Saturday, January 1, 2011

First post of 2011, first day of the "30 Day Dare"

Happy New Year to you all. I hope it was an eventful night for everyone whether that means cuddling with your family or getting gussied up and taking on the town. I fell asleep at 11 because I'm a big ol' baby who loves sleep too much. Seriously, Dreamland is the only place where I can own baby tigers, get down with Don Draper and go to the bathroom without somebody bothering me. In Dreamland, all things are possible...

I'm sorry, I spaced out.

Anyway! I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed and hit the gym where I ran 2.5 miles. Not too shabby considering I haven't really ran since shortly after Jack was born (I would jog here and there as soon as I could after the c-section) and if my P.E. teacher were giving me marks for my last two years of physical activities she would have said something like- "D+. Your toddler really isn't your personal trainer." And I would have ditched class and smoked cigarettes with dudes in Che shirts behind the school. If we're being real here. I guess what I'm trying to say here in my endorphin laden haze is I'm feeling good and ready to start my first "30 Day Dare" (I guess that's what I'm going to call it).

This month I'll be going vegan.

I think I'm going to do it in increments. The first week of the challenge is what I'll be calling Veganism for Dummies. This will include simple foods and ways to prepare them so it isn't such a shock. And week by week I'll be upping the ante and getting more creative.

We're going to the store today (if it's open, I picked the worst day to start it seems with these holiday hours) and will be stocking up. I'll be back here with my first meal and a video hopefully.

I'm going to add some guest appearances and recipes from my friend Colleen who is for all intents and purposes my Obi-Wan Kenobi on this journey.

Colleen and I. This drink- totally vegan! Pardon my lack of makeup.

Ready or not, here I come...


Chelsea said...

I was showing dustin your blog today and telling him how cool are are and how i'd totally want to be your bff if we lived in the same state ;( I think going vegan is a great idea. Even if only for a time just to challenge yourself and give yourself a new discipline.

And way to go on the running. That's awesome. A good sweat always makes me feel good.

ps, i totally thought you said "go down on don drapper...." in that first paragraph. I had to read it twice. I'm in love with drapper too.

Happy new year! AND, you look gorgeous without make up! seriously.

Amanda said...

Awww, ditto and thank you! And Don made the moves on me first in that dream! I plead the fifth!

Jessica said...

Amanda I love your 30-day challenge, it's a great idea. I'd like to piggyback off of it and do one of my own, I'd like to cook dinner for myself during the work week. I live alone and this usually means I heat up a frozen dinner. The thing is, I love to cook, but it's lonesome to cook for yourself but I'm going to do it anyway! Tomorrow night, sauteed chicken in creamy chive sauce. Bring it on single life! Thanks for always being to inventive on your blog :)