The next two weeks are supposedly some of the bluest times of the year for people. So let’s fight that with some good news! I’ll start.
- I’ve finished two full weeks of Power 90 and started week 3 last night. There are still certain moves I can’t do exactly right, but I’m definitely getting stronger. Last night was tough – I was *dripping* sweat. Man was my fat crying! But I made it all the way through the cardio portion despite my…
- I’m pretty sure I’ve got plantar fasciitis in my right foot. I had issues before Power 90 – I actually think the exercise, especially the regular stretching, is helping. It’s only bad in the morning when I first get up and if I forget to stretch after sitting for awhile at the computer. I’m wearing my Sketchers *constantly* which have helped tremendously. (That’s how I injured it in the first place – wearing nothing but slippers on the tile floor while doing the holiday baking.) It’s not so bad where I feel the need to see a doctor. Yet.
- I’ve been tracking my daily word counts, averaging 531 words a day for about 6,400 words so far this month. Definitely not NaNoWriMo pace, but I’ve made words day except on Saturdays. That’s also my “rest” day for Power 90 and the monsters have basketball, so we’re busy that day.
- Speaking of which, the two youngest monsters are playing Upward Basketball this year, and each have won a game. Middle had a particularly great game Saturday, even though she was feeling under the weather.
- I found a new shop where I can get local and organic meats and other goodies. I got a nice-sized baggie of bay leaves for only $1. Last night we had home-grown brats. I cut mine up with peppers and zucchini so I could enjoy the taste without the high carbs of the bun and it was delish.
- I read an excellent fantasy romance this weekend – Master of Crows by Grace Draven. I really enjoyed it. The slow development of romance between Silhara and Martise is very well done, and while I wished for even more magic and fantasy elements, it was NOT fantasy lite. A nice balance.
- I splurged on a very expensive kitchen appliance this weekend, too. A Vitamix. However, I can’t wait to make shakes, soups, fruit “ice cream” etc. and I especially want to try grinding my own wheat for flour. I looked at a NutriMill a few weeks ago and couldn’t make myself bite the bullet to spend that much on something that *only* grinds grains. I’m hoping the VitaMix will become an essential part of our more healthy kitchen.
What’s your good news today?