Monday, October 29, 2007

What Would Wonder Woman Do?

Today as I was hurrying off to nowhere, I pondered my breakfast choices and I couldn't help but wonder - WHAT DOES WONDER WOMAN EAT FOR BREAKFAST? Why Wonder Woman? 'Cause she rocks, she wears thigh high boots and a cinched belt. And if that weren't enough, she wears a crown which only like Madonna in the 80's and women with really high self-esteem ever wear. I bet Wonder Woman isn't racing into Starbucks to get a muffin or a deli to get a scooped out bagel and some cream cheese or wolfing down a handful of cheese nips and a Diet Coke at her desk. C'MON, SHE'S WONDER WOMAN! She fights crime, she can't be all weighed down by a big fat scone and then not be able to get that golden lasso up over her head. She can't be flying her invisible plane and fall alseep at the instruments because she had french toast. Lately, I've been eating what I would call "slow down food" - definition: food that slows me down. I was shocked when I started researching and saw what we put in our mouths plays a huge role in how we feel. Which at first bummed me out. DID I CONTRIBUTE TO MY OWN DEPRESSION? Um... yeah. THE GOOD NEWS... I can play a big part of getting out of it. I took a serious inventory of what I've been eating lately. All I had to do was pick up the discarded wrappers off the floor of my Jeep. (Hey, who said honesty was pretty?) I bet Wonder Woman doesn't eat Snack Wells, or Doritos or McDonalds fries. SO IF I WANT TO KICK ASS LIKE WONDER WOMAN and fight off "bummed-outted-ness" I have to eat like I think she would.

Right now, I have to be gentle, I'm not all about being perfect and going on some crazy diet. But I am going to start eating more veggies and fruits and way more water. Later on I'll get to eliminating some stuff (processed sugar and refined carbs). In the meantime, here are the vitamins I need that are going to help me with my MOOD: B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc and calcium. I'm going to take a good woman's mult-vitamin until I can reserach the best foods to find them in. This morning I made a shake of spinach, blueberries, rasberries, yogurt, ice, flaxseed and a scoop of whey protein (you can get it at a health food store). It was loaded with all my vitamins and minerals and I felt pretty damn proud of myself! Not ready for thigh high boots or a cinched belt just yet, but I'm on my way :)