Baby carrots. Nuts. Seeds. Snickers bars. Tootsie Rolls. Raw Broccoli. Celery. Meat on the bone. Giant sandwiches. Milk Duds. Sugar babies.
Oh, you guys, I forgot how wonderful crunching food is. Or chewing on it for a while. Or swirling around caramel. Oh, oh, oh.
I've always had a sweet tooth, but never much enjoyed candy. (Ice cream? Completely different story!) Once I got my Snickers bar inhaled last Monday, I haven't wanted another. Same with every other candy listed up there.
The carrots though? And raw veggies? Cannot get ENOUGH. I'm pretty sure I'm actually a slight shade of orange under my makeup this morning. My AmazonFresh order this afternoon has over $30 worth of veggies in it. I'm so excited to go home and unpack it!
Mike & I went to Black Butte, OR this last weekend for a giant 30th-birthday-celebration with a bunch of friends. One of the other 'wives' brought the 30 Day Shred (30DS) on her computer, and there ended up being 8 women in the living room of the cabin 'shredding' while the boys played Hearts. Awesome. I kept up fine, but level 1 definitely did not feel as easy as it used to! I was feeling just fine through the cardio sections, but the strength portions were ultimate fail. It has been almost three months since I did serious workout or strength stuff on my legs - I could only do so many squats with bumankle.
With the craziness of my life for the last 5-6 weeks - NYC, dad stuff, etc., - I'm eager to get back into some form of a routine. I had my routine pretty nailed down throughout the summer - work, commute, workout, traffic, tv, knit, shower, bed. It sounds SO hard now that I've been out of it for a while...but I have done it. And done it well. For many months.
Last night I headed home and did level one of the 30DS in the living room. We had takeout thai for dinner, but I restrained my portion. Today was my normal greek yogurt & berries for breakfast, with a giant 500cal salad for lunch. After work I have an hour long personal training session, where I am going to request that my legs and arms feel like jell-o afterwards. Dinner is stuffed acorn squash.
So, going through the motions is proving to be easy enough. Now I just need to get out and run. I'm scared, for some reason. Or, rather, nervous. Hrm. Need to think more about that one. Plus, it's perfect knitting weather. :)
Did you all know I knit? It's kind of my other obsession, and has been for a while. Right now I'm working the most wonderful triangular shawl with this yarn - which I cannot photograph well enough to do it justice. I sit it on my desk at work during the day just so I can look at it. :)
This is the result of the first time I knit this pattern. It was done in a heavier, almost sock weight yarn (Sea Silk) and knit rather loosely. The shawl above will be a bit tighter so there's more solid fabric in the body to highlight the tonal changes in the yarn. It will also be smaller - given the blue yarn above is a true 2-ply laceweight. The one below is over 66 inches wide! (Also, let's not talk about the width of other things *ahem* in that picture. The picture was taken the week before I started exercising & eating right. HUZZAH)