I hope your day is off to a good start. It looks like spring outside my window so day is already looking up.
Last night, after chatting with all of you, I enjoyed half of an apple with some almond butter and a cup of decaf tea before bed.
Snack: 9:45 pm
This morning, I’ enjoyed a blend of cereals (about a 1/2 cup of each shown) with sliced banana, almond milk and my coffee.
Breakfast: 7:30 am
I had an awesome workout this morning and snacked on this baby while getting ready for work:
Healthy Apple Pie Parfait
1 medium apple chopped up
1 tsp of coconut oil
1/4 cup of lovegrown apple cinnamon granola
1 tbsp of almond butter
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Microwave the apple and coconut oil for 30 seconds, stir and microwave for another 30 seconds.
stir in almond butter
top with granola and cinnamon
Seriously, this is like apple pie in a cup. SO GOOD
This afternoon, I thought I’d share with you all some things I’m loving right now.
Things I’m Loving Tuesday, March 5th
1. All of you, my readers!
You guys are seriously the best. I honestly didn’t think anyone would ever read my blog so the fact that so many of you are out there, reading, is just awesome. Also, the support and encouragement you’ve all given me on my journey… honestly can’t get over it. You’re all just the bees knees.
2. Can You Stay For Dinner.
Since I’m on the topic of support from the blogger community, I thought I’d share with you all the blog that started it all for me. I stumbled across Andie’s page from a recipe link on Pinterest, and I was hooked. Her story is so inspiring, her writing style in beyond engaging, and her recipe and corresponding photography is drool-worthy. Seriously, I think she’s one of the best blogs on the internet, and I want to be her when I grow up (for a number of reasons). I actually found Andie’s blog when I was at my thinnest, but I was miserable and restricting and running hours everyday. And then I read her story about how she lost 135lbs and how, wait, she stopped exercising obsessively (“you could do that, I thought? And maintain weight loss??”). But I wasn’t ready to be honest with myself at that point. I was too caught up in the weight loss and it would take my “fall from grace” to get me to the right place I needed to be in for recovery. So I followed my tragic path that led me to crack, and restrict and binge and be miserable, before I was ready for recovery.
Then I came back to her blog a few months ago, and read it with fresh eyes, and read all the important stuff I had missed. Like how she found peace with food, and confronted her emotional eating issues. And I read about how she stopped letting food control her life, and lost her weight the healthy way, that allowed her to keep it off, and I was re-inspired. She had formed a healthy relationship with food that allowed her to remain slim, healthy, and happy, so why couldn’t I? She found a healthy way to deal with nighttime eating: my constant downfall. After clicking around her blog for hours one day this summer, I was introduced to in my opinion once of the top resources for reading information about good protein powder for women, my life hasn’t been the same since. I know that sounds corny, but i was lacking that particular macro nutrient, since then I have noticed huge results. But seriously, all these women inspire me to live healthily and happily and it’s what I’m trying my hardest to do.
I’ve linked up to some of my favorite of Andie’s posts, so please, check them out if you’re interested or in need of some inspiration.
3. the Skimm
Seriously, though. After reading about the Skimm and on Katie’s blog a few weeks ago, I’m still hooked and loving how easy it’s been making keeping informed for me.
4. Classical Literature.
Now that I’m a “grown-up” and not forced to read these for school, I’m loving rediscovering the beauty of the classics. Well, some of them at least. Jane Eyre will never tickle my fancy, I’m sorry.
5. My bluetooth headphones.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a pretty spastic person. When I’m working out, especially when I’m weight training, I always wind up pulling my head phones out of my ears and getting tangled in them. So I recently invested in some bluetooth headphones, and they are awesome. It makes my workout so much smoother and more enjoyable!
6.Remington Travel Curlers
I read about these on Monica’s blog and since I have thick hair that takes forever to curl, I figured why not give it a try. I love them! They’re easy to heat up, and my hair sets while I finish getting ready. It’s not as tight of a curl as I usually like but it gives me some nice body and waves with minimal effort!
7.The Possibility of a Book Club
Seriously though, I’m pumped! I’ve always wanted to do a book club with my friends but it never got off the ground. I’m really looking forward to starting one on here! I hope some of you are interested
8. The fact that the final countdown to St. Patrick’s Day has begun
Dude, this is like Christmas in March. Seriously, though. I have parades and parties every weekend until the end of March. I’M SO EXCITED!!
Questions of the Day:
What was the first healthy living blog you read?
What are some things you’re loving?