I stopped at the supermarket today — the 2nd day of the new year, hoping to buy some tasty AND healthy items. Personally, I find those things to be contradictory, but, New Year – New Me is my motto, so I’m trying. I’m also trying to incorporate more exercise into my day. One day, I purposefully walked up and down the stairs several times in a row for exercise. One day I walked to a neighbor’s (about a quarter mile away) and they were astounded when I refused a ride home. I told them it was my daily exercise. And besides, it was downhill all the way. Like a snowball rolling down a mountainside, I got home in record time.
I also read somewhere that walking around the entire supermarket is a good walking workout. So, that’s what I did today. I walked up and down all the aisles as fast as the other shoppers would allow. As I did so, I checked items off my list. In the pasta aisle, I nodded and said, “No pasta.” In the frozen food aisle I told myself, “No ice cream.” In the wine aisle, I cried…”No chardonnay” (this is a medical thing, not a healthy lifestyle thing). It was a depressing walk.
I bought cottage cheese, one russet potato, and club soda. More depressing.
I’m going to miss my chips, my cookies and my frozen pizza.
But if it works, I suppose it will be worth it. Stay tuned for updates as they occur.
Now where did I leave my carrot sticks?