I think we all know that veggies are good for us. It’s no secret. But, sometimes when you read or see something in a certain way in a specific context, it just makes it feel more manageable to do. Today, I was reading Alison’s blog over at Mama’s Weeds (she is a fantastic writer and really cracks me up—and I was lucky enough to meet her once!), and she posted this video:
I really liked the message—it was specific. What do our mitochondria do to keep us healthy, and what feeds them best?
I’m gonna use it to set a goal for myself for the next three days (because I’m going to Santa Monica in four days, and I’m sure I won’t be able to do it then!).
Each day, Feed Your Mitochondria (Powerhouses of your cells):
- 3 cups of green leafies
- 3 cups of sulfur rich veggies – cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, onions, shallots, mushrooms, asparagus
- 3 cups of veggies high in flavenoids, polyphenols – beets, carrots, peppers, red cabbage
- protein- grass fed beef, wild salmon, herring
- organ meats (once a week) – vitamins, minerals, coq10 (ok, I’ll admit I have beef liver in my freezer, but I’m scared of it…so I included this here, but I don’t know if I’ll actually do it. I have an idea of how to incorporate it, but…I’m still scared, so I might leave this part out).
- seaweed (once a week) – iodine, selenium
Will you join me? It’s not so hard, right? I like having a focus! (That reminds me I need to work on this in other areas too…)
News/Notes: My second personal training session was today. It was hard, and I loved it. I did things like ladder drills, jumped on boxes, and slammed a tractor tire with a sledgehammer (and that was really satisfying!). I’m gonna continue my HIIT workouts for the rest of the week, and hopefully while I’m in Cali too. I mean, I can do HIIT on the beach, right?
Tomorrow, if I have time, I’m going to make up a HIIT workout for myself. I shouldn’t say that—I already know I don’t have time! But I want to–so maybe it will be Thursday.
I will make time to work out—even if I’m sore and tired (I will be). I’ve never had anyone tell me they regretted a workout after it was all done! Reminding myself of that is how I’ll peel myself from my computer for a bit. How do you get yourself to do it when you’re busy or sore or tired?
How is your week so far?