Although it’s only four days into the New Year, the gym crowd is already starting to dissipate. So instead of being stuffed to the brim, Gold’s is just packed.
I squeezed in a quick 8:15 Bodypump class and my side of the room was unusually fit (don’t underestimate petite women, these ladies could lift!). When I got home, I had a small breakfast of cottage cheese and apple butter (the perfect mix of muscle-building protein, fat and sweetness).
My days usually start out super healthy like this, but I tend to slip around 4 pm. Before you know it, I’m taking off slivers of fruitcake after dinner and derailing my diet (and trust me, those slivers – or as we call them, “sidecars” – really add up). How do you stay motivated to eat healthfully all day?
Speaking of eating better, I just wrote an article for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about taking baby steps toward a more nutritious diet.
For me, it’s a lot easier to think of things in terms of a “do” list instead of a “don’t” list. DO eat more veggies, DO eat fish twice a week versus DON’T eat white sugar, DON’T east processed foods. Maybe it’s because I respond more to positivity :)
One of the recipes I included in the article, for a Blueberry Maple Smoothie, is a definite “do.” (Get the recipe here).
It’s delicious, filling and soooo pretty (isn’t that important when it comes to food?!). I’m also wildly impressed with my photography skills. B was at work while I made this so I get to take 100% of the credit :)
Question: Which healthful eating tip do you swear by?