Yesterday, I started jonesing on my lunchbreak for some magazines. Since I had to stop at the grocery store for some dinner ingredients, I peeked at their selection of magazines, hoping to find some related to health, fitness, and general well-being that I haven’t already read–given that I’m a magazine junkie.
I was surprised by the selection. They had Mother Earth News, Vegetarian Times, and a few others I don’t subscribe to but have always kind of liked. I dropped ten bucks on two magazines, figuring maybe I’ll be able to actually read with Jax running around. With a toddler on the loose, it’s impossible to read a book; magazines, however, I can usually thumb through while he’s occupied with something else (you know, for a whole 5 minutes).
The first magazine I plan on devouring (food pun intended) is the current issue of Vegetarian Times. The recipe for the cover photo totally hooked me–black bean & sweet potato burritos, and, inside, vegetarian Wellington. I’m probably not ambitious enough to make it–I’ve never worked with pastry puff before. I’m scared!
And the second magazine I’ll snuggle up with this weekend is Fitness. I already cracked it open in the store, and from flipping through, I’m not really sure this one’s a good fit with my ideals and goals related to wellness. I mean, there are a few mentions of Crystal Light (ew, chemicals) and other nonhealthy foods/drinks in there, a woman the mag raves about for having lost so much weight that she is now a size 2 (and looks anorexic, if you ask me), and tons and tons of ad pages. But I’m giving it a try because it was the only health& fitness magazine at the grocery store, and I am trying to drop 5-10 lbs and could really use the motivation.