But….I am trying to eat a bit healthier in the new year.
This is one thing about having been a runner for the last 15+ years. I have never really needed to worry about what was going into my mouth. Within reason, if I want it, I eat it. And I love food and love eating!
However, as the big 3-0 approaches, I fear that I may have less latitude with my free-wheeling culinary tendencies. I have certainly put on a few pounds in the last couple of years. And while I wish I could just hire a personal trainer to whip me back in to shape, it ain’t gonna happen at NYC rates.
So, the hubs and I have launched something of a joint contest/bet. If we can both drop a few pounds by our third anniversary, April 29, 2010, and weigh in at our April 29, 2007 weight, we’ll treat ourselves to a ridiculous sushi dinner, omakase-style, at one of the insanely expensive sushi places in NYC – something on which we would never otherwise drop coin!
10 pounds – that’s what I need to lose. In 13 weeks. Totally do-able, right? Well, you may underestimate how much I enjoy cooking with things like bacon and butter. And drinking wine. It’s only been one week, and already I have complained like 17 times about how un-fun it is to cook healthy and how much I’d rather be frying pancetta than baking chicken.
So if you have tasty, healthy recipes to get this calorie-loving aspiring foodie through the next three months, feel free to share! Otherwise, I might drive myself crazy. Or to the BBQ wings at the bar downstairs (DROOL).
Today’s EAT: I made a healthy dinner. Really. Turkey sausage in a sauce of tomato sauce, garlic and onions. Over a bit of whole wheat pasta. It was….good. Not crispy-duck-good, but good.
Today’s DRINK: A nice E.B. Foote red. While I will attempt to moderate, I will NOT give up my wine entirely.
Today’s RUN: No running…just a 90-minute Vinyasa yoga class at the gym. It kind of kicked my butt. 90 minutes is a long time to spend in utter humiliation over your lack of flexibility.