Friday, August 7, 2009
It's been a couple weeks since I began this blog, and now, my devoted, health conscious readers, I have a challenge for you. It won't sound like much, but trust me, if you take this challenge you will catch yourself, well...
Okay, here's the deal. This is just one small step towards mindful eating, albeit an important one. Did you read yesterday's blog about the importance of sitting while you eat? Well, today I challenge you to do this exclusively from now until Monday. Not only do I want you to be sitting, but you must not be driving.
Easy enough, right? Be aware of what happens when you make the choice to do this. My experience was eye-opening. I found myself biting into a granola bar after working out, standing and talking. I found myself walking through the kitchen, picking some grapes off a vine, and popping them into my mouth. I found myself tasting food while cooking, and while baking. And this was just the beginning. I threw back a handful of almonds while walking down to the pool, and ate a banana while folding laundry.
In the office supply store with my son (who is also supposed to eat while sitting), we stood on line eating pretzels. In the supermarket, my ("Mom! I'm) starving" son began to eat a piece of string cheese. Seeing how often we ate mindlessly, and on the move, has amazed me.
I'm curious to see what your experience is with this. Please give this challenge a try, and then post your experience as a comment at the bottom of this blog. I appreciate your commitment to the challenge and your honest feedback.
Tiffany Palisi is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Lifestyle Fitness Coach, and Group Fitness Instructor. She has extensive training in Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness, and is a Johnny G certified Spinning Instructor. She trains women in their home, and will be doing Lifestyle Fitness Coaching in her home office (and by telephone) beginning in September. Palisi works exclusively with women.