Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cook Once, Eat Healthy All Week

R has gotten on board with both of us getting healthier. I got him started walking with me most evenings, and doing push ups and sit ups with me every other night. On about day three of this plan, I was trying to get him to do the push ups/sit ups, and he was acting pretty pissy about the whole thing.

Finally I asked him if he just didn't want to do this, and he said, "No. I don't want to do this. I want to be healthy, but I think it sucks that you have to do all this to be healthy. Bastards."

Which I guess pretty much sums up how most of us feel at one point or another in our weight loss journeys.

Anyway, today he talked me into both of us buying bicycles. Now, I used to ride a bicycle all the time. I could go miles and miles on my bicycle. When I was 10. I am considerably older than 10 now.

Honestly, I was trying to think back to the last time I rode a bike, and it's probably been when I was a teenager. And it's been since I was 10 that I was riding regularly.

Today we rode a mile and a half. That was an hour ago, and my thighs are still twitching. I hope I can even walk tomorrow.

Also, as a part of our getting healthy plan, we decided to try this series of recipes from Self Magazine titled "Cook Once, Eat Healthy All Week." We bought all the groceries today. I was afraid it was going to cost me $100, but it was more like $60. Granted, I had some things at home already. I'm doing chicken breast instead of shrimp in the two recipes that call for shrimp. R loves shrimp, but I can't do it. I don't like the texture.

We also had trouble finding some of the ingredients. My local Wal-mart doesn't seem to carry almond milk. I was a bit skeptical about buying a half gallon of almond milk just to use 1/4 cup anyway. So I bought soy milk, which I will use in coffee, cereal, etc... And we couldn't find green curry paste. I just bought some curry seasoning, and I hope that works okay.

I will keep you all posted on how the recipes turn out, and on how well our biking adventure goes. If I can walk enough to get back to the computer tomorrow.


Tricia said...

have a great week!

Katherine said...

I have been dying to get out and ride a bike. Only problem, I don't have one. Yet. I also haven't ridden a bike since I was probably 10, too.

asithi said...

I love almond milk. The taste is only a tad bit different from soy milk, but not enough for you to notice the difference.

Karen said...

I'm planning to start doing the same thing. Cook on the weekend and then have good food all week. Saves a lot of money, plus I never have to worry about what's for dinner.

And I think it's awesome you got bikes! I need to step up my cardio.

Jebbica said...

Hmm, that is something I will have to try when I finish the 7-day soup diet! Maybe if it's good I can alternate. My biggest problem is discipline. I need all my meals planned out for me.