April Progress Report + May Intentions

Well April went by in a flash, but I’ll tell you what — I feel like I just sucked the life out of this month!

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Trashing the scale turned out to be a wonderful act of kindness toward myself and I have to say — even though tomorrow is May 1st, and I am well within my right to weigh myself, I’m NOT going to. (WHO AM I?) Part of this, of course, is that I have just come off a Major Food Bender, which means good looking odds are not really “ever in my favor” are they now? But more important than that, is that it has felt good to show the scale who has the power in this relationship. I think in May I’m going to get my body fat measured. Like, for realsies (EEP!) It might satisfy the little tracker-nerd in my heart, but still keep me sane. We’ll see what happens.

It was nice to get back to cooking and planning menus in April that did not involve counting blocks or carbs or proteins or fats or whatever. I can do all of that just fine and it does appeal to the little organizer in my brain, but man — there is something really satisfying about cooking from your heart. God that sounds so cheeseball, but I really enjoy creativity in the kitchen. It’s a quality of life thing, and I have enjoyed getting back to it this month. I plan to continue it more in May.

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I didn’t get the garden in the ground like I had hoped, but honestly that was just laziness on my part this past weekend. It just means I’ve given myself some weeknight homework this coming week.
Soil Testing...will it make a difference?
Maybe a little Wednesday night soil testing. :) GAH! I am so far behind on the garden chores this year!

I’m going to grow tomatoes, spaghetti squash, zucchini and summer squash again, but I might try my hand at a few other things like regular cucumbers (I grew lemon last year but they were only good for a few weeks, then they got seedy) and maybe some other wild card things. Who knows? Locals, if you’ve got recommendations, I’m all ears. I basically fly by the seat of my pants when I garden and then just beg Elizabeth and Sarah to commiserate with me. It’s worked so far.

So shall we discuss May Intentions? I’ve got 4 things on my mind:

Fitness
So June is goal testing month at CrossFit, and I’m aiming for ONE (just one!) unassisted pull up. That means this is the last month I’ve got to get my chin up over that damn bar. Will I do it? Hmmm…I hope so. It’s a goal that is feeling lofty right now, but I’m not going down without a fight.

Also, mark my words — May will be the month I get in some exercise outside. It’s just way too nice out lately. Trail Run? Yep. Kayaking? Yep. They will both happen this month, FOR SURE. I’m saying it out loud here!

Food
I want to enjoy some alfresco dining. Alfresco…it just sounds fancier than “Eatin’ Out Back” right? :) But seriously, I want to enjoy the nice weather before it gets sweltering here in Sacramento. And you know what is great for alfresco dining (how many times can I say alfresco in one post?) — Good Looking SALADS. May is the month I will have fun with salads!
Dwarf Pears
Pear and Gorgonzola with Balasamic Vinaigrette will probably make an appearance or two!

Celebrations
Garrett is turning 31 this month. While we certainly won’t be celebrating like we did last year, I want to make sure he feels special!

Style
My big style items including getting some more color in my wardrobe and I need to do something drastic with my hair.

It’s time.

My hair is the longest it’s been since 1997, you all. The last time I had hair this long flannel was cool.

Day 16: Sunglasses - a lot of good they're doing me in the rain #marchphotoaday

But the truth of the matter is, I’m a short haired gal at heart! I love a good sassy haircut and I’ve got my eyes peeled to find one that I’m inspired by (and can also pull off my face during hot summer workouts) and then get into my hairdresser. Let’s see if I have the cajones to do it next Month.

Also, I need to purge my closet soon and finish reorganizing. I’m still planning to wear dresses for a week in May. 7 days of them. Anyone else in? We could do it together? And take Facebook Fish Face Self Portraits? It could be fun!
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HAHA! Happy May, my friends. What’s on your To-Do list this month?

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