Saturday, April 7, 2012
Easter Weekend.....Hop like a bunny and plan well
Well it's hard to believe Easter weekend is upon us....time just seems to fly these days. My mother always told me as you get older the days, weeks, months and years will fly. And they surely do. All the more reason to count each day as the first day of the rest of your life and make the most of it.
For many of us, this will be a challenging weekend.....because of all the candy and yummy food that is always available at family Easter gatherings....Ham, coleslaw, potato salad, cakes, cookies, soda, chips, hot dogs (the devil's concoction!), chocolate bunnies (gotta love biting off the ear!) :)
But this is also a great weekend to forge ahead in your quest to be healthy and fit.
Drink lots of water to help fill you up. And eat something healthy before you make the family scene. If you simply can't resist the good food, then don't fret. Don't let guilt trip you up. Just go light. Try a little portion of what you can't resist and fill the rest of your plate with healthy food. If you don't think there will be any healthy food at the gathering you're going to....then take the initiative to bring some yourself. Make a nice veggie platter or fruit platter (or both).....you'll be surprised at how many others will be glad you made that so they will have a healthy choice too.
Whenever I go to any gathering (ie. our monthly neighborhood wine and cheese party) I always bring something I know I can eat and fill my plate with those things.
Mingle and enjoy the people and don't let food be the highlight of the party.
Easter has always been a joyful time of year for me. It's a renewal. The flowers are in bloom. The temperature is rising. And life is refreshed.
Time is fleeting....so make the best of it. Make your health your priority.
Eat healthy. Exercise. Have a great weekend and I'll see you tomorrow
Here's a yummy recipe I found....
Posted by Peg at 9:07 AM