May 11, 2012

Still taking small steps...

Even at the end of my Smaller Sarah year, I'm still taking small manageable steps.  I've realized that there are no big sweeping decisions, no overwhelming seismic shifts that catapult you through the day to day process of losing weight and getting healthy.  No matter where you are on your journey, whether just starting out or on your 9th year of maintaining, you still need to take small steps.

One small step this week was to locate and purchase a set of circle resistance bands.  I use these every once in a while at boot camp and really like them.  Big impact, but small enough to stash in a purse.  Since I'm leaving for a few weeks, I wanted to have something to maintain my strength training.  I found this set of three at Target for $9.98.

Another small step is to eat raw meals whenever I can manage it.  If there is a raw meal available, that is what I eat.  And tonight, it was an Arugula and mixed green salad with tomatos and a raw dressing.  My sweet neighbor and walking partner, Jessica, dropped off an enormous bag of Arugula greens fresh from her garden.  Delicious!  I've included the raw dressing below for you.

Walker (4 years old) was my dinner date tonight! 
He thought the arugula was a bit spicy, but ate it all the same.

A Zesty "Go With Everything" Raw Salad Dressing

1 cup cold pressed olive oil
3-4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 heaping teaspoons of raw honey
juice from 1/2 lemon
optional: a bit of crushed garlic

Put all ingredients in a lidded jar and shake the shit out of it.
Pour on salad and store the rest in the fridge for up to a week.


Jack said...

Either Walker has shrunk or that is a really big salad! Love you... J

melsinsight said...

Hello it's great to see more people eating lovely raw, exciting colourful Mother Natures bounty. Have you ever did a juice fast?? try it for a few days first it cleans out all the years of eating processed , fast foods we all had. the fat from meat sticks to your colon and stays for ever fasting loosens it start a few days do it once or twice a year to clean out your beautiful body on the inside it will keep your skin and health glowing on the outside to keep up the amazing work your doing and it's good to see your son eating raw as-well if they grow up with eating this way it will be the only way. Love &Light xx Pro-peace