It is no shocker that I absolutely loathe fruits and vegetables. My idea of a veggie is mashed potatoes with extra butter. Yeah, not kidding. So obviously you can imagine the horror today when my dietician was going over my file. I sort of felt embarrassed, but I had answered her questions with complete honesty and she could not have asked any more of me. I really stumped her, and due to my “picky” eating habits, she just did not know what to do. We drew out a make shift meal plan for what I would be eating for the next month. I made a huge compromise and told her I would attempt carrots and bananas. In the meantime, I now have to eat at least one fruit or vegetable a day.
So, with my mealplan in tow, I headed to Kroger to see what sort of goodies I could find. I ended up not buying a lot, but enough to last me for at least a week to try out my new nutrition plan. For breakfast each morning, I will be eating either dry cereal or oatmeal, both of which can be paired with a fruit. Beverage of the morning will be orange juice or milk. I am allotted a midmorning snack, so Kashi will be helping me out with some yummy and nutritious granola. Lunch each day will be a good old fashioned turkey sandwhich on whole grain wheat bread with a spicy mustard spread. My side item would be a banana, apple, or orange. Then, each night for dinner I get to eat chicken in any healthy fashion. Looks like the George Forman will be recieving some quality usage here soon. Of course, a side item of yogurt, or a fruit. Major lifestyle changes headed my way.
This afternoon, I also underwent a fitness evalutation at Fort Sanders West Health Club. My trainer, Chip, was super fantastic and definitely lightened the mood since I was nervous going in. He took my blood pressure, weight and did a few measurements. My heart rate got checked while walking at different speeds on a treadmill. It got a little down and dirty for the flexibility test. I had to keep my legs straight in front of me then reach out to push a bar as far as I could. It was all actually decently fun. Part of the evaluation also included a number of crunches and push ups. Lets just say I need to work on strength training.
Our first training run is this Saturday, and I’m looking to cover about 5 miles. Can’t wait!