New obsession: lentils + cheese sammie.
The pre-cooked lentils are my new favorite Trader Joe’s item (here’s a list of all my favorite Trader Joes goodies). Expect me to overdose on lentils in the next two months or so. They are especially yummy warmed and smothered in Havarti cheese!
Creating Accountability Follow-Up
Looove reading all your responses to the Reader Q&A: Creating Accountability Without Spending Dough post! My favorite response was actually one I received on Twitter from Courtney Anne. This is a great idea, especially for friends who have similar workout goals but are separated by geography or busy schedules.
Here are some other great ways to hold yourself accountable to exercise without spending a dime:
Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed: “That’s why I started a blog! I knew it would keep me accountable for my workouts if I blogged about them.”
Maggie: “For runners, I highly recommend iMapMyRun. There’s a great (free) app that lets you track your progress, and you can share your workouts on Facebook for added accountability. There’s also a great website where you can find routes that people in your area have run. It’s a great way to keep track of your workouts!”
Lauren @ SassyMolassy: “One tool that I use is fitness DVDs that I’ve rented from the library. There are so many great ones (Jillian Michaels, yoga, etc) that will give you a great workout, for free, in the comfort of your own home.”
Kathleen: “My neighbors and I created a fitness club. Zumba at one neighbor’s, aqua aerobics at another, plus group walks and motivational text messaging to help everyone get excited about workouts. So far, so good and very convenient and fun!”
Shannon: “I created my own challenge: to run 100 miles in a month. I kept track of the miles on my calendar and worked up to some long runs. It kept me motivated because I told people about the challenge and they would check in on me later in the month.” (Psst – Shannon met her goal – amazing!)
Y’all are so smart.
You should cook your own lentils! 1/4 of the cost of the Trader Joe’s prepared ones and SO easy – way easier than using dried beans. I’ve messed up soaking and cooking dried beans before, but lentils are nearly infallible 🙂
In other news, I could put lentils and feta on anything and everything and call it a day. Love the sandwich idea!