I’ve been wanting to workout with Paula for months.  She doesn’t work a ton of hours and she’s popular, so her schedule is pretty full.  But, today was my chance.  I was excited to workout.

Paula always takes a minute to say hi when we see each other at the JCC, and she is a great influence when it comes to clean eating and real food.

I warmed up on the elliptical for 15 minutes.  Then, today’s session started with her asking me if I wanted to talk about food or just have a workout.   I told her that I wanted to work out.    She told me that she read my blog, I eat too much crap, and she doesn’t know why I have it in the house.  She offered to lend me a book to read with some ideas for meals/snacks.

So, with all of this to chew on, we started my workout.  I forgot to ask her for a copy of the exercises.  All of them were done in our personal training room with limited equipment.  I liked that because most of them would be things that I could do at home.  My mind was thinking about food, Sally was up 3+ hours last night, and I’m doing exercises that were complicated and new.  It was STRESSFUL.

I ended my workout session with 20 more minutes of the elliptical.  I’m on Paula’s schedule next Tuesday as well.  I’d like to train with her on a regular basis, but I’m not sure if I want to spend the money on 2 sessions a week and I’m on Chelsea’s schedule once a week through May.  I need to take a closer look at the calendars.

The bottom line is that I do eat too much crap.  I don’t eat enough vegetables.  I’m very knowledgeable about healthy eating.  I shop for healthy foods.  I like to experiment in the kitchen.  But, I don’t really like vegetables.  I am starting to tolerate them cooked, but for the most part I hate them raw.  The thought of raw broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and a host of other veggies makes me want to gag.  I will eat them cooked now, which is progress.

So, I’m on a quest to figure this out.  I’m not sure how to retrain my taste buds to like veggies, but I’m going to conquer this.  I want to be more healthy.  I need to be more healthy.  My family needs me to be more healthy.

Next up: I’m looking at a preschool for Nick in the morning, so we are heading to the J after naps time.  There aren’t any classes that appeal to me on Wednesday afternoon, so I’ll probably hit the fitness center for cardio.

 Posted by at 9:53 PM
Apr 122011
1/2c oatmeal w/1c milk, pear, 1T peanut butter, cinnamon=9
Morning Snack
pulled BBQ pork, pasta=12
Afternoon Snack
mini wellingtons=12
 Posted by at 8:13 PM