My asthma is still lingering around, it hasn’t left yet.
Although I’m about 85% better, there are still moments when I get tight-chested and short of breath. Sometimes it can happen after eating, and other times it happened simply by walking up a hill.
I’m not going to be doing any running anytime soon, so I believe as long as I continue to rest and take it easy and don’t overdo it, it should go away with time.
I’ll be honest, today I had an anxiety attack at work. I was perfectly fine all day long, and I felt absolutely fantastic.
But, after I ate on my break and went back to work, I had an anxiety attack.
I’m not exactly sure if it was because of nicotine, or if it was because of the food that I ate.
I’ve done research and gluten is a big contributor towards anxiety attacks.
However, even if it were the culprit, I’m not willing to give up gluten all together anyways because bread and pasta are two of my favorite things. There are just too many things I like that have gluten in them.
The anxiety attack I had lasted about 20 minutes.
After it went away, I was back to feeling perfectly fine as before.
It did take me by surprise when it hit me, though. Suddenly I became very dizzy, and my coherence in regards to what was going on around me was greatly affected.
I felt like a zombie.
This has happened before after I ate a big plate of pasta, so that might have something to do with it, instead of blaming it on nicotine, which isn’t even in my body anymore.
That being said, it could be either of them right now.
Other than that 20 minute ordeal with anxiety, there is nothing else to report for today. I felt great almost the entire day.
My singing voice is improving, too. I LOVE to sing, and this morning it actually struck me that my voice is getting stronger. I can hit notes I couldn’t hit before as a smoker.
To me, that is a huge reason to continue this healthy lifestyle, because singing is one of my absolute favorite things to do.
All of it is behind closed doors, but that doesn’t matter. I still love to do it.
I hated having a bad voice when I was a smoker. I knew once I would quit, my voice would return (within reason) and I could enjoy it again.
My skin is improving, too. I’m drinking way more fluids than I used to drink.
Before, I would go to the bar almost every single night.
Alcohol does not hydrate you, it DEHYDRATES you, which makes your skin look bad.
Now I’m just a healthier person, eating and drinking better things, and it’s showing in my skin.
Being 34 doesn’t look so bad anymore.
Sleeping is fantastic right now.
Last night I slept like a rock and got total REM sleep the entire time, and didn’t wake up once. REM is the sleep that restores brain function.
If you’re living a healthy lifestyle and getting plenty of rest, you’ll enter REM sleep every night.
That’s partly why you feel so awful the next day.
That also has an effect on your skin, your energy level for the day, your bodily functions, and overall healing.
REM sleep is important, and I’m getting plenty of it now. I’m very happy about that.
I wonder what fantastic things will happen tomorrow?