So this was a pretty "chill" week. Nothing much happened, just spending time doing nothing on these lazy summer days. I do love the fact that I have time to get in quality workouts, yoga, read, and cook up something new almost everyday. (The recipes I have in my planner are exploding! I can't wait to share them all! That includes some baking too...I know...who am I?). My mom and I have been going on short walks a lot which I love. It's a nice way to get outside in the fresh air and just breathe and talk. Nothing else very interesting though around here. I'm not sure how I feel about that either. I like my days but I also don't want to regret anything this summer.
However, the end of next week will be interesting. Operation Take-Out-Wisdom-Teeth commences at 8:45am on Thursday morning. My consolation is combined with the surgery, so I will be going in the first time on Thursday with 4 wisdom teeth deep down in my gums, and walking out (drugged and dazed) with 4 holes in my gums. And because I consider myself a badass with a high pain tolerance, so far I do not plan on taking any hardcore drugs. Maybe a Tylonal or Advil if I must. But I haven't taken a pain medicine in years and I really don't plan to. This is also going to be interesting eating wise. Lets just say I will be making many smoothies, light fish, soft veggies, and pancakes all weekend. O and no straw either 🙁 If you use a straw right after you get your teeth out, you can develop "dry socket" which dislodges the blood clot that forms in the hole to heal. Yea, gross and bad. So no straw for this girl. Smoothie drinking is not going to be fun then, I barely like smoothies to begin with...and no straw! O the humanity!
Monday: Power Monday #53 Yoga Is A Union With Yourself
Tuesday: Growing Up In The 2000s
Wednesday: Nut-Free Vegan Mac n' Cheeze
Thursday: Gluten-Free Grilling Tips and Lazy Girl Corn On The Cob
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
Finding what works just right for you.
+ Body Image And Being Different
Gabby knows how to be proud and confident in her body! Love it!
All you have to be is...yourself!
Love these! They are all such great options!
Wow, I didn't know about this. But really, you all know how much I hate fitness/health magazine to begin with.
Learning to stay balanced in life.
How the "ideal" in fitness and yoga has shaped the way people think.
+ 5 Ways To Look Better Without Even Trying
Such minimal effort can make the biggest difference 😉
You don't know something by just looking.
"Healthy Living" is just damn living to me!
The back is often neglected but it is an essential part to our core and posture!
+ The Time Yoga Teacher Eric Paskel Gave Up Yoga For The Gym
Guess what...yoga trumps all!
Some things to think about during your practice.
Get at it ladies!
Yoga arms are the best 😉
+ Fitness Routines Of Personal Trainers
A peek into the routines of some fabulous trainers!
Easy runs should be easy. These tips will help you stay focused on just that!
And I think you should do #2!
Looking to make your own plan? Look no further!
Fitness needs to be for enjoyment!
A salad is so much more than lettuce!
Okay, this was weird. Chex says gluten-free is an extraneous term to add to oats?
More technicalities to worry and ponder about.
You must grill! Grilling = Love!
+ The Glorified Protein Pedestal
Arman always brings up great topics for discussion!
Check out #1 😉
Yes, and yes!
Only, and I repeat only, for severe medical/health reasons.
We can all do simple things to make everyone safe.
Huge mistake and misconception!
Well I guess I'm half-way there.
Blogging & Social Media:
Important tips right here to get your name out there.
You learn and experience so much through blogging.
+ Starting A Blog Is Like Having A Baby
Haha, it kind of is!
These are so great!
My time will come...hopefully next year!
Great tips to help us all!
+ Richard Branson's Top 10 Tips For Making Lists
Lists are the best, kids!
+ Why World Population Growth Endangers Everyone
Stop having kids 😉
Please....don't eat eggs 🙁
+ 10 Things You Should Know About Pugs
It's a pug life my friends. I want a pug so bad :/ Even though I'm scared of animals 😛
+ Tips For New Moms
So many tips! I just had to share this!
Who's with me?!
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Grain-Free Hazelnut Biscotti with Cinnamon Glaze. I have always wanted to make biscotti!
Tart Adrianna Maxi Dress. This is so much fun!
Nutty Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. Totally yummy!
Paleo Watermelon Berry Smoothie. This just looks so refreshing!
Super Greens Pesto. Packed with so many greens!
Chickpea Flour Flatbread with New Potatoes +Fresh Basil. Omg...you have to check out this blog! I was on it for hours mesmerized by the beauty of it all!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ I officially own the domain strengthandsunshine.com! I also bought a 36 month plan with Host Gator! This is actually going to happen! I am so excited! This weekend I will be buying Genesis and a theme for the blog and then integrating. I am working with an awesome, lovely, and just so kind designer who is helping me out for free! This is a win-win for both of us and I am so excited to see how everything comes out in the end!
+ I am finally a "full-time" student at GW! I got my 14 credits, but I have a huge scheduling/time conflict on my Fridays...But I will just deal with it when school starts, for now I don't want to think about it. I'm getting more and more less excited for school with each passing day. :/
+ This is super random, but it's something I have totally loved this week. Freezing my bars! I freeze my ALT bars, Larabars, Kinds bars (I found a few that are soy-free finally!), and other random ones! It is great! They taste 1000x better, give it a try! And try not to break your jar while your at it 😉
So tell me:
+ What have you been filling your summer days with?
+ Do you really like smoothies? I pretend I do, but really I don't. I know...a huge blogger sin, but I really only want one maybe once or twice a week. I do enjoy a quality smoothie, but they just aren't really my "thing." Iced coffee on the other hand...that has become my thing 😉
+ Weekend plans, tell me you weekend plans! Me? Nothing, nothing at all! 😉
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