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!

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