Let's talk about activity. If we all had Oprah's bank account we could have Bob Greene come to our house every day and engage us in a fun, energizing and effective workout. But alas, that is not the case (at least for me). We can, however, find ways of making activity fit into our lives and our budgets .
The truth is activity is free. You just have to know how to tap into it. In this economy we can all appreciate the idea of getting what we need for less.
Walking is one of the best ways to get fit for free. It's low impact, and you can do it almost anywhere. The Momentum Walk it Challenge is a fun way to get started. If you haven't already checked it out go to www.teamweightwatchers.com.
How about a Weight Watchers Walking DVD. There are several to chose from and at a low cost you can choose from many different workouts. A trainer whenever you want one on your TV. You will be amazed at the workout you get when the instructor knows how to use different muscle groups by doing different steps.
Just a couple of suggestions - Come bring your suggestions to the meeting!!!! See you there.
This recipe takes me back to my girl scout days - how about you???
TUSCAN POTATO AND PEPPER PACKETS
Makes 4 servings (1 packet)
Points value per serving: 3
1 pound uncooked red potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
1 medium yellow pepper, cut into thin strips (about 2 cups)
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp rosemary, fresh, chopped, or less to taste
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1. Heat outdoor grill to medium high. Tear off four 12 inch long pieces of aluminum foil.
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until mixed and coated. Spread about 1 1/2 cups of vegetable mixture in a fairly even layer near 1 end of each piece of foil. Fold foil over to form packets; fold edges in to form a tight seal.
3. Grill packets, turning a few times, until potatoes are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.