Sleep/EatingGoodFood30: Day 8 – Positive

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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16 Responses

  1. Mom says:

    Love the Avocado Saver doohickey! In Peru they would just put the cut side down on a small plate and it worked pretty good…

    Luv U!

  2. Gina says:

    I love that you’re a “Positive Patty,” but also that it was an intentional change on your part…I’m taking notes;-)

    • goSonja says:

      It was intensional change and I really think it came with working on my self esteem, working on how I talked to myself in my own head, and seeking perspective often.

  3. Patti says:

    I just “found” your blog and I love it and you! And yes, as an early riser (4:15 on Tuesday and Thursday for Masters Swim and 4:37 Mon/Wed/Fri) I can tell you that bed time takes care of itself. Most nights we are lights out at 8 p.m. and I LOVE it! And I totally need that avocado saver!

    • goSonja says:

      Welcome Patti!!!
      I am jealous of your early riser tendencies. And getting up and swimming none the less, that’s like double awesome! I have thought about getting back into early am masters, I remember it used to really tire me out for the day, but that’s an ok thing I think!

  4. Jenna says:

    Love the vlog today, of course! Gives me hope! I thinking about a dietitian now, after whole30(ish) that might be a next step! I’ll channel my inner-sonja on my trainings now and see where it can take me.

    I’m TOTALLY going to have to get that avocado thing. I personally don’t like them unless they are mixed in decadent guacamole, but my husband LOVES them. They always get nasty. I know you can put the seed in your guacamole and that keeps it green (a tip if you didn’t know that already).

    Love the post about the pomegranate seeds too. I’m going to try that when I get those in my next delivery box!

    • goSonja says:

      Yes, the seed trick works to an extent…usually about 24 hours. The saver is pretty awesome! Thanks for your vlog suggestions, you got me through another day!!

      Look for a dietitian that isn’t selling a lot of supplements, I really had to search for one that just could teach me how to eat better. It was money well spent.

  5. Erin says:

    I’m laughing at your wake up time. I’ve always wondered how you avoided early wake-ups, especially with masters swimming.

    I did the StrengthFinder thing ~5 years ago (work recommended it) and I thought it was spot on. The only bad thing is that they don’t let you re-take the test. Even if you pay. I had a code for a new test last year and there wasn’t an option to retake it. Perhaps if I contacted them I could have, but I didn’t take it that far.

    • goSonja says:

      I wondered if they didn’t let you retake it. I printed my results so I’m glad to have those in hard copy form.

      • Erin says:

        Your results can always be available through the website (assuming they’re still in business). The irritating thing is that I’m pretty sure 5 years later, most people would have different strengths. Or it would be interesting to see if you have evolved. But nope, you go online and it just gives you your original results. Honestly, they’re missing out on making some money out of people who want to re-take the thing.

  6. Veronica B. says:

    One thing I’m wondering – WHY are you trying to go to sleep and get up early? Your schedule doesn’t seem to require it and your natural circadian rhythms obviously are that of a night owl.

    I’m just saying I wouldn’t try to change my natural body cycle unless there was really good reason. Just a thought. Easy for me to say with a boring natural sleep cycle of 10-6:30 or so.

    • goSonja says:

      This comment really got me thinking, I talked to Troy about it. I was like “Why am I doing this to myself?”
      I feel like the night owls are the unproductive ones of the earth. There are so many studies saying that those who wake up early exercise more, are more productive, watch less TV, etc. And when I looked at my days the time spent from 9:30-midnight or 1am is often TV time and super unproductive time. I also tend to eat my way through those hours. So I was hoping that converting over to a morning person might help me steal back a few more of those hours and turn them into productive work hours instead of TV time.
      So far it’s kinda not working. Those early hours are mostly spent wandering around the house in a sleepy stupor.
      So, the jury is still out but you bring up a completely valid point!

  7. HA! I just saw one of those avocado savers last week at some store and thought, what a waste of money! But here you are to report that it actually works and is useful. I love learning new things that turn my assumptions upside down.

    I love the way you are challenging yourself and paying attention to your coping mechanisms and habits.

    • goSonja says:

      I’m trying to challenge myself. Challenge is HARD! hahaha! Yea, I’m pretty much in love with my avocado saver. I was always using saran wrap or bagees and I just felt so wasteful. Combined with the fact that I always eat 1/2 of an avocado at a time…and WHA-LAH I am the avocado saver poster child!

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