So, I recently started taking some really good nutritional supplements. I met some amazing health coaches and progressive doctors, one who has been a huge mentor in my life, Dr. Christiane Northrup, who started to educate me on nutritional supplementation. I used to believe that I could get anything that my body needed just by eating a really nutrient dense diet. Well, that's not quite true. I'd have to be eating a WHOLE lot more food than my body could digest.
I could rant and rave and go on about the quality of the pharmaceutical grade supplements I take, but that rant pales in comparison to the rant about how I feel. See, right now, people around me are dropping like flies. Colds, fevers, bronchitis, allergies. I'm feeling healthy. I was severely seasonally affected, feeling tired and depressed, and I started my Omega-3 and Vitamin D supplements and I noticed a DRAMATIC difference in how I felt.
But, again, that's not the purpose of this blog.
How these vitamins are changing my life lies within the RITUAL of taking them each day. I start the day doing something really good for my body. I shore up my cells by taking some great antioxidants. These supplements are not cheap, so I feel that I boost by own worth by taking them every morning and evening. Then I eat better because I feel like I don't want to waste the benefits my supplements give me by eating craptastic food. And then when I eat good food, I am in a better mood, I'm more productive. When I'm more productive, I have more time. When I have more time, I'm more likely to want to make time to work out. When I move my body, I sleep better, which keeps my cortisol levels low so I can lose my belly fat and feel rested in the morning.
(why all of a sudden does this post read like "if you give a mouse a cookie?")
It all starts with a simple ritual. For me, it's the ritual of my morning vitamins. What is your healthy kick-off-the-day ritual?