Photo and Recipe Courtesy of "She Knows..."
I am just getting home from my fourth pilates class in two weeks, and I am pooped. Each time I come home from class, I feel renewed and refreshed. I am heading to weight watchers for a new start on their plan. I am both looking forward to and dreading my first weigh in since mid-March. I know the results won't be what I want to hear, but they will be what I need to hear.
Weight watchers made some changes to their program, and the one that I like the most is that fruit no longer contains points. At one point a banana had the same number of points as a hundred calories pack of baked cheetos. Which one would you choose? If you were me, you'd choose the cheetos. Now, it's not even a choice, you'd pick the zero point banana. I love that they incentivize the healthiest choices.
I know that one thing I need to improve is the amount of water I drink. For some reason, I just am not one of those all day water drinkers. To encourage myself to do better at this, I have found some recipes for flavored waters that I think sound amazing and fresh. I hope you do to!
As I would describe Jane's recent sleeping style, "BOTTOM'S UP!"
8 sprigs fresh rosemary
4 slices fresh orange
WaterDirections: Place two rosemary sprigs in each glass. Place one orange slice in each glass. Using a spoon, gently bruise the rosemary and orange by pressing.Fill glasses with ice; top with water and stir. Serve cold.
Ginger-lemon-thyme workout water recipe
4 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
4 lemon wedges
8 sprigs fresh thyme
Directions:Place one teaspoon ginger, one lemon wedge and two sprigs of thyme in each glass. Using a spoon, gently bruise the ingredients by pressing.Fill glasses with ice; top with water and stir. Serve cold.
Cucumber-fennel workout water recipe
Ingredients: 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and juiced
4 fennel fronds
Directions: Divide cucumber juice among four glasses; add fennel to each glass. Using a spoon, gently bruise the ingredients by pressing.Fill glasses with ice; top with water and stir. Serve cold.