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Saturday, January 10, 2015

How's everybody doin' out there tonight???

Yeah - its Saturday night... 
I'm in my PJs at 6pm and thrilled about it.  Its cold as balls here - high of 20 today...

I ran around all day today showing houses and meeting clients.  Normally that would put me in bad mood.. toss in winter and I'd be a real bitch to be around.  But something changed...what?

I started taking care of myself....in a loving way.  Am I on a diet? NO.  Am I beating myself up? NO.  Whats different?

For once I'm fueling with healthy food and drinking the hell outta green juice.  And drinking water w lemon, water w lemon and fresh ginger, water, water and just water.  Its like my brain turned from dark to light.  I am starting to get re-hydrated.  My skin looks better, my jeans just might feel less like sausage casings and my attitude is all brand new.

I realized that I love this time of year.  I love it for the the same reason I love being in the desert in Utah.  The quite, the stillness the lack of people out and about, the light, the iced over bay.  Its almost like a secret.  Today it hit me. I love winter.  GASP! 

Week 1 of Kettlebell Hell is over - I made all three classes.  My back is feeling better and I stayed after class yesterday to work on my form.  It will make a big difference.   Tomorrow I'm biking after work - hoping to be on the bike by 3pm - I've got another jammed up day.  But hey, its good to be busy - last year there was so much snow at this time, we had no business. 

Today Peggy and I made Pumpkin Chili - which is effing EPIC - over gluten free cornbread, that I made for Mo.  Seriously, I don't know what I would do if Peggy up and died on me.  She has been with us since we got married - 12 years!  * note Peggy is my Crock Pot - not a real person.
Its really nice to be finishing up work as its getting dark and know that you are coming home to a hot meal.  xoxox Peggy.

I heard a quote the other day and it stuck with me:
 "Someone busier than you is at the gym right now."
So thats been motivating me to keep doing all the things I've put in place to take care of this body and keep it healthy. Its been more work, shopping, prepping, cleaning the kitchen and cooking.  But having ready made healthy food at the ready, is saving my ass, while actually its making my ass go away...er.. in theory.  

Some pictures of winter where I am...taken today and Thursday while I was running around to meet people.




 

5 comments:

  1. I'm having a love/hate relationship with that quote... but it's so true. Sigh.

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  2. I love that you named your crockpot! I just bought a Ninja blender (couldn't shell out the dough on a Vitamix) and I want to name him. I don't know why it's a "him" but he feels male. LOL.

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  3. I love my crockpot too! Although I do most of my cooking on the weekends and heat up leftovers during the week. I used to hate leftovers but I have definitely changed on that front.

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  4. My mother's name was Peggy so it makes me smile every time I read that name.
    I absolutely love where you live and want to live there so I can stalk you (Smile). You want to talk about cold, it's a high of 11 today! Grrrr.
    Doing great my friend, keep it up!

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  5. The strange thing is that you don't realize how crappy you feel when you are eating crap and not exercising until you change. I had no idea (denial) that eating sugar and wheat and drinking wine was the cause of my headaches, joint pain, sluggishness, etc. etc, until I was forced to eat better with my new sleeve. I'm eating a low calorie diet it's true, but it's really the composition of the diet that is making me feel so good. I'm in a weight loss plateau but I still feel great. It sounds like you are back on track. I want to ride outside. :-(

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