Happy New Year!
(I know it's long post, but it's like a RAINBOW, awesome!)
I lot of things havechanged since we abandoned the blog last year. Kelly came from behind as the most impressive Princess. Stacey got lean and sexy via chicken breasts, egg whites, and will power, Carolyn and I began an intimate relationship…with Pizza 73 and Leah… where the hell is Leah, anyway?
We’re all growing up too! Graduations and higher learning have conscripted us into duty. We are the new working generation, ready to serve you… in a minute. I’ve been all jacked up on Horse Jumping and COMPLETELY CRUSHED by this Edmonton weather. EVERY YEAR I reflect on why I continue to live here, and the best I can come up with is that it makes the Spring and Summer that much more special… How would I know if I’m lying, I’ve lived here my whole life.
I’m going to continue to make climate my scapegoat for why I abandoned strict Paleo eating and jumped on the Gluten-Free train (there are dairy and sugar passengers on this devil train). SAD 'Seasonal Affective Disorder' and my Sugar Demons teamed up to alter my logical reasoning and flabify my mid-section. The scale hasn’t changed… but I’ve since destroyed 2 pairs of jeans trying to hop my thighs into the denim. Devastating.
To the guy at the party last week that pointed at me eating a potato chip and yelled, “Hey, hey! That’s not Paleo!!!” I’m aware. It’s a fucking ketchup chip. Is that a Rum and Coke in your hand? What tree did you pick that from? I know what Paleo is, do you? I know how great Paleo is for you but… it’s also tricky. There are no Paleo drive thrus, packages, bottles, cans or cartons… So when I’m living my life and don’t take the time to prepare (and WORST, if I get hungry) everything goes to shit and I’m sitting in bed, wrapped in a Snuggie, trying to mentally justify the ½ pound peanut butter cup that I’ve been working my through for the past 7 minutes.
So I am going to get my act together. I need to act a little more energetic until the sun can work it's way back to our country and send down those feel good vibes. This month I am challenging myself to solidify a meaningful context to enhance my success of larger goals. I am focusing on: Sleep, hydration/supplementation, and mindfulness.
My nutritional and fitness goals are to follow…
Now to a few sunny additions... or addictions - I am IN LOVE with David's Tea and OPI Gel Manicures. This is how I've been getting through this brutal winter. I guess neither really have to do with Paleo, but both make me happier, thereby making Paleo easier...