My favorite place to shop...though I can't indulge there for everything because it's so expensive! I managed to get out of there with 4 large bags stuffed with veggies and other raw staples for $67 yesterday, which is a total miracle.
The young man packing the produce into my canvas bags did a beautiful job layering the heavy stuff on bottom, etc. to make it all fit, but besides the 4 bags there was this other little "lump" he'd packed separate from everything else. When I got home, I unwrapped the paper to find another layer inside of paper and another of plastic......encasing a 1/2 lb of ground beef. Oh YEAH, totally forgot I picked that up to make Mutt Meatballs for my dog! (Note: Yes, I find it quite distasteful to buy, handle, or cook meat in any form these days, but I had her before raw and I choose not to drastically alter a 14 year old dog's menu based on my choices...though she does also get plenty of dog-healthy fresh veg/fruits in addition to a high quality kibble).
Anyway......I just thought it was really funny that he specially wrapped and segregated this horrid package, and I totally appreciated it! :)
Yesterday, I was at the gym and noticed that the Treadclimber next to me was off and had a sign on it. Something to the tune of Nautilus discontinuing it for quality issues and that in the next few months they would all be replaced with other equipment! I was so MAD! But then.....made me think, OK, well, this is just an opportunity to branch out and get cardio in new ways. I'm trying to be optimistic....and I think I'm ready for the stair climber. Since they're the row directly in front of the Treadclimbers, I end up seeing people's backsides doing it (and most are quite buff ;) ) yeah, it looks grueling, but I'm so much stronger now. Also, now that I'm up to 60-70 min straight of cardio, I think I'm also ready to go back into the group classes. I used to LOVE them in my 20's..eh, cough-cough... when I was much more in shape. Guess what?! I'm almost there again!
Not much else to report. I haven't been making raw recipes, mostly keeping it SIMPLE with whole fresh fruits, salads, and collard green wraps. I use my blender every morning for a smoothie. Eh, it comes in waves when I feel inspired to "create" in the kitchen. Simple is good for the moment.
End of the month is weigh-in and measurements again. 20 days counting today! ;)