Health and exercise

I like to pretend I am a health and exercise nut. I try to eat sort of healthy. That is a lot harder for me with living on the island, food cost more because it has to be shipped over. The stores are starting to get more of a selection of whole grain and at times organic stuff. Still though it is not always in my budget. I am thankful for the things that are in our budget though, like cheese, butter(butter is better than the fake stuff, just consume in moderation is what they say), whole wheat Ritz and Wheat thins. My in laws have found a way to make yogurt in a crock pot so I get lots of that and my ever so loving mother is always faithful to send me other things that I am unable to find, like organic shampoo and toothpaste. I can’t blame it all on not having the funds or the selection in stores I do slack at times in that area, like the other day I ate more than enough chocolate chip cookies. I would like to eat better and am slowly working at that. In the area of exercising I like how you don’t have to go any where for it. Right in my own home I have my own Pilate’s studio. Me my mat and book every morning we meet (accept Sundays). Something new I have been trying is squats. There is an app on my ipod touch called 200 hundred squats for $1.99 and yeah I bought it. So now that is part of my routine. It seams to be working. Something cool my mom sent me is a exercising ball. I think its great! I use it as an extra chair and the kids love it too. Ok so I do plan to use it for exercising but just have not found the right work out that I want to do with it. I also like to run. I hope to be a track star some day. Maybe like a 5k or 10k track star. My simple 4 step health plan at present is

#1. Don’t over eat
#2. Select the healthiest item I have (water or soda?, chips or banana?)
#3. Exercise
#4. Eat light in the evenings