Friday, April 3, 2009

Healthful Indulgence: Day 5

Morning Indulgence: Assemble a fresh fruit salad, using any fruit you have available. Try to include fruits containing a variety of colors, such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas, oranges, and kiwis. Top with a dollop of nonfat Greek yogurt and some chopped walnuts. Drizzle with honey if desired. Notice how aesthetically appealing your morning meal is and how tasty a nutritious breakfast can be.

Mid-day Indulgence: Grab a soccer ball and pass it around with a friend, or grab a basketball and shoot some hoops at a nearby park. Let yourself go and be free. Feel what it feels like to be a kid again. Laugh, play, have fun during your afternoon break from your hectic adult-life.

Evening Indulgence: Try a new class offered at the gym or in your local city. Do something you haven't ever experienced before, such as pilates, hip-hop dance, or karate. Notice how refreshing it feels to mix up your normal exercise routine. Feel positive and accomplished afterwards knowing that you most likely worked muscles that you don't normally reach. You may even find that you have found a new favorite hobby.

Final Indulgence: Grab a kid-sized Rita's Italian Ice on your way home from the exercise class you just completed. Choose your favorite flavor and refrain from feeling guilty, knowing that treated yourself to a moderately portioned sweet, low-fat dessert. Slowly savor each bite and relax in the comfort of a well deserved delight.

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