I don't have a fitness club membership or worry about the latest diet craze. I want to be fit and healthy but I don't believe that it has to be expensive or complicated. So at the beginning of the 99 days of summer, I started walking again; now that I am on summer break, I have added five minutes of deep breathing to my morning schedule and am able to spend more time in the kitchen, cooking and baking with an emphasis on lean meats, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables. As a result, my weight is down 4.2 pounds for the month and feeling better than I have felt in a long time.
One of the newest additions to my culinary repertoire is quinoa. Yesterday morning I made Banana Quinoa Muffins for breakfast.
|Yes, I added the white chocolate chips.|
|Perfect with extra lemon and pepperoncini on the side.|
|Next time I will even remember to add the fresh grated ginger.|
|I sure hope this works.|
Slowly, slowly, my emotional tank is beginning to refill...