Last week, I recommitted myself to the #Chewsday Challenge. As discussed, my original plan was perhaps a little too ambitious, so this time around I’ve decided to add in one challenge at a time, with the goal of slowly and realistically building toward overall healthier eating. Last week’s challenge was no booze on work nights.
So, how did it go? Honestly, not too badly. Monday night, I went out for beer and horseshoes with my friend Sharon and some of her friends. Monday is the only night we do this because Sharon’s friend is the bartender on Monday nights and can hook us up a bit. Theoretically, this doesn’t count as cheating because I didn’t recommit to the challenge until Tuesday, but this may be a semi-regular thing, so we’ll see. Thursday, I went out for Mexican food with my friend Rebecca, and what’s Mexican food without a margarita? Exactly. However, I only had one, and it was delicious.
I guess I would grade myself B- for the week. When I think about the fact that I had beer and wine in the fridge at home and managed to resist, it’s not half bad. I also only had one margarita, when I could easily have had another (restaurant is in walking distance of home). On the whole, I’m thinking more about choosing to drink or not drink, and what it’s going to mean for me. I’m excited to build more on this in the weeks to come. I know it will help me cut out a lot of empty calories and sleep better.
Now it’s time to add another challenge in along with no booze on weeknights. This week’s challenge is fruits and/or veggies with every meal. This doesn’t sound hard, but is actually quite a challenge for me. As I’ve mentioned before, I didn’t really start eating veggies until I was an adult, and continue to struggle with incorporating them. I’m better than I was, but definitely not as good as I could be.
Thankfully, I’ve got some great accountabilibuddies in Kimberly, and Lisa, and we welcomed two new recruits, Nicole and Kellie this week. We bug each other, support each other, and mostly make each other laugh. I dream that someday we’ll all do a RunDisney race together, but unfortunately that’s not happening anytime soon for this broke girl. Anyway, if you’d like to join us as we support (and enable) each other on Twitter, use the #Chewsday hashtag and come find us!
What’s your favorite way to incorporate produce into your meals?