Sunday, July 07, 2013
...Town to keep me movin' Keep me groovin' with some energy." - Lipps Inc
Today has felt much more balanced and healthy than yesterday, thank goodness. A friend and I made spontaneous plans for her to come over for lunch/brunch, so I got some tasty, healthy-ish cooking going pretty early. I made sure to eat some fruit as I cooked so that I wouldn’t be super hungry before she got here and tracked what I was going to eat before I ate it. I definitely ate more calories than I probably should in one sitting, but I had them available according to my tracker so I’m not feeling badly about it. Besides which, my main goal is being mindful and in my home that’s so much easier! I made:
~Mini broccoli-mushroom vegan quiches
~Quinoa salad with black beans and nectarines
~Chilled eggplant salad
~Gluten-free cookies with PB, oats, chocolate chips, and banana – I’m not gluten-free, but love to try new things! And only ˝ tablespoon of maple syrup for sweetener in 12 cookies! The banana helps with sweetness.
Everything was a hit, nutrient-dense, and satisfying.
We watched a movie with brunch and then decided to go for a walk. Turns out I have a state park down the road with some beautiful hiking trails. I didn’t use my heart rate monitor or GPS, but it definitely got us sweaty and considering it was completely unplanned exercise, it was a total bonus. It was a nice reminder of how exercise doesn't have to be a serious run or using the gym equipment -- sometimes a nice, playful hike can be an even better workout! And it doesn't feel like work with views like this.