Some background on me....I'm a big fainter/passer-outer.
It happens a couple times a year. I almost got through 2012 clear, but I had a fainting episode in Mauritius that snuck in there in the last couple weeks.
Getting blood drawn is usually a given....I pass out. I can only remember one time in my adult life when I've remained conscious and I was heavily medicated. Needless to say, I have been a little bit nervous about this lab appointment for a solid week. I even made my husband organize his schedule so he could come with me (passing out in front of strangers is really awkward, and I've experienced it on several occasions)
Today I turned a corner...
Blood taken & I remained conscious. Big accomplishment over here!
My husband insisted we a donuts as a celebratory treat (and the nurse suggested I eat something with sugar and carbs) and I didn't object.
Obviously, these are NOT on my eating plan. The blood work was for my nutritionist, so I justified the trade off. Getting blood drawn...big step forward. Gluten Free Hummingbird Donut, tiny step backwards. Balance, right?
Getting my blood drawn also required two rest days to get the most accurate readings, so I had a good excuse to be a lazy blob (see outfit in first photo for evidence). Starting tomorrow, it's back on the grind. Apparently these marathons don't run themselves.
Chicago People: This Friday, March 1st, Barre Bee Fit is doing a 21-day Spring It On Challenge based on creating a healthy addition or habit in your life AND attending 18 classes in 21 days. The classes are awesome (I highly recommend the Bardio and Barre Brawl) and the social aspect of the challenge is a great way to get support, and connect with others with similar goals.
All the details are HERE, and I hear that the prizes are pretty banging.
Have you ever fainted in public? Tell me your story and make me feel better about myself.
Healthy habit you have recently attempted or successfully incorporated into your life? I have incorporated a simple gratitude exercise into my morning routine. It started when I was reading The Magic, and I have continued now that I have finished the book. It has made such a huge difference in my life, and ensures my day starts out on the right foot.