Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Thanks

It's Friday, yippee! And what better way to end a week than on a positive note, right? So I'm going to go all upbeat and chipper on you and list the things I'm thankful for (and so that I'm not here ALL DAY typing all of the things I'm every thankful for, I'm restricting myself to the subject of the blog, which is food and fitness).

C'est parti!

I'm thankful...

- that I am free of allergies and can eat pretty much anything I want without fear (well, except that time I opened the tupperware with the avocado in it and discovered mold about five inches deep. I was scared of that...)

- that I have the wherewithall to buy healthy, yummy, local veggies (and hormone-free meat, if I'm not lazy and drive to the store that has it)

- that I have a farmer's market two blocks from work that sells organic and local veggies (this farmer's market has won out against yoga today. I'm going to be sad when it's gone in November!)

- chocolate. I'm very thankful for chocolate. And mint chocolate. And ginger chocolate. And orange chocolate. And red pepper chocolate. get my point...

- that my kitchen and living room are basically the same room, so I can cook all day long while entertaining myself with the television. I wouldn't cook nearly as much otherwise.

- that I've been teaching aerobics for four and a half years now with very little injury (and the one chronic foot injury I have is manageable as long as I pay attention to it).

- that I was raised to try new things (even if I was an extraordinarily picky eater, I still went out to sushi with my parents and ordered rice rolls. The point is that I was exposed to it, so it seemed normal and desirable later in life, now that I eat most everything).

- that I have great friends and family who don't try to undermine my food and fitness choices.

- ice cream. Mint chocolate chip (Breyer's is my personal fave). And pumpkin pie. Mmm.

And there's probably so many more things than that. That's just my short list. What are you thankful for?


Jenn said...

I love that you are thankful for chocolate and ice cream. Add cheesecake to that it would be identical to my list.


The Lethological Gourmet said...

Mmm cheesecake. Ricotta cream pie. Oooh NO! I forgot!!! SNOW PUDDING!!! Best ever ever ever!

Leah J. Utas said...

It's weird, but I'm thankful for my allergies/intolerances to certain foods like dairy and wheat gluten. It's made me expand my list of edibles and I know I am healthier for it. I am also grateful that I can have a bit of those foods and I enjoy them all the more that way.

The Lethological Gourmet said...

That's a really good point, Leah! Not being able to eat certain foods must make it that much more enjoyable what you can have, rather like how I appreciate the sunlight in winter and spring when it's usually overcast.

Charlotte said...

Breyer's mint chocolate chip is THE BEST ICE CREAM EVAH! It tastes like snow ought to, in my opinion.

And oh yeah - I'm thankful it's Friday too:)