Monday, July 8, 2013

Polenta/turkey breast stuffed peppers

Have you ever had polenta? It's good, and it's a healthier alternative to pasta.
Tonight, I pan cooked some ground turkey breast and polenta with a white wine sautée. I added some seasoning, stuffed in some peppers, and baked for ten minutes. More details tomorrow! Healthy and yum. 

Exercise Calms Anxiety? Uh Duh

It really does, guys!

Who's ready for another recipe?

My fridge is full of yummy dinner items, one of which I will be making tonight. I am going to start providing recipes for you all again so I can fill your tummy with healthy and delicious foods. It's been an overwhelming few months, full of moving, buying a house, and more. It's time to get back on the blogging grind!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Another note on anxiety

My therapist says that instead of feeling emotion, I feel anxiety. This makes perfect sense, but I still struggle with controlling it.

When I am in an anxious state, I forget about all the health and wellness tips I follow when I am out of it. I wake up in the morning anxious, and my first instinct is to
"sleep it off", as opposed to working it off with exercise. This has worked for me plenty before, but for some reason, it's a challenge to remember to do so.

I read this helpful article today, which can be found here:

It's a good reminder that, when an anxious state, you have to trust your experience and not your mind. It's simple science that our bodies release adrenaline like crazy when we are anxious. We go into an unnecessary survival mode. I think that happens because we are trying to escape whatever it is we don't want to deal with, and so we form irrational thoughts. For me, it's my mom's death two years ago.

It's a vicious cycle. The more I write and talk about it, the more I realize how many people are dealing with anxiety.

For anyone that does, try to embrace it instead of fighting it. That is the only way to manage the condition.