On coffee and habits

I have a confession to make. I didn’t drink coffee until a few days ago, two days ago to be exact. And now I am getting addicted!

Why don’t I like coffee before? What’s not to like? the aroma of freshly brewed coffee which is inviting to the senses. I thought coffee would make me jittery, shaky, nervous and pee a lot. Well, I was wrong. Lately, I have been assuming a lot of things wrongly.

I finally made it to the doctor after years of neglecting my health, having high blood symptoms, headaches and anxiety. The blood tests revealed that I am also pre-diabetic and have elevated levels of protein in my blood. Years of sedentary living and poor eating habits has finally caught up with me. I have been in denial for a long time. I have been googling away my symptoms and it brought more fear in my mind.  Doctor’s visits are scary because you get to learn about a lot of things wrong with you other that the problems that you went there for in the first place.

It’s a relief because it is not to late to start taking care of yourself to prevent the detrimental damage that can occur to your organs.  We are always taught to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, eat plenty of fiber, be active and avoid processed foods ,but I never take it to heart until I had these health concerns. Being in my late 30s, I never thought I would be taking medications at an early age. I am thankful that the medications are making the symptoms go away. I am mindful now on deciding what goes inside my body. I also learned that some supplements should be taken with caution.

It read in an article that it takes approximately 21 days to form a habit, good or bad, and it  should be maintained for 90 days to produce a lasting effect. Doing fitness activities that involve the family or a companion would reap more benefits that doing it alone. Lately, me and my family have been taking walks in the trails in 40 degree weather which wasn’t too bad.

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Having someone who will motivate and not judge your eating habits would create a positive attitude and accountability.

There is no day better to start than the present day to make healthy habits.  As we look forward to the holidays, I need to remind myself to make better choices today and the days to come.

 

8 thoughts on “On coffee and habits

  1. Welcome to the dark side! (coffee) Kidding.. Glad to hear about the better health habits!

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