Hi hotties! How’s everyone’s weekend going? I hope you all had some gor-geous weather like I did! I got to spend the afternoon watching my kitty cats rulling around and playing in my green grass in the backyard! I can’t complain.
Thank you all so much for your words of encouragement on my challenge and your words of advice on running! Don’t worry about me “pushing myself” or being too hard on myself – I was always picked last in gym class in elementary school so I don’t expect much out of myself in the beginning. I’m going to first learn what I am capable of before I start to try to amp it up – I definitely don’t want to set really high expectations, force myself through it, and end up hurting myself or anything like that! My body is my power and my strength and I don’t want to jeopardize that!
I’ve added a page to the blog to track my progress on the challenge! As the days go by, I will be updating with my exercise journal as well as probably my food journal (but don’t quote me on that – sometimes I love recording what I eat and sometimes it just stresses me out).
Also, you may have noticed I changed up the layout around here. I loved the green, but, well, it felt like something I would have made when I was thirteen! I’m much more fond of this simple, white and blue version, even if it is vaguely minimalist. It’s easier on my old-lady eyes. The photo in the header is from a trip to St John in the US Virgin Islands in 2008.
Oh, by the way, have you hugged a fat today? Or in my case, kissed one?
Ever since I increased my healthy fat in my diet, the “flab” on my body has melted away. Methinks they should change the name of the blubbery deposits on the body from “fat” to something else..can we just call it blubber? Because fat in food – good fats, that is, not trans fats, the processed chemical fats that kill us – are so good for you, but we’ve been indoctrinated to stigmatize things like nuts and avocados because of their high fat content while eating highly processed, made-only-of-chemicals-that-will-make-you-sick foods is “okay” because the “fat” content on the label is low. No thanks. My roommate has a tendency to buy those things that are “reduced fat” and “less fat than the original!” because she thinks they’re healthier, but I can’t stand seeing them in my fridge!
Yay for fats!
My favorite sources of fat are peanut butter, avocado, coconut oil, and tehina! What are yours?
I’m off to play in the city for my BFF’s twenty-third birthday, but I won’t play too hard because tomorrow is Day 1 of my Challenge, and I’m gonna get it started off right! I’ll be back soon with a new favorite product review and some other fun stuff!