Thursday, February 16, 2012

On no posts....

Hmmm - this winter has been sort of slow and boring for blog posts.  It's been cold and I go to work, come home, cook dinner... we eat... we play with dogs, feed horses, milk goats....go to bed, rinse and repeat.

I've been a bit of a weenie about riding in the cold we've had recently... go figure.  We can get up at 4:30 AM, bundle up and take the dogs for a 2 mile walk under the stars and yet, when I get home and it's cold and dark I have no desire to climb up on my little red mule. 

Debbie clinics have been cancelled due to snow and people unable to dig out trailers and I guess it assists in the "no motivation" piece of riding.  I'm looking forward to longer days and sunlight for me arse to hit the leather again!

Dog agility has also been postponed several times due to snow.  Hopefully this weekend I'll get a ride in with Rex AND an agility class with The Toe!  What a concept.

I've been continuing on with my clean eating habits... no grains, lots of veggies (who knew brussel sprouts were so friggin delicious roasted in olive oil and salt til they are all carmelized and scrumptious nuggets of yum?) and yummy animal protiens - fish, chicken, beef, pork... little sugar (1-2 squares of 85% dark chocolate a night along with a glass or 2 of red wine, some fruit here and there) and I've been working on my bodyweight exercises.  I feel stronger and healthier than ever...

As I continue with my bodyweight exercises things will only get stronger and better... it's fun and interesting to feel my body change as well as my moods/energy/mind getting stronger and happier.  Never thought I'd feel this good again thanks to Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson.   ( for all the free info you could want, free e-fitness book, free e-cookbook etc. etc. etc.)

Check out these awesome blogs:

Team Gorilla - I look at this site every day to keep my motivation strong.  Strong women working hard and getting stronger!  Amen sistah!

This woman is also very inspiring, check her out

And this is a great site for fitness/nutrition geared for women tho' any man would get great info here as well: 


Heather said...

I've just discovered brussels sprouts as well! Here is my recipe-
cut in half, burn lightly on both sides in olive oil in a cast iron skillet.
add 1/4c water and a bit of butter, allow to steam up and cook off.
drizzle with balsamic vinegar, stir to caramelize.
salt and pepper if you want- I usually dont.

DebH said...

Thank you for the info! I am going to do your diet/lifestyle try..and this is good stuff. We have a business that just opened that is primarily this idea and exercise program, I am gonna try it out..I hope I can stick with it!!