Wow, I totally forgot Thumbs UP! Thursday last week, I’m out of practice!!! At any rate, welcome to Thumbs UP! Thursday, the day I post about all the AWESOMENESS going on in my world and the world around me. Thanks for joining me!
Thumbs UP! to week 1 of my meat free venture!!! It has been 1 week today since I have eaten meat. It has been surprisingly easy…so far. My husband is a little less than thrilled with my newest conquest. He seems to think my decision is ridiculous but has been (mostly) supportive. I stocked up on all sorts of veggie/healthy foods last weekend, and other than one mishap with an eggplant (don’t ask!) I have had a great time coming up with new and creative ideas for meals. I have eaten such things as eggplant parmesan, quinoa (YUM!!! tastes like grits!), spinach quiche, veggie dogs, parsnip fries, asparagus, lots of fruits, and on and on and on.
I have gotten a lot of concerned comments and criticism. People are worried that I may not get enough protein or iron, some worry that I will get sick or become unhealthy, some wonder why I just can’t eat organic meat. This is a learning process, I will have to figure out what works for me. So far, I’m loving it. Let’s see how next week goes. I did finish watching Food Inc. I’m still very disgusted by meat, even the “organic/humane” meat, but I’m also disgusted by the whole food industry. The movie is a little alarmist and leaves you with very little in the way of ideas of solutions. Anyone else feel the same way after watching??? Kind of like, “we’re screwed with no idea how to really fix it!”
I still haven’t gotten up the nerve to sign up for my next tri….which happens to be next weekend….which happens to be an OWS…which I happen to be SUPER intimidated by. I was pretty pumped after my first OWS experience, even if it was a complete disaster. I felt empowered that although it was a big ol’ mess, I still did it. But now, the reality of how hard that swim was and the prospect of biking and running after a tough swim are discouraging me. PLEASE send me some Thumbs UP! vibes to get me going! I need to get over this OWS fear! But Thumbs UP! to the lake water temps…they seem to be rising slowing but surely.
Current lake temp, last OWS was 64 degrees
Thumbs UP! to all you treadmill runners!!! Seriously…..I don’t know how you do it!!! Its getting warmer and warmer here in NC. I’m going to have to adjust my workout schedule soon. I’ve gotten used to sleeping in and working out in the afternoons. Those days are about to be LONG GONE! I did a pretty random workout today. I needed to swim and run today, seems pretty useless, but I did it none the less. It was 82 degrees per my car thermometer….a couple degrees past my comfort zone, so I opted to run on the treadmill at the Y after swimming (Oh the HORROR!) I wanted to die, like literally stick my head in the whirling belt and just put myself out of my misery! I wanted to do 4 miles and then a 1/2 mile with my Vibram Five Fingers. I had to call it quits at 3 miles, but still mustered up the strength for my VFF run. HORRID!!!!
Speaking of treadmill runs….have you heard about this girl…..she happens to be crazy enough to subject herself to 24 hours of this torture…..all for a good cause. Go visit her and support her endeavors. I would seriously loose my (what’s left of it) mind! But this girl is made of steel (no really, look at her abs!)
And last but not least, Thumbs UP! to my Gu Giveaway winner!!!! Check back soon….I’ve got another giveaway coming up soon!!!! I’m in such a charitable mood!
What’s going on in your world that deserves a Thumbs UP!??? Have a very Thumbs Up! Thursday!!!!