For practically the whole summer thus far I’ve been absent from these digital pages. Other than a few weeks where the kids, my wife and I passed a bug between the four of us I have no other reason besides that I’ve been in a funk. I haven’t really done anything terribly interesting the kitchen worth writing about and I’ve been preoccupied with a professional project that is hopefully (finally) ready for the light of day.
About a week ago I was watching some of the Bee Well for Life videos produced by Bumble Bee Foods in conjunction with professional tennis player Mardy Fish. Of the nine episodes that have been released one in particular, Head Games, struck a cord with me. In between taking care of my kids, handling the day to day business of our household, as well as, preparing to launch a new professional endeavor, I’ve been neglecting many of the things I intended to address to make myself feel better.
After watching Head Games I began to realize that over the last year or so I’d gotten away from the habit of eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. Being a diabetic the smaller, more frequent meals not only gave me more energy, but also kept my blood sugar in tighter control. Unfortunately between our move earlier this year, adapting to life in the new house, and everything else we have had going on I didn’t put enough time into doing what is right for me. And, of course, I have no one to blame but myself for that.
Over this past week I’ve made a more conscious effort to do the small things that are making me feel better, both physically and mentally. I’ve started planning out my weekly meals again and am having two small snacks a day in between breakfast, lunch and dinner. My energy level has been better, which has improved my mood, my concentration and my interest in getting back in the kitchen and doing something fun.
There are a bunch of great videos in the BeeWell for Life series, but I thought I’d share the Head Games one with you here. After the video there is an opportunity to win a fun prize pack from Bumble Bee Foods if you are interested in sharing your tips and tricks for how you get yourself out of a funk.
Now for the giveaway. Between now and 11:59pm on Saturday, August 4, 2012 you can enter to win the following prize pack by leaving a comment and telling us what you do to keep your head in the game when you see things in your life start going sideways. You can leave multiple comments with different tips, tricks or advice and one winner will be chosen via Random.org from all the entries received.
- 1 Bumble Bee Sensations Lemon & Pepper
- 1 Bumble Bee Sensations Sun-dried Tomato & Basil
- 1 Can Solid White Albacore
- 2 Bumble Bee Coupons
- 1 Signed Mardy Fish Tennis Ball
- 1 Bumble Bee Hat
- 1 Stop Diabetes reusable tote
- 1 American Diabetes Association Pen
- 1 American Diabetes Association Bracelet
- 1 Bumble Bee Lunch Bag
- 1 WomenHeart Pedometer
- 1 Issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine
- 1 WomenHeart Brochure
Disclosure: As part of the Bee Squad I receive product information and samples and Bumble Bee sponsored my attendance at the 2012 Type A Parent conference. I was not compensated in any other way, nor was I offered or promised anything else in exchange or my review of their products, recipes or BeeWell For Life program. All opinions contained herein are my own.Pin It