Last night I watched the film, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” a story about a man who gave up his day dreaming and embarked on adventures he once only imagined.
I think sometimes we see ourselves doing something remarkable, but we let fear and the opinions of others keep us from going on our big adventure.
In reality, we don’t all have the luxury of leaving our day jobs like Mitty to become an adventurous adrenaline junkie, but I like the message of doing rather than just dreaming. And this could relate to our fitness, health, career or even relationship goals!
My friend and I were having a conversation the other day about how difficult it is to stay committed to healthy eating habits when you live with people who frankly don’t care about their health.
It’s hard to avoid the stacks of junk food in the cabinets and leftover pizza in the fridge. The most vulnerable moments are usually after a hard day at work or any time you’re looking for something easy to grab to eat.
BUT I have learned, that like anything, it’s all a mental game. You have to tell yourself no! Remind yourself how hard you have worked for your body to be healthy before you grab a donut from that box on the counter. I went as far as labeling a shelf in the cabinets and fridge to remind myself what food I can grab to eat and what I need to avoid. A little over the top, I know, but it’s worked for me so far!
Hopefully I can eventually motivate the people I live with to start taking care of their bodies! I’m sure my weekly meal preps overwhelm them though! Please share any motivational tips you have on this subject. I would love to share with my friends!
As a Pescetarian, I’m always trying to find new ways to add protein to my diet. I recently came across this article on Stronglifts.com called Build Muscle on a Budget, which inspired me to make a simple Albacore Tuna and Egg Salad. I mixed the canned tuna chunks with one chopped hard boiled egg, chopped celery and pickles, and mustard. Topped this mixture on some lettuce and Voilà!
What I learned:
Canned tuna has 40g of protein per can and whole eggs have about 7g of protein per egg!