About a week ago my wife and I started using Shakeology as a substitute for lunch at our jobs. We love it. It tastes great and its really good for you. We both love dark chocolate and Shakeology does a great job satisfying that craving for us as well. We did the math and figured out that it's actually cheaper for us to use Shakeology than to eat school lunch everyday. Our school lunch program is very good as far as school lunches go, however, I still don't believe it's designed to really meet good nutritional needs. I've been pleasantly surprised by how good I've felt the last week simply by changing what I eat for lunch. Then today happened.
Today I decided to eat lunch at school instead of taking the 45 seconds this morning it takes me to mix a shake. School lunch today was pizza. I love pizza. In fact pizza might possibly be my favorite food. In high school I ate pizza everyday at school. I worked at a pizza joint in the evenings and ate pizza most nights as well. In college I memorized Domino's phone number, I think I still know it. Even after all of that I still enjoy pizza. A LOT. Which is why I didn't make my own lunch today.
By 2:00 I regretted my decision. While lunch was really good, I didn't particularly great just an hour and a half later. I wasn't really sick, but I noticed the energy I had all last week wasn't there. Also my stomach while not really upset just didn't quite feel right. Then during my prep period at school a stumbled across this article written by David Zinczenko. Talk about guilt and bad timing. Now I realize some of this could be psychosomatic, but I really think after having eaten healthy lunches for a week my body was yelling at me. I realized the pizza wasn't worth how I felt the rest of the day.
This morning I took my son to the doctor for his 24 month well check up. He did great. While waiting for the doctor to see us I read over and over a poster he has hanging in his examination room. It says, "People who don't make time for diet and exercise now will have to make time for sickness and disease later." Talk about the world conspiring against you especially since I read that before lunch.
I'm really starting to make exercising a priority, now I need to make eating healthy all the time a priority as well.
Can someone please tell me about a really healthy pizza? I don't think I can give that one up just yet.