I decided that this month, less is more. I made my August goal really simple and focused….and include just one thing:
1) Exercise more regularly, and find a comfortable exercise routine. I’ve been all over the place with no real schedule or routine (sometimes I exercise in the morning, sometimes the evening, soemtimes run all week, sometimes just swim, etc), but this month I want to find a routine and exercise more than I have been. This should be easy because my gym is literally right at my new apartment and travel time is less than 60 seconds.
Last month (July), my focus was on appreciating the small things and finding extra things to smile about. Yes, I did this all month! I ended up not posting something every day because you know what I found? That it was the really simple, small things that made me happiest– a sweet text from a friend, a cute dog I passed on the street (without enough time to photograph for the blog), 10 minutes of sunshine during a busy workday. They weren’t always so blog-able, but that was ok. Though maybe, I should still have posted them. I’ll continue more on this topic later though because I think being grateful for the small stuff is incredible important.
And now to WIAW #30!
Thanks to Jenn, this month is all about SUMMER! I’m loving all the summer fruits lately…HOWEVER, I’m moving this weekend (ugh), so this week for me is all about eating up whatever’s left in my fridge. Aside from summer berries, it’s not very summer-ish, so I’ll have to recommitt to this next week.
Here are my Tuesday eats:
I started the day with a short morning run. It’s my last week running my favorite routes! I get nostalgic over things like that….even though my new place is close enough that I can run over here whenever I want.
Breakfast: Green smoothie (summer!), coffee, and a big tsp of flax (didn’t photograph the flax).
In just a couple minutes, THIS:
And then off to work I went.
Lunch was packed….a sandwich (udi’s bread) with light cream cheese, smoke salmon and cucumbers. Carrots and celery on the side.
I ended up eating lunch at 11am so was more than ready for a snack at 1pm. An apple with heaping scoops of almond butter. Hit the spot!
I was ready for dinner right when I got home– chicken with the last of my bbq sauce and brussel sprouts steamed and then sautéed in coconut oil. Wow, coconut oil made these taste so good!! I had some leftover quinoa too, but added it after I took the pic.
And later, dessert was a chocolate fudge bar.
And now it’s mid-week already!
I love hearing the answers to my questions, so tell me:
– Popsicle or fudge bar? Sandwich or Salad? Broccoli or Brussel Sprout?
– Do you have an exercise routine or prefer to do something different every month? I like routines better, I’m more likely to stick to it.
– What’s your August goal?
– What verb describes your day? Mine was planning. I planned out my work to-dos, planned my move logistics, planned my vacation days, etc. planning is exhausting!
-Have you ever sold anything on Craigslist? I sold my microwave today. I’m always amazed at how easy it is!