I think that this detox has finally made me realize that diet modification alone is not going to do the job. I think I need to take on Michelle Obama’s mantra and “get moving”. I have decided that I am going to finally have to break down and join a gym because my life has become increasingly sedentary over the years. I think running the 5K without training last Monday initially got me thinking about that. I was sore for a week and I vowed to conquer that 5k next year.
I headed to visit Hofstra’s new medical school in Long Island with my boss. I must say that it was a very pretty campus. They are planning to start with their first class next fall and all of the administrators seem very enthusiastic. They told all of us that they will not give multiple choice exams, but a lot of case based, oral and essay exams. They want their doctors to be humble and passionate about helping their patients. It will be interesting to see in the long run how these doctors end up.
They had a luncheon for us and I have to admit that I did break a few rules of the detox:
1. I ate bread
2. I ate some pasta
3. I had a brownie
I think can be very hard to eat out when you are on a detox unless you have a game plan in your head. For some reason, I was really hungry and you know when you get to that point, you just reach for anything. If I would have come to lunch in a better state of mind (ie. not so hungry) I would have just ate the salad, the steamed veggies and the chicken. But I decided not to berate myself and just made sure I got back on track for dinner. For dinner, I broiled some salmon and sautéed some broccolini and then I had a big salad with some goat cheese.
Though I got off track for one meal, I still feel that this is a very beneficial process. I am learning a lot more about what makes my body tick and I am thankful for that.
Number one thing on my agenda tomorrow is to join a gym:)