I'm now looking for more healthy recipes to try. Pinterest of course is where I'm storing them, and trying to find more. It's hard sometimes to find recipes that are tasty and good for you. My wonderful family has been amazing as I'm trying some new recipes and we're eating a lot more salad than we used to. My daughter has asked when I will be done "dieting" because she wants "good" food again. I kind of chuckled and said what do you mean? Tell me what we've had that you haven't liked. She just stood there and stared at me. She could only name one thing-and that was fish. (the fish was amazing, recipe will be posted in the future I'm sure) She's not a huge fish fan so that was to be expected. So in one month I've only made one dish that she didn't like while on my "diet". I explained to her, this is not a diet-it's a way of life. We're not going back to having cheese on almost every single thing we eat, and we won't be having as many dishes with gravy, and we're not going to go out to eat as much as we used to. I still give them the cheese on their burgers, and on their salads and tacos. I just pass or don't use as much. We still go out to eat, I just watch what I pick instead of picking the most amazing looking thing on the menu. I still love what I eat, so it doesn't kill me. What might get the best of me, is my husband who ends up picking something I may have loved and then offers me bites the whole time he's eating it. lol I know he means well, but seriously you're killing me. Sometimes I know if I try it, I'll want the whole darn thing!
So far, since I am seeing results I've really enjoyed "dieting". I'm exercising, and I didn't do much of that before either. I Zumba at home a couple times a week. It's great when I have people join me. It makes me do it! Sometimes I do it alone, but that's ok, I am enjoying it now. I also joined the Health and Wellness Center. I go there 2 days a week right after work. I'll tell you, I was really dreading that one. I LOVE IT. I just walked the track the first couple of times I went, but it was awesome. It was ME time. Do you know how often a woman with 2 kids married to a truck driver gets ME time? Like NEVER. lol I just listened to my music and walked. No one asking when's dinner, or I need this, or where is this-just me, my thoughts, and walking! It's therapeutic. I've begun using some of the equipment now too. I don't know if I love it-or love knowing that using it is making the pounds melt away. Either way, I don't hate it and can't wait to go the next time.
So for today, I'm leaving you with some inspirational words that rang true to me.
Thanks for visiting today. I'd love to hear what inspires you, or if you have an amazing healthy recipe to try.