My Summer 12 in 2012 goals are proceeding smoothly. These past couple of weeks involved a beach vacation (!) which I’ll post about in detail later. Let’s just say for now that it was awesome.
#1 – Create a workout plan that I can continue in the school year
Crossfit is still kicking my butt in an awesome way. I got my swim on this week too, and did some casual bike riding. I’m starting to try to add more walking too. I discovered some new walking paths around my neighborhood that are a lot of fun. I think I’m going to start carrying my new little digital camera with me on walks to document them. I always see so many neat things.
#2 – Swim once a week
Discovered that swimming in the Gulf is not the same as swimming in a pool – I don’t like it. Knowing that some wildlife could swim by me just kind of freaks me out. But I did swim in my local city pool this week. Win!
#3 – Try one new Paleo recipe each week
I rocked this one these two weeks. I tried several new smaller things, like a new marinade, and learning how to poach eggs (surprisingly easy, and not as smelly as frying). I also made two recipes from The Primal Blueprint Cookbook: dark chocolate coconut truffles and chopped liver.
The dark chocolate truffles were delish! I now have a treat that doesn’t involve obscene amounts of sugar, that I can eat and feel good about. I’ll be making these on a regular basis to lessen the desire for the types of treats I used to eat. While I still love the taste of brownies, cookies, etc, all that sugar makes my lymph nodes swell up, and the grains make my stomach feel horrible. I prefer treats that taste good without any negative after effects, so truffles will be around a lot.
Chopped liver – well, it was interesting. I’ve never eaten any offal before, and I suppose it is a taste and texture that you have to get used to. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t particularly delicious; I kept thinking that I’d rather be eating steak. Still, I’ll try some more offal recipes, and see if I can develop a taste for it – it’s super good for you, and insanely cheap.
#4 – Finally buy that co-op delivery subscription
Money is getting more stable now that vacation is over. Plan to start this next week.
#5 – Start eating grass-fed and finished beef (cowpooling anyone?)
Maybe I’m late to the game, but I just now found out that Whole Foods has a huge selection of grass-fed beef. I guess I had just assumed that Whole Foods focused more on vegetarians, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover they have a lot of meat.
I also learned about a organic farm that delivers to different areas around Florida, who gives discounts to Crossfit box members. I’ll be trying this out soon – it seems like a good way to get grassfed beef in bulk.
#6 – Ride my bike once a week, for pleasure or exercise (or both)
Rode my bike for taking outfit photos, and for buying groceries. I love having panniers!
#7 – #12 still haven’t happened yet, but I’m planning a trip to IKEA to get started on closet organization and my herb garden.