Hey, friends! Long time, no see, right? Lots of things have been going on this Fall, and I’m really ready for Winter and Spring.
I want to give a big ol’ shout out to GearJunkie! I won a pair of Vibram Treksport Five Fingers! Remember that I lost one of my VFFs in the Gulf of Mexico over the summer? Well, Santa must’ve heard my plea for a new pair! They are gorgeous!
Now, for the juicy tidbits…
Confessional time… I did great on the Paleo Diet for a couple of months recently, and I fell off the wagon completely starting with a piece of birthday cake. Why is this significant? In Mark Sisson’s The Primal Blueprint, he talks about his own birthday party and not eating a piece of his own cake. A guest asks him how he keeps so fit and looking good; he responds with, “I don’t eat cake.” Or something to that effect. Pardon my paraphrasing, Mark! That dialogue has plagued me since I read it. It’s one of those moments that makes perfect sense. When my head is in the game, paleo-wise, it’s very easy for me to stick to it, but when I’m not present in the moment, it’s easy to fall back into the culture surrounding me and have a piece of cake like everyone else at the party. Peer pressure? I don’t think so, totally. I think it’s so ingrained culturally, that it is difficult work to retrain those reactions and the decision-making process for food.
How did I spend my summer? Well, Mostly I spent time with my mom. She had back surgery and now has some titanium hardware in her lower back. She was doing well, then about 2 weeks post-op, she had a serious reaction to the sutures and she went for another surgery. They opened her back up, cleaned it all out and put in a wound-vac – no sutures. What a mess. She’s doing great now, and getting around very well with a cane. Hooray!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is making plans for a great 2011! I know I am. Big news coming!