No, I'm not talking protein in this post -- though both chicken and egg are great sources. Instead, I'm talking about the age-old concept of what comes first, particularly when it comes to healthy habits. See, I've noticed something...when I'm working out regularly, it's easy to stick to healthy foods. And when I'm eating healthy foods, it somehow feels easier to stick to a regular workout plan.
So the question I'm asking today is -- which comes first?
With holiday stress upon me and work deadlines pressing -- including the final copy edit on my book -- I've abandoned a few of my healthy habits and my body is feeling the difference. I'm not sleeping well, I'm tired and some might even say I'm cranky. I didn't mean for it to happen. But a missed workout here and an extra cookie there and all of a sudden, I'm feeling blech. Still, that's the beauty of knowing what my body feels like at top form -- I know immediately when something's off.
I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to answer the chicken-and-egg question, but I started the morning with a healthy breakfast and -- with the book manuscript out the door -- I'm about to leave for a fitness class. I guess in the end it doesn't matter what comes first. It only matters that I remember the value of taking care of my health.