Tuesday, February 21, 2012
so, tomorrow is the start of Lenten season. at noon, i'll go to a short church service, receive the 'ashes' and remember that i am made from dust, and to dust i will return.
i'll also be starting a decision to glorify God with my body for the time up until easter. what that means to me is to eat healthier, and exercise more. okay, exercising more will just mean doing SOMEthing. anything.
i went and bought some groceries today, and i am sort of ready. i am nervous. i want to try and limit sweets (that's the fasting part) except for those found in fruit/etc. natural stuff. less white bread and simple carbs. more protein.
i don't like protein much.
i do like eggs, and of course peanut butter. but meat? not so much. i have an 8-lb turkey thawing in the fridge, which i will roast and freeze most of. it's hard to imagine eating protein every day though, so i went and got some whey protein powder. i've heard both good and bad things about it, but i probably won't use it every day.
and then i made a smoothie to 'test' it out.
um. yeah. that was delish. it was a little like dairy queen?! how can that be healthy?!!! ha.
i just blended 1% milk, the powder, a few frozen unsweetened cherries and a couple of ice cubes.
my big secret discovery of late is that you don't need to use your blender container to make a smoothie or small drink....most blenders will fit a pint or quart glass jar. therefore, the jar becomes the glass, and there is far less 'blender cleanup' - plus, i did not have to buy a special appliance in order to make a smoothie.
wish me well. and maybe say a prayer or two for me along the way :)
Posted by bobbione8y at 3:45 PM