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Zenfully!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

That will be my mantra for the rest of this month!

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I am leaving this afternoon for Cuba with my 2 daughters, DH-Jeff and his son. Everyone is pretty excited... I have been stressed (and dealt with it ... not the right way - emotional eating it was and feeling guilty about it after...)

I need a break - I am really tired - mentally and physically. My sinus infection has clear out but I am still not my best. I am running now, but at a much slower pace than I would... the good thing is I am running!!! I started my day today by going for a nice 6k run outside (0 Celsius!!!) and it was great. Not fast but just the fact that I did it made me feel good. Being outside was also nice. I missed my run yesterday because I forgot my runners at home and I felt grumpy all day... So this week, I will make sure I respect my body - "Move it" it is telling me! I packed my runners, shorts and top so I can go for runs on the beach!

Then what's best than a good breakfast to start the day. I prep this for the girls and I this morning (gotta empty the fridge before departure! would usually have the tea cake as a snack - nobody complained!):
1 Serving of Pumpkin and Raspberry Tea cake, 1/2 Kiwi, 1/2 Apple and Raspberries with 100 gr FF Red Velvet Yogurt. (Breakfast TOTALS: 249 cal-54 carbs - 2 fat - 6 protein)...

This cake is easy to make - cake mix but homemade fresh pumpkin puree and raspberries!... For my recipe go to: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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Inspiration for an active - relaxing - healthy week...
1) Mindfulness of the mind - "The secret of health for both the mind and the body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, and not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present wisely and earnestly" (Buddha)

2) My horoscope for the day! "Instead of being logical today, immerse yourself into the touchy-feely part of life. You'll be more content once you relax and let your imagination wander. "

So I will let go - and RELAX . Have a great week my sparkfriends!
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