Bleh and Greek Yogurt

I realized the title of this would lead you to believe that I thought Greek yogurt was bleh. well…it kinda is and kinda isn’t, but that’s not what i meant! first the bleh part:
It has been nuts at my house. Sinck husband, sick dog = no workout yesterday. I had my gym clothes and everything…it just didn’t happen. I also had to pack because today the teacher’s leave for a conference in Birmingham. SO, that means I won’t be back till Friday night so I won’t have a new post until at least Friday, sorry! I will be hopefully running twice on the treadmill at the hotel gym though (at least this is what I did last year.)
The greek yogurt part. I tried this because I heard it was good for you, lots of protein, etc. I was nervous about it because I heard it has a strong sourish taste, like sour cream, which I do not really like. So I bought one, it was vanilla bean. Let’s just say I had to add a lot of cinnimon to it, but it still wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. It definately wasn’t yummy, but maybe it will grow on me. I am going to give it another shot and try some different flavors and brands and see what I like best. You should try it!
I had taco soup last night at a friend’s house and I was surprised I liked it because it had beans and tomato in it, but it was realy good! I am getting the recipe from her and I will post it here.

Eating Healthy

My husand and I have really been trying to eat more healthy. I am SUCH a picky eater though, so it’s hard. Here is a sampling of things I won’t eat:
1. Seafood
2. Salad
3. eggs (except in cakes and things. I have eaten omlets before but not often)
4. Most veggies
5. mustard, mayo, tomato, (things on a burger)
6. things used for flavor like onions, mushrooms, etc.
7. a lot of sauces/dressings

I know I know. How did I grow up outside of New Orleans and don’t like seafood. I don’t know! I just can’t stand the smell therefore I can’t eat it.
So this is where I have a problem, I don’t like most healthy things! So it has been a struggle for us to eat healthy. Any good ideas for recipes that don’t involve the above things? Oh, I will eat corn,potatoes, green beans…but thats about it for “veggies”

I have however come to love a lot of fruits. I just enjoyed a yummy yoplait smoothie after my 3 mile run today.
I add my own protein powder

and just because she is cute and was posing

so, seriously, anyone have any recipes or websites to share with me?

P.S. GO SAINTS!

I never thought this day would come…

Ok, so I am a self proclaimed junk food adict. I love sweets, sugar, soda, pizza, hamburgers, mashed potatoes, and anything with cheese (well, almost, I hate broccoli YUCK!) I always heard people say things like “when you start to eat better, your body feels better and you won’t want to eat the bad things, and you will crave good things.”
Well, I never believed this, I mean who doesn’t love a good burger and fries or milkshake? Well, I have started to get to where this really does apply to me! I honestly NEVER thought it would happen. I have by NO MEANS “arrived.” I still don’t like veggies that much and I still love junk, but I crave it less, and crave better stuff more. Also, not even that, but I will say “hhmm a milkshake sounds so good” but then I will think “wait..that will be a ton of calories and make me feel so gross when I run tomorrow.” etc. It’s like I actually think before I eat (sometimes). For instance, when we were in Disneyworld for the 1/2 marathon, we ate SO BAD, greasy, yummy, food. Well, by the end of the trip I was CRAVING fruit. FRUIT! me!!! It was so odd but true! I defiantely still have a ways to go, but I feel like I am on the right track, and it feels great! Realizing how differnt foods affect my runs or just my day in general really help me to not be so sluggish!
So, give it a try. If someone like me can notice a difference, I know you can, too!!! Now if I could just figure out a way to like salad….