Thoughts on a Healthy Lifestyle
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I've spent some time thinking about the concept of "healthy lifestyle" as compared to let's say "dieting". I've decided that I've got the "healthy lifestyle" thing going just fine. But sabotage lurks in the corner's of my mind, temptations. Just wondering if anyone knows of a good diet for someone who has a healthy lifestyle???
I've been outside walking at a FAST pace occasionally even running a little on cold, dark New England days AND nights. Because it is "good for me". I feel good. Getting outside is the hard part. It can be a mental struggle to remind myself that I WANT to go out there when a big part of me would rather stay home wrapped in a homemade afghan looking out the window at the winter wonderland or reading SparkPeople blogs. It can be a bigger struggle on the busy days when work, and errands, and SO MANY priorities are on my agenda. Time is a limited commodity.
Any doubt about "healthy food choices" evaporates when I think about my son skeptically eyeballing a plate of gooey brownies cooling on the counter. He knows healthy is added to almost everything that is made in our kitchen! What's in those brownies?! Applesauce? Pumpkin? Tofu? Sure --- all are actually possibilities as recipe revisions here ! And a planned for treat has a place. But it's a yummy and decadent brownie!
Eat 5 a day! No problems. Salad? It's an art form!
I've learned the healthy lifestyle lessons.
But what does that have to do with losing weight?! Anybody know a good diet for quick weight loss?!