Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    HI-NRG   35,169
SparkPoints
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Living the Good Life blog, theme... New Habit, day 3

Monday, March 04, 2013

What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?


In order to make this challenge a true success and get to the point where a healthy lifestyle is a foregone conclusion I must plan my eating in such a way that it won't fail.
.
My daily intake has to be foods that I enjoy and at the same time I want to introduce new, unexplored items. I terribly need to add more vegetables into the daily plan.
.
I have started a diary of sorts, a list of go-to meals.
They are divided into categories of Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and include my family's favorites. I have a "make again" list, a party list, a holiday list, a fast cook list.
.
After suggestions from other SP members I have included at least one new recipe a week to my repertoire. This in itself is an encouragement because I have the opportunity to take a beloved cookbook down and dust it off. It's like getting together with an old friend.
.
My family has come to expect some pretty exotic menus (they don't always rate on the make again list, LOL) and enjoy looking over my different menu possibilities. I find this very rewarding because I know I am showing them the steps to eating healthy. Two of my three children have begun to enjoy cooking themselves.
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DIET_FRIEND 3/5/2013 3:33PM

    I like cooking too. I have a recipe collection here on Spark of things I've tried or would try. I also have one at FoodNetwork.com and TasteofHome.com. I consider cooking one of my hobbies.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TANYA602 3/5/2013 2:11PM

    Very cool! I like that you divided the family favorites up.....this motivates me to get more organized with my own recipes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOPEFULHIPPO 3/5/2013 1:38PM

    sounds like you gots this

Report Inappropriate Comment
2BEHEALTHY2014 3/5/2013 10:45AM

    You make me want to get back into the habit of menu planning. I used to sit down with my cookbooks and go through the and plan weekly menus. Sounds like you're doing great!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARATHONDAD 3/5/2013 8:00AM

    great

Report Inappropriate Comment
HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/5/2013 1:21AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
VANBSJ 3/4/2013 11:20PM

    This sounds like a great plan! I love that you've already inspired your kids to cook, too.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MIDGIEDAWN2 3/4/2013 11:15PM

    I love exploring new recipes. I'm staying with a friend this week who is a vegetarian, so for 5 days this week I will eat almost all vegetarian. Good luck with your new recipes.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FAIRLIGHT914 3/4/2013 10:54PM

    What a great idea! I love lists! My motto is... if it ain't on the list, it don't exist!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by HI-NRG