I made it to 6 months! It was actually a couple of days ago, but I’ve been having a hard time lately so I took some time to myself to go hiking and exploring and get my hair done and take myself out for lunch etc. I took a couple of vacation days to do this but it was so, sooo worth it.
I’ve still been getting up a little earlier in the morning so that I can squeeze in some fasted cardio & work up a sweat for a short 2- minutes. I’ve also jumped on the apple cider vinegar bandwagon – 3 tsps in the morning with some lemon water. It tastes terrible. The first time I had it I was taken back to a time when I was at a friends house and she offered me some leftover wine she had (she’d had it for a while because it was completely vinegary but I drank it anyway because she didn’t have anything else in the house. eep). I have also been drinking Golden Chai tea in the evening with tumeric. I’ve read so many health benefits to both of those and I will say that my knee, which used to get very painful when I was running before has barely been bugging me lately. I have also had a lot more energy. My sugar cravings though – still remain super high. I have been experimenting with all sorts of “healthy” recipes (detoxinista.com has some great alternatives to the unhealthy-but-so-sweet-oh-my-god-I-want-to-devour-the-entire-pkg things that I daydream about).
I’m going out to bingo tonight with a couple of girlfriends. There’s one that makes such a big deal about me not drinking – she has to mention it every single *&%$’ing time we’re out and make a big deal about it as everyone else drinks their wine or other beverages. Seriously, just drink your wine and stop saying “Oh, does this bother you?!” before every sip. I think that’s what I find frustrating – that I’m just trying to navigate being around other people in social settings and just trying to enjoy myself, relax and have fun and there always seems to be one person who focuses on the fact that I’m not drinking and makes a big deal about it. Oh well, off I go 🙂