Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Commitment

I hereby promise to eat according to my personal menu, which is full of fresh produce, organic products, and all sorts of healthy, yet delicious food, for the next two weeks. I also promise to work out 4-5 times a week for the next two weeks.

There. I told someone. Now I'm accountable for it.

I actually love grocery shopping. I love planning a menu and a corresponding grocery list. It's my mother's fault really. She taught me how. If I don't make a grocery list or menu, I end up wandering the aisles until my grocery cart is full, and I think I have enough food to last me until whenever I decide to go grocery shopping next. It's usually full of food that's somewhat healthy, but not fantastically so. When I do make a list, and I know what each food I'm buying will be a part of, I get excited about cooking and partaking of the goodness.

Now, I don't love getting used to the layout of a new store, but I decided to do the bulk of my shopping this morning at Whole Foods. Organic really is better for you, so I made my menu and list and wished myself luck. I did end up with some conventional foods, but this due to lack of understanding the organization of the store and knowing that it won't kill me. I still have quite a bit of totally organic products, and I'm excited for this transition to organic eating.

Overall, I spent more than I anticipated, but about what I had budgeted, so it will work out. Aside from my organic instant oatmeal and organic frozen waffles, there isn't one pre-made, sodium-filled product that I brought home. Half of my purchases were fresh produce.

I'm looking forward to the next two weeks. If I can do this for two weeks, then I can do it for another two weeks. Once I've done it for a month, I can do it for another month, and so forth. I don't want to freak myself out with any more long-term goals than I already have, so that's why I'm choosing to only commit to two weeks.

Who knows? I might like it.


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Nancy said...

Hey, I might need to borrow your menu ideas. Although...if you're actually good at cooking, I probably can't. :)

AmandaStretch said...

Nancy - I am pretty decent, but I usually pick really easy and fast recipes because I don't have a lot of time. They usually turn out pretty well. I'd be happy to share!

Nancy said...

Yahoo! I need ideas! (That are simple because I'm not the world's greatest cook)