PEED 101 – 8 Am
Forgetting Your Identity
There is one of many great mottos I want to live by: “However strong the branch becomes, however far away it reaches round the home, out of sight of the vine, all its beauty and all its fruitfulness ever depend upon that one point of contact where it grows out of the vine. So be it with us too.” This is an awesome quote to live by because it seems like any decision I will make determine my tomorrow and the next day. For one, this principle affects my nutrition and food log, my workout schedule, and my sports activity. If I choose to eat either a sweet fruit or a chocolate treat, then one can affect my health positively or negatively. If I choose to exercise one day and not the other, then my workout rhythm changes. It all starts with a decision, or “contact point” as the quote above. Something to keep in mind is that my eating habits correlate with my school work and Bible reading habits. Most people would argue to saythat their work ethic, including their Bible reading habits, are not effected by the food they eat. Yet I personally struggle with this because when I started eating more sugars, having a “sweet tooth”, I started to feel groggy and worn out later in the day. This also included just doubling my portions of food, including the carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. Thus, my body would feel worn out, and my errands would never be finished and my time with God would be diminished. As a solution, keeping track of a nutrition logbook has opened my eyes to what I intake in my body. While keeping a logbook, having goals in mind in order to have the right calorie structure helps my body immensely. I feel not as groggy or full so I can get work done. Goals, such as eating smaller meals every 3-4 hours of the day instead one big meal, has given me some challenge in order to have a better mind and body. Although this is harder to work, especially planning and maintaining a balanced diet, the results prove to be worth while.
My decisions with what I eat also affect my workout schedule. If I tend to eat more than the average intake, I normally would want to rest or do something else rather than have the