Josh's graduation dinner. yum!
My parents began to see the effects of Eat to Live immediately and I began to read some of the book. The facts really shocked me and I decided I wanted to make a change for myself. My family has some bad medical history, and I want to try to avoid this by eating to "live". My dad took 7 pills a day, and now has cut out most of his pills, including his blood pressure medicine. He is running faster than he ever has (and even than I can!). He said his eyesight is even a little better. I think these concrete facts helped me to decide to make this commitment. Plus, my parents and sister have made the shift, so being surrounded by a healthy family makes it easier.
Now, my boyfriend Josh LOVES meat. Steak is his favorite food. I have never been a big meat fan, and I don't even like steak (I know, everyone thinks I'm crazy). Josh and I moved in together this past August and this blog will feature adaptions of the food I make, just for him. Even picky boyfriends can enjoy it too!
Josh and Pepper herself - the crazy, lovable dog we share our condo with.
I know it will initially be difficult to start cooking more, on top of keeping up with my classroom and training for races/keeping in shape, but I think I am ready for it. I hope 2012 will bring a lot of great changes as well as happiness and health. I'm excited to have a place to keep it all.
Today Josh and I went over to my parent's to work out. I ran 1.5 miles and biked a bit. Then we did Ab Ripper X (from P90X). I am exhausted because I really slacked on exercising over the holidays. I can't wait to start back up. We ran yesterday too, and I'm feeling good about it. Hopefully I can keep it up. I think I'll go to bed soon and try to wake up before school and run (at an awful hour of 5:00 am). We'll see if that happens. Josh is a very happy camper tonight because the Broncos and Tim Tebow just won their playoff game. Josh went to University of Florida and needless to say is a huge Tebow fan. Time to pack lunch and get ready for bed. I'm going to try to pretend summer vacation is closer than it really is :)