It’s Autumn again in New York City.
The time when I scout around for produce at the Greenmarket.
This fall I intend to focus on eating well and breaking a sweat.
In a couple of weeks I should be able to post a new workout routine.
I ordinarily do the Upper Body and Lower Body workouts for 12 sessions each.
For over one year I have done something unusual. Not that it is uncommon for me to do something unusual:
I’ve been exercising on the hardwood floor in my living room. Every 12 weeks I meet my personal trainer at the gym to be given a new workout routine to do. This routine I do at home as I’ve talked about before.
As I got older I could no longer exercise at the gym ferociously like I used to.
The year ends in just over 2 months. I think everyone could benefit from revising and reviewing their routine while Mercury is retrograde this month and through early November.
This is my plan: to eat well and break a sweat. To not get hung up over the times when I don’t do what you’re supposed to do.
A reappearance of COVID-19 is expected in November.
This is why now is the time to take care of our mental and physical health.
I expect in 2 or 3 weeks to post another workout routine.
This might not apply to most blog readers. However I want to write about it because who knows–maybe a reader falls into this category.
In New York City those of us who collect SNAP benefits are eligible to obtain Health Bucks at our Greenmarkets.
For every $5 spent in SNAP benefits, a person will get a $2 Health Bucks coupon.
Thus enabling you to get more fruits and vegetables.
To do so:
Bring your EBT card to the market manager tent at the farmer’s market.
Swipe your EBT card and in exchange get tokens and Health Bucks to spend at the market.
I don’t take kindly to people who resent others for buying organic food with their SNAP benefits.
Individuals living on a low income deserve to be healthy and eat nutritiously just like those of us who are well-off.
This is what I say:
Cut it out with the comments about people using SNAP to buy juicy heirloom tomatoes.
Regardless of your income there’s no shame in wanting to be healthy.
People who hang out shingles as personal finance experts will tell you to allot only certain strict percentages to categories of spending like utilities and food and entertainment.
I say: that’s bull crap. You can absolutely spend more in one category as long as you cut down and reduce or halt spending in the categories that don’t matter to you.
Case in point: though I’m a single person I spend a ton of money on food each month. My contention is: it’s better to exercise and eat right even if that costs a lot–than to wind up in ill health and have to pay a hospital bill.
Now that the Greenmarket season is here I’m going to reiterate like I do every year: in New York City you can use food stamps to buy produce at Greenmarkets.
This is a great thing. Other people might judge a person who uses food stamps to buy expensive food. That’s not right. Poor people deserve to eat healthful food. Poor people deserve to be healthy too.
Wherever you live you might have an online grocer like PeaPod that delivers food. In New York City FreshDirect delivers food and household items.
This beats walking or driving to a food market, wheeling a shopping cart around, and standing in a long line. Plus you’ll use up a lot of gasoline making weekly trips to a food market.
I’m all for curbing or ending our reliance on foreign or other oil supplies.
In the next blog entry I’ll write about a miracle product that you can use to cook food with.