3. My friend Justine. I don't have any siblings but she is the closest thing. We have so much in common and she is my voice of reason. Both of us love cooking and working out, have small children and are really close with our families. We work at the same company and have the same circle of friends. When things get crazy in life I can run anything by her and ask her if, in fact, I'm crazy or if it's everyone else and she'll tell me straight. We discuss the trials and tribulations of being full time working moms that have health and fitness as a top priority.
She was the first one I told today, in fact, that I made it to the gym in the rain during my lunch break and realized forgot my sneakers! I grabbed my work out clothes and socks and snuck upstairs to do my workout on the elliptical. She understands how I feel when I decline to do a business lunch in order to get to the gym because she does the same thing when most other people can't believe I work out at lunch and actually work up a sweat (don't worry there are showers there).
4. All of you! Blogging is how I get so excited about testing new recipes, trying new veggies and taking food photos. I love sharing my experiences with my blogging friends and hearing what yours are and learning new things. Just today I learned an idea from Michelle at Find your Balance about dealing with sugar cravings after the holidays. I have pages marked, recipes saved and lists created of all the inspiring recipes that other bloggers have posted. My only problem is there are so many recipes and so little time.
5. Weight Watchers. There are so many things I love about it. I'm most definitely not a spokes person but I am not afraid to sing its praises. What other "diet" can you eat Christmas cookies, tiramisu, roast, Lindor truffles, sweet potato pie, pizza at 2AM and STILL loose weight. I came to the realization I'll never be an intuitive eater because my intuition tells me to eat more than my body needs. It's so easy to use it to track on line and plan my meals. Additionally, there is a new program where fruit is zero points which makes it so much easier for me to stick to. When I feel like I'm backsliding there are meetings I can go to where everyone can share ideas and learn new developments.
Who is the support system in your life?