Saturday, April 24, 2010
This is my healty year - No room for Junk Food
This year will be a healthy year and I will have no room for junk food. I have now promised myself to get better at living a healthy lifestyle and get better at physical activities and what I will be eating. As a full time working women and mom there is very little time for myself and the quick solutions have been sometime a must to survive. But this year gives me an opportunity for a change. I will have half the due load which gives me the chance to focus on myself and my family’s health.
The previous years I lived in the States I have always gained about 22,05 lbs (10Kg)due to all the junk food I had. This time around, I am fully aware of all the bad things, such as fried food, twinkies, several different types cookies which comes in different shapes and color, donuts, coke or other sodas, burgers with fries and the 1000 of different cereal brands, sweated products and the ease of dining out and its larger portions and the Starbucks cafe latte topped with vanilla syrup. I can already now see the weight gain. I do hope my awareness of all these traps of goodies will help, and the notion that they will help me gain weight, will keep me away from them. But the difficulty will be to have my kids understand all those appealing things in the store is most likely not good for you – I already see the conflict coming and that they become mad at me saying NO NO. My son is already believing he has moved to heaven – because he sees coke every where.
But there is an alternative. The States do have the extreme in every thing, which means that I will most likely also find very good and healthy food, even if the stereotypical says the opposite. But the food alone will not help, physical activity is also an important part in staying healthy and a good choice is the YMCA. I have already visited the "Y" and will have a full membership going upon our arrival. The kids will be enrolled in swimming classes and I will have a daily physical activity with them and myself through out the year. I hope for a good change.