Happy happy Friday!
A while ago, I mentioned I took a little exercise break. My body was feeling worn down and just kind of “tired.” I also had more important things to attend to for the wedding weekend. My body was definitely trying to tell me something! Even though it’s hard to step back and allow that rest, it’s 100% worth it. What was the result of letting my body rest and recharge?
1. FULL of energy
2. Killing every workout this week
3. Having a renewed excitement for exercise
Our bodies are so smart! If we honor them by giving it what it needs: properly fueling, drinking enough water, sleeping well, and allowing rest…it will honor us by feeling amazing, energized, and able to take on each day. So the moral of the story is to listen to your body. If you aren’t feeling great, chances are you might be neglecting/overlooking something that your body needs. Just a good reminder!
Isn’t it the best surprise ever to get a package in the mail? My UPS guy and I have gotten to know each other pretty well since I’ve moved into my apartment (um, online shopping addiction?) and I swear he probably thinks I am the happiest person ever. I know he hears me sprint to the door when he comes, and by now is completely used to the gigantic smile and greeting he gets every single time he visits. He probably secretly thinks I’m crazy but at least he’s nice to my face, ha ha.
Yesterday’s package was a re-stock of my favorite green tea:
Yogi Kombucha Green Tea, which I get on Subscribe and Save from Amazon—so much cheaper than in stores. I love this flavor because it has passion tea in it. It’s slightly fruity!
Another reason it was a good morning:
Overnight Oats In a Jar! It’s been a while. I’ve been using most of my almost empty jars for ice cream lately, but decided that this one was destined for breakfast. Not that I couldn’t just have the ice cream version for breakfast…hmmm. Anyways, I think I jumped the gun on this jar because it was literally swimming in peanut butter. I’ll let you decide for yourself if I minded or not.
For the overnight oat portion I used: 3/4 cup dry oats, 1 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup blueberries, and 1 serving Dymatize cinnamon bun protein powder. So good.
For lunches, I have been a wrap fanatic. I like to make them the night before so that when I’m ready to eat them the next day, everything is really cold and soft.
This one was applewood smoked cheddar, turkey, tomato, sprouts, spinach, greek yogurt spread (2 tbsp greek yogurt mixed with pepper, garlic and onion powder.)
Baby cucumbers with salt and pepper is my new favorite thing. Perfect for lunch time veg!
The cheese was new:
Kashi crackers with 2% cottage cheese and black pepper for a small snack.
I am giving my community some awesome business this summer, haha. You just can’t beat cheap homegrown food! These are white and yellow zucchinis. They had a crispier texture than regular green zucchini. Very good!
I roasted them up and served it up like this:
with a chili pepper infused gouda cheeseburger and homegrown corn that was picked the same morning and given to me from a friend. Doesn’t get more fresh than that.
Can you tell I’m on a cheese kick? This stuff is legit. It has a nice spicy kick, but not too spicy for me. I like to think I can handle super spicy things, but I’m actually a bit of wimp. Don’t tell anyone.
This gouda cheese is slightly soft and oh so delicious.
blueberry cheesecake in a bowl with coconut peanut butter
1/2 cup blended cottage cheese, 1 serving vanilla casein protein, 2 tbsp cream cheese, 1/4 cup blueberries, dash of stevia, vanilla extract, 1/4 almond milk —>refrigerate for an hour.
Wow, that was a lot of dairy in one post. Can you tell i’m on a bit of a cheese kick? I’m loving it and am so glad that my body is accepting it without any issues. There was a point when I thought I was lactose-intolerant, but it doesn’t seem to be a problem anymore. It’s crazy how our bodies can change…and another reason why it’s so important to listen to them and be in tune!
I have the day off today so I’m hoping to lounge by the pool with my new book:
Fun reading was something I really wanted to do this summer, and I’m finally getting around to it.
Are you reading a book right now?
When’s the last time you gave your body a rest day?
Have a good one!