Did you all do something Earth-friendly yesterday?
I decided to go pick up trash in the park near my home.
Of course we took time to stop and smell the flowers.
After our trash collecting adventure, we watched the Boston vs. New York NBA playoff game, and I enjoyed a Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale or two. The Celtics smashed. Or course. (I’m rooting for Miami, but the bf is pulling for Boston. We’d love to see a Celtics vs. Heat round 2!)
After the game, we went home and I cooked up dinner. Quinoa, zucchini and Mama Pea’s Mmmm Sauce. Simple, but delicious.
The curry flavor of the sauce really stood out to me, in a good way. I’m having leftovers for dinner tonight.
How to Start on Your Path to Health Part Three
Congratulations! You have been working hard for the last two weeks to establish healthy habits in your life that will lead to a better, more energetic future! How are you doing on your goals from last week?
If you missed the first two parts of my How to Start on Your Path to Health series you can find them here:
This week is simple. If the time limit of your goal has not yet been reached, then continue working on that goal, plus add another goal. Refer to Part Two to learn to how to set the best goals for you. If your goal was just for the week, and is now complete, then come up with a new health-related goal to work on for the next week. You can also build on the goal that you accomplished this past week.
My task for you this week is reading labels! No, I don’t mean the calorie, fat or carb contents. Percentages aren’t what makes a food. Instead, I want you to break these old habits and just start reading the ingredients in what you’re purchasing.
When you take the time to find out what’s in your food, I bet you’ll be really surprised at all the nasty stuff you’re putting in your body everyday. All the preservatives and dyes at the end of the list, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and enriched wheat flour at the beginning of the list. When you see these, I challenge you to put them down and find another product with a shorter, better ingredient list. They may cost a little bit more, but this is your health we’re talking about here. Those extra dollars you’re spending now could keep you from spending many more dollars for medical treatment in the years to come.
Not only will your body thank you, but your taste buds will as well. When you finally get used to not having HFCS and other bleached, overly processed ingredients in your diet, you will realize how much better REAL food tastes! All the complexities of the flavors of healthy, organic foods will be realized.
Give it a try and let me know what your thoughts are throughout the next week!
Did you accomplish your goal from last week? If not, what do you think was your biggest barrier?
What will you be doing this week to improve your health??