Once again it has been a very long time since I posted on the blog, and as before, I really do not have any excuses. I am busy, life is busy, we are all busy. I am finding that it is time for me to start writing again. My blog is something I enjoy, and I love being able to share my crazy cooking antics with the world, and share a little bit of me!
So what does 30-40-21.1 mean? Good question! That is my journey for the next 13 weeks, and I am hoping to carve some time out of my chaos to share that journey with you.
30 - THE WHOLE30
You got it, I am on another adventure with my food and lifestyle choices. Life has changed a lot for me over the past few years, and I found myself slipping away from the Paleo Lifestyle that I had chosen for myself. Eating Paleo made me feel better from the inside out. Unfortunately I fell so far off the wagon, I have been finding it hard to get back on and stick with it. The pizza, jalepeno poppers, chips, chocolate and wine just kept calling my name. I have found that I have become an emotional eater, and it is time to adjust my relationship with food. It also doesn't help that I gained some extra lbs, my skin is breaking out, I have inconsistent energy levels, and my Psoriasis has returned - to my face!
Created by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig - "The Whole30 is a short term nutritional reset that was designed to get rid of all those unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, help heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system." If you would like more information you can check our their website www.whole30.com
I have a few friends that will be joining me on this journey starting February 20. Its intimidating, but I am looking forward to experiencing some non-scale victories. Yep that's right, it is not a weight loss program, so no weighing yourself through the 30 days!
10 - The St Albert 10-mile Road Race
I need motivation and a plan to keep myself running and working out, so why not sign up for a few races? Last year I really wanted to run this race, but my circumstances would just not allow. This year I am lucky enough to be keeping my mom with me a little longer (she helps care for my daughter) so I can get out and get running! When it comes to long distance running, I have found that I actually like the 16km distance.
It is a local race and supports the charity you can ride 2 which provides specialized bikes for children with special needs. Many of the students that I work with access this program, so what a great way to give back!
If you are interested in this race you can sign up here St Albert Road Race
40 - Yep its a milestone year!
I will be turning 40 in a few months. I have thought about all the fun ways that I could celebrate my birthday - Vegas, a big party, a girls trip etc., however, none of these ideas fit within my budget. So I thought to myself, what else can I do to celebrate me?!?! This is why I picked making some healthy lifestyle changes and setting some goals that I have wanted to achieve for a long time. It's time to focus on me, and do some things for me this year.
For any of my friends that are reading this post - each race that I have selected for #thisishowicelebrate me has 10km and 5km run and walk options, so everyone can participate. I am hoping to have brunch afterwards with all those who race with me (regardless of the race they choose)
21.1 - Time to finish what I started 4 years ago!
Its time to finish what I started 4 years ago and make to the finish line of a 1/2 marathon.
During the 2013 Edmonton Marathon I injured my calf and had to withdraw from the race. I have wanted to finish what I started some time ago, but once again, circumstances did not allow, or I was just not in the right place to make the commitment. Things have changed. I am ready, and I am ready to put in the time and effort to get to the finish line!
The Run Wild 1/2 is another local race that supports another really great cause. Funds raised go to the Zebra Child Protection Centre and The St Albert Seniors Association
if you are interested in this race you can sign up here Run Wild
So there you go... you know know what the string of numbers mean!