Let the Journey Begin


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Today began my first official day on the journey to become more health conscious. When the alarm clock went off this morning, everything in me screamed, "Just a few more minutes!" but I knew that if I ignored the alarm, those few minutes would just turn into another hour. So I literally forced myself out of bed and prepared for Day 1 of my new exercise program: "The Couch-to-5K Running Plan." My neighbor/friend is following me on this journey and so we set off bright and early to begin "the plan."

I really enjoyed having the company as we traveled around the track, but I sure was glad that we were shielded from passersby because I know we probably looked like two crazies out there. But who cares, right? I really felt invigorated. It's been such a long time since I've jogged...it brings back those happy, youthful memories...but I digress.

I decided to make a healthy, fiber-filled breakfast, which is another phase of my journey. Oh, it was good....homemade blueberry pancakes (with flax meal for that additional fiber), a boiled egg, a sausage, and 100% sugar-free cranberry juice (gotta keep those kidneys happy too). I'll take pictures the next time I make this.



Lunch was an interesting endeavor. I made this tabbouleh-bean salad recipe found in the July issue of Essence magazine. It was fun making it and it looked really pretty, but I did not enjoy it. Maybe I'll experiment with some different spice combinations...the mint, cinnamon, and cayenne were a little too much for my taste buds. I had no choice but to go to some leftover chili with saltines.

Dinner looks a little more hopeful....