I’m progressing well in my plans to shake out of hibernation mode. While somewhat stymied on the jogging front by needing a new sports bra (its ordered and in the mail!), Sweets and I have been getting a good sweat on with our hikes up to the summit of Mt. Pisgah a couple times a week.
We’ve also added some fitness goals that extend past our trip to Hawaii, in an effort to maintain a mental treadmill of inspiration.
These goals are combined with our efforts to eat better, so that we see a quicker payoff in our fitness quest. Back to snacking on fruit and getting vegetables regularly in my meals. I had once laughed at the mantra “eat something green everyday,” scoffing at its simplicity. Unfortunately, I’m in no place to be acting high and mighty about that simple line. Getting vegetables is my most difficult point to contend with.
My refrigerator overhaul is happily enabling my fruit and vegetable habits. Now prepped veggies are going in lidded mason jars in the fridge- that way they are in my sight when I lurk around for snacks. The glass jars are working great! They are also replacing my old cottage cheese and salsa plastic containers that I use to store leftovers in. Now I can easily see what we have to use, with no tricky memory games to play. What you see is what you get.
The accompanying recalibration of my taste buds has me excited for the luscious farmers’ markets of spring.
Are we there yet? Is winter over?