We have made a few changes this past year in our meals. We eat pretty healthy meals, but it's the in between times that we need to work on around here. All the unhealthy snacking we do adds up over time. When we had our family meeting and set goals for each of us this year...each of my kids talked about losing weight and being healthy. Now...with two girls...I try not to make weight a big deal! I don't want them to think their weight determines their beauty or be obsessed with outward beauty. It's fleeting and it fades...so inner beauty counts most! But I do understand that how a girl feels on the outside can effect the way they feel on the inside especially at their age. I want them to see eating healthy and exercise as obeying God and taking care of the temple that he gave them and as a lifestyle not a diet.
I have to admit...I have a sweet tooth. I could eat sweets all day long. I struggle with overeating. I love to eat. I think it is a hobby of mine...that I am good at. Sad huh? LOL! So for now we are going to start with portion control among us all and exercising on a regular basis. Matt and I get up every MWF @ 5:00 am and work out...well let's just say...we try at least. This year has probably been one of our most inconsistent years and boy can I tell it! Exercise just makes me sleep better, have a better attitude, it's a stress relief and pretty much affects all areas of my life...so I need to get back to making it a priority. I have a dream...and that is to run a 5k. I admire runners so much...but I am not good at it! So maybe that is something I can do at the end of this year.
I would love any tips or recipes you might have to help us as a family to be healthier!