Saturday, 5 January 2013

Getting it done

Morning power walks are brutal. I've been doing a 15 minute warm up on my elliptical in the basement, then head outside and after 30 minutes, I'm a mucky sweat ball. Even at -15C, I'm really working it over the hills here in my neighbourhood. Feels good. Happy my crunchy knees are not suffering!

This week's goals are 
1) to find some heavier hand weights I can use at home for my evening workout. I'm up to an 8 lb but it's not enough.
2) look into the costs and pros and cons of a juicer.

Food wise, status quo. Tracking everything. About 80% clean. No recent emotional eating. I've noticed a lot of bloggers are trying the Whole30 and want to learn more.  Might give it a try.

Emotionally things are leveling off. My workplace offers free short-term counseling and the psychologist gave me some exercises to do to help me with the ever-present grief. This past couple of weeks were difficult, but it's getting easier to get a good night's sleep.  Making good choices throughout the day is a good step in the right direction.


  1. Hi, just found your blog. Never heard of Whole30. I haven't read your past post but I'm sorry for the grief you are experiencing.

    I've been looking into the pros and cons of a vitamix. Been wanting one for a LONG TIME. But is it worth $400??? Will I use it enough?

    Anyhoo-have a great day!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Lucy. And thanks for the kind words.

    I looked at various juicers and the Vitamix. The juicers look tough to clean but the Vitamix has a powerful little motor and long warrantee. I'm tempted, but if only I can find one on sale :)