I fought the devil & I won?!
Yesterday's dinner was a planned indulgence and mainly a gift for DH: a standing rib roast. For someone who's almost a vegetarian, I make a really, really good rib roast. Of course, it's only in the last few years that I've really begin to lean ... Read more
Blueberry cheesecake oatmeal & more ramblings
I think it will require some more experimentation, but I veganized the recipe I mentioned in yesterday's blog and it was super yummy & super filling -- even without chocolate (altho chocolate & blueberry sounds pretty good, too).
Here's my ... Read more
Want to sleep? Come shovel with me & other ramblings
Man, I slept really well last night. Granted, I went to bed maybe half an hour later than usual cause I needed to unwind after swimming.
Did some walking around food shopping, supplement shopping, & getting a 20 lb kettleb... Read more
Revisiting the 80/20 rule
I'm a big fan of the 80/20 rule: eat healthy 80% of the time, and you can indulge 20% of the time. I'm still a pick fan, but I think I look at this rule in a new way lately.
I used to feel it meant every day. If I ate healthy 80% of the day... Read more
Who are your heroes?
And what do they say about you?
I wasn't feeling well yesterday, we had snow & ice, so it was a good day for a movie. In fact, I didn't even help DH with the shoveling. While he didn't complain to my face, he sure complained about the fact ... Read more
What gets you excited?
Now, once you've gotten your mind out of the gutter . . . c'mon, I know you went there.
Still thinking about goals. A goal should be exciting:
A first race, of whatever length
A great vacation
A shopping spree
Monthly ... Read more
What does my body really want?
First, just let me say, it's not everyone that gets to meditate in the morning with a purring cat in their lap. Or try doing up dog with one on your back!
Not quite sure what got into Giz this morning. The animals tend to stay far away from... Read more
A weird week of eating
I was thinking, today, that maybe we are truly meant to slow down during the winter. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean we shouldn't move or that we should hibernate, but that it really ought to be a time of rest & renewal. Not just at new year's,... Read more
4 steps to a better race (not only for runners)
Last year my goal was just to run one 5k, something I'd never done before in my life. I ran two, months apart. So I focused on each one -- working hard, trying to do speedwork, tapering, and so on.
This year I plan to race more than last ye... Read more
What I DO love about running
I spend a lot of time running, and a lot of time explaining why I don't love to run. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I hate it; if I did, I wouldn't still be doing it after a couple of years. It's just that I don't love it like some of my othe... Read more
Not meeting a goal is not a failure
Sounds like I'm setting up excuses, right? Or having a reaction to "The Black Swan". But no, this came from Runner's World Complete Book of Running for Women:
"If success were a certainty, you wouldn't have much of a challenge to begin with... Read more
A change will do your body good
I have blogged, ad nauseam, it seems, about my oatmeal-cashini-chocolate chip habit. I know this doesn't sound healthy, but it truly can be -- in moderation.
Just as your body gets used to a certain type of exercise and doesn't have to work... Read more
What do you do when a good day goes south?
Yesterday started out well. I've been making a habit of listing 3 to-dos for every day. And I got started on them early -- got the laundry in the machine, cleaned a litterbox. Then I got on my treadmill for a looooong, slooooow run.
Long fo... Read more
Running jinx & where motivation comes from
I'm beginning to think I may be jinxed from running in groups. Last year I signed up for a running tour of NYC, only to have it canceled when my guide got an acting gig & we couldn't set another time.
I joined a local running group, and ev... Read more
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I have the reward, now what to reward?
It already looks like my goal to be at my WW GW by my birthday may already be out of reach, but I haven't thrown in the towel yet.
One of my goals for this weekend was to think long and hard about a reward that would motivate me. I was havi... Read more