Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Scaleback By Going Green!

Yesterday I volunteered to be a team captain for a group at my office. Our company is participating in Scaleback Alabama, which is a statewide weight loss initiative that, God knows, we need around these here parts. I mean, the truth is, I have gained like 10 pounds since November. 10 holiday pounds full of Christmas Candy Cocaine and lunch/margaritas at Mexican restaurants with my siblings. Good times? Oh hell yeah. However, like Styx sang in that poignant anthem of truth, "Don't pay the ferryman until he gets you to the other side." Gripping, I know.

So I'm saving all my weight loss change so I can pay up when I'm back down to my welterweight of 170. How? I hear you ask.

Simple. Diet and exercise. Cut the sugar, diet full of fruits/veggies and whole grains. Water for days. Exercise for days. Between my cardio/pilates and functional training routines, I'm pretty active, but I'm also going to join the gym so I can take advantage of spin class and some other group classes that will push me a bit harder.

My team is really eager and we're going to participate in at least one group powerwalk each week, and will track progress using the new Google Group I created for us.

I'm also drinking more green tea. In addition to drinking a hot cup each morning, I've brewed up some green tea to serve iced.

Recipe:

- Boil water in a small pot.
- Remove from burner, add five green tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10-15 minutes.
- Pour over 1/2 a sliced cucumber in a pitcher. Add water to fill. Stir. Chill.

Scaleback y'all!

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