This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Brooke-Time marches on

 I haven't deserted the health endeavor... although I have not been running (never have submitted the registration form for the run) or working out at all; I have been studying the raw lifestyle. I have played with a few recipes (raw sushi, cabbage noodles, banana ice cream) but that is about it. I did purchase a Champion juicer (thank you Craigslist) and have made a few juices. I have not "gone raw" but I have been trying to eat more raw foods. There is so much information and so many fun creative ways to not cook! I have checked out a couple of books on the raw lifestyle and am reading and absorbing the information. Eating raw and juicing makes so much sense. Anyhow, I haven't lost any weight and I haven't been counting points.

I guess I am improving my mind more than my body at the moment. I am planning on purchasing a few raw recipe books and basic raw staples to start moving in that direction. I can't force my family to eat raw but I can add more of it into our diet. Chad and Emery both loved the raw sushi I made. Emery and Chandlar really like fresh juiced fruit juice. Garrett and Chandlar love fruit. I haven't figured out how to shop for quantity of fresh foods. I'm never sure how much to buy. I don't want any of it to go to waste.

So that is a small blurb of what I have been up to. Sorry Mom that I haven't been blogging. I do read it though. I just need to sit down and do it. Can't wait to see the family this weekend.


  1. Brooke, That is fine about not posting - my summer has been slightly wacky - I need to get my life caught up in the blog world. Incorporating raw sounds really interesting - wish I would have had more time to discuss it with you when you were here. I think the boys might like fresh fruit and veggie juices since you have the juicer. I might try it for a while - watched "Sick, Fat and Nearly Dead" - very inspiring!
    Love you! Mom

  2. Addition to my comment: Noticed you said the boys like fresh juice...