What's new with me?8:52 AM
Hello, March; how did you get here so fast?
We've had a taste of warm, spring-like temps (it even hit close to 20C the other week) and Canadians lost their mind and ran around in tshirts and shorts.
For the first time all winter, I was able to walk outside for several days without a heavyass coat and boots; I'm talking about throwing on a light vest and wearing runners. Yesterday we had temps hitting 15C but then today -16C, wind and snow. WTF?! Mother nature, gettin' real tired of yo' shit. Get it together, already.
+ Reading: I never buy books but I bought this one because 1) it's not available at my library (rude) and 2) it just seems so good. I read the first chapter standing in the store because the story totally pulled me in.
+ Working on: gaining as many points as possible from various stores. Why not, right? If points = $$, then I'll take the time to submit my review and let the points add up.
1) Indigo bookstore. Indigo has something called Plum Rewards where every dollar spent earns a certain amount of points and these points equates to a dollar value. There's a bonus reward program going on right now: until April 1, you earn 10 points for every book review (instead of the usual 1 or 2) to a max of 50, in addition to getting 1 point for each book rating. I do this anyway on Goodreads so might as well get paid.
I hit the $20 mark a couple of weeks ago (already spent; see above book) so working on hitting 8500 points again. I log in errday and rate/review books for a total of 160 points per day.
2) Healthy Planet. This is where I buy all of my supplements, soap supplies, vitamins etc. The point system is sort of shitty (1 point for every $2 spent; 100 points = $1) but submitting product reviews gives you 10 points (per review). I've used a shit ton of products bought from this store and I've plenty of opinions about them so why not convert those thoughts into dollars, amiright?
+ Rehabbing: My bruised rib has finally healed (for the most part) and I'm 100% going to fully rehab my back that's been bothering me since I came back from Tremblant in early February. It's preventing me from training (think: sciatica-like pain) so every Friday I'll be seeing my acupuncturist to get this shit fixed up.
+ Crochet: slowly and surely, working on my poncho; should be done this weekend.
+ Baking: real cookies; not that grain-free paleo stuff I normally make. I'm trying to perfect this recipe.
+ Skin products. Trying a new brand of Rosehip Oil and I love it. I ran out of my Eminence oil and while I love that one (has extra amazing skin shizz in it), it's hella expensive so I found this oil at my local health store for $16. I add 3 drops of this to 3 drops of argan oil and massage onto my face. Soft skin for days.
+ Weight lifting: Been hitting the weights twice a week now that I've dialed back the muay thai to only 3 days (sads). I get a lot of great workout routines from Men's Health, including this shoulder workout. I did this the other day and could only get through 4 rounds with 10lbs weights because IT BURNS US.
What's been new with you?
Linking up with Kristen & friends.