It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
I went to a wedding yesterday to kick of my summer’s wedding season. Something that always gets me thinking at weddings is the father/daughter dance. A special song between a father and a daughter as he gives her away to her new family.
So, it gets me laughing to myself during these touching moments of how I would ever share a touching moment with my dad – who, once you get to know us helps to explain me a bit.
What would we dance to? Lets take a look at a few options:
“I didn’t grow up rich.”
But really, how many of us did? No matter what tax bracket you grow up in, there are ups and downs to your childhood. Kendall Jenner recently tweeted something along the lines of: “I wish it would get better”; only to have an insane amount of backlash on her. No one knows what this poor girl is going through – probably getting ignored by her parents and in dire need of a loving hug that doesn’t come from a nanny. That’s poor.
So we all try to avoid sodium and bloat, right?
Well the ironic thing about being dehydrated is that, since sodium helps to retain water, it’s actually a great idea (in moderation, of course).
If you are feeling the heat of the summer and your muscles are cramping from those extra bikini-mindset workouts, remember to stay hydrated! Eating a clean diet is always important, but paying extra attention around this time of year is key to feeling refreshed and energized! Of course, you can eat energy-boosting foods, which I discussed yesterday – many of which will carry over onto this list – but what is great about foods is that you are sneaking in extra water that you probably didn’t know about!
I exercise a lot. Like a really lot. And I eat as healthfully as I can.
I challenge myself often to go a month without alcohol or fried foods (harder in the summer; but way easier in the winter when it is just too damn cold to go outside). I set fitness goals for myself (you can eat cookies if you do a half hour of cardio). And I try to eat as cleanly as possible (again, hard when you are on the go; but makes you feel amazing).
Now I can’t promise that any of these foods will be good for everyone. I live with no chronic conditions, allergies or injuries, so I have the ability to eat whatever I want. So please keep this in mind for any diet changes you may want to try. Your doctor is a great source of information if you live with any chronic conditions that may require diet restrictions!
So this week Blue Eyes and I were trying to figure out what foods would have the most energy boosting and hydrating effects. This is what we came up with for great energy booting goodness (stand by for hydration foods tomorrow!):
I love BuzzFeed. I mean how much better do things get than silly lists of things I remembered from my childhood and funny cat photos – because let’s all get real. The Internet was obviously created for funny cat memes.
So down to the dirty now; some of my favorite things on the Internet right now:
I kind of love when people ask me if my hair is real or fake.
I chopped a ton of it off about two years ago and donated it – giving myself hair to about my collarbones. For me; this was insane. My hair has been down to my waist since high school and cutting it off was like a freeing sensation (see: quarter-life crisis explanation) to which I only freaked out and literally lost my mind (thinking the hair had something to do with it…you know Britney shaving her head and all?)