Friday, 20 January 2012

I survived the Blue!

 It’s not surprising to me that Monday, Jan.16 was considered Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. 

Alberta temperatures dipped to -35, without the wind chill, causing most people to hibernate. Even some of the school busses didn't run on Wednesday.

Mom says the post-Christmas slump is a result of holiday bills piling up, (much) colder temperatures, and failing New Year’s resolutions, that time when eating better and working out is already boring.

Not for me.

I’m happy to say I survived Blue Monday with only one frown – which happened when I stepped out into the cold and realized I wouldn’t be running outside this week. Turns out going to the gym was a lot of fun.

This year, I resolved to really commit to my health. Not just to be a better track and field athlete, but to be concerned about my overall health. After learning about my grandfather’s diabetes, I’ve really been watching what I eat.

Don’t worry. I haven’t cut out everything. I’m working on moderation, and choosing healthier options most of the time.

Like on Wednesday, when Dad told me it was National Popcorn Day. To celebrate, Mom made a healthy popcorn recipe using canola oil from this website:

It was delish!

Mom made a basic recipe, but if you want variety, you can email and they’ll send you an entire pamphlet on popcorn types, flavourings, and more!

Gotta jet. Sophie is meeting me at the gym!

- Chase Superman Duffy

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