Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Quaker Journey - You can win!!

At some point everyone, no matter how healthy they are, decides that they want to become more healthy. Weather you are 600 lbs and can't walk to the fridge without becoming out of breath or you are a healthy weight and just want to start exercising more or exercise lots and need to start eating better there is always something we can do to better ourselves! Lynn has decided to do this for herself and for her family! You can read all about what she is going through on her blog and even win!!

Personally in the last few weeks I decided that we needed to eat WAY more fruits and veggies and that I was struggling everyday to figure what to make for dinner at 4:00. I decided to start meal planning!!! I made my dinner plans for two weeks and bought accordingly and spend a few hours on grocery shopping day chopping and cutting! I made up a huge fruit salad for the week, turns out it only lasted 4 days :) and I made a big veggie tray. Now before dinner if anyone is hungry I put out the veggie tray with some dip and I don't really worry about how much they eat!

I ate the fruit salad for breakfast everyday and everyone else chowed down as well. It was so nice to have it right there and ready for me in the morning. The meal planning is great to! I can't pick what to have for dinner the next night after dinner because I'm not hungry so I can't think about what to eat the next day. I just look at my list, pull out the meat, if there is any, and then there is no thought the next day, I just cook it and its delicious! I have also been trying to make things for dinner on the nights that I work that will still be good just quickly heated up when Kris gets home with the kids and that is ready in time for me to take to work and heat up and its going really well!

I am really lucky with how good my kids are with eating everything and anything. They will definitely try it once and love the strangest things. Some of the strange foods they like are olives, and raw parsnips! On Thanksgiving this year we went to my girlfriends for dinner and while she was making the parsnips Brandon decided that he wanted one so she just handed one to him, and then of course Kristina, and they both ate the entire thing and wanted more lol. I sure am lucky though that I don't have picky kids! I am picky so at least I didn't pass that down to them!!

For the past month Lynn has been blogging from her new home at The Quaker Journey to Wellness blog follows Lynn and her family as they make simple changes in a quest to live a healthier lifestyle. The best part of all - there are lots of different ways that you can get involved and possibly even win awesome prizes. Each week you could win simply by engaging with the blog: voting on a weekly poll, commenting on a post or suggesting a tip for Lynn. There are larger monthly prizes to be won by voting on the challenges that you’d like Lynn to take on.

Don't forget to go to and participate for the chance to win prizes by voting, commenting or simply sharing a tip for Lynn. There are weekly and monthly prizes to be won. Make sure that you also check out Lynns Quaker Journey to Wellness facebook page!!

Disclosure - I am participating in the Quaker Journey to Wellness program by Mom Central on behalf of Pepsi Co. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.