So apparently Salad in a Jar party is not actually a thing, but something my pastor's wife started. She is the regional director for Juice Plus, and one nifty woman. So what you do is have everyone bring 5 pint (2 cup/16 oz) mason jars with lids. And everyone brings a salad dressing, 2 salad toppers (or more, such as bell peppers, strawberries, whatever you like on salad), and a bag/bowl of greens. First you put in your salad dressing, enough for the whole salad, then you put in your wet foods (dried cranberries, strawberries, cucumbers...) and then your crunchy items (once the toppers cover your salad dressing) then you stuff in your greens. Viola! You have your salad in a jar! The party was great, I really enjoyed seeing some people from church that I rarely get to talk too. It was so nice to be around women and just chatting and not have to rush off after the kids, just chat.
Speaking of, I had a lady, whom I think is really neat, but never get a chance to chat with, tell me she follows me on FB and keeps up with me. What!? I didn't think anybody actually followed me on FB other than my BF! And she wants to go walking with me sometime. Nifty! Seems I have more opportunity for making friends than I realized. God is showing me that I am loved, and I do have chances for making friends. Just that morning I was not looking forward to going to church because, who am I going to talk to? "I'll stick out like a sore thumb" was what I was thinking. And I did have some awkward moments, but don't we all? I'm feeling not as lonely as I was.
I took another rest day yesterday. I got up and my body just felt exhausted, and I could still feel how tense my muscles were. I'm still kinda tense, but I'm feeling better rested. I don't want to work out, but I'm going to get off my tush and do it! No excuses! Let's go! Though I am going to sit and drink a cup of coffee before I go. Must wake up.
Still doing Jillian Michaels Beginners 30 Day Shred. What a workout! Then I come downstairs and turn on my walking video, which is more intense than it sounds, and do as much as I can. I'm going to try for the whole 30 minutes and just march in place half the time if I have to, but keep moving! Then Yoga. Even if I don't do the more advanced moves like downward facing dog (okay, I know that is not advanced, but it is beyond me right now, I need to build up some arm strength) I'll still do as much as I can. And then additional stretching.
Love this saying. I am not competing with anyone but me, trying to do better today than I did yesterday. Something DH was saying to me yesterday is that I need to be unapologetically me, and people either accept me, or they don't. And I agree. It's easier to do on this blog than it is in person, but I'm working on it. I am working on who I am, it's part of my journey of losing weight, getting in shape, discovering who I am and what I like (other than pastries and salted caramel ice cream, LOL). I mean, I haven't been kayaking in so long, do I even still like it? Or know how to do it? I think my journey is really beginning now and I'm excited. A little nervous too, but that is okay.