Monday, January 18, 2010

A New Life's resolution - Day #15 (Physical)

If you're just joining us, check out the explanation of my "New Life Resolution"

Day 15 - Physical

According to, "The physical dimension of wellness encourages cardiovascular flexibility and strength and also encourages regular, physical activity. Physical development encourages knowledge about food and nutrition and discourages the use of tobacco, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption. Physical Wellness encourages consumption and activities which contribute to high level wellness, including medical self-care and appropriate use of the medical system."

I'm often guilty of either not doing much cooking or sticking to a few things that I know when I do cook.  I'm a whiz at grilled chicken, vegetables and a baked potato courtesy of the nutrition guidelines in "Body for Life"!  The problem is that I get bored with the making the same things all the time.  That's when I get off track and eat things that shouldn't be anywhere near me.

So, this week I'm going to try to make (mostly from scratch) 3 meals that are healthy, flavorful and easy to prepare.  Maybe if I make a few meals each week for myself, I'll be better able to monitor what goes into my body.

I have the Eating for Life book, which I've found to be very hepful.  I think I'll even try to include some couscous.  I love that stuff, but I hardly ever have it.  If you have any healthy recipes that are easy, I'd love your input.  Also, I could use some suggestions of fruits and vegetables that I may not have tried.  I warn you though, that I'm a big fan of fruits and vegetables and I've tried nearly every one I've ever encountered.  Good luck!


Angelia Sims said...

I do the same thing. I get bored with what I can make and then eat badly. I know all the good stuff to eat and even like it! That fried stuff calls my name. UGH. I don't eat too many fruits and veggies so I don't have any suggestions.

New Life Resolution sounds like a great place to be.

Joan Young Spotswood said...

When you're out there grilling chicken...cut up a bunch of veggies (peppers, onions, broccoli, carrots, whatever) Spray them with Olive Oil then shake Chef Paul's Vegetable Seasoning all over them. Grill in one of those grill pans with sides on it. Mmmmmmmm.

Heather said...

I'll have to give that a try! Thanks for the suggestion.

Christina said...

I'm with you...I have a few things I'm good at but get easily bored. Thankfully, my DH is a great cook!


indystacey said...

I've recently discovered quinoa. It is a seed, but used like a grain. It is high in protein, calcium and iron. I use as a substitute for white rice. It is good toasted and sprinkled over veggies.

Heather said...


I'll definitely have to check that out. Is that something they would have at Whole Foods? I'm gonna take a trip to there this weekend.

Thanks for the suggestion!

indystacey said...

yeah, I'm sure they would have it. I think most groceries have it in the International Foods section.


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