Saturday, May 26, 2012

Craving vegetables

We're back from vacation and I'm so craving vegetables!  And I'm so over fried food.  I'm working on next week's food plan - and i think it will be something like this:

Tuesday - mason jar salad with leftover rotisserie chicken, edamame, leftover roasted veggies, salad greens

Wednesday - tuna salad (I'm craving it) with iceberg lettuce wraps

Thursday - out for lunch with hubby

Friday - mason jar salad with leftover tuna salad, english peas, corn, carrots and salad greens

I indulged this past week and downloaded a cooking reference (I'm hesitant to call it a cook book, but it does have some good recipes).  Ratio by Michael Ruhlman.   I'm really wanting to cook now.

And he finally explained bread baking in such a way I think I can do it.  It's always been a bit of a disappointment that I've never been able to bake bread very well.  There are three things I've felt I must conquer in the kitchen as a southern woman:  homemade bread, pie crusts and biscuits.  I just about have biscuits down.  Bread is next.  And then pie crusts.  Mmmm - really wanting some quiche.

D and I took one day trip while we were on vacation.  We drove over to Highlands and down to Whitewater Falls.  I haven't been there since my college days.

There was a very short hike put to the falls. It wasn't even that steep of a hike.  But it winded me.  And that's when I decided it was time to reclaim my health.  And I figured out a way to do it - just in time for June's habit - intentionally move 4-5x per week.

I've been kicking and screaming and making every excuse in the book when it comes to my health.  I wish it could just happen with out a little bit of work.  And as Hemingway says "isn't it pretty to think so?"   But it hit me - I don't have to be at work by 8 AM every morning - just Tuesday mornings.  So, I can get up at my usual time, have a cup of coffee with D and get myself woken up.  And then go for a walk or do a short (30 minutes) strength training program (I like Jari Love for this).  This is doable - 4 days a week and on the weekends.  And I'm looking forward to it.   This is good.

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