Monica Whaley

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Progress Update

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Well, I’m taking more steps toward being more temple-minded. I went grocery shopping the other day, which doesn’t seem like much. My boyfriend can tell you how much I dislike grocery shopping. However, I’m very aware of how much it affects my food choices. If I have food at home, I don’t eat fast food. I prefer to get organic as much as possible, but since that can be expensive, I’m trying to figure out when it’s beneficial to get organic versus when it’s fine to get conventional. At this point, I’m erring on the side of caution and buying almost everything at Trader Joe’s. I will note, however (to my boyfriend’s chagrin), that even if I pay a little more for organic, the benefits outweigh any extra cost in that 1) I feel better and 2) I’m not eating fast food (healthier and cheaper).


In addition, I actually did Pilates today! I had talked to my accountabilibuddy (Angie) that I wanted to do some exercise. My doctor also talked about it being the next step in getting my insulin/PCOS under more control. Not to mention the fact that I only have 9 MONTHS till camp, and I said I’d be ready for those hills! I had talked to Angie about wanting to exercise a minimum of 3 times a week. My doctor reminded me that people often feel like they’ve failed and give up if they’re not doing an hour on the first day; she recommended just 10 minutes to start, so that’s what I did. I’m hoping to alternate between Pilates and walking (especially after I get the shoes my cousin Josh recommended).


Things are looking good right now.

Categories: physical health

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Reply angie
11:04 AM on October 27, 2010 
Keep it up! I need to get my butt moving too. We should plan something for if we reach our goals.
Reply meepers
2:12 PM on October 21, 2010 
You didn't mention that you felt when you eat organic, you eat less of it than "conventional."

I like that you've already started the camp countdown. You're a funny one, Mr. Grinch.