Sorry I am posting so late today. I have been reading blogs and dealing with my email for hours! Certainly not a terrible way to waste time on a Tuesday afternoon!
Yesterday morning I channeled some inspiration from Caitlin. I used some raw oatmeal and this awesome new yogurt as the base of my breakfast.
1/4 c uncooked oatmeal, 1/2 c Brown Cow Maple Yogurt & a drizzle of Pure Maple Syrup for good measure.
Such an easy breakfast! I was loving the Maple yogurt, it easily is the best tasting non-Greek yogurt I’ve ever feasted on. I did miss some fruit with my morning meal, but it was a great change!
Snack + Lunch
Kielbasa + Cabbage
While I prepared dinner I snacked on a La Croix splashed with a bit of this new Bolthouse Farms juice. I had high hopes for this juice, but I think the pear threw me off. Matt loved it though so he enjoyed the rest of the bottle.
I used some inspiration from a Real Simple Recipe + from a dish I had at Cochon 555 for tonight’s dinner.
- 16 oz. Coleslaw (Store bought or homemade with cabbage & carrots)
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 Red Onion
- Seasonings: Pepper, Celery Salt, Carraway Seeds
- How to: Cut up kielbasa and add to a warm saute pan. When heated partially through add remaining ingredients and all to cook. Serve when warmed thoroughly and coleslaw has become cooked. Topped with mustard of choice.
After dinner I headed off to yoga. I have been seriously considering going to some sort of yoga retreat in India this year. I have been asking around for feedback from people who have traveled to India, heard of great places to practice in India, or know of anyone who has done either of the two! Any yogis out there have any feedback?
Evening Snack x 2
When I got home I was pretty hungry so I enjoyed a Braeburn with some PB & Co. Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter. I may have snuck a Peanut Butter Finger, too.
After embarking on Disc 1 of Whale Wars: Season 2 I broke for a few TJ’s Mini PB Cups. The container is dwindling which is both good and bad news.
Speaking of TV, what are your go-to shows these days? My top 5 are currently:
- Gossip Girl
- The Shield
- Whale Wars
- The L Word
I like variety!
Love Your Body
Visualization varies from person to person, but the trick is to allow yourself quite and stillness for a few minutes. Most people find it best to concentrate on a place they have been or seen, a song that recalls feelings of relaxation and comfort, or of other pleasing senses that conjure up similar thoughts.
Regardless of what aspects you choose to focus on as you visualize, allow yourself to get lost in your concentration. Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. Learn a chant if you wish.
Visualization is a powerful tool for self relaxation regardless of where you are in the present. You can visualize from a standing, sitting, or laying position so this is a great technique to use at work or in a parked car if that is all the time you can dedicate during your busy day.