Can you say "Hello Spring!" The warmth, o the glorious warmth, how I missed you so. Summer is starting to feel like it might actually get here! The excitement is in the air. Everyone seems to be a bit happier with a little hop in their step this week, it's great! And I had a pretty good week myself. I am so siked for this weekend (hello even warmer temps!)! However I want today to get over as quick as possible, well at least school. I have two huge tests on Monday that I would be missing, but I rescheduled and was able to work them in today. I would not be able to handle the stress of knowing I had to make them up when I came back and the content wasn't fresh in my head. So here I come Psych and Pre-Calc tests! (Joy!). You know what else is cool? My two Old Navy dresses came yesterday and they actually fit! I didn't take pictures yet to show you, but I will the weekend and show you next week once my other ones arrive! Yay new clothes 😉 On the workout front I had a great week of yoga and strength. I got back into those Kettlebell swings and am loving them. So sore, but so good 😉 I've got nothing else to share right now except how excited I am for SC, and that I should probably start packing my carry on....so let's move on shall we!?
Here is my 14th link-up to FTSF (Finish The Sentence Friday)! FTSF is that you are given a sentence each week and you finish it however you want, long or short. This week’s sentence was, “If I could go back in time..."
If I could go back in time there would be a lot of moments I would want to relive and others I would want to be able to change by doing something different or doing nothing at all. This is one of those questions that at first glance you think it is easy and have the best answer, but then when you actually take a moment and think about it...it is not so easy. There are plenty of bad moments or actions that led to bad things happening that I wish I could have stopped from happening. I wish I had never met certain people, done certain things and all of this would have led to a lot less pain. But then I think about how those moments shaped me and how I would not have discovered certain things about myself that I know today. These moments still have a negative impact on my life though and I live with these consequences and pain everyday. But I also live with the other paths I have taken since then. And of course there are wonderful moments and experiences I wish I could relive again and again. Like the feeling I would get after performing on stage or at Madison Square Garden. When I was a little girl and my brother and I would play outside, making up whole story-lines and acting out "movies" using every resource around our property. Or most recently that initial moment of pure elation when I found out I was accepted at GW. My life is a journey and I want to embrace every moment of it, the good and the bad. The struggles and the strength. But I want to keep moving forward and experiences new wonderful moments and not dwell on the past. The past happened, but it is over now and there are new things I need to ready myself for on the horizon!
Monday: Power Monday #40 Standing Strong
Tuesday: Buckwheat English Muffin Buns
Thursday: A Crazy April & Thursday Finds
Blog Posts I loved this week:
+ Yoga 101
Great yoga guest post by Christine!
What listening to you body can do for you.
Taking life one step at a time.
Be open and be yourself. Don't worry about fitting in to a specific ideal or "type".
Yes, that is such a thing, even when you are trying to lose weight. You need to give your body the fuel it needs so you metabolism and biological processes can function properly for you!
This is so prefect! A must read for when you are stuck on what to write about to go along with your recipes.
I am getting better at this, but I know once college starts, I will be talking to new people left and right!
How do the popular protein sups stand? Well I say Plant Fusion got a pretty good review 😉
Great tips! Remember your body needs time to heal and repair.
It takes time. Embrace the process and don't give-up!
O how I love inversions of all kinds 🙂 Forearm and Scorpion are my favorites!
This is a great list! I can't wait till I have my first real job, haha!
Nutrition is essential for proper recovery. This is a great read full of info!
Interesting. I think it is best to just say it and explain it. It is best to learn the hard topics form someone you trust. but if you are "lied" to then that trust can be broken.
It is no different then "normal" meal planning. Just sometimes it requires some more creativity, which is fun and gets you in the kitchen to cook!
This is such a though provoking post! I loved it. But I think now in these last decades as different ways of eating have become more popular, establishing a good relationship with food and giving a child the choice to choose their food philosophy has gotten really distorted.
have you seen this?! A documentary will be coming out in a few months on bloggers from across the country. I can't wait!
I wonder what I will be telling myself in 10 years...
Need some help? Read this!
Don't be intimidated! Fitness is a journey, it is a process, embrace it from the start!
Just a few tips for looking your best!
I am still learning and trying to fin my combination. But stress is detrimental. Stress is good in certain doses, our body needs it. But when it gets out of control...it takes control of your whole body and mind.
You know what you can do, believe in yourself and others will follow!
Great tips! Time to start putting some of these into practice.
Anyone can be a yogi. Don't worry about the stereotypes but out there, just get on your mat!
A wonderful video tutorial by the talented Lee!
Living healthy if not about perfection and people make it to hard, when it really is not.
No mom is perfect, but I know my mom will always be there. What is something you love about your mom?
O how I love Pinterest!...See below 😉
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Healthy Chocolate Mousse Smoothie. Is this real life?! Just look and admire...then devour!
Spicy Lentil & Quinoa Wraps with Spicy Tahini Sauce. What an awesome delicious lunch!
Black Bean & Carrot Brownies. Veggies in all.the.things!
Curried Chickpea Sandwich. I would eat this everyday! Plus I am absolutely loving fresh Jersey red tomatoes lately. This baby has it all 😉
Grain-Free & Vegan Tortillas. Hm, maybe I will test out my almond flour with this lovely recipe 😉
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ A sunny wonderful 85 degree forecast for SC this weekend 🙂 But of course it is also going to be in the 70s here in Jersey for the first time...really?!
+ Did you know yesterday was National Sibling Day? Well it was apparently (another holiday I was unaware of) so I want to give a shout-out to my big brother! <3 Love him and I can;t believe he is turning TWENTY in just 2 weeks! Insane!
So Tell Me:
What are you excited about for this weekend?
Is there a moment you would like to relive or one you would like to change?
Do you have any siblings!?
Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you back here on Wednesday, but in my absence, I have two guest posts set up for you guys next week that you do not want to miss!
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