Sigh. Just let me take a moment to get this out.
We didn't have any plans for NY, which made me a bit sad. I was not on call for the first time in 5 years and really wanted to have a bit of fun. Nothing panned out, so we sat at home and played Wii. I get up this morning to find out that a group of my friends were together and sounds like they had a great time. I'm feeling completely hurt and left out, since quite a few of them knew we were staying home and I wasn't happy about it. I need to just let it go but I'm feeling a bit of a jr. high flashback.
Then I get up to find a big tray of chocolates left by the teenager with a note saying he got them for us. So.......my first bite of food for 2010 was a truffle. Not the foot I wanted to step out on!
So, MOVING ON............
Since the gym is closed today, I went for spinning yesterday with the plan to run today and Sunday. Yesterday was cold but dry in the am. This morning it's a freakin' monsoon. I need to watch closely for a break so I can get out there and start on the mileage for the year. I want to. I need to.
The other plans for today involve putting away 850 loads of laundry.
Goals for the year, in no particular order:
~Re-eliminate the sugar. I was there, then I got to a happy weight and have slipped. Weight is stable but this is just not the way I want to fuel my body.
~Weight training or yoga 2-3x a week
~Get the final hoops in line and get enrolled in MW school. I'm learning a ton just being involved in the practice but am definitely needing to take it to the next level. Ultimately I would like to be sitting for my licensing exam this at this time in 2013.
~Keep up with the laundry! (see above) I woke up this morning thinking I need to do flylady. We'll see...
~700 miles to run.
~at least 2 half marathons. Still deciding which ones and probably overthinking it.
~Read at least a book a month. Bought a stack at goodwill yesterday because I never seem to make it to the library, which has been my excuse.
~Knit a sweater.
Dr Jen, your story of staying so mom and babe could be together and helping her nurse made me cry. I've never met a single doc, even the ones I consider good, who would do that on a regular day, much less a holiday. You rock my world and give me hope.
Nic, don't let GFG scare you. She's very much on the gourmet end of the spectrum. I recommended her because she's my inspiration both in attitude (she never feels deprived) but also in style- she approaches food the way I would like to when I grow up. Honestly, I hardly ever make her recipes except for her gravy because they scare me.
Start with getting the gluten out without getting fancy and get yourself feeling really good, then try something fancy when you feel ready. In the meantime, there are good packaged options out there. Ener-G foods bread is decent toasted (and available by the half case on Amazon much cheaper than elsewhere) and has a long shelf life. Pamela's brand makes great mixes. Trader Joes is starting to get options. And that is how we eat on a daily basis. I reassure myself that GF mixes are really just whole foods pre-mixed for me (as opposed to betty crocker). You can do this and you will learn to enjoy it, I promise, but right now just take it one day at a time.