The first of May is one of my favorite times because the hot summer hasn’t quite arrived, but the chill of the spring has faded. The days are perfect and sunny.
Plus, I’m counting the days until the kids are out of school and we can go cut loose or kick back for three months. I also know if I want to be my goal weight by my birthday, I have to get moving–literally–but that doesn’t faze me this year.
For the first time in a very long time, I’m looking forward to putting on a bathing suit and actually being outside without pause. Now, I’m not close to my ideal weight, but I’ve shown myself that I can do this. That I can lose the weight, improve my health, reach my exercise goals, and not fall in a pit of depression because I can’t eat chocolate cookies everyday. Yeah me!
It’s important to go through these phases, realize you are more capable of achieving the impossible goals of health and weight and actually allowing yourself to be successful.
One of the best ways to help yourself accomplish greatness is to know the food observances. Yep, I said food observances. Now this is two fold.
One, each month has National food observances and May is ripe with choices.
Second, you observe what you eat. When taking better care of yourself it’s important to develop an awareness of what you’re not only eating, but what’s available in abundance.
So, let’s see what May’s Food Observances are:
—National Egg Month
—Medieterranean Diet Month
—Grapefruit and Kiwi Month
—Carrots and Cauliflower Month
—Salsa (yes the food, not the dance)
—Potato and Lime Month
—Sweet Vidalia Onions Month
Now it’s it ironic that so many things you find in the Mediterranean Diet are featured this month in the food observances as well?
Of course, not all of it is healthy, but it gives you an idea of what to look for and maybe, just maybe a new way to create a meal that’s amazingly good and new.