Hey guys. Happy Monday to you! Did anyone stay up late watching the Super Bowl? Did your team win? I cheered for the Seahawks because Kam Chancelor went to VT. Gotta cheer for my Hokies, always.
Thank you guys so much for your comments here and on social media about my 1 year blogging anniversary. I’m definitely excited to have the first year under my belt and look forward to building this blog in 2015. I’ll be posting a survey tomorrow to get a little bit of your feedback about things you’d like to see in this upcoming year. I’d really love to hear your thoughts so please be on the lookout for that!
Moving along… how was your weekend? Mine was pretty low key. I had the day off of work on Friday and decided to hop on my bike and go for a ride!
Okay, so it wasn’t quite as easy as hopping on my bike. I had to lube everything up, pump my tires and wear 3 layers of clothes. It was freezing outside!
I was interested to see how my knee would do on my ride. I was told at my last doctor’s appointment that I don’t really have any exercise restrictions now that I’m past the ‘rest and see what happens’ stage. It’s more about picking and choosing which activities I can tolerate, and I won’t be doing any long-term damage to my knee, like cause arthritis, if exercise. This is good for me, especially in the mental aspect, because I have been dying to get some physical activity into my day! I definitely can’t run because the impact hurts too much, but I wanted to see how cycling would do.
The verdict? Things went pretty much how I expected them to go. I stretched really well beforehand and kept a slow, steady pace. I felt my knee catching (which is a symptom of plica syndrome) when I was pedaling but I didn’t really start to feel pain until about 4 miles in. I stopped at that point… so not a great workout, but it felt good to be back on my bike My knee was really sore the next day so I know cycling isn’t something I’m going to be able every day, but it was nice to go on a small ride in the weeks before my surgery.
Soooo it’s February now, which means that it’s been about a month since everyone made their New Year’s resolutions. I thought it would be fun to check in and see where everyone’s at with those.
Here’s how I’m doing with my “goals” in 2015:
Get more CEUs to keep up my Dietetics Registration: I did a webinar in January, but technically I did it through work so I’m not sure that counts.
Update my blog a bit and add more nutrition-related posts: I’ve actually started doing this! Haha, I say that like I’m surprised. I have a posting schedule set up and I’ve got some nutrition posts in the works.
Volunteer somewhere: Still need to get on this!
Be Better at Life: Such a work in progress
Run a 5k in April or do a triathlon in the fall if I’m able: Yeahhhhh looks like that’s not going to happen. It was a nice thought, though! I have made a conscious effort to be more active, though, mostly thanks to my Fitbit.
Eat intuitively: I talked about this in my New Year’s post but I got into a great groove with eating intuitively last year and have maintained that through January. It’s nice to be in a place where I can listen to my body when I’m hungry, eat mostly wholesome foods and not have to worry or obsess over what I’m eating.
Except for yesterday when I ate half of this bag of sweet potato chips. THEY WERE SO GOOD! Damn you, Aldi.
Also, I’ve been setting weekly goals for myself in 2015. This past week I wanted to get my linen closets under control. This might sound lame but I ended up watching this tutorial from Martha Stewart about how to fold a fitted sheet. I think I got the hang of it! And I loved how bossy Martha is in the video.
I also saw on pinterest to put your sheet sets inside a pillow case to keep things more organized. I loved that idea!
Much better! I also realized we have way too many sheets.
So how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Anyone still going strong?
Have a great week!