One of the big changes I've made in my day to day life is menu planning for my family. I used to make really tasty meals, but they were very reoccurring and not so much based on their nutritional value as on making my husband drool. So, I'm trying to find and change and create healthy recipes that will still make my husband think I'm awesome, but also fulfill some of my family's nutritional needs. Just tonight, I made a whole wheat pasta primavera with smoked gouda and parmesan. It was so tasty, and really light compared to other past pasta options. I regret not taking a picture before it was inhaled. I will do so in the future.
Another big change, EXERCISE. I know, the dreaded get off the couch and work it out. I have discovered that as much as that word used to strike dread in my heart, every time I work out and get some sweat pumping, I feel fabulous. Well, as soon as I shower afterwards I feel fabulous. Watching my calorie intake and exercising has actually infused me with a sense of power and control in my life. I am in charge of my body, and not the other way around.
My goal: to make healthy eating and exercising a regular way of life. And, in doing so, get to the point where I can walk into a store and see those cute jeans that would have never fit me in the past and pour my un-frumpy butt into them and look HOT. So, if you are on a similar journey and would like to join me, please do. I will be posting recipes, and reviews of tools I'm using, and pictures, and all that good stuff. I hope to hear from you along the way.