Thursday, June 26, 2008

Changing our Style!






(Too bad these photos suck! They were shot on ISO 100,000,000! I wondered why I was getting such great shutter speeds.)
So, while I was in Chicago, I read this FANTASTIC article in LDS Living Magazine. (Another Guilty Pleasure of mine) Anyway, in the mag it talked about ways to change your life, to change how you feel about your body, about YOU! One of the topics of this article was asking a lot of questions like, "Do you make a list of healthy foods and meals before you go to the grocery store? Do you buy and then prepare the meals for your family?" I thought this was BRILLIANT! I talk until I am BLUE in the face about how I wish I was I wish we ate better. Well, I realized it wasn't going to happen unless I MADE IT HAPPEN! I was bound and determined when I got home I would do this with my family.
So, since I was so FREAKING sick last week, I'll admit we ate out a lot and my kids survived on snacks a was all I could do for a few days to lift my head off the pillow! Last Saturday I went to the grocery store and stocked up on all stuff GOOD. And I have been making meals! Then, low and behold I read this on Tara Whitney's blog! Now, my photos DO NOTHING in comparison with hers...but I have had these "school" trays around forever...wondering what the "H" I was going to use them for. are a GENIUS!
Yes...that IS Emmaree eating a carrot! And she ate BROCCOLI. Now, if I can just convince Joth to do the same, we'd be good. Anyway...we totally snacked while we made dinner, and I felt no guilt at only having carbs and protein on our plates. We're rockin' it over here at our house!
By the way...I began training today again for that half marathon that is coming up. Hubby expressed an interest...and now I have him on board! We ran 2 miles...and almost died...but we did it!
Today was a great day.


blair said...

ha! the first thing i thought when i saw your first picture was "helloooo tara whitney!" haha!
I've been doing the same thing, thanks to her lil unmcdonaldization kick, it's fab.
i love emms hair btw, SO cute!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

Cute lunch trays!! I actually saw on someone's blog that they did this same thing with a muffin tin if you don't have these adorable lunch trays just hangin' around your house! =)
I've been trying to eat more healthy, but I drank a Coke for breakfast this, I'm not feeling so great right now!

Olivia Singleton said...

I did a 15 minute workout video last night and I was DYING! I've let myself get so out of shape. I really need to work on changing my life in this aspect. I'm going to have to give your ideas a try!

moosh in indy. said...

WHEE! says the girl who ate half a bag of oreos last night.

Happy everything said...

I also have another tip: never go to the grocery store if you are hungry. Flavio is going to disappear if he runs every day with you. But, the day that I will leave from the hospital, I am going to run (hospital- SL to Eagle Mountain) I wanna lose weight the day after my delivery. I am so fat and I don't like to open my closet anymore, nothing fits on my huge body. Muito feia e gorda!!

Amy and Josh said...

That is SO cool that Flavio and you ran together, and I am now more motivated to offer Elise more veggies and healthy foods. Hope the training goes well.

Tim and Ashlee said...

You inspire me! I wish I had the drive.

Ron and Jessica said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!

Holly said...

It must be something in the air - here at Casa Reed we're on a healthy eating kick too. We have those cute trays too (I love Target) so I'll have to give that a try.

The Lilly's said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I always have good intentions but never follow through. Keep us updated on the half marathon training, I'd love to know what you're doing to train.

Lace said...

How funny! I agree there is a healthy epidemic right now! We've got the bug over here too! I've been running too and Tony comes with me on his days off! I think that's fun that Flavio goes with you too!

mommyoffour said...

I love these pictures, that is such a great idea! Maybe I would eat more fruit and veggies too!

Anna said...

What a cute kids!