Happy Saturday, friends!
What a week this was! I really am over the cold, snowy environment surrounding me. Even though I’ve never really been comfortable in a bikini – I’m CRAVING bikini weather. I seriously sit in my heated yoga classes and pretend it is sunny and warm. My body is definitely craving some homemade vitamin D and when it is literally below zero degrees out or snowing CONSTANTLY, I’m not getting even a tiny bit of it. At least my boys have fun with their shovels:
Like everything in my life, I hit waves. Waves of lazy periods (well in my book lazy, other people see me go go go), then focused waves of awesome. Right now, I’m on a awesome wave. I’ve majorly cleaned up eats and have been focusing on getting my heart rate up in some shape or form at least once a day. It’s a cycle that I need to have not only for myself but for my family. I want Evan to have lots of healthy home cooked meals, and I want to experiment more with food. Something that helps me stay on track is reading. I load my kindle with books on health and fitness, meditation and yoga – even though some sit unread for days and days because I’m knees deep in some novel or catching up on Mob Wives and Scandal (I know, I know… ) I feel like life is all about balance. However, when I feed my soul with those books, even though every fiber of my being knows how to eat and live well, it reminds me to keep on track. When I eat clean and sweat I’m happier much happier, and isn’t that what life is about? That said, I’m really enjoying Cameron Diaz’s The Body Book right now. It is an easy, lighthearted read that I think would actually be really great for a teenager or someone just getting into a clean healthy lifestyle it is just presented in a way that is not overwhelming and is packed with info (although she uses soy as an example of something to switch out for milk, I’m not a soy fan at all). When I finish up the book I’d like to do a review 😉 – Something that I live by is eating with color. LOTS of color. Vibrant color. No iceberg lettuce, give me the super green kale and spinach and crispy romaine please! I mean not only are these so good for you but they are so pretty *insert heart eyes*:
My mom recently bought a vitamix. I’ve talked about it before and I’ll talk about it again: I want one so bad! I have a high powered blender and like the reviews here I’m not a fan. It is bigger and louder than my mom’s shiny new vitamix and more importantly it does not work as well. So I’m saving for my own. I know they are pricey but I’ve only heard awesome reviews from the basic to the fancy. Plus, Hector is sick of seeing lulu bags at the doorstep (not that they would ever go away forever, just maybe a little less frequent).
Are you hitting winter slum? Are you busting through? I went shopping today at target and they had GARDEN stuff out! I’m ready to feed the need to get my hands in the dirt and do some gardening and RUN OUTSIDE!!! So stoked for this.
Off to cuddle with the napping baby, followed by a run on the