So, one month down...already. As I get older, I think the time goes by quicker - anyone else notice this? I mean, we are already one month completely done with 2014. How quickly it has gone!
So a recap of the weekend, first. It snowed a lot on Friday, so at 1pm we were released from work for the day. Which was a good thing because it snowed a lot the rest of the day! I went home, put my pajamas on, and snuggled up with my dog for the night! I also made some gluten-free brownies (Betty Crocker out of the box). They were yummy when warm, but not so yummy when they cooled - just pop them in the microwave them and good to go! And then later for dinner I made gluten-free rotini pasta (Barilla now makes gluten-free pasta - rice and corn based) with a ground turkey meat sauce. It was yummy also, but be warmed - the gluten-free pasta doesnt taste as good when reheated the next day... Just saying.
Pretty much on Friday night I watched Amazon Instant Video until my modem died again (old modem) and then spent the night reading until I fell asleep. It was a very relaxing night!
On Saturday morning I woke up and decided against going to the gym. It was snowing pretty badly all day and I wanted to avoid going out if possible. Plus, I was feeling really tired. I worked on cutting some fabric for a bag I am making, did some laundry, and then at a little before 3pm I ventured out of my house (it had finally stopped snowing) and heading to JC Penney to get my hair trimmed and highlighted at their salon. I had never been to a JCP salon before, but I had a 20% off coupon for highlights so I figured I would give it a try. It was much better than I had actually anticipated. I really liked the stylist who did my hair and the two hours went by quickly. She did a really good job. I just got some blonde highlights put in to brighten up my hair, and she trimmed about an inch off. I am planning to keep my hair really long for a while. There was another stylist at the salon who was selling girl scout cookies for her daughter, and I couldnt pass them up (even though I shouldnt eat them and all) so I bought two boxes.
While I was waiting for my hair to be done, I was searching on my phone and found a website called "grub hub" where you can place an order for delivery from your favorite restaurants (if they participate). I saw that my favorite local sushi place had this option so I placed an order (very expensive) and I was so looking forward to getting my sushi, but my food never arrived and after waiting an hour, I finally called the website people and the restaurant was apparently closed because of the weather. Good thing I had planned to pay cash so I wasnt charged anything, but I was annoyed that no one bothered to say the restaurant was closed. They did give me $10 credit, though. But that was a bummer - I really wanted sushi! I spent the rest of the night watching tv and reading and then sleep.
I should have gone for a run on Sunday, but I decided to just take a rest weekend. The sides of my ankles/shins are feeling tight for about a week now on and off. I think this is a sign that its time to buy new running sneakers again. But I also hadnt run in a week and decided 11 miles after not runnng all week was a bad idea. Instead, I shoveled my driveway (about 6 inches of snow), and then went to the grocery store to pick up a few things for smoothies. When I came home I did more laundry and dishes, and some sewing for the bag I am making. Unfortunately, when I got to work on the handles, I realized I bought the wrong size of burlap webbing and I didnt feel like going back out to the store. So I cooked some food for the week instead. I made a paleo meatloaf with a side of veggies, and I made a paleo jamaican jerk chicken stirfry. I ate some of the meatloaf for dinner last night and it was really yummy. I have the stirfry for lunch today. It smelled good so I am hoping it will taste good, too! And then instead of watching the super bowl, I finished up watching the TV series I've been watching for the past 2 months on Netflix / Amazon Instant Video. I dont think I missed anything with the superbowl anyway. I have no real interest in football, though I will watch it if someone else turns it on. Plus, I got more than enough updates on Facebook.
I will admit, it was a little bit weird not to have super bowl plans, because the past 2 years I did. But I guess thats what happens when I am single again. So I guess now is a good time for a life recap... It's been a little over a month since J and I broke up. I am doing better than I thought I would be. I am not nearly as sad as I was a month ago. I still get sad occasionally, but I continue to be more angry than anything else. Angry that I left so many things in our relationship go when they upset me because I wanted the relationship to work. Angry that I spent 2 years in a relationship that ended up not going anywhere, and now I am having to start all over again. Angry that I had become dependent on the relationship. I dont know. I need to be less hard on myself. I still miss him, but last week while I was away and having a rough work week, I realized that he didnt make me feel better most of the time anyway. I guess a veil has been lifted... Anyway, I am accepting of moving on, but I am not ready to date again and probably wont be for a while. But in the meantime I am glad that I have other things in my life - running, dance classes, crafting group, work, etc.
Well, now that I've said all that, it's time to set some goals for February. I didnt set any in January, other than my goals for the year, because I really just needed to give myself a break for a month while I dealt with the breakup. I'm glad that I did because I didnt need the additional stress of being hard on myself more than I have been, but I am now about 2 lbs heavier than I was at the beginning of the year. My measurements are mostly the same except that my thighs and calves each went up .25 inches. Go figure. I guess I didnt do as much damage as I could have, but now it's time to get back on track and refocus again.
Run 3x per week
ST 3x per week
Yoga 3x per week
Bonus Goal: Complete the Princess Half Marathon in under 2:19
**this is a reach goal. I ran it in 2011 in 2:19, and I would like to beat that time. I think I have a 50/50 chance of accomplishing this.
Drink 6 glasses of water each day
Avg 1650 net calories / day at the end of each week (I think figuring out what the avg for the week is much more realistic for me - and I am lookin at net calories because I work out most days)
Try 1 new smoothie recipe each week
Read 5 books this month
Complete 2 sewing projects (dance bag and grandma's quilt)
Enjoy my birthday! (February 14)