I read somewhere that Americans have become unhealthier statistically because of the recession. WTF??

You don't need money to exercise! I'm going to try and show that you can get in to shape without spending money - use your environment creatively and you can succeed in attaining better health. My dad is a retired coach and P.E. teacher, and much to his chagrin I've been a lazy ass my whole life. Maybe I can finally put his knowledge to good use, as well as shape up and make him proud!

If you have a creative idea to share be sure to let me know ! I'll post the best photos/videos/links here.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The "Cheap and Easy" Trap

So I found a new grocery store in town, and was in line purchasing whole-wheat tortillas, when my nose detected the divine odor of rotisserie chicken.  I am a fiend for rotisserie chicken, fueled by my experiences in Munich at the Oktoberfest perhaps, but I can't pass up the opportunity for a fresh cooked bird.  So I wander in to the deli where they indeed have my precious cargo for sale.  I always have to ask if they use paprika in their recipe, as my enthusiasm is often met with bitter disappointment as middle-America for some reason always puts that horrible spice on rotisserie chickens (just visit a casino buffet, you'll taste what I'm talkin' about).  Anyway my inquiries led to news of the "Family Pack" - a chicken with bread and two choices of side dishes.  It was cheaper than the combined total of my tortillas and a chicken alone, so I said "Sure!".  But that is just the 'cheap and easy' trap we all so easily can fall in to as its always cheap and easy to eat crap!  My side choices were lard and starch, fat and oil, or carbs and fat.  And white rolls.  So there went any attempt to eat healthy right out the window.  Nothing but 'yellow' food - which is a big no-no.  <sigh>  And because I was busy I bought it.  Isn't that always the case?  The busier and more stressed out you are the worse you eat.  Such a bad habit.  DON'T FALL FOR THE TRAP!  Make time to eat healthy always.  NO YELLOW FOOD!!  Next time I'll stick to my whole-wheat tortillas and skip the fatty, carb-laden crap that passes for 'side dishes'.  Yeesh.

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