Nothing beats freshness!

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Picked the bigger leaves on my spinach plants, lettuce and radish. Growing is great and made for a tasty salad. The best nutrients are best right after you cut them and slowly are lost as time goes by. I am trying to eat my vegetables as soon as I can. Today  I cut them and made them into a salad. Very thankful for this wonderful food!

Biking with the boys

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Now that it is warm out my family is lot more active outside. This year I am starting to go on bike rides and pulling my two boys. It might look smooth and easy, but it is not.

Together they weigh over 50lbs and pulling that is not easy. Any little incline feels like a mountain lol. I can’t go very far yet, but even the little ways I go I know I burning some calories and I feel the burn in my legs.

My hope in about a month is to get them to the park and back and hopefully not die trying :-).

I am trying to do this 3 times a week depending on weather.

This is just another step in trying to be healthy, I don’t expect to lose a lot of weight. I just want to be more healthy and enjoy the outdoors with my children.

Gardening with Kids is a Life Lesson

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Even though I am on a more healthy journey it hasn’t been easy to get others in my family to do it. My youngest little C loves fruits and veggies in smoothies. His big brother L started out good, but now at age 4 doesn’t like them much. It is hard when I see all the benefits of healthy eating and others around me don’t do the same.

I’m sure many of you can relate. This is my first year at home doing a garden as I said in a pervious post. It is right in the front of our house and when the weather is good I try to take the kids out at least a couple of hours a day.  Also that makes it easy for me to do my garden and also show them the way things grow and how to take care of them.

My oldest he will ask me questions about what is growing and now helps me water the plants. Though he has no interest in eating it I am hoping by these little steps he will want to eat them too.  Just like with a garden I am planting seeds in him watching him grow and learn.

I don’t expect my children to change overnight or maybe even this year, but I will show them by example of what is good food and how we can grow it.  Then hopefully in the long run they will want to do it and show their children someday.

So often we want big changes to happen right away, but like a garden you need to tend it with loving care. Try to remove the weeds and remember to be patient. It is amazing what a little garden can teach us.

Being healthy is controversial

Most of my days besides taking care of my children and looking for a job has me looking for ways to be more healthy. I believe I function better when I eat healthy and feel I should share with others.

WhatI have learned is people don’t want to hear it. I believe after religion, politics the next thing you can’t talk about is being healthy. When I talk about what I do I get disgusted look for example I drink smoothies with algae you would of thought I had grown a set of horns. Or the blank look..oh this has nothing to do with drinking at a bar so I will  tune her out. Oh why would do do that? Instead they ratherstay sick then even try.

I will admit I do eat some processed foods (gasps) I do have an adult beverage time to time (shakes head) guess what I am not perfect. But why do people feel they need to criticise someone when they try to do better? No one is perfect but doing something is better than nothing. I feel people are waiting for me to fall and are ready to be negative. Guess what? What you say makes me stronger. You don’t have to like what I do but don’t bring me or someone else down for trying to be better. I don’t have time for the negative and I just want positive people in my life. We tell kids not to bully but adults have a hard time not doing it.

So I will keep eating and trying to be healthy like it or not.