I'm Back ...

Monday, May 18, 2009

… in more ways than one.

First, I’m back from my wonderful week in Sandestin, Florida with Husband. We snuck away to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and had an awesome time. No work, no kids and no alarm clocks – who could ask for more? There was also no blogging or tweeting – yikes! Now that was a hard one, but Husband got me through it – wink, wink.

Secondly, I’m back on track with eating right and exercising. Can I just say a birthday, Mother’s Day and an anniversary trip can mess up even the most dedicated – ahem – health nut. Let’s just say I’ve enjoyed my fair share of fried, smothered and covered foods; we won’t talk about the sweets; and did I hear someone say beer?

Coincidentally, I have this to motivate me…

No, not Beyonce, although she does motivate me, but I’m referring to the article I wrote, “Food for Thought: When it Comes to Organic Choices, Experts Reveal Whether ‘Green’ Really Means ‘Go,’” on page 32 of the current issue of Upscale magazine.

Revisiting this article and everything I learned about the benefits of organic and healthy eating has inspired me – and Husband – to get our eating and exercising back on track. We’re starting this week off with a fruit and vegetable cleanse then will add back in other healthy carbs and proteins. Did I hear someone say beer, too?

Teaming up with Husband to get back on track is so helpful. We motivate each other to stick with it while we have a little friendly competition at the same time – Go Wifey!

How about you? Any organic eaters out there? Are you and your husband in sync when it comes to being healthy? Motivated mamas want to know …

Winks & Smiles,

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Banteringblonde May 18, 2009 at 11:02 AM  

Thank goodness you'll be adding in the beer, I was really worried for a minute!
Welcome home!!

Ms. Wanda May 18, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

Soooo glad your back Wifey:) Hmmm, well I would eat organic if I could afford it!!! Husband and I are on and off when it comes to eating and working out. We did fast a week ago together and it was wonderful:)

Ms. Wanda

Anonymous,  May 18, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

Congrats on the article! I'm the organic vegetarian nut in the house. Hubby eats it because that's what I purchase. While I don't eat meat, I do purchase steroid hormone free meats for the family. Their health is important to me. My exercise regiment has some what encouraged hubby, but he's not truly going to be motivated until HE wants to do it. I think its great that you and your husband are doing it together. Keep up the good work.

Kat @ The Atomic Mom May 18, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

Just started following you on twitter. Love your tweets. Also love your blog.

Glad you had a wonderful time. I'm jealous of you health nuts. I can't even get motivated enough to me a health-anything.

Keep posting!


Felicia - I complete Me May 18, 2009 at 12:37 PM  

We so missed you. My Wedding Anniversary is tomorrow. Although I will not be celebrating it with a getaway (although I would love to) we will just bask in each other's eyes until the 9 month old starts throwing stuff at us and the 13 year old starts asking for food.

I am not an organic mom. I'm actually scared to go organic. Why? I have no idea. Please keep me posted on how it goes. Maybe I can add organic stuff to our diet every now and then.

Kathy B! May 18, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

Welcome back!

We eat some organic -- some not. Hubs and I are in synch and do a pretty good job of following the rules. Except for the beer. Or wine as the case may be :)

MsTypo May 18, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

Glad to hear that your anniversary trip was a success. Relaxing without any internet, cells, or outside influences always makes for a great vacation!

Generally speaking i'm not organic - it's too expensive. I'll buy the @1.50 regular tomatoes and leave the $5.00 hothouse organic for the next guy.

The Broke Socialite May 18, 2009 at 4:47 PM  

I'm so glad you back! M-I-S-S-missed you much!
I can't wait to delve into the Upscale article. Mr TBS and I are hell bent on making some changes in our exercise and dining habits; so I'm looking for resources.
Thanks for sharing!

MOMSWEB May 18, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

I don't participate in the organic circle, but hubby and I walk four miles at least three times a week together. I wish I could say I was a vegetarian, but I do eat fish. It definitely makes a difference in so many ways, but I still have to prepare meat for the three men in my house! Glad you're back!

Funkidivagirl May 20, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

I'm so jealous of your getaway with your husband! My husband and I have never been away together for more than 1 night, and even that is very rare. Really, we have no one to keep the kids. And now that we have a puppy, well I don't see it happening anytime soon.

If we ever did get away, I KNOW that he couldn't put down the cell phone or laptop!

As for organic food, that's how I mostly shop every single week. While we are not vegetarians (I wish), I rarely buy red meat and only buy hormone free chicken and turkey. We also eat fish and shrimp often. I am particularly crazy about buying hormone free milk, eggs and yogurt. I try to mostly buy organic fruit and vegetables, if the price difference isn't so drastic and most of time it isn't if I buy whatever is on sale.

To me, buying organic, hormone free food is an investment in my body's health. I've gotten to the point where I won't even touch a fast food burger--even on a road trip. Give me Chick-fil-A or nothing at all. Maybe Wendy's chicken sandwich if there is absolutely no choice.

As for exercising, I'm trying. It's hard though with a traveling spouse and a new puppy. I'm always juggling, exhausted and motivating myself.

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