Farmers Market Fun
Here comes the sun, do do do do! Today the sun finally came out which meant it was time to spend some time outside. Lilly and I went for a two mile jog and then went home for an upper body circuit. I did a drop set circuit starting with 20 reps of each exercise then subtracted five reps for each set with a total of 4 sets.
Over head press
After my workout I headed into work for a bit and then around noon I headed home to meet Courtney and baby Joshua for a lunch date. After lunch the three of us took a field trip to the Charlotte farmers market where we purchased all sorts of produce and some natural honey! If you don’t shop at farmers markets, you should absolutely start. I recently read that the produce you buy at the grocery store has already lost 40% of its nutritional value, but anything you buy at a farmers market is so fresh that it has a much higher nutritional value. How long it takes for your potatoes from Idaho to get to your grocery store? If you buy your potatoes at a farmers market they usually haven’t traveled more than an hour of two from the farm. The longer a veggie or a piece of fruit has been out of the ground or picked, the less healthy it is. Why wouldn’t you shop at a farmers market?! Eating healthy does not mean you have to be wealthy. Farmers markets are almost always less expensive than the grocery store. I bought a huge pineapple today for $2.50. Farmers are also a great resource for healthy meal ideas. I love asking a random farmer what I should have for dinner and see what he or she suggests. Please visit your local farmers market and see what it has to offer!
If you are looking for more healthy eating sources read “Real Food” by Nina Planck. She does a wonderful job explaining how to eat for your taste buds and your health. You can also check out http://www.gatheringgrreen.com- It is a blog written by a friend of mine from college who is a very talented foodie!
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