Just walk. Sounds simple enough, right? But as the streets get colder and icier, it can be more of a challenge. We’re lucky to have a gym in our building, so I can commune with my old friends Rower and Treadmill, but if you’re not so fortunate, here are some other places in Toronto where I can get in a walk without going into the great outdoors:
Walk the Eaton Centre (warning: if you’re instituting “no-buy January”, this can be a challenge).
Walk the PATH – it’s especially interesting during off hours when there are few workers hustling and bustling on their way.
Live in a highrise (or even a lowrise)? Take the stairs. As many as you can. Repeat.
There are lots of great apps to help you fit in exercise, too – one I’ll be trying in January is 8fit. I’ll report back, but so far, I’m enjoying the variety of exercises offered, and the app asks me to rate the difficulty, so it can adjust to suit what I need to push myself.
Here’s another week of meal plans for you, starting next week. That should leave you time to shop. How are you doing with your healthy eating? After starting the year with a week of visitors, it’s good to keep focused with a plan.
|Sunday||January 14th||Pizza Egg – 1 slice of leftover pizza topped with a poached egg. Otherwise, a poached egg with 1 toast and a sliced tomato||Cooking Light Cashew, Coconut and Cabbage Slaw||Veggie Chili – I’ll make enough for 3 meals, including one with Turkey|
|Monday||January 15th||Banana Kale Smoothie||Apple Kale Salad||Tofu Stir Fry|
|Tuesday||January 16th||Apple Nut Oatmeal||Homemade Turkey Soup with 1 whole grain bread and 5ml butter||Veggie Chili|
|Wednesday||January 17th||Carrot Cake Smoothie||EatingWell Vegetarian Taco Salad||Weight Watchers Vegetable Quesadillas, plus cheese|
|Thursday||January 18th||Apple Nut Oatmeal||Homemade Turkey Soup with 1 whole grain bread and 5ml butter||EatingWell Turkey Curry|
|Friday||January 19th||Beet Kale Smoothie||EatingWell Stetson Chopped Salad||Weight Watchers “Fried” Catfish with Potato Sticks|
I had a note from a reader this week, looking for bread recipes. To see my own recipes, check the EAT tab on the blog.
Have a healthy week!