Photo of the day 287
I usually wake up groggy. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with eating less starches before going to bed. In doing so, I wake up much earlier in the morning feeling less groggy. I sprinkled some taco meat on there today,most days rather than meat I’d cook asparagus and use that instead. The salad consists of tomatoes, thai basil, Zen Green Salad mix, avocado, lemon, cilantro, scallion, onion, beef, black pepper, a touch of real salt, a little oaxaca cheese and a table spoon of Mexican Crema. It’s a crazy combination but I wake up feeling light, and slightly hungry. I then drink a cup of water mixed with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar then hit the gym around 5:00 am. Once I finish my work out I eat the heavier meal afterwards. So far that method has been working. Incorporating working out in my schedule has been a challenge that I’ve been slowly adjusting to.
Originally when I started the photo a day project I wanted to invest at least 45 minutes a day in my self. Photography is the medium I chose for that expression in my investment. As I am getting busier with other projects and commitments I feel tired and I push my self mentally to maintain. As I recently developed some kind of strange reaction to drinking the amount of black sugarless coffee I normally drank I now substitute coffee with green tea and yet I still found my self exausted all the time. I came to realize if I were to be able to continue on I’ll need to invest more in developing myself physically to keep up with my daily tasks.
That lead me to realize that in order to do so I had invest time in strengthening my body. No coffee and waking up 2 hours earlier a day to do so with one rest day a week. So the 45 minutes a day evolved to 2 hours and 45 minutes a day.
So far, I feel brand new with lots of energy and less stimulants to keep me going. Just 2 cups of organic green tea a day and a cup of holy basil. There is a solution to every problem, and what I’m starting to realize as I get older is your body tells you when it needs you just have to tune in to hear it and understand it.