Hello, I know it's been awhile, but honestly not much to say. Still following allergen-free diet (ok, not this week, too much Christmas!), faithfully practising yoga and swimming whenever I can fit it in. Rick has been thinking about doing sprint triathlons this year, he's kind of got me thinking about it again. I can do the swim part--it's always been the easiest for me. Thinking about hitting the treadmill in the mornings, I know I can easily build up to running a 5k over a few weeks...if I set my mind to it :) And there's the rub--staying focused and motivated. Although some of the stuff going on at work makes me realize I need to stop worrying so much about school, and spend more time focusing on me. In the long run (very punny, I know), leaving 1/2 an hour earlier to hit the gym, or getting there a while later 'cause I'm running isn't going to make one whit of difference. Obsessing about work doesn't make Nicole a nice person to be around...just crazy!
Still battling the negativity associated with any change. People don't really understand, and feel offended by changes. Not that my lifestyle changes would have anything to do with them--I'm not judging, just trying to be as healthy as I can be. It genuinely makes me uncomfortable when people assume that they need to worry about what I'm thinking about their choices, or that they need to worry about what I can eat. I wish health and happiness for everyone, but we are all on our journey...my choices aren't necessarily good choices for anyone else.
On that note, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Make the best choices you can for yourself, and be happy and healthy.