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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wicking, Scrapping and beets

It is a gorgeous morning here in the suburbs of Chicago.  The sliding door is open (which actually makes my crazy dogs crazier if that is possible!) and I'm listening to the birds chirp as I write the latest installment of Thankful Things Thursday.

The first thing I'm thankful for is wicking clothes!  I sweat more than most people when working out so it is really important to me that I have the right gear.  This includes wicking clothes to keep the moisture away from me.  I went shopping with my friend Jen recently and picked up a few new pieces, including these fabulous capri pants from Tekgear.  At first I wasn't sure I'd like them because they are snug but once I started running in them I kind of forgot all about them.  They were comfortable and stayed where they were supposed to so I am likely going to end up with another new pair of these babies sometime soon.

The second thing I am thankful for is my training plan.  I've actually found a new app for my phone so that when I'm on the treadmill I don't have to think about how long I need to run or walk there is a timer and I can refer to it later when I wonder how much time out of the total workout time I spent running.  This way I can just zone out and forget that I'm working out.  How cool is that?!

I am also thankful for beets.  I know this one sounds random but the produce market sells beets and I love to boil or bake them and snack on them.  Thankfully they are a free vegetable under the Weight Watchers plan!  In case you missed it here's how I prepare beets from my cooking lesson on beets.  You really should try them if you haven't already.  YUM!!

I am always thankful for, but writing about it this week, friends and scrapbook retreats.  Over the weekend my friend Sheri hosted a scrapbook retreat and it was a great weekend with a lot of laughing and scrapbooking.  I finished a baby book I started working on at the last retreat but didn't have a chance to finish so I was really excited.  It's also just nice to spend time not having to rush around or really having a care in the world.  If you wanted to "work" you could but if you wanted to hang out you could do that.  Oh and the massage therapist doesn't hurt either.  :)

The last thing in this edition of TTT is going to be the keywords that brought people here.  Today I was looking at the stats of my blog and noticed that someone was looking for "extra encouragement mother" and was directed here.  Luckily I do have a very supportive mother (and father, sister, brother, husband etc...) to continue on/push me(!) with my journey.  The other keyword that brought people to my site was "gained weight site". I hope that who ever was looking for those kinds of posts were helped out.  :)

So, what are you guys thankful for?  Show me some love in the comments section about what makes you happy.  Is it the weather?  A cute puppy that likes to sit in your lap (despite being 80 pounds)?  Let me hear it!

1 comment:

  1. I subscribe to FU Diet and I love reading these inspirational posts by all the friends that they write about!!

    Congratulations on your journey so far, I'm a Beachbody Coach and I have the honor of following a lot of journey's like yours and they are so motivating!!

    Keep up the hard work, it's a long road but such a blessed one!! Thanks for sharing your story.

    Cristi Wolfram