Thinking about the week ahead and though we are smack in the middle of Chanukah, I see NO excuses for eating crazy, drinking crazy or even slacking on working out. Even as every day in December is somewhat festive with preparing for Christmas and New Years and for some of us, other celebrations, as well, this seems like a good week to be serious with clean eating and daily exercise. After visiting the farmer’s market yesterday, and coming home stocked up with fresh fruits and veggies, it makes healthy eating that much easier and yummier, too! Actually, it was easy to start on a healthful week right after the market, having their freshly made guacamole in a pita with my own homemade humus and lots of greens for lunch at 1 pm as the Dolphins began what would end up a disaster of a game against Cleveland. Maybe they need to eat a little healthier, too… who knows?
A new item we brought home from the market, was already prepared collard greens mixed with some kale to cut down on the bitterness. I topped it with some hot pepper vinegar, as suggested by the woman next to me who seemed to know what she was talking about. We heated it up while I grilled some cut up red potatoes, zucchini, eggplant and organic portobello mushrooms. While Mitch and Blaze enjoyed a piece of red meat (a rarity around here) I threw some Gardein chicken cutlets on the grill and with a big garden salad, dinner, spiced up with herbs from our garden, and some nice red wine, was, as usual, a Sunday night feast. For us, it always seems like a good, healthful dinner on Sunday night, helps to start the week off right.
If you have gotten off track, today is a great day to get back on track. In fact, George Gershwin said it best and so simply when he said,
“MY TIME IS TODAY.”
I hope you will make today your time, too! Taking days to get back on task will help avoid the 7-10 pound weight gain that can sneak up on us between Thanksgiving and New Years. Stay focused and you will have one less BIG new years resolution on your list 🙂