You know when your body is telling you to slow your roll and you don’t listen and just keeping grinding and then you wake up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache, sore throat, stuffed nose and aches? Well, I know that feeling all to well right now. Ever since Christmas I have been going and going and going and going and it is finally starting to catch up with me, unfortunately… I knew my body was telling me to chill out the other day when I noticed a chest cold coming on but me being me (stubborn and bullheaded) I kept going. There just isn’t time to get sick!
Our bodies are very smart and know when we are putting too much stress on them and will send our brains signals to slow down. If those signals get ignored, our bodies will send us bigger signals basically forcing us to get rest. Hence, me being sick! Rest is a hard thing for me because I honestly feel guilty relaxing when there are so many things I could or should be doing. And, do I really want to waste a sick day?? Does anyone else feel that way? Just this week, well actually only yesterday, I have started paying attention to how much rest I am giving my body and how much rest my body actually needs. I am still figuring that out, obviously. This might mean I need to get better sleep, I might have to workout less or eat more, or I might need to take some things off my plate. I have taken the first step of being aware that I require more rest than what I have been giving myself and I am proud of that. Now, it is time to experiment with a few things and see how my body reacts. What do you all do to relax or disconnect from the outside world? Tell me!
Pre paleo I was a big chip person. Absolutely loved chips. Still do which is why I don’t buy them. So, I can’t believe I have never made kale chips before and they were so good! The crispiness and the salt truly tricks your brain into thinking you are eating real chips!
- 1 head/bunch of kale, stem removed
- 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Rinse and fully pat dry the kale. If you haven’t already, cut along the entire stem of the kale leaf to fully remove the stem and discard it. Then, cut the kale leaf into medium sized pieces. Repeat until all kale is pieced.
- Toss the kale in a large bowl with the coconut oil and sea salt. Place on a baking sheeting and bake for 8-10 minutes until desired crispiness. Enjoy!