Has hit a bump, as last week I didn’t post. I’ve got some big posts coming up, with interviews and how-to videos, and so I missed last week as I’m planning up-coming weeks. I didn’t want to miss two in a row, though, so here I am!
As my content right now is under construction, I just wanted to touch base (for my own journaling) and leave some links of note (to inform and entertain).
Let’s get the business out of the way:
I’ve been doing really well! During the work week, I have less than a serving a day of sweet treats. One day last week I did eat a handful of mini cookies in the break room, but other than that I’ve been abstaining, and not really missing it. For reference, I began this refined abstinence five weeks ago (from tomorrow). Over the weekend last week, I had a ice cream cone with one scoop. This weekend I split a half of a piece of wedding cake K and I had stashed in the freezer. I count it as a win when I have two or fewer servings during the work week total, and one serving on the weekend.
Jump Rope, Sucker!
This section really is about jump roping. As in, I am so tired of an ongoing leg problem that keeps me from running, that I’ve decided to try jump rope for cardio. See its many benefits here.
I love it! It’s super fun, and every day I get a little better at it. I started last week, and have done it 3 of the last 4 days. I’ve got a little pain in my knee/shin on the right side, so I took a day off, which is the side of the pre-existing leg pain. I think I was jumping higher than necessary to avoid double-jumping. Basically I’m not rotating the rope fast enough to avoid the double jump, so for now I do it, until I’m better at it. Presumably it will take more than three endeavors to be an expert.
Here are some trans-related things I’ve found on the internet this past week, to occupy you until I come back next week with a sweet Queer Artist Post.
No doubt you’ve seen Laverne Cox erupt in joy at Beyonce’s VMA performance.
But have you seen Brothers, a web series centered on a group of NY trans guys?
Ok, that’s it for now, but I’ll be back next week with another post.
Be nice to yourselves,
Your Pal Eli