Last week I started talking about eating to have fun; I will continue the topic this week with my final thoughts on eating to have fun.
Learning how to balance food and friendships has been something that I have not been able to do. I am slowly learning that if I want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I should find activities that do not revolve around food. I have not found any activities yet (besides riding my bike) but I am still looking.
The challenge not to eat for fun can be difficult especially since everyone I know loves to eat. The thing that kills they all love to eat but are very picky eaters when it comes to healthy food; usually they will consume foods that are high in salt and lots of fat. When I first started I was a very picky eater, now I can eat almost anything and everything that is not in a bag. Eating to have fun can be done if you cook foods that are healthy that don’t come from a bag.
I have found some of my coworkers telling me that they would love to go on a diet loose a few pounds, get healthy, and stop drinking sodas. I get all excited for them and the very next day or the day after I see a soda or some other high sugary drink that they are drinking. I always want to help them or say what happen I thought you wanted to go on a diet, but the last time I did that someone snapped at me so I just keep my comments to myself.
I had to learn that someone telling you they want to lose a few extra pounds and get healthy is not the same as someone asking you for help. I love to help people I guess that is why I work around children, but I hope there is a day where I can actually motivate and help people to eat healthy.
Question of the day: What are your favorite activities that do not revolve around food, and how do you deal with family and friends who ask you for tips on how to get healthy?
Volleyball, tennis, bowling, etc. Use Meetup.com to find a supportive group in your journey: diet or activities. Friends are people: flawed, ignorant yet understanding and supportive especially when they can relate. I recall a job where during lunch this guy repeated “That’s what I should be eating.” I didn’t get why he never did. Most of the employees went out to eat. I always thought that was expensive.
A childhood friend wanted me to make her a fitness schedule to begin in the summer. After a crafty, proud, and time consuming final draft, I sent it. She never did one exercise. She made one or two requests after that. I firmly declined and assured her I wouldn’t ever. Sounds harsh but simply put when people want something done, they find a way regardless of the sacrifice. If they don’t sacrifice, they really don’t want it.
I don’t know though I would have been devastated if I wrote my friend a plan and she never did it.. I am going to half to check those site out thank you :).
I love going to the gym, and gardening! I’ve got my own vegetable garden where I grow my own food. I’ve only done it for a couple of years, but it’s so fun! And you get healthy food at the end of it! I cook for my family a lot to try and help them eat healthier.
I am so jealous.. I tried to grow a garden but I fail at having a green thumb every thing dies.. I am going to need lessons 🙂
I thought I’d be bad at it, but I picked the things that basically grow on their own and don’t need a lot of attention and I got food! Start with hardy root veg that grows well where you live 🙂
I love going on community walks with the children. It increases their spatial skills and we all have fun.
I never tried that, I am going to half to see if I can take the kids on walk that will help 🙂 Thank you…