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!
I’m going to try this recipe. We have a thing for balsamic vinegar lately and this would be great way to use it!