Sunday, April 26, 2009

is it really easier?

One of my favorite things to do while i'm grocery shopping is to check out what other people are stocking their cubbards with (is that weird?) Today i found myself getting angry. I seem to notice lately that families with kids in tow have their carts loaded with JUNK!  I just want to walk up to them and ask why? Do they think their children are immune to the damage that poptarts and cases of soda cause to the human body. Don't they want healthy kids that rarely get sick, miss school, have cavities, or how about childhood obesity? Won't happen to their kids i guess but what dice to roll!  How about teaching children how to eat healthy so as they grow, they develop healthy habits and they don't become a statistic later in life? What a crazy idea uh?  I know it must be hard to take care of children when you work  a full time job, especially now that full time jobs are 50 hour weeks. Hmmm?, so its quicker to give children a bowl of  Lucky Charms instead of Cherreos? I guess it does take a little longer to make a turkey sandwich then putting a frozen pizza in the oven... wait that doesn't take any "longer", it does take a little more work to put the sandwich together, but if you really think about it you could have the sandwich made and on the table before the pizza comes out of the oven.  I can't think of any good reason to let children drink soda. Soda cost more then water and come on!, you  don't have time to pour a glass of milk? An ice cold glass of lemonade is more refreshing on a hot day. OH!! kids don't like to eat the healthy foods... what? That has to be one of the craziest things i've heard!!  Don't we teach the child or is there a certain age where they just don't like chicken and vegetables any more? I keep thinking that people are just lazy. Teach your children, lead by example, and get them involved in making healthy foods and finding the healthy foods in the grocery store.  Make some home made oatmeal cookies, i'm pretty sure your kids will like them.
 If you know your weeks are jammed packed with busy-ness prepare for the week in advance.
 Think about your kids and do it for them, so they can feel good and be healthy!

not an option

I prepare and pack my next days meals every night.If i don't think about my day and what i need to bring in my cooler when i leave the house i almost always fail!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Eat Bird food?

           I EAT BIRD FOOD!
What does that mean?  Thats exactly what i said!! While eating my lunch a couple days ago, in the break room of a gym, an employee walked in and said "what are you eating? bird food again?" I found this comment very disturbing on many levels. I was eating a 6oz chicken breast, 1 cup of broccoli and a sweet potato. First, the employee was a personal trainer and i hope he doesn't tell people to be fit and healthy you gotta eat bird food but more importantly why do people think that because i compete in fitness contests that i never eat anything but "bird food"?  It cracks me up that everyone thinks i eat gross tasting, boring, disgusting food! Get with it folks i eat healthy!!  AND.....believe it or not, I do eat some not so healthy options every once and awhile. (Did you find the key words there?) i wish i could survive off chocolate chip cookies and fluffer-nuter sandwichs (marshmallow and peanut butter sandwich) If you have never had a fluff sandwich they are the best thing to come out of the east coast! (besides the Red Sox) But you can't survive off of food like that and thats what we need to let people know, because obesity doesn't need to be taking over this world! Yes i do understand it is harder for some people then others when it comes to dealing with weight issues but i don't believe its  THAT much harder to grab an apple, instead of the candy bar, when you need a snack.
 SO give me more "bird food" because i will take that any day over what comes with the candy bar. (tiredness, mood swings, lack of motivation, self esteem issues, medical bills and medication. The list goes on!) 
So according to some I EAT BIRD FOOD!! and proud of it! :)