Happy Sunday All!
My to do list today:
relax, watch football, look up recipes for thanksgiving, stay in slippers all day, &
drink this amazing new coffee I bought down town over the weekend
while spending some time with my girlfriends!
It’s called Light Up Night & it helped with getting into the holiday spirit!
Chocolate cinnamon swirl & Tiramisu!
If you saw my Instagram post on friday, I took a mental/physical health day.
Sometimes in life we are so used to a lifestyle of "go go go" that we hardly live in the moment.
I have to say that lately my mind has been 10 steps ahead of my body.
I've found myself thinking what I need to be doing minutes, days, even weeks from now-
instead of living in the NOW.
I felt run down and have been suffering from headaches all week.
Thank God for my family & boyfriend who have given me the greatest advice-
"never feel guilty about slowing down or just sitting and doing nothing today.
You are so used to living a very busy lifestyle that you may be neglecting yourself."
It's exactly what I needed to hear.
I went to bed Thursday night with a headache and woke up with a headache,
So Friday I slept for a few more hours, relaxed in my slippers with my favorite comfy blanket,
& some sugar cookie sleigh ride tea with the mug that reads
"family is God's way of surrounding us with love."
So the rest of the weekend I spent with family & friends to Beat Stress.
Woke up well rested Saturday morning & attended a Hot Yoga Class with a friend of mine.
I forgot how much I love the feeling after a great yoga session.
This is something I want to continue doing and something I definitely needed this weekend.
After Yoga, we went to starbucks to catch up & I refueled with some kombucha & oats!
After spending the afternoon at a friend’s jewelry party,
I came home & had a huge powerbowl of my favorites!
Kale, raw veggies, KABOCHA squash,
sundried tomatoes, & Creamy Tahini & Nooch Sauce!!
Then I took a much needed nap –
I love my powernaps & totally embrace them.
I also embrace my huge college hoodies, leggins, & slippers.
I woke up to some familiar voices coming from the kitchen.
My Godfather & his wife came over along with my brother & his fiancé!
Papacakes & Mamacakes made some
homemade spaghetti sauce over spaghetti squash,
grassfed beef meatballs & some roasted broccoli.
I had the sauce served over spaghetti squash with
some black beans, broccoli, & side of organic red wine.
Yes, we’re Italian & like our red wine with home made spaghetti sauce.
Totally snapped a mid-dinner pic of the fam #sorrynotsorry
After hours of relaxing & talking; ended the night with a red velvet & coconut sparkle cake!
Not gluten free – but I totally was snacking on the coconut that fell off of the knife from cutting.
Woke up this morning & tasted the MOST AMAZING HEALTHY BITES EVER!
Thanks to my girl Lindsay – she sent me amazing samples to try!
*Cinnamon sugar cookie, Apple coconut Rum,
Pumpkin spice chocolate chip, & peppermint mocha protein!
So today I’m going to relax, catch up on some computer work,
& resting up to start this week off on the right foot!
Possibly take a walk with mamacakes to enjoy the sunshine as well!
I will be relaxed, rejuvenated, & ready to take on the week!
So do yourself a favor & remember YOU not just today, but everyday.
Do you find that you think 10 steps ahead of the NOW?