Morning! I was up early once again. Anyone out there get nightmares and then can’t fall back asleep after? I had this dream about all these spiders and when I woke up it was 4 AM, and then I couldn’t fall back asleep. So, I just decided to be proactive and get the started day super early. Fun times.
This post will be super random, so be prepared for that.
To get some more energy, I relied on a morning green drink. I made a “juice” from the following ingredients:
- 1-2 cups spinach
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 carrot
- 1 handful kale
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup ice
I just blended it and didn’t bother to remove the pulp. So it ended up more like a thick juice. How delicious did I just make that sound?;)
I also thought that getting my veggies in mostly from juice will make it easier to add calories without “bulking” up my meals with too many vegetables. Because there is a point where your eating too many veggies and not enough of other nutrients and food groups.
I also attended a fun spin class! I love the energy in these classes, which makes it a bit harder to take it easy while everyone is going hardcore, but I managed alright.
Operation eat more calories has been happening. Still going strong, but must admit it is still really hard to keep up with this process. I just need to keep focusing on the long term goals at hand.
Stress is just getting the best of me at the moment, but I’m going to continue to power through.
It feels like I have a million and one things happening, so I’m trying to stay sane and calm and get things done without putting further stress on my body. That is something I could do without.
Right now I’m working on staying present in the moment, meditating each day, taking a step back from my anxiety and connect with my power.
I start to view things in a more positive light when I just connect with myself and I hold the belief that I deserve a successful outcome in life. I’m keeping my mind set on those beliefs.
In the afternoon, I took a break and enjoyed some “cookie dough”. I left the protein powder out of this mixture, because I wasn’t feeling the protein powder yesterday. So I combined the following:
Pumpkin “Cookie Dough”
- 3/4 cup pumpkin
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour
- 7 drops liquid stevia
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup oats
I mixed it all up before hand and left it in the fridge to thicken up a bit. Underneath I hid the peanut flour frosting, so I had some enjoyable bites at the end, instead of the usual eating all around the toppings and saving them for last. This made that process easier;)
I chugged some tea before hand, since there was a little chill in the air and I was getting tired at this point in the day.
I also managed to take a picture of my outfit, in case you care.
How about some random news in your Friday?
Since you asked nicely, here are some interesting things I came across this week.
1. Did you hear the news you can now get waffle wasted?
Forget about eating your waffles, drink those bad boys down instead. Not too sure how I feel about waffle flavoured vodka? I mean, waffle? So, does it taste syrupy or like the actual waffle, because I don’t think I’d like that one bit.
2. Oh, and hear is a fun article on 10 reasons why anxiety isn’t so bad after all. I like it.
3. Watch this video on the Pam Scam, its very interesting and eye opening how companies are allowed to “lie” on nutritional labels!
Alright, I’m off to get started on this weekend, and hopefully indulge in some wine tonight:)
Any fun news you came across this week?
Do you like green juice?
Happy long weekend!!