Thursday, January 12, 2012

Producing delicious fruit.

Feeling a little under the weather today...kind of like a nasty cold is trying to sneak up on me! ADD moment: speaking of weather I got snowed on today, yaaay- but no yay for the 50mph wind gusts of like 10 degrees (I may be exaggerating a little- but I think I am close).

My appetite is off with this thing too, I'm hungry- but I'm not hungry and the thought of eating gags me, but then I'm hungry again? Started off not hungry and had a smoothie for breakfast (spinach, greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, cinnamon, spirulina) and some almonds, been doing black tea and no coffee (but that's cause I'm waking up at 8am).

Lunch was more pre-made paleo (woohoo- I'm still so excited), which was coconut milk soup with veggies I can't remember, chicken, some sort of root that tasted very close to a potato (my co-workers knew the name, I can't remember that either-- why am I so forgetful today!!?) I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous for it, but it was actually pretty tasty- unique flavor. I also brought a pre-made paleo meat loaf with me just in case, which I ended up eating at 4ish. I think it was too much food.

I am just getting around to eating dinner! Just going to do some turkey and stuffing since its bland, pre-made paleo once again.

Workout at Chattanooga's Crossfit Brigade was tons of deadlifts! Kind of nice since I was feeling icky. I started out at 35kg for my warm up and ended my last 5 at 65kg. (I think including the warm up round I did 6- maybe 7 rounds). I stuck around for yoga- great class focused on shoulders, which I need!

At times during the week I've had tough moments, between the workout on Tuesday that made me want to joust people, intense strategy planning at work that makes me want to bang my head against a wall at times, realizing I haven't been 100% compliant in the challenge (although I have been paleo for the most part-- thanks Emily for the support and encouragement), and feeling as though Hank and I have 100 things to do for our wedding- I am exhausted, no wonder I'm feeling run down! But the truth is, all of those things are not that bad- a bad or tough week is much worse than this.

The way I am looking at all of the things listed above could be easily be turned around! The workout proved that why difficult, I could do several TGU's with a KB (before I used a weight plate) and by doing so my body was changing and I will continue to push my limits. Work has been tedious this week, but we are all working as a team to improve and streamline several processes (I feel like processes isn't a real word?) and to have a measurable and meaningful impact on our programs and the patients and community we serve. Luckily, I've learned early on in this challenge what I need to do to earn full points and what I need to do to completely cleanse my body during this period. And finally, and most exciting-- I am planning a wedding and I am going to marry the love of my life!!!! How awesome is that? Bring on the crazy checklists. :)

Most importantly, when we trust in God every day and look to Jesus and His word to help us through both the trivial and the turbulent times in our lives, we can find peace and joy in every day. I am grateful for that!

"Blessed are those who trust in the Lord. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they go right on producing delicious fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT)

Again- fruit is referenced. :)

Life is good! Go produce some delicious fruit.


  1. your blog always centers me; I think coming off sugar is making me mean but I'm going to turn it around. These words help!

    1. Thanks for sharing- I'm glad I could help a little. :) I've had many irriitable moments myself for sure!

  2. Thanks Ali. Great job of putting things in perspective and being thankful for what all we do have! I agree this has been a busy, challenging and at times stressful month, but I'm excited and thankful to be going through it with you, and our efforts will lead to some great exciting things ahead to enjoy!!