F3 Challengers, it's check in day! You can either comment on this post, or email me your spreadsheet, or both. How is it going?
Week two for me was.. ok. I'd give it a B. As mentioned in the last post, I find the 2-4 week part of a new fitness regime to be, well, challenging. That's why it's a "challenge", I guess. If it was not somewhat difficult, it would be the F3 .. what? The 'F3 easy'?
I skipped one workout and eating got a bit messy near the end of the week. Weight was stable, and yoga happened, twice. This class, Power Vinyasa Flow #2 is very lower body focused. You spend minutes at a time holding variations of a 'sitting' position (like a wall sit, but without the wall). If you want yoga that makes your thighs scream for mercy, try that download.
I managed to party without any alcohol (go kombucha, ginger zevia and that funky Braggs Apple Cider drink). Actually, talking to drunk people when you are completely sober is wildly entertaining.
Goals for week three include being FAR more organised - in fact, I'm devoting this afternoon to getting some food pre-preparation happening, and training with more intensity.
Now, about all that party food I was planning to make. Things started badly. I failed a very expensive batch of macaroons by accidentally adding too much salt. Then, because it contained a $15 bottle of maple syrup, I attempted to save the mix by adding more coconut, then quinoa flour, incrementally creating a huge mass that my processor could no longer mix and that stubbornly remained too salty. When it was 'close enough' I cooked a trial batch, and burned them. That was at about midnight Friday. My kitchen was a mess, I had nothing to take to Mamasana's party and I felt like sliding dramatically to the floor, sitting in a pile of flour and just sobbing.
Yesterday morning I resurrected my pride and commenced a flurry of activity. As time was ticking away like a bomb about to explode, I cut myself some slack. That is, no cake (I'd learned that both my Aunty and Grandma had gone into cake-making mode) and I let mustard makers do the dressing for my salad. I got organic corn chips and various delicious 'Mary's Crackers' (first pic) things that were lucky to make the party and not go directly into my face.
In the end, I made a huge batch of hummus and a kumara salad. In any case, there were about 50 people at the party, and food for at least 85. As usual, the women of the family (+ friends) tried industriously to outcook each other. Below are some pics from the day and I'll put a bunch more on Facebook later.
|kumara salad all ready to go. I added gogi berries and roasted almonds|
|So much food that we had to expand inside, outside and.. to the ironing board. Grandma had to take pics to 'use up her film'. She uses approximately one film a year. Cute, huh?|
|Aunty K and her amazing cupcakes|
|KOMBUCHA in the glass. Probably laughing at some drunk people, or old people acting like teenagers.|
|How can this woman have a daughter that is 60?|
|Fifties theme. Apparently this rolled up jeans, white socks thing actually happened.|