Sunday, October 29, 2006

A Hot Bath

I don't take nearly enough baths. I just spend the day in the woods, at an archery shoot with my dad and mom. Instead of taking a nap after them as I usually do, I've decided to take a bath instead.

Being in the woods is soothing. It is a nice way to help your mind relax. As a writer, I always need some time to rest my brain so I can get my work done. Now, I can add taking a bath to the things that relax me.

Other than walking around in the woods at a leisurely pace and shooting my bow, I didn't do anything else physical.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Exercise Routine, First Steps

We just got back from vacation a few weeks ago and I am now just starting to get my exercise routine back.

I believe that once your exercise routine is in place, good eating habits will follow.

My routine:

Each day: 20-30 minute walk in the wood, ab exercises, isolateion exercises

Monday- total body strength, cardio such as running
Tuesday- jump/plyometrics routine, stretching
Wed- same as monday
Thurs- same as tuesday
Friday- Same as monday
Saturday- Some kind of cardio but for a longer duration

I will keep you posted on my progress.

Eating Healthy While Stressed

I have been under a lot of stress lately, and that means that I have been craving sugars and comfort foods. Here's how I try to get my sugar fix without eating unhealthfully.
  • Whole wheat crepes with cranberry compote
  • fresh mozzerella cheese and garden tomato salad
  • dried fruit such as dates
  • fruits such as bananas, pears, and apples
  • the promise of cooking a healthy meal
  • whole wheat bread
  • comfortaing whole grain starch meals such as oatmeal for breakfast

Exercise also helps because it helps release cortisol and mitigates my need for carbohydrates.

Should You Take Coral Calcium?


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Friday, October 27, 2006

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Eating Warming Foods

Fall is here, and I feel myself desiring foods that are warm and comforting as opposed to my summer cravings of fresh fruit and vegetables. Here are some of the things I've been eating, or thinking about eating.

Healthier Mac and Cheese. I love this dish. I don't have a recipe for a healthier version yet. If I figure one out, I'll post it. I love the made from scratch way, but in a pinch the boxed kind will do. I think the boxed mac and cheese has a lower fat version on it. (But I could be imagining that). I try not to eat the boxed kind because they usually use orange cheese which I find disturbing and unnatural.

Stir fries. I like to keep my vegetables slightly crunchy. This seems to be a good transition food into winter. It is both warming and filled with vitality due to the firmness of the vegetables. Seems to be a good "in between" summer and winter dish.

Soups. Actually, I could eat warm soups all the time, even in summer. My favorites are minestrone, bean soups such as lentil, and creamy soups such as pumpkin and tomato. Soup for me is all about the technique and I don't have recipes, just vague ideas. I see what's in the house, and I through ingredients in a pot. I should start writing my soup recipes down.

Potatoes. As soon as the weather turns colder I start to think about roasted potatoes. I roasted a chicken with some potatoes the other day. There's no more chicken left, but the leftover potatoes with gravy makes an incredible supper. Yes. Occasionally I only eat potatoes for supper!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Taking Vitamins


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Recipes for a Low Carb Diet

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