The Process is Never Ending …

Or at least that’s how you feel when you’re in the middle of a process.  Or at least that’s how I feel.  Two weeks ago, I shared a little bit about the process of making some goals and trying to get started with them.  For me, the ongoing process is diet & nutrition.  I can make myself exercise six times a week without much hesitation, but to eat healthy and completely good for six days a week – torture!!  Actually, I can make it to six days, but then I’ll usually sabotage everything on that 7th day.  Can anyone relate?
So I started small.  In February, I cut all sodas from my diet.  I haven’t had one since the end of January.  I never drank a lot of soda to begin with, but I found that it was replacing my water intake.  I was filling my “thirst” with coke and then thinking I didn’t need water – ridiculous!  I thought I would get a caffeine headache or crave the sugary drink, but so far I haven’t had any of those.  It’s too early to say that I’ve “kicked the habit”, but I’ve at least kicked it enough to be ready for my next challenge.  This one will be tougher though.
I love sweets.  Chocolate of any kind.  Sugary Snacks & the likes.  I can eat 3 healthy meals a day, but to give up my snacking habit will most definitely be hard.  I stay on the go a lot with the kids, so I like to have a few quick stops in mind that I can get something relatively good for me on the go.  One of those stops for breakfast is McDonald’s.
I know we don’t always think of McDonald’s as a good choice, but if I’m on the go & need something in a hurry, I can definitely make a “good” choice off their menu.  Right now, I’m loving the Fruit & Yogurt Parfait – it has just 160 calories & 85mg of sodium.   It’s on the breakfast menu, but it’s available all day!  McDonald’s also offers a variety of whole-grain oatmeal choices on the breakfast menu.  And the Fruit & Maple Oatmeal & Apple Cinnamon Walnut Oatmeal are both 100% natural whole grain oats, rich in fiber & freshly prepared for you (or me).

I’ve just been given the opportunity to partner with McDonald’s on their “Wholesome Choices Blogger Program”. Over a period of four weeks, I’m sharing my own tips and ideas for making wholesome choices in my every day life. And hopefully you can translate some of those to your life as well. Or better yet – share with me some of yours & I can learn from you too!
Follow McDonald’s Atlanta on Twitter @McDonaldsATL (they actually  monitor the account & tweet you back) and check out their website for real-time promos, meal ideas and how to make the most of your McDonald’s experience, especially when it comes to nutrition.
Disclosure Language:
McDonald’s partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “Wholesome Choices” Blogger Program. As part of that program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used, and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. McDonald’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.