Watching… the Biggest Loser. For the first time ever. I can see why people love the show and I can see why people hate the show. I question a lot of their tactics, and I don’t like that weight is their only measure of success. In addition, I feel like Jillian off the show is a much better personal trainer than Jillian on the show. I’ve done her DVDs and she’s much nicer, although still tough, and I don’t get the ‘tude she has. But whatever.
Reading… I’m a bit obsessed with health and food related books right now. I just finished Gary Taubes’ Why We Get Fat (good, but kind of confusing) and now I’m reading Loren Cordrain’s The Paleo Diet. He basically invented the diet that I’m on right now, but I guess a few things have changed, even from this revised edition, because some of the things don’t fly with how other people are doing Paleo. But I guess that means at the end of the day, this is all a template and you have to work within your dietary needs, restrictions, and what the new research is telling us about what we think we know. After this, I’m planning to read Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food.
Preparing… for my return to school! Classes start next Tuesday, and I need to get ready. I bought a few new pens over the weekend, but I still need to pick up new notebooks, notecards to make A&P flashcards, and I’m contemplating investing in a tape recorder. I know a lot of students in lecture-heavy classes who swear by them, but I haven’t decided. Thoughts?
Excited… to see whether or not this Whole30 and Best Body Bootcamp has shaved any pounds off me. I weight myself last Monday but I won’t be able to do it again until January 31. I’m usually not a chronic weigher, but now that I’m actually doing something to change my weight, I really want to see if there are results! I’m also excited to live a slightly more lenient Paleo life. We haven’t really figured out what our next steps are in Paleo living, but there will definitely be a cupcake or two involved.
Working… oh so slowly on my new book. I’ve done some research and sent out a few inquiries, but I’m realizing just how much work goes into a book! I definitely did not get as much done this month as I would have liked, but I also realize that it’s not like it’s due next week. I should take my time and get my head focused so that the book is worthwhile. And it will be!
Loving… sleeping in; copious amounts of time on the couch to read; eating fruits and veggies; feeling good about myself; new issues of my favorite magazines; giftcards; catching up on my Oscar nominees; our new blender; brainstorming; and pinning pretty pictures on Pinterest.