Yesterday was a typical day back to the program. I wasn’t feel well all day. The Chinese food from the day before left me feeling incredibly bloated. Bloated to the point of cramping and not being able to work out. AND constipated! A lovely combination.

In addition, I was absolutely so exhausted that I literally had to lie down and take a 30-minute cat nap in the middle of the day. Something I not only never do, but also usually can’t do no matter how tired I am! But at one point keeping my eyes open wasn’t even an option. Ironically, I had slept 9 hours the night before after having eaten this evil poison… without any sleep aids. Makes me wonder what they are really putting in those sauces.

I stuck to avocados and fermented veggies most of the day. Worked and took it easy. I had front row tickets to see Game 5 at the Barclays Center last night and was definitely struggling to muster the energy to go out in the evening. But the Nets and specifically my main man Lopez gave me the motivation that I needed.

When we arrived, my girlfriend wanted to buy me a drink to thank me for suggesting that we all go. I went with my BFF and another dear close friend of mine, Gabe.

I accepted the drink all the while listening to the little voice inside me whimpering if I was making the right call. Although I did get another drink later on, I didn’t really drink much of it and the drink did help wake me up and I was able to feel more present.

Nets Game 5

The game was fantastic! I’ve never sat that close before and had a perfect view of my new crush in action! Not to mention we won 110-91 pushing us into game 6.

One game at a time is what we need to focus on. And for me, one day at a time.

Arul Goldman is the Founder and Director of SanaVita.