Sunday, February 12, 2012

Week 6 (Feb 5- Feb 11)

New # 11: Fixing my scratched up dansko's.  For some reason the toe and heel area's on my shoes are shredded as all get out while the rest of the shoe is in perfect condition.  So I decided to see if I could savaged the shoes enough to be able to still wear them to work and not just keep them as everyday shoes.  I sanded the rough edges and then painted over the entire shoe with acrylic paint in wrought iron grey and then sponge painted over that with gunmetal silver.  When it is completely dry tomorrow I will spray over it with waterproofing.

Before with scuff marks

After: Shiny with 2 new shades of grey

New #12: Added a yoga class to my weekly workout routine.  It is fantastic to have that back in my life!  I can start working on some of my flexibility goals now.  My strength training and regular fitness goals were already underway and it is about time to add in flexibility/  Plus the stress relief that comes from yoga is so wonderful..  I don't actually do well with the meditation part but to be told to try to shut my mind off for a bit is something I need weekly.  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Week 5 (Jan 29-Feb5)

A bit late not due to lack of new things but due to being overwhelmingly busy in a fantastic way. I am now a volunteer swim instructor, on anew work-out regimen, and a new calorie cycling diet that is more natural to the way I usually eat that it barely feels like dieting.  However none of these are the new things of the week

New #9:  Cooking with cumin.  I have been afraid of this seasoning for some reason and have never cooked with it before.  Never ever.  So I decided that this week I would tackle it in the same way I use garlic: it belongs in everything.  So Cumin goes excellent with eggs, black bean soup, couscous, and most vegetables.  I did not like it with peanut butter, broccoli, or popcorn.

New #10: Went to two new places in one week.  I went bowling with a friend on last Sunday and then technically went to Denny's in town for the first time (but it was a Denny's does that really count).  I am still as awfully as always at bowling.  I did manage to make it through half a game right-handed before my shoulder dislocated and I had to switch to lefty.  On Friday night went out dancing at a bar/nightclub here in town.  Wow! I will not be a repeat customer there, but had fun with my friend's from work.  It was a good night out. I am not sure want to get to know my town any better but there has got to be somewhere I will like around and I will not find unless I keep looking.