I love lists and planning. Despite all the technological advances of the world, I will be that person that always has a paper list and yearly planner. Forever. No iPhone grocery or to-do list for this girl. It’s July and I’ve had to force myself to not by a 2018 planner yet.
So I have this blog (that needs a lot of work – I’m aware). I have my Instagram and Facebook accounts. I’m out there but I’m not active enough yet. I have my goals and my intentions, and eventually they’ll link up. Sometimes life just gets in the way, and that is A-OK. I’ve been busy doing other important life tasks that have been nagging me. I’ve been crossing off items on my to-do, to-see, to-organize lists. But this site still lingers in the back of my brain waiting for me to focus on it, so here I am.
June was strength training month. I had a few posts and a few good tidbits of information, but I wouldn’t call it a successful month. I could have shared more, my apologies. Life got in the way… For July I’m moving onto another diet to try and discuss… Paleo Diet. I have mixed feelings on it. I was a big fan of the Zone Diet that I strictly followed in May, and for the most part followed in June. I allowed myself alcohol in June, and had rice a few times, but I have stuck pretty well to the fundamentals of the diet and thus my weight has stayed down (insert applause). I’m moving to the Paleo Diet. It is not vastly different from the Zone Diet when looking at the foods allowed to eat (except now beans and all dairy are not allowed) but instead of counting and weighing the amount of food eaten, it is relying on the quality of food to gain health rewards.
I recently signed up for another half-marathon, as well as my first duathlon! Eek! I’m now incorporating biking into the mix to give myself a new challenge. I’m not doing the sprint version either, I’m doing the real deal (sprint is awesome too, don’t misunderstand that). In addition to my feedback on this popular diet, be on the lookout for advice on how to up your cardio game as I train for my upcoming races.
Note the picture – I had one heck of a productive day and I earned my temporary “SuperMom” title for the day.