Ugh! I really don’t like this post holiday time of year. All the ads in the Sunday paper switch from decadence to exercise equipment and workout clothes. Plus, sometimes my holiday spirit has just kicked in (working in retail that tends to happen!). But, if you can’t beat ‘em, you might as well join ‘em.
Many of us, ok probably most of us, have overindulged at the holidays. I know I had day long love/hate relationship with a Clausen’s cookie tray that was dropped off for staff. However, I do have pat myself in the back for taking a break from the hors d’oeuvres table on Christmas day and eating a Pretty Belle Navel Orange (trying to set a good example for my toddler!). Alas, the good intention of that orange was likely (surely!) negated by what soon followed, but a girl can try and at least I got my vitamin C in something other than a beverage.
When attacking my new healthy eating agenda for 2010, rather than following a strict diet (they never work anyway for me), I have instead devised a new shopping strategy called Two-Thirds Healthy. I’m working on a catchier name, but nothing has come to me yet. I’m thinking this will be much simiplier to follow that some diet I will never stick to.
Here goes… So, all Brennan’s stores are basically divided into two: the fresh fruit/vegetable side and the wine (my fav)/cheese (another fav!)/snacky (yum!)/beer side. What I’m thinking is that if when I’m done shopping my cart should be filled with at least 2/3 stuff from the fresh side and 1/3 stuff from the beer/wine/snacky/cheese side. Therefore, my meals should follow suit — mostly healthy with some other fun stuff mixed in to keep things interesting. This will have to involve some new healthy recipes, too. I vow to post the good ones I make on our recipe page. Yes, I will have to change the recipe landing page from fondue and cheesy things to fruit and vegetable packed things. A resolution I will keep for 2010!
Of course, there is going to have to be exercise involved. That’s just common sense, right? But I will say, “Ugh and another ugh for good measure.”
So, that’s my plan. I think it’s pretty simple. Of course, time will tell! To all of you in the same boat, good luck with your resolutions! Happy New Year!