Tuesday, August 4, 2009

new quest

I have a new quest in life to be a healthier person. Mostly because I would like to be forty someday and not have high cholestrol and high blood pressure like the majority of my mom's 10 siblings.

So far...
-I've taken a multi-vitamin every day for a month.
-I've tried to make a lot more food and have tried to stay away from processed food. I've made -homemade honey whole-wheat bagels, homemade granola, and zucchini brownies.
-I was going for a run every day for about a week until I mysteriously lost my tennis shoes. I seriously have absolutely no idea where they went. If you see them, I would love for you to let me know where they are. I'm giving them a few more days to show themselves before I invest in a new pair. In the absence of my tennis shoes, I've been trying to walk every night for at least a couple of miles still.
-I'm striving to get 8 hours of sleep a night. This was working really well until my summer job ended and now I am in the strange place patiently waiting for a full time job and working overnights until that comes about.
-For at least a month, I have been eating three meals a day. I had always skipped breakfast, but I'm trying to make it a staple in my life though it is not the most enjoyable thing.
-I've stopped drinking caffeine, yes again, for almost a month now. It's amazing when you get enough sleep and you are caffeine free how much energy you have.
-I've not been able to cut soda completely out of my life, but I try to limit myself to one sprite a day. With this, I've been drinking a whole lot more water to which is good.
-I've stopped texting while driving too. This doesn't really make me a healtheir person, but I guess my chances of dieing an earlier death are probably greatly reduced. I'm currently going at about a month too of being a text free driver, so everyone should feel a little safer on the roads now.
-I also was so tempted to go to a tanning bed every day for about two weeks, but in this new quest I decided maybe I shouldn't try to give myself cancer. (I still don't care about wrinkles though Kassie.)

Thats all I got now. Most of this is going at a month, so I feel pretty confident that I making lifestyle changes rather than just going through a phase, well thats my goal at least.


Kassie said...

yay for Kaci!

Kassie said...

But wrinkles are important. I'm pretty sure I didn't care about them three years ago. I'm like your future self constantly reminding you that wrinkles are good to avoid. =)

Kelsey said...

i like this new life quest... when i am your age i am going to start one. it is a good thing i can drink soda for another 3 years (and who knows maybe i'll start tanning, kassie has never said anything to me about wrinkles)

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Matt @ The Church of No People said...

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