When I run on the elliptical in the morning I like to watch something to keep my mind off running. 😉 It is hard to find new things all the time, but I recently chose the movie Unconditional. I really like it! I love that one of the main characters is based on the life of a real life person. This man changed the lives of so many kids. I love kids! So when a person puts his/her comforts on the line to change the lives of our future…well, it is a winning story for me and I highly recommend that you watch it!
Speaking of the elliptical…kind of…I was so good eating healthy since the summer and even through Christmas and New Years, but I got burned out of eating healthy and took a brief hiatus. Amazing how all that progress can go away so quickly. 😦 Therefore… I am back to healthy starting today. I had a healthy breakfast and a great run on the elliptical this morning. I feel good and am actually ready to get back into the healthy routine. As yummy as being unhealthy can be, my body really doesn’t feel good when I am unhealthy. So I am ready to feel good again. 🙂
I saw this in a magazine and had to make it! Made this one and the burger cake last week for friends we had over…was so “good” at eating healthy that I never tried either one. 😦 I did freeze a piece of this one though, because it is a new spice cake recipe I hadn’t tried before today.
I am not even talking about the scale. My measurements other than my belly are pretty much the same, so that is a relief. I did some food experimenting (too early I know, by far, but I just want to figure it out!) and caused my self to blow up again.
But, more important than all of that is that we have noticed my youngest seems to react when I do. Did some research and the poor thing may have had food allergies for awhile. I am more concerned in figuring his out since he is already lactose intolerant. As a family we are going to approach a very simplistic living plan for awhile (once we eat through the food we already have)…meaning, other than almond milk and almond butter we are going to avoid most foods that come in containers. We are going to be primarily fruits, veggies and meats for a bit to see if it makes a difference in our general health.
3 things I hope happen from this experiment:
1. We find out what food is triggering reactions
2. We are able to have “unhealthy/processed/manmade” foods in moderation
3. We adapt a whole new healthy lifestyle that allows us to make smart food choices without being overboard crazy about it