1 – Today begins Day 1 of my official sugar detox, with Nicole’s 30-Day Sugar Detox. The first 20 days have been about self-discovery, education, and giving us the tools to create a low sugar lifestyle. I have been really enjoying doing the work this course requires because it’s caused me to get down and dirty with my feelings regarding sugar and how I use it as a coping mechanism. I’m nervous and excited for what these next five days will bring. I’m sure there will be withdrawals and cravings, but since I’ve never done a detox to this magnitude (literally, no sugar. Not even fruit!), I’m interested in what other epiphanies come to me and how it makes me feel once the withdrawals pass. It’ll be a hard five days, but I think I’m ready for it.
2 – Last Friday, I went out with a bunch of coworkers to happy hour at Carrabba’s and then to see the movie This Is The End at the Tampa Pitcher Show (this really cool movie theater where you can eat dinner while watching a movie) We might be the only four people in the world who thought this movie was terrible. The first 15 minutes were moderately funny and from then on, it just kept getting weirder and weirder and weirder. Maybe I’m just sensitive to topics like the end of the world and people poking fun at it. Maybe I just don’t get stoner comedy. Maybe I’m just too much of a fuddy-duddy but man, give me Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller over this group of guys any day. We all spent most of the movie shaking our heads and saying, “WHAT is going on?” Finally, about an hour into the movie, we just got up and left. Very disappointing!
3 – On Tuesday, I had to take my car in for service. Monday morning on the way to work, my “maintenance required” light turned on and didn’t shut off. For the past month and a half, it’s been flashing at me for about 5 seconds when I turn my car on but then goes away, so like any good car owner would, I’ve been ignoring it. So I made an appointment (online! Oh, how I love companies that let you book appointments online.) and took her in. Luckily, the only thing she needed was an oil change, although there was some slight corrosion on my battery and for a mere $50, I could get that cleaned up. (I said no thanks, as it’s something I can do on my own. I am woman, hear me roar!)
4 – I know weather is the most boring thing to talk about, but on Wednesday, I woke up at 5am and I looked at the weather. EIGHTY FRIGGIN DEGREES. At 5am! Every time I walk outside, it feels like I’m walking into a furnace. A wall of intense heat and humidity just hits you smack in the face. It’s awful. And it’s only June. Wah, wah, wah. I’m totally used to this type of weather (and hot > cold for me), but I still want a chance to complain.
5 – I have a very low-key weekend planned, since I’ll be detoxing. I want to get in two workouts on Saturday and Sunday, a trip to the farmer’s market, grocery store, and possibly check out an organic food market (though I hear their prices are outrageous, so I’m not sure if it will be a very successful trip…), and a trip to the library to pick up a requested book. I’ll be sticking close to home for most of the weekend, though, as I know my energy levels will be down. Lots of reading and lots of writing (and lots of napping?) are on the agenda!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!