This past weekend my husband and I decided it was time for some change. I’m not going to call it a diet because I HATE the word diet when used that way. If you eat food you’re on a diet, whether it be a fast food diet or a trendy paleo diet…it’s a diet. I prefer to call it a lifestyle change. And boy do we need a lifestyle change.
Ever since Evelyn has graced us with her presence we have been pretty lazy in the food department! Which is horrible I know, because Evie is relying on me for all her nutrition. At first I was SO hungry all of the time due to breast feeding. And I was tired. Which meant I was lazy. And I was grumpy because I had a newborn that wouldn’t sleep and wouldn’t detach herself from me. Which meant I was not cooking dinner. Which meant dear husband would get a text to pick up something for dinner on the way home or I would find myself eating an entire box of macaroni and cheese. And to top it off, I came home from the hospital with the biggest sweet tooth I’d ever had in my life! It probably all started with the chocolate cake I ordered right after Evelyn was delivered. I mean after all, it was her birthday and what’s a birthday without cake, right!? Cookies were my weakness and Resee’s Peanut Butter cups. Thankfully, this sweet tooth has subsided a little bit. Mmmm Resse’s peanut butter cups….
Anyway! I feel as though I have wallowed in my “I just had a baby, I can eat whatever I want” phase long enough and I am bringing hubby along for the ride. Because he has not been a victimless party in the matter and it will help to have each other’s support.
Here are the goals we would like to work on. I felt like sharing them to create some sort of accountability – even if it is just to the world wide web.
- Go to bed by 11 PM every week night.
- Get up at the same time together in the morning.
- Eat a healthy breakfast every morning.
- Make meals at home with more vegetables and fruit.
- Do some sort of physical activity each day.
- Decrease amount of pop we drink.
I made this recipe, Balsamic Chicken with Asparagus and Carrots I found on Pinterest for our first “lifestyle change” dinner last night. It was pretty good! I should have cut the carrots smaller because they didn’t cook as fast as the asparagus did. I don’t usually care for asparagus, but it is Stan’s favorite vegetable and it wasn’t too bad in this with all of the great balsamic flavor!