Friday, July 20, 2012

Listen to Your Body

You've heard fitness professionals and physicians say it over and over again. "Listen to your body!" This tip reigns true not only when you're working out or trying to see how far you can push your muscles, but also after a meal.

Last night, my uncle treated me to a big dinner. For the past few days, I've been helping him with his company's national convention, and as a thank you, he took me to dinner at the hotel where the event is taking place. Long story short, I chose the verde turkey club sandwich (because I'm as sucker for roasted chile peppers) and french fries.

Now before you start shouting at me for eating french fries, I had been such a hurry yesterday that the only things I was able to munch on were fruits and vegetables. I guess you could say I was pretty famished. I figured that with my PB [Pure Barre] work out and walking around in heels all day I deserved some delicious fries! I ate most of my meal and finished it off with a small cup of ice cream - Butterfingers ice cream! YUM!

Are you hungry yet?

Although the food was ridiculously good in the moment, the rest of the night my stomach felt miserable. I guess I'm just not used to digesting such heavy and oily food.

Moral of the story? LISTEN! When your body is giving you clear signs, even if it's after a workout or meal, take good notes! Learning to comprehend these directions will help you in the future. And in my case, reviewing these lessons will help to keep me extra healthy in the future!

Source: via Shannon on Pinterest

Did this week fly by for anyone else? HAPPY FRIDAY, XO!


  1. I agree- this week FLEW! And, I am certaintly not complaining!!!

    Sorry about your stomach and food :( Listening to your body always helps though! Hope you recover quick!!

  2. I love french fries. Absolutely love them. However, I can't eat them anymore. At all! They hurt my stomach so bad and I get all refluxy. Not cute. I ended up completely cutting them out (sad day) about two months ago along with some other unfriendly tummy foods and it feels great!

  3. I know the feeling! Everytime I am indulging in something that I know I should not and it look so rediculously yummy I always enjoy now and pay later.

  4. A good alternative to greasy fries is sweet potatoes --baked (with a little bit of coconut oil, which is a good fat)!

    I try to avoid eating out as the foods, while delicious, are usually cooked so unhealthy! And I can feel it sitting in my stomach for days sometime!

  5. Yeah, my body isn't used to eating out or heavy/greasy things either! When your body is constantly being fed healthy things, the amount that it reacts is incredible.

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