Thank you all so much for the sweet comments, as always, on my last post – I am SO happy ya’ll had an amazing summer as well, and I’m not the only one who enjoys wresting and absurdity 😉
It’s Saturday night, and I’ve decided the couch is officially going to keep me and my butt company for the night, along with the remote, a blanket and my dog. I feel like I’m getting sick, possibly due to my serious lack of sleep in the past week? If there’s a healthy and sane way to detox, let a girl know.
Lastnight I went ice skating with a few close friends, I miss it – it’s been years since I’ve competed or done anything along those lines, and you can definitely tell 😉 This morning I woke up to my favorite breakfast ever…oats topped with chopped fruit, almond butter and cottage cheese.
Not gonna lie, I think I may have pulled more crotch muscles lastnight than I had roller skating, either that or just made it worse, either way…I need to give myself a little healing time, no?
Have you pulled a muscle…twice?
I wonder if it’s even possible. Anyways…I went to the gym with my Dad, did a ten minute warm-up on the elliptical with some trashy magazines – including US Weekly, People (ok, People’s not THAT bad) and I can’t even remember the name of the other one…just know that Justin Beiber was on the cover, so consider it superb reading material. Did about 40 minutes of upper-body weights.
Came home and fixed myself a glorious lunch consisting of pancakes and salad. Don’t judge me.
I used this recipe and added 1/4 cup pumpkin – which rocked, by the way.
Salads never get old. Especially when the tomato and peppers are fresh from your backyard 🙂
After lunch, I went to Whole Foods and picked up a few necessities, the usual – nothing new, except for possibly my new favorite food to eat with a spoon (even though you really aren’t supposed to eat it with a spoon.) I am ALL for breaking rules of eating, especially when it comes to hummus. I could seriously eat this like pudding.
Go to Whole Foods and get some…it’s cheap, too. Bonus points right there.
What’s your favorite hummus?
After gym + refueling, I had a little epiphany about why I work out. When it comes down to it, exercise really does relieve stress, boredom, and anxiety, but when you dig deeper into the reasoning behind exercising, I feel like it really has a lot to do with confidence as well. I know I feel so much more confident after I workout; not that I look any different walking out of the gym as I did walking in (I may smell differently…more specifically worse…but we’ll save that topic for another day 😉 ) We all have goals in exercising – losing weight, finding balance, toning up, etc – and everyone’s goals are different. For me, it’s really about finding my strength in lifting; I don’t want to think or guess what my body is capable of, I want to test and know what it’s capable of. When I see changes in my body due to exercise it totally pumps me up – I know a lot of people can relate. You just feel so much stronger, therefore confident, after you can actually experience the changes your body is able to go through when you really push yourself. Confidence is killer, so next time you need a boost – just think of the changes you’re making for the better of your body, whether it be through lifting, eating right, meditating, relaxing…anything. Exercise as well as rest are both medicine, and I’m so happy I’ve learned that and found a true balance, not obsession.
What makes you feel confident?
Besides exercise, I’d have to go with a few material things, such as mascara, a sundress and a pair of high heels…except not too high, because that’s likely to turn into a disaster 😉
For dinner tonight, I kept it simple with a recipe I noted a looong time ago from Angela at Oh She Glows – vegan mac ‘n cheese! I used rice noodles in place of whole-wheat, and nixed a few ingredients that I didn’t have on hand. It still turned out just as amazing as I remembered.
I had my fix of beta carotene and sour cream on the side, my favorite couple.
Before I go, I have a confession. When I was living in San Francisco at the beginning of the summer, I had Starbucks almost every single day. Ok, no, I DID have Starbucks every single day, and I vowed to come home and not spend a single dime more at a Starbucks location unless I was out with friends. Umm I may or may not have accidently had a serious craving for a skinny vanilla latte after dinner. It’s not my fault Starbucks is open til 11pm.
Fess up – what’s something totally unecessary you’ve indulged in today with your wallet?
Peace and love!