- Published: March 16 2013 March 16 2013
Hope you had a fun, relaxing, sunny, active spring break! Damn, spring break … I can’t believe it’s been here and passed already. You know what that means don’t you … Summer will be here like next week, so get out your bikini’s and swim trunks, try ‘em on and make sure you can still get in them. If not … let’s do something about it!!!!
Hey, a quick quite moment. Please say a prayer for one of my clients that was really close to the family that was killed in Garland this past week. The dad killed everyone then himself.
Ok, this week’s thought, continuing with “mood” foods; let’s say you feel restless and just can’t get into “sleep mode” when trying to crash. It doesn’t matter if the next day is a big meeting of some kind or you just want to sleep a normal night, sleep IS important. Besides ALL the science to back up the importance of sleep, we are ALL – even me I hate to admit – are sleep deprived in some way. I run pretty hard and fast 6 days a week – even now I’m writing this at 6:30a Saturday morning AFTER cleaning / picking up around my house for an hour. I know … insane, but there it is.
Anyway, start a “sleep ready” routine – brush your teeth, put on your pj’s, turn down the lights, turn down the music, get off the computer AND your smartphone, don’t watch TV in bed, limit your reading in bed … I’m sure you’ve heard all of these before. Try some of them, not all at once just ease into a few new habits at a time. And try a couple of handfuls of popcorn …
NONFAT popcorn about a half hour before you go to bed. Why popcorn you might ask ... it’s a very lite, quick to fix, easy food that has carbs that will induce your body to create serotonin, that’s one of the neurochemicals in the body that makes you feel relaxed. Fat free because fat will slow the serotonin boost which would kinda defeat the purpose, right??
Have a great rest of the weekend
See ya in the gym!