Good morning! Finally, the grey gloomy winter weather seems to have given way to sunny, spring-like weather (at least for now). It does wonders for my mood and energy level when the daylight lengthens and the sun is shining. SO glad to be closing in on spring!
The month is almost halfway gone, too. My weight has not gone down (yet) but I am pleased with the changes I am gradually making for my health. Two more weeks and I know exactly what higher-carb veggie I will be adding back in first: sweet potatoes. I can hardly wait! I saw some locally grown sweet potatoes at the market yesterday and just imagining one baked and cut in half with butter and sea salt is enough to keep me on track! That will be a reward worth waiting for.
I have my spring and summer and even fall visualized in my head already; the fresh produce from local farmers, the long walks, the strength training and biking and skating are all fresh in mind. I can see myself back in those size 10 jeans, and I can feel the ocean air on my skin as I hike in the forests with my children on vacation this summer. I can almost taste those garden tomatoes drizzles with olive oil and paired with basil. Yum. I have had a taste of this life already, and can't wait to get back to it.
I'm not sure why I let winter suck the life out of me every year. I try using my light box and I always take extra vitamin D3, but it just isn't enough. I strongly dislike winter and being cooped up and cold. Maybe next year I can make it my business to turn winter into a season I look forward to. It sure would make 1/4 of the year happier for me if I could figure out a way to do that!
Today I am having more leeks and asparagus (so yummy) and probably Greek yogurt.
Enjoy the things you love today!
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