Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yes, Virginia, Healthy Food CAN Taste Great!

Tuesday, 7/27/2010:   3pm... Wow I'm sore! Yowza! Holy Wookies in Walkers! Anyone who says yoga isn't a workout needs to try it!

Food... man, for the 2nd day in a row, I am famished! I'm eating my last snack right now (which normally I wait until 4pm), and I'm thinking I might have to have something else before the gym tonight. I believe this is my body telling me to crank up the caloric intake, lol. I will bump them up a bit tomorrow and see if that helps. Still unsure of what dinner will be tonight... maybe bacon burgers (though may save that for thursday), or may be cleaned up chicken parmesan.

Oh lordy, I'm sore!

This morning I went to the 6:30am yoga class. This is my third class with as many teachers... and they're all different! Crazy! But... I managed to do that thing where you reach behind and grab your opposite ankle (remember before?)! Woohoo!  The music choice was a bit on the.... odd side, but whatever. By the end of class, I felt like Gumby, lol.  It was good, and I plan on returning Thursday morning.

I can't remember if I mentioned it or not, but I'm packing daily coolers for both my hubby and his dad now. His dad enjoyed his first one yesterday, and called to tell me how great it was. He knew I'd pack healthy food, so it was with great trepidation that he opened his cooler (fully expecting bean sprouts & tofu). He loved what he found in there, and couldn't believe that "healthy" could taste so great! LOL! Another thing he said that really struck me was that no one had ever packed him a lunch with what HE wanted in mind, rather than what someone else wanted him to eat, and he really appreciated it.

My father-in-law has a similar mindset to my husband... "I don't care if it's healthy or not, it only matters if it tastes good."  Know anyone like that? LOL. It's been a long evolving process, but I'm starting to get it... and win. My husband (and kids) love my cooking. Bill is always surprised when he enjoys something and says, "this isn't healthy", and I say, "Oh yes it is!". 

Cases in point... Bacon Cheeseburgers! last night's Bacon Wrapped Tilapia! Or my Taco Salad! Chili! Stacked Sandwiches... the list goes on. The point is, it does have to taste good in order to have my family on board. And while one who will go un-named continually harangues my family members about my crappy health food, my family is actually enjoying it. And defending it. And recommending it. So there! :-)

 [yes, I'm about as mature sometimes as a 12 year old]

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