New Plan of Action:
I'm thinking, turning the shoulds into MUSTS, making them into absolute commandments.
I am gluten-intolerant.
Meaning, I get breakouts ALL OVER MY BODY, for eating a small piece of bread.
So why do I keep doing this to myself? Because I think the damage is reversible (and it is technically). But why would I make myself live in this vicious circle where I either hate myself for eating bread, or I shrug off the aftermath?
Not eating gluten in my mind should be as wrong as eating peanuts to someone who's allergic to nuts...
I mean, do you know anyone who's allergic to nuts thinking, "well, I could die from this but what the hell... they just taste sooo good!"
I'm making laws that can't be overruled, rules that are as necessary and logical as not eating dirt, dousing myself with kerosine and jumping through a hoop of fire.
These laws are:
=> Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER eat gluten intentionally
(I say intentionally because sometimes they have additives that I probably won't be aware of). Let's just say, those things simply don't exist in my world. When I go to the supermarket, I wonder why there are so many empty shelves by the produce section :P Same with pasteurized dairy (yogurt, milk etc.), not only does it taste vile, when I do get used to the taste it's addictive and causes my stomach to want to murder me from the inside out.
=> Exercise is a daily must
. It's hard, it's scary, I hate doing it, but avoiding exercise for all of my life, I realize, is the most destructive thing I have done to myself. And I'm not talking about weight here.
Exercise is such a de-stresser, yet so many of us are deathly afraid of it.
I think it's habit, I think it's the chronic cardio that is self-destructively ingrained into our minds as "exercise", I think it's over-thinking and making excuses.
Because I don't have the habit of exercising, there is so much shit I deal with (posture, crooked spine, back aches, lazyness, depression). I think, Mark's premise stems from the fact humans need balance!
And without eating well, play-time, enjoyment, moving around and some fresh air and sunshine, none of us can be happy, regardless of money, relationships and even personal success.