Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday

On one of the blogs I follow, the girl does this theme on "What I Ate Wednesday." Well, I don't know what she does for a living, maybe blogging, because otherwise I don't know how she comes up with the perfectly balanced and beautiful meals that she eats every Wednesday and probably most other days of the week. She's one of those. Perfectly healthy. All the time. Even her splurges are healthy.

This Wednesday, she ate elaborate omelets topped with "shredded raw goat cheddar" and "homemade Italian dressing,"  super fancy salads filled with kale and Asian pears, fresh picked strawberries for a snack...yadda yadda yadda.

Wanna know what I ate on Wednesday? Well for breakfast I can keep up with her fanciness. I had gluten free oatmeal topped with chopped pecans, coconut flakes, natural peanut butter, dark chocolate chips (small handful) and honey. For lunch, still pretty fancy. I had a whole wheat quesadilla filled with mozzarella, fresh spinach, and dill. Also an orange. Then this is where it falls apart...I completely lost all self control and ate half the box of the student's treats that I have stashed under my desk. Probably about 30 whoppers (malted milk balls...not the burgers). I haven't made it to my after school snack or dinner yet but maybe I can redeem myself. It will most likely be leftovers because I actually cooked last night. Angel hair pasta with sauteed zucchini, mushrooms, garlic, and basil.

What did you eat Wednesday? I'd love to know!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Vision Boards

Last week my yoga studio showed a documentary called Hungry for Change. It was a good follow up for those of us who have completed the Clean Diet (and those who have fallen off the wagon, ahem...) My friend Angie and I made clean snacks and spent our Friday night being wholesome and watching the movie with a bunch of other yogis. She made the most delicious pumpkin cookies which I tried to recreate and failed miserably. I made a Lemony Spinach Hummus....straight from the recipe. No creativity here. Reaaallly garlicky, but pretty good! I have decided that I need a food processor. The blender wasn't meant for making hummus.

During the movie, there was a part that touched on how our brains function primarily on images and how it helps to show our brain pictures of our goals in life. The example was: if you go to a different country where you can't speak their language and try to ask, "Where is the restroom?" no one will have a clue what you're trying to say. On the other hand, if you draw a picture of a toilet and use that as your communication, the request is no longer foreign. Same thing with our brains. Sometimes words get misconstrued, so if we focus on a picture, over a period of time our brains will recognize what we want and we will become more naturally suited towards achieving our goals. So....yeah it sounds a little hokey to me too, but at the same time....I get it. I like the idea.

Fast forward to tonight. Angie had me over for dinner and we drank wine and went on a walk and talked about a little bit of everything....Then...we got down to business. Cork board + magazines + scissors + tacks + playlists + sitting cross- legged on the floor + her cats biting and pawing at magazine pages=  VISION BOARDS.

Here is my final product. So happy with it! You should definitely make one. Especially if you are on Spring Break like me :)