Happy Friday! Wow, Friday loses it's prestige when you don't have to go to school or work anyway, haha, it just blends into the weekend 🙂 I have nothing planned, just time to soak up the relaxation. Today though I will just be doing my lower and upper body strength training,working on some recipe creation, and read! I am loving the book my brother got me for Christmas. It is everything I love in a great novel: thriller, government, CIA, crime...so good! Well I don't have much to say today so I'll just leave you all to the Finisher and more time to soak up your own relaxation! O, one thing I forgot! I bought a ramekin yesterday. I am so siked to create some quinoa flake and oat bakes, woohoo! So much cooking is going to be going on in my house over the next week 😉
Saturday: Recipe Redux #2 Lucky Dancin' John
Monday: Power Monday #25 Holiday Edition
Tuesday: Introducing Pumpkin Waffles
Wednesday: Merry Christmas!
Thursday: The Last Christmas 2013
Blog Posts I loved this week:
On making goals and motivation to work on them through the years.
+ The Yoga Of (My) Divorce
A perspective on how yoga and divorce can teach you similar things.
Those stupid blog posts on how to survive, not gain weight, and exercise during the holidays.
Another beautiful post by Jen. The holidays are not about being perfect, but loving the imperfections.
+ Putting Yourself First Over The Holidays
Michelle was able to write one of those holidays posts that was actually helpful and inspiring for those who have struggled with a disordered mindset.
I love this women. 98 and still at the gym 😉
The magic of inversions 🙂
Make it a lifestyle and then it will get done!
It does not have to be expensive and it can be much more affordable than the typical Western Diet.
I still have a hard time explaining my food philosophy
I couldn't have "ranted" better myself!
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Chocolate Chai. Mmm, this looks like the perfect drink to warm the body and soul 🙂
Colorful Veggie Kale Salad with Chipotle Dressing. Veggies Galore!
Pear and Gingerbread Buckwheat Pancakes. Another great pancake recipe to try 🙂
DIY: No-Sew Turban. So cute for a messy hair day!
Sweet Potato Potato and Beet Nori Rolls. Beets and Sweet Potatoes...so good!
DIY Flavored Extracts. These look so fun to make...just need some Vodka, haha!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ A lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas with my family 🙂
+ Winter break! I go back to school on the 2nd, but then there are only two days until the weekend again, haha!
+ I am loving my relaxing mornings where I can take my time and soak in the early morning hours without having to worry about getting ready to go anywhere 🙂
So tell me:
Do you still have holiday festivities to attend this weekend? Not for me, but I am looking forward to going to the grocery so I can pick up some much needed ingredients to start using my new appliances! 🙂 so I would say that is a festivity, haha!
Are you planning anything fun and crazy for New Years Eve? I am not sure what I will be doing, but most likely just staying home.
Random, but does anyone know of a good protein side dish for a light butternut squash soup?