- 1/4 c Oatmeal
- 1/4 c Soy Milk
- 1/4 c Water
- Chia Seeds
- Dried Cranberries
- tbsp Pear Butter
- tbsp PB&Co. Bee’s Knees
After class I headed home and made a quick sandwich with some roasted red peppers + eggplant + some cheddar. I ended up adding a little bit of dressing to enhance it’s flavor. On the side, half an orange.
Matt and I had our first night of coaching Tiny Tot Soccer last night. While setting up the field we snacked on this Kind Bar. These Kind Plus Bars are a far cry from my fruity Kind Bar favorites. Sadly, I haven’t been able to find any of the coconutty, mango flavors since!
I didn’t fit any formal exercise into my day yesterday, but my brain and my body got a work out at practice. Trying to corral 10 3 + 4 year olds is a lot more difficult than it seems, and definitely is more challenging than teaching a bunch of kids flip turns or front crawl.
Needless to say when we got home we were ready for a quick and speedy dinner.
Chorizo + Sweet Potato
I had grandiose plans last night to make a sweet potato hash that had some fresh chorizo mixed in and was topped with some scallions from our garden – but we went the simpler route.
Matt microwaved two sweet potatoes (with holes poked in them) while I cooked up some chorizo (removed from the casing). Mashed sweet potato + chorizo + scallions = successful 5 minute meal.
Dessert x 2
Love Your Body
Today is the last day of April and consequently the last day of Love Your Body Month. I have to say, when I started LYB I was a little bit of a critic, but last night I realized that lately I have been in a more positive place in regard to my body.
Although we have a scale in our bathroom I haven’t been weighing myself because I haven’t particularly cared to know what I weigh. Of course, I am trying to lose some more weight, but I have found that when I remove myself from trying to lose weight and the obsessive behaviors that can accompany that process I experience success.
Yes, I am a victim of wanting things done yesterday and I know that bikini season is feverishly approaching, but the truth is losing weight for me is a slow process and I’d rather it be that way.
Back to the scale – last night I picked up Ollie (my overweight doggy) to carry him up the stairs and bring him to bed and I was surprised by how much more he seemed to weigh than usual. I headed to the bathroom to weigh him (by weighing him with me and then me without him).
I was surprised to see that he had gained some weight, I may start a sister blog to this called What Ollie Ate, but unsurprised that I had lost weight. I’ve been moving my body and eating mostly a balanced diet, but most importantly lately I love my body.
Sure, my body is a work in progress. But it’s important for me to love where I am now so I can get where I need to be. And more importantly, if I never lose the last 15 pounds is that reason enough to throw in the towel on myself? To hate my body now is to hate all the things it can do even though it is 15 pounds overweight. And there’s a ton of things it can do!
“If anything is sacred the human body is sacred.”
10 in 2010
Remember back when I first started my blog I discussed the 10 goals I had in the year 2010? Well I haven’t talked about them in a while, but I am about to cross of two huge goals.
I signed up for the first yoga festival to ever be held in the state of Iowa and I found a laid back Triathlon that I will participate in in a few weeks.
And, I booked myself a massage to show my body how much I appreciate it!
1. Attend a yoga retreat –> Iowa City Yoga Festival
Journal while on vacation
3. Have friend get-togethers
4. Triathlon –> Pieathlon
5. Send out birthday cards –> I failed miserably at this!
6. Go on a road trip
Volunteer –> Tiny Tot Soccer with Matt
9. Reinstate date night –> We’re still working on carving out specific ‘date’ nights
10. 2 massages
What are some of your goals, short-term or long-term, for 2010?
Do you love your body?