Sunday, January 4, 2015

It's been a rough week..

Wow it's been a rough week.
Must be the full moon.
Does it ever bother you when someone says that? The catch all phrase that is used to blame a series of bad luck, a rough week at work, home or just for lack of something more clever to say. There must be something to it if it ends up being the go to reason everyone gives for life taking a crazy swing off course. That has certainly been what's going on in my life at the moment.
I'm looking forward to my days smoothing out and not wondering where the next hit will come from.
I told my trainer at the gym about our Paleo effort for January and he immediately went into a tizzy describing how the next few weeks will be an emotional roller coaster and I should look into some meditation (which I don't really have time for to be honest) and oh by the way I need to start taking Maca powder and trace minerals..
Ok, slow down there buddy. So the meditation will probably NEVER happen.. I've tried it.. really tried it. But no matter how hard I try and concentrate, I can't quiet the voice in my head. Apparently it has had A LOT of time marinating all those random thoughts that permeate the mind throughout the day. When I try to count, or visualize all the thoughts disappearing into a black hole, I fall asleep. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
I did however trot my new Paleo ass to Sprouts next door and waffle in the vitamin aisle until I got up the courage to ask someone for what I was looking for. Unlike the elistist version of the reaction I received in my head from the two gentlemen working in the area they were refreshingly detached and super helpful.
Upon returning home I informed my husband here's what we're doing.. He thankfully has been on board since starting our Paleo journey.
Tonight we feasted on Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Mayo and Quick Roasted Brussel Sprouts. YUM! Second great recipe we've found so far. We also made Turkey Burgers for our lunches the next few days.
Since I miraculously got tomorrow off I'm off to tempt fate by staying up way too late and relishing a few extra minutes with my husband before we start the grind back up again.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!! Welcome 2015!

First and foremost Happy New Year! It's been about a year since I've posted so I figured New Year new post.
So much has developed in the last year.. I achieved my horse show goals including a world championship title, the garden is thriving despite several frosts, several medical issues were resolved opening up an entire world of possibilities, and getting fit in 2014 was achieved. What a year it's been. 
With 2014 under my belt my husband and I decided to move our fitness to another level so we've decided to try going paleo for January. Now I know the moment I mention the word Paleo it opens me up to a whole world of criticism so before anyone jumps to conclusions we are going to give it a good effort. Does that mean we might slip now and again.. probably.. but as newbies we're going to do the best we can.
That being said I tried my first paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookie recipe this morning courtesy of the Paleo Mama and it was fantastic!! They were a bit runny as a batter so I put them in mini muffin tins. Great result!
I also cooked a fried egg and put it over half of an avocado to round things out and it was delicious. I must say that eating paleo is much more work intensive than I anticipated, but I'm hoping if I make enough to grab and go I should be fine.
I also took an extra step in accountability to my fabulous trainer at the gym by telling him I needed to up my endurance training.. oy ve!  He admitted I might hate him a little bit, but I know that and sometimes you just have to bite the bullet.
RESOLUTIONS: Do you have any?? Different from the norm I mean..
Mine is to plan my year strategically so my money management is wiser than last year.  This means picking and choosing which shows I go to and trying to spread out my Christmas shopping so it's not all centered in Oct. Nov. lol. Good luck to me!  Oh yeah one last one.. I'm going to blog more regularly.
Well that's all for now. Till next time..