|Me & Lou, Cindy & Roger, Katie & Mack|
The horses go out for half a day every day and even though it was muddy and wet, if they stay in the barn they get rowdy and obnoxious, so out they go!
I managed to snap a picture of Lou screwing around and this picture makes me laugh each time I look at it.
|Lou looks ready to charge like a bull.|
After the barn, I went to Whole Foods to pick up some healthy food. I don't know if Whole Foods is a nationwide chain, so if you've never been to one, just know that it's also called Whole Paycheck because that place ain't cheap. But it does cater to people with food allergies and to people that like to shop for organic things.
I've been eating gluten free for a long time now, but I start feeling crappy after I've been eating too many grains in general and with the holidays and my recent trip to WDW, I've been eating like crap and therefore, I'm feeling a little like crap.
I'm going to try and follow a more paleo type of diet for awhile. I'm not going to get crazy or anything, but honestly, I feel a lot better when I'm not eating grains or dairy. So off to Whole Foods I went.
|It took me a minute to realize that these are not for people.|
And this leads to my first paleo fail. Almond Milk, even vanilla flavored, just doesn't cut it as a good coffee creamer. So I'll probably stick with my preservative laden powdered hazelnut creamer I get at work.
Anyway, I did get some fruit, nuts, meat, egg, etc. We'll see how well I do. I'm not good at sticking with things...except the gluten part. I'm pretty good at that because debilitating stomach cramps just aren't my thing.
I also went for my first post Goofy run tonight. The rain finally let up enough for me to run a couple of miles and catch a gorgeous sunset.
And now for the goals. Last year while training for the NYC Marathon I lost about 20 pounds. With the holidays, my laziness, and Disney World (you'd really think running Goofy Challenge would counteract that, right?) I've managed to gain back about 8 of those asshole pounds. Man, they do not deal well with breakups!
I decided to set a goal of losing 15 to 20 pounds by Dumbo Double Dare. I realized that my running pace slows down 30 to 45 seconds per mile for each 10 pounds I gain and vice versa. I'd like to try and PR again this year at Disneyland, so I need to get serious.
I even decided take a picture today so I can compare come August. It's not my most flattering picture, but on the bright side, I weighed 10 pounds more at this time last year, so...
Let's see how this goes, shall we? With this much time, I can probably lose and gain the same 15 pounds several times...it's how I roll.