Not Easy

I think people tend to presume that because I’m in the field of health and fitness and I teach pilates that being healthy comes easily to me. But that isn’t true. I’m human. As I’ve mentioned, I really like to eat. And I really like to work out, but somedays I don’t feel like it, which I’m sure you will discover as the year continues. But just so you know that I’m not always a freak of nature who bounds out of bed saying, “Let’s do pilates, followed by a brisk jaunt through the countryside and a poached egg with a side of plain yogurt,” here is a sampling of how the healthy lifestyle has gone so far. I’ve been keeping a journal.
Friday, Dec 3, 2010

Not a good day for the healthy lifestyle—no exercise to speak of. Matt suggested we go out to breakfast (never good for a healthy lifestyle) and I was easily persuaded. Now dinner at Puerto Vallarta’s. I love it here. I am not making healthy choices today. Let’s see if my weekend […]
Not Easy2017-09-12T19:32:01-04:00

Coventry Farmers Market

I must live in a hole because I only heard about the Coventry Farmer’s Market a couple of weeks ago. It sounded wonderful and I couldn’t wait to go. Once I arrived it was even better than I expected. It was huge, crowded (which is great for the local farmers) and had so much to offer.

Matt and I met some friends and had a picnic lunch. We shared a BBQ pork sandwich and a Gorgonzola chicken wrap from one of the vendors. Next time, I’d like to try the oven-fired pizza. There was fresh squeezed lemonade (which tasted especially good since the last time I had fresh squeezed lemonade was in Italy when I’d accidentally ordered fresh squeezed lemon juice–not the same thing).

I stocked up on heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, some goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, and cheese–oh the cheese. Everything was so good, but a little pricey.

We spent a couple of hours walking around; lounging, eating and chatting on our picnic blankets, trying the different foods, running into friends and neighbors, and enjoying ice cream from Salem Valley Farms (one of my favorites). It was a nice, relaxing day.

When we came […]
Coventry Farmers Market2017-09-12T19:32:10-04:00

National Egg Day

June 3rd is National Egg Day. Well, maybe. Believe it or not there is some debate about when exactly National Egg Day is, but it seems people are willing to agree June 3rd is a good enough date.

While eggs are high in cholesterol they are a great source of protein. So try and have a healthy egg today. Scrambled or poached is better than fried. Or perhaps a quiche as a side for dinner. Add veggies like spinach or broccoli to the quiche and it gets a little healthier.

My mom makes the best scrambled eggs. She cooks them slow so they don’t burn and for a while so they aren’t wet. And I believe her secret ingredient (in addition to the usual milk, garlic power and pepper) is parmesan cheese. In my family scrambled eggs are one of those things nobody can make like mom.

I, for one, am a fan of the incredible, edible egg.

Toast with Scrambled Eggs and a Fried Tomatoes

National Egg Day2017-09-12T19:32:14-04:00