12 September 2007

In sickness and in health

I've made a pact with myself to begin the school year in good health. Despite this minor setback of a cold that I've just come down with, three weeks into the year (so soon!), I'm determined to eat healthy, sleep well, and get all of my daily nutrients. Who says you can't be healthy in times of stress with constant access to free pizza?

My priorities are as follows:
  1. Eat balanced meals with at least two servings of vegetables and fruit (this should be more, but it's so hard to get good fruit and veggies on campus)
  2. Take my Centrum vitamins, from A to Zinc!
  3. Chew my calcium chocolates
  4. Drink a cup of soy milk or eat several yogurts as daily snacks
  5. Go to the gym at least three times a week
Alright... so far I've been doing this each day, more or less. It's not a rigorous study, but I have data to back my methods up: just three days ago, I came down with what threatened to be a bad case of the common cold. I had chills, aches, and what I think was a fever (without a thermostat, I really can't tell). But three days later, I'm in the last stages of the cold, with all of my previous energy restored. Hooray! All it took was a lot of sleep, vitamin C, and a lot of ginger and lemon tea. That last part is key, according to my sister--and I believe it now.

Here's to staying healthy for the rest of the year. Hoping I don't get sick again this semester...


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