Getting a ticket to a Seahawks game if you aren't a season ticket holder is close to impossible - needless to say, I was pumped.
The not awesome part of last night's game was when I was lying awake at 1:00 AM this morning feeling absolutely horrible. At the game, I had two beers and (part of) a chicken and fries basket (the latter which did not taste like real food but appeared to be my only option at the time). A few hours later, my body decided to really let me know how it felt about my eating decisions. I had a headache, felt nauseous, and other details I won't mention here to keep this a pleasant and appropriate Friday morning.
When I woke up this morning, I realized that despite the frustrations of feeling sick for most of last night, my body did me a big favor - in a sort of cruel way. When we say that it's best to listen to your body - this took that concept to a whole new level. I hadn't had a processed/gross/junk food type meal in a while, and combined with most likely being dehydrated, this set off a chain reaction in my body. It reminded me how much my body and I appreciate eating healthy, natural, whole foods for all my meals. I deserve to feel great, inside and out.
In conclusion, I know what I will not be ordering the next time I go to a game!