Goonies? Anyone? No? ok.
So, you might be asking yourself, “what has Sarah been up to lately?” Or not. That’s fine. Either way, you are here and I will tell you what I have been up to.
1. All of my classes are officially in session which means I actually have things to do each day instead of roam around the streets. Even though the latter is way more exciting, it doesn’t pay very well. In fact, I usually come back with less money than I started with. So financially speaking, this is a good thing.
2. I signed up for a 5K and 10K race here in Madrid. I know I am a big advocate of HIIT and not distance running, but honestly I needed some sort of goal. My motivation starting around February is usually the new line of bathing suits from Victoria’s Secret. That catalog gets me every time! From the second I open my mailbox, the rays of sunshine and the pages upon pages of abdomens and boobs induce me into a swimsuit coma where I silently repeat to myself “get your ass out of the house and move a little so you can wear these skimpy-and-sexy-yet-nearly-$100 pieces of polyester”. Speaking of, in case you haven’t noticed (or don’t check every three days like I do) they have already released their 2012 preview of suits even though summer ended like last weekend.
If this cute bathing suit doesn't get you off the couch, I don't know what will
Anyways, since we are quickly making our way through Fall and into Winter, the thought of wearing a bikini not only gives me goosebumps but quickly reminds me of my favorite reason for the season: not shaving my legs. Yes, boys. That is the real reason women are so jolly around winter time. We spend about 8 months out of the year with that damn razor practically glued to our hands and taking twice as long in the shower to make sure that you have something smooth to brush up against. But where there is cold, there are leggings. And boots. And boot socks. And all things that cover up those legs that have now gone pale and prickly. And for that, we celebrate the Winter season.
I signed up for the two races to give me a good reason to get out in the cold and do something with myself. Since I don’t have a gym membership here in Madrid, it gets quite repetitive to workout in my home and I’m sure my neighbors would appreciate me slamming that salt bag somewhere other than above their apartment. So I decided to incorporate an old love of mine, running, into my workout schedule.
So I’ll keep you all updated with my training.
3. I have decided to host Thanksgiving Dinner here at my apartment and have
wasted spent multiple hours searching for the perfect Paleo recipes. So far on the menu: some sort of bird (don’t know if I can find a whole turkey here), mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli & cauliflower casserole, herb gravy, and grain-free pun’kin pie ya’ll. I will be posting my recipes prior to Thanksgiving so you can try them out with your family! The holidays are not a good reason to let your health slip! Let everyone else be gluttonous while you stay fit, trim, and sexy.
4. Also, in lieu of the holiday season, the whole month of November here on Life With a Fork will be dedicated to giving thanks. Everyday I will be posting about something I am thankful for as well as keeping up with some of my current topics like random things I eat and my crazy European life. Stay tuned for that!