Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Starting the day off right.

This morning I got up and cut up some celery. Now to most of you that doesn't sound like such a big deal, but I'm not a morning person so cutting up a bunch of celery before 7am is kinda out of the norm for moi. I bought the celery a few days ago and never got around to cutting and washing it.

I keep procrastinating about my diet. I went shopping a few days ago while we were off (due to the H1N1 scare) and the veggies and fruits are still in the fridge. Waiting. Waiting for me to get my act together and get chopping!

And ya know, after starting my day chopping fresh produce, I was more motivated to eat healthy today. I mindfully ate my two boiled eggs and drank my V8 this morning. Then at lunch I mindfully ate my cheese, lettuce & tomato sandwich on wheat with a side salad of spinach and strawberries. This afternoon I had some peanut butter with that celery that I cut up this morning. And for dinner it's baked chicken and veggies (not sure which ones yet).

I'm not saying I'll chop produce every morning. But now that I've had positive results from such a simple little activity, ya just never know!

Do what works. And don't forget to drink your water!


  1. That all sounds very positive - enjoy those lovely fruits and veggies now you have them all chopped up.

    Mornings... blech!

  2. Preparation is so important! Well done for making a start...

  3. I love chopping veggies. I have a food processor and other gadgets for chopping, but it just isn't the same. I never would have thought of mindfully chopping celery. Very Zen...

    I am trying to be much more aware of eat bite, but you have inspired me to take it to the next level.

  4. Well done! I pretty much have to do my chopping and storing right when I get home from the grocery store. Else, I procrastinate. :)

  5. Mmmm...such healthy menus! They all sound sooo good!