Resolution RefocusedMelanie Tawil
If you’re anything like me, and statistics prove you are so don’t hide/lie, by May your promise (ahem resolution) is long forgotten and you’re hanging out in the comfort of spandex and knee deep in tacos. Before you throw in the towel and say better luck in 2018, there’s still hope.
Summer season is by far one of the most difficult times to clean up your life:
1. I really want a taco.
Taco, my love, mi cariño… I get the craving maybe twice a day at a minimum. To me, nothing says summer and tacos like fish tacos. These are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations as well as just any day. The fish will give you an added bonus of Omega-3s. Be careful with your fish selection though, keep an eye on mercury counts in fish as that varies throughout the season.
2. So you’re going to a barbecue?
Side note: I went vegan for Lent and have been a vegetarian for a little over two years; I struggled with the summer barbecue invite for two barbecue seasons but with the help of the Internet and friends, this became a breeze. A staple in any barbecue – roasted corn, elote, can be eaten any which way. However, it can quickly become a difficult situation full on. Easy, go for the corn in a cup salad (recipe on the next page).
3. I just don’t want to work out.
This quite possibly is the hardest time of the year to get a good workout in as you’re already dealing with the Texas sun and desperately looking for air as you run from your car to your destination breaking a sweat along the way. Aim to get moving later in the day as the sun goes down or early in the morning. If walking/running isn’t your thing, try some very simple stretches. Stretches can do you a world of good in these warmer months, so keep your muscles going. They’re also a great way to get your body ready for the day or to wind down.