Tuesday, January 03, 2012
I follow a fellow sparker on Twitter (@shellypfuhl) and she was posting some links to motivational pictures on Pin Interest. I'm grateful that she shared them. I saved quite a few and am going to choose a different one each day to think about. I have no idea who created the poster, or I would give them credit here as well.
So choose your hard...which one will it be?
I chose a new goal for 2012 to see how many healthy meals I could have in a row. I eat 6-7 times a day but I'm only tracking it by a whole day. Essentially I'm choosing 42-50 times a week what to eat. So far I'm 3 days into this streak, and being able to check that box and report to my January daily accountability partner is causing me to pause to really consider my meals. I'm on track and that feels good.
I'm intentionally not weighing myself right now. Why? Because i want to remind myself that it's not about a number, it's about my health. I have to choose everyday to eat right and workout not because of what the scale will say to me, but because of the long term value to my body and overall health.
For those of you who read Clean Eating - we tried the Walnut & herb Crusted Sirloin Tip recipe from page 55 of the Nov/Dec issue. That recipe was fine, but what I liked was that we made a double batch. We sliced the leftovers very thin, added one sliced onion and enough au jus to cover. We covered that in foil and put it in the oven the next day for a 90 min slow cook and then served that on crusty rolls for a great reuse of leftovers.
Here's a snack I had this morning that I love:
I took about 3/4 c dark sweet frozen cherries and let them defrost just a bit. Topped that with 1/2 plain greek yogurt, 1 tsp dark cocoa powder, 1 tsp evaporated cane sugar, and 2 T pomegranate seeds.
To me it reminds me of a black forest cake flavor - cherries and dark chocolate.
Today I'm grateful for the structure that SP provides to me for free on a daily basis that allows me to work toward being the healthiest version of me.
What was your motivation today? Do you have a favorite healthy snack?