With everything in life moving at super-speed, I’ve found that taking the time to reflect does a lot of good for my soul – Taking the time to then get those things off my chest does even better for the soul.
That’s why, six months, 2,000 miles and a few life changes since my last confessions post, it’s about time I unload a few more secrets…
#1: I almost never get tired of oatmeal.
Consumed: 1/3 C oatmeal cooked with 2/3 C water, vanilla and cinnamon. Topped with 1 T chocolate sunflower seed butter, maple syrup and small sprinkle of granola.
#2: Today, I went to school for the third time in 2011.
To be fair, though, this was only my third day with school in session! Between snow days, days off and an extra long winter break, I’ve really been enjoying some time void of homework. But all those good things must come to an end. Plus, I’ve been missing some deskie lunch photos!
#3. Although I see the functional purpose of Uggs, I really don’t like them.
Not only are the boots clunky, but their bad traction make them very prone to slipping in the stairwell of the journalism building — But that’s just between you, me and the random boy who witnessed this.
#4. I’ve been making excuses about being anemic for long enough. Now I just need to get back to running.
As usual, I’ve been running four or five times a week. The problem is that these runs have been short in distance and lower in tempo — Simply not where I want to be.
Now, though, I am determined to get back on track by continuing with my strength work by also picking up the speed and distances on my runs. This should be aided by the fact that I began my marathon and half-marathon class today! I also got a confidence boost by picking it up with a speedier 3-mile run today and some arm strength training afterward.
#5: I’m still not convinced that Greek yogurt is my favorite type, but I still appreciate all the protein it packs!
Consumed: Non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt with a little chocolate protein granola.
I’m probably more of a fan of Light ‘n’ Fit yogurt than any kind of Greek yogurt, but I still like to keep my fridge stocked with both types!
#6. I have dozens and dozens of Tinkerbell, Winnie the Poo and Toy Story Christmas cards.
I learned the hard way all envelopes in the city of Lawrence are 3.75×5.75 inches — Just shy of the 4×6 size I needed to send out all my save the dates! Fortunately, my future mother-in-law came to the rescue by finding some newly old Christmas cards with matching (plain white) envelopes in just the size I needed!
Now, I just wonder what to do with Woody and Buzz holiday cards…
#7. My new favorite go-to meal is a package of mixed stir-fry vegetables.
I first bought this kind of accidentally, not realizing there were noodles included. But, since finding Emily’s “healthy peanut sauce,” I’ve been loving using the sauce with the ready-to-go stir fry.
#8. My meals aren’t always very neat and pretty.
I may stick my meal in a too-small bowl just because I don’t want to dirty another one. I may also eat with chop sticks and then switch to a fork. Regardless, the food I’m eating is just as delicious!
#9. I’m stepping back on the scale.
That’s right. No metaphor, no joke, no catch.
After a lot of thought, I decided it would be best for me to occasionally keep track of my weight. That way, I can know when I am balanced, rather than suddenly be shocked when I my weight is too low or too high for my comfort.
My plan is to keep the weigh-ins to once a week, so that I don’t fall into obsession-mode — And, knowing myself, I know that is a slippery slope. Still, I am confident that a scale can and will be a very useful tool in helping me achieve my happy weight range.
Question: Do you have any confessions?
Also, don’t forget to ask me some questions for a Q&A post!