The scale at the gym is just plain mean! And/or the Wii fit board is nice? And for the record, yes, I have gained some totally unattractive poundage these holidays I'd like to blame on the economy. And my loving neighbors. And my utter lack of self control when I am near chocolate, sugar, and chicken wings. I have to say, I enjoyed it. Every homemade caramel, Nik's Happy New Year chocolate log, rolls, mashed potatoes, rice pudding, sugar cookies, caramel popcorn, chexmix, breakfast shakes with too much peanut butter, Caramal Apple Cider from Starbucks, hot chocolate, and the general state of my psyche. No, it's all good, and I loved getting to the gym this morning with the rest of the membership and our New Year's resolve and being able to nod and wave at some regulars. I am most missing my bike rides, snowboarding (no season pass this year!), early morning outdoor runs, etc. And looking forward to bring the bike and trailer on AK, PJ, and my trip to California and hoping for good weather to cruise about on the bike.
A few days ago (after an early morning workout) I hit Whole Foods for the stock up of quinoa, agave nectar, soap, almond butter (have I already mentioned I found the same stuff much bigger, and much less expensive at Costco!), and other normal food. In my pursuit to eat better and more naturally. I can't wait to plant a successful vegetable garden this year (we didn't get anything but a few gourds and the tomatoes!). It'll be a few months to be able to dig for this resolution. Any tips are greatly appreciated.
New Years Eve review: Wyoming fireworks, police, grown men getting timid quick, grown men quickly going back to what they were doing, angry neighbors (at 2011, not the Parkes!), sibling rivalry, kids staying up until 11:30, paying for it yesterday, wings, salad, concrete pie, and lots of Meiers, at the Parkes with the Taylors, a lot of fun and laughter.