Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Old Habits Die Hard- Hopefully not!

I was never a morning person, more so when it came to breakfast. For as long as I can remember, I always loathed putting anything edible into my mouth before the sun was at its highest and blazing best. For years, my parents, grandparents, friends and whoever else cared took the painstaking initiative to drill into my head how breakfast was the most important meal of the day and how I was neglecting my health by forgoing breakfast. Article after health article explained to me just how my body needed those calories before setting out to tackle the daily chores and how skipping breakfast could hinder my pathetic attempts at losing weight, to no effect of course. I listened, understood, and agreed, but simply could not bring myself to start the healthy habit. 

 And so, I faced the consequences. For the past few months, I've been fighting lightheaded-ness all day at work that has apparently resulted from my complete negligence of my body's need for nutrition. Apparently, all the icecreams and burgers I chowed down count for nothing but the accumulating fat in my flabby arms and the ever expanding waistline that will soon compete with that of Hubby dearest's. Oh well, I guess I'm not surprised. But the biggest worry for me right now is to get habituated to the ritual of eating a healthy breakfast everyday to provide my body with the calories it needs early in the morning to help me stay alert and focused and to kickstart my metabolism that will somehow (one day) help me get rid of all this flab I carry around. From what I hear, without breakfast, my lightheaded-ness will stick around for a long time, and that is not a risk I'm willing to take. 


Hence, as much as I hate the feeling of pushing something down my throat at 8 in the morning, I will do it. Because I need to take care of my health and because I owe this to myself and my family who hate to see me feeling droopy and sluggish all day. So here's to a new habit, a new beginning, a new me!


P.S. If you happen to have some healthy and easy breakfast ideas, do share with me please. Being the foodie that I am, I absolutely cannot imagine having to gulp down the same old cereal or bread every day. I crave variety, so help me out here, will you please? Happy Thursday everyone!

5 comments:

Cardinal Ruby said...

Quite relatable.

Meh said...

How about pancakes and waffles topped with fruit?

http://kthadani.wordpress.com/

This blog has some delicious breakfast recipes :)

Chandana said...

i can soooo totally relate to this post... my mom tried stuffing food down my throat for so many years... it was not like i hated breakfast.. more like it hated me!! coz it just wouldnt go down my throat...

Finally just 2 years back, i slowly started eating a little something in the mornings and aft 2 years and a lot of practice, am finally able to have breakfast in the mornings...

even now there are certain items that just refuse to go down my throat! but still i've come a long way.. so am sure you can do it too :)

aakash said...

I wish I could just wake up early...
You can try upon fresh berries and yogurt.. its tasty and mum says it's light, healthy stuff

Linhy said...

haha cute

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