And how is the running going? Well, very slowly. Starting from scratch again. But knowing this is how I started last year, and then had a satisfactory finish in November--well, it keeps me moving! My first 5K is a little over a month away, so I have lots of work to do. Incorporating strength training back in, too. This means actually going to the gym for the first time in months. I am ashamed I've fallen behind so much in taking care of myself.
One bonus to loving Trader Joe's Goddess dressing: I'm actually craving lots of veggies and salads. The key now is to keep them interesting! I successfully made my lunches for two weeks running for work, and never once was tempted to having something else. I have my official salad containers for work, and little containers for dressing, too. Eating fruit every day, too. I did have sugar yesterday and by evening I was ready for veggies. I actually made a really delish simple open faced sandwich: A sliced baguette, smashed avocado, slices of tomato, Goddess dressing, pepper, and parm cheese put under the broiler for a few minutes. So good. Now I'm craving grilled veggie sandwiches--I must have one soon. I will never give up meat, but I have found a few veggie dishes that I like to eat; I guess even this old dog can learn some new tricks.
Also am busy planning the death of many plants in my gardens. I hate to kill perfectly good plants, but I need to switch up the yard, and the time of eagerly accepting any plant anyone offered me is now gone. I am thinking of turning a small spot near my house into a "Zen" garden. But my idea of Zen, of course. Lots of colorful annuals, and a lovely little Buddha. I know just where I want to get this Buddha, and it must wait for a few weeks. Can't wait to pick it out.
|Instrument of Destruction Coming Soon to My Garden|
Luckily our weather has turned back to actually being what is should be in April in Iowa--50's to low 60's, so the urge to run out and buy plants is squelched by the knowledge that tonight we have a hard freeze warning. I will be out in the yard late tonight after work tossing sheets all over my plants. I can certainly wait until the danger of freezing is gone before I put out those herbs and flowers.
Holy crap: I just realized I sound like a boring middle aged woman. Wow. I'm really not--I think a lack of alcohol is affecting me. Bring me a lemon drop, stat!