EDITOR'S BLOG: Monster Blog


This week we’re on habit watch. I don’t know about you girls, but I’ve definitely made some improvements since I started the program. Have you?!

I’m also keeping in mind that we all eat pizza, cupcakes or whatever sometimes…and hopefully you are thinkin’ about this, too. Yesterday, I spent a day at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. I love, love, LOVED the advice of their dietitian, Adam Korzun, MS. He tells his athletes that there are no forbidden foods. It’s just a matter of how and when you eat the less-than-nutritious stuff. Fab advice! Thanks, Adam.

Portions play into this a lot, too. In the Olympic caf, they had a chocolate fountain. YUM! There were pineapples, strawberries, dried apricots and some candies to dip. What stood out to me were the rice crispy treats. They were cut up into slivers, instead of the honkin’ squares that bakeries serve up. Normally, I only want a bite or two of that stuff, anyway. Very sweet.

Plus, I wrote down some patterns I noticed this week, to make sure I’m staying on track.

Here’s the good:
-I’ve been guzzlin’ WAY more H20. Dehydration? Not for me!
-I’m soda-free. Haven’t had ANY since Saturday. Sure, it’s only a few days, but it’s progress. It counts.
-Breakfast is my BFF. I never, ever skip this meal. Ever.
-I’m going green. And orange. And red. Yup, I’ve been eating 2 different veggies with dinner.

And the bad:
-Kick up the cardio. My sweat sessions have been kinda lame lately. At some point, “at least I’m doing something!” doesn’t count anymore. Bring on the tough stuff!
-Sorry, sugar. I still need to eat fewer sweets.
-Change is good, right? I need to remember that and switch up my workouts more.

That wasn’t sooo bad!

Blog It Out: What are some of your good habits that you’ve adopted since we started Healthy You? Any bad habits you’re working on?


1/17/2008 12:00:25 PM