The purpose of this blog I am going to talk about trying new things. We have all been through this. When I was a child I loved all food there was never anything I wouldn't eat except cooked beets and cooked sauerkraut. Now I juice beets and will eat raw sauerkraut in probiotic burritos and I will even put raw sauerkraut on my veggie burgers. So in this blog I will tell you what new things I tried today and I have a challenge for you!
For dinner today I had:
a salad of organic locally grown lettuce, organic cucumbers, organic tomatoes, diced bok choy, and garlic.
3 stalks of celery topped with organic almond butter
1/2 a can of crushed pineapple
A glass of un-sweet iced tea with a lemon wedge
The new food I tried was bok choy.
It is a lot like celery but has less of those stringy fibers that get stuck in your teeth. The stalks are white and when you bite into it, it is juicy so it is very hydrating. The tops have a very earthy taste that is slightly bitter.
This whole meal was delicious and filling!
I then took my multivitamin and hopped on the treadmill. I do this often and with weights. I do some punches with the weights while I jog or over the head presses. I then slowed it down and did some jogging backwards.
The new thing I did was the backwards jogging. BE CAREFUL with this! At first I started way too fast and almost busted my ass. So hold on to the handles even if you have to reach behind you a bit and start slow with high knee steps(kind of like doing a lunge) This really works your thighs. I felt so refreshed afterwards.
Now for the challenge!!
Each week I will post 3 challenges I will also do them with you and post progress as I welcome you to comment with your progress. You are welcome to try all 3 or just do one of them. I will try and post things that don't cost money(or very little) and things that do not take up a whole lot of time.
#1 Try a new food, don't buy a whole lot just in case you do not like it. Also try eating it a lot of different ways before you decide. For instance when I first tried Kale raw I didn't care for it, but I juice it and make my own kale chips. You can also cook it and add it to omelets and stews.
#2 Start a small recycling bin if you haven't already. We have a two boxes in our kitchen that only take up out two feet of space in a corner. We recycle plastic, glass and paper and the cans from our canned food. Just make sure you rinse everything out before you put it in your bin. Most trash services will pick up recycling but you have to arrange it and possibly pay extra. Most communities have a bin that you can take your recycling to. We will walk ours down as it is only a few blocks away or we will drop it off on our way to work. Some grocery stores have recycle bins the public can use. My local grocery store has a bin just for those plastic shopping bags, and I noticed Wal-Mart has a bin for plastic and glass right inside the first set of doors where the vending machines are.
#3 Watch a documentary about your health or going green(which will better your health and help mother Earth) or read the summary or reviews online. Check Netflix there are tons of documentaries on there. It is super easy to sign up and only cost $8 a month. Youtube will have reviews and response videos and websites have reviews and summaries. A few I recommend are: Beautiful truth, No impact man, YERT, Killer at large, Food Matters and Plastic Planet.
Food Matters was the doc that started it all for me and really got me thinking about the food choices I was making. There are many more that I have watched but that should get you started.
I am looking forward to what all my readers think and what things you do to challenge yourself.
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