As mentioned, I’m am being mindful of my fitness and wellness. It’s very tricky.
You see, today, I did a really good job eating whole foods, controlling portion sizes, moving, exercising, and drinking plenty of water. I am a so high-five worthy right now.
The thing is, I’m writing this an hour and a half after dinner, and my body is not happy. I have things I want to get done this evening, but my stomach is being very noisy. It’s trying to say something along the lines of, “FOR PITY’S SAKE, YOU HAVE CREATED A DEFICIT IN ENERGY!! YOU DID ALL THIS MOVING AND FAILED TO CONSUME ENOUGH ENERGY TO SUSTAIN IT!”
I know, cranky body. This is good for you. You have aaaaaaaalllllll this energy stored away for times like this. For the deficit times. You don’t really need all the energy you’re storing, so you can go right ahead and use some up. It will work out well, I promise.
Leaving the story there would be a truly misleading representation of my temperament and self control in this moment. Me and Evil Me are duking it out to see who will overcome, and to be honest, I’m almost too hungry to keep straight which is Me and which is Evil Me.
Me: You’ll be fine. This is normal. Feeling hungry means your body is looking for its reserves.
Evil Me: Yes, those reserves that live in the pantry. The reserves called food.
Me: You’ve eaten enough food today. You have eaten adequate portions. Take a couple of deep breaths.
Evil Me: And when you’ve calmed down, you can have something to eat as a reward.
Me: Food is fuel, not a reward.
Evil Me: And for realising that you should reward yourself.
Me: I don’t need anything more.
Evil Me: Oh really? Is that why we’re having this conversation?
Me: Hmm. Good point, maybe I should eat something.
Evil Me: Wait, that’s my line of argument.
Me: Well, you make a good point.
Evil Me: After all your hard work today, you’d like to undo some with an imaginary conversation?
Me: Are we experiencing role reversal? I’m not sure what I’m lobbying for anymore.
Evil Me: Me either. I can’t think straight any more. I think I need something to eat.
I really need a cup of tea to step in a save us all from drowning in madness.
Although, Botanica might not quite fit the bill. Sure, it’s sweet and floral, and the fruit/floral bouquet is a pleasant mingling combination. There’s a dash of citrus and a hint of berry. Even the hibiscus doesn’t punch your lights out and flip you the bird as you swallow it. But overall, the tea just lacks some depth. Strong on the fore, weak on the tail means it isn’t a satisfying sip on the whole. A longer brew time would account for some added depth, but then you’re really putting yourself in the ring with hibiscus.
Enjoy with: something to eat!