Ever have one of those days where everything bugs or annoys you? Well that was me today. The Bears loss didn’t really help my cause either… … I’ve been feeling today that I need to really start making sure that I am doing what makes me happiest with my body and stop listening to other people’s opinions of me. I feel like the best and most confident I feel is when I have curves but am still “fit”… I’ve been feeling lately that all the cardio makes me feel good but I’m not happy completely losing my figure (curves) which I feel like running is doing. Also with running I’m not gaining muscle where I would like to… I really need to start to refocus my energy toward strengthening my body rather then constant cardio. I’m just not sure where to start….
On a better note, My late night snack was my favorite meal last night
Peaches and Pumpkin Butter Soft Serve AKA FUNFETTI!
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk
- 1 container Greek Yogurt
- 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Butter
- 1/2 cup frozen Peaches
- handful of Blueberries (seems random but tasted really good!)
Another Blogger I know loves making soft serve is Kate from A Healthy Passion, Her blog is awesome check it out if you haven’t yet!
After reading an article online, I decided to make a donation on Lunapads.com I URGE everyone to make a donation here to help bring washable pads to girls and women in developing nations! Pads4Girls seeks to address the problem of girls missing school due to a lack of adequate menstrual supplies. Click here to learn more.I also urge you all to Donate to Ahepa Marrow This organization has very personal meaning to me after helping out a girl that previously had cancer find a match through this organization. If you are interested in making a donation Contact me please at Avenetos@luc.edu
We all talk about how amazing cardio workouts and Strength Training are, but let’s be honest, sometimes we just don’t feel like getting up off the couch and getting all sweaty and gross. Even when we do get those heart-racing workouts into our daily routines do you ever say to yourself: “I wish relaxation become a form of exercise”….Well, who says it can’t? Lately, I’ve been trying to refocusing my energy toward a new type of exercise… After reading an article in Self Magazine, I found that meditation is the KEY to BOTH a healthy body and mind. Actually, the article claims it’s the, “Number one healthy habit you’re not doing….yet”. Only 13% of people that read Self meditate and I found that number to be way too low…After all, the magazine is called Self….Shouldn’t more women be meditating in order to shift their lives onto a path of inner peace and ultimately reach their true “self”? I think so… That’s why tomorrow my working out is going to include a 30 minute session of meditation, LESS CARDIO and more strengthening….. I think it’s about time to broaden my horizons for February!
Have you ever tried meditation? Most people state the reason they don’t is because they simple “don’t know how”… Well, here’s your start to meditation:Quiet the mind
Hope all of your Monday’s are awesome. …
I leave you with this:Keep in mind that you should all try to find out what makes you truly happy when it comes to working out because it’s the only way your going to stick to your workouts! Also, tomorrow try and remind yourself not to equate being skinny with being happy because CURVES are gorgeous (when toned of course! lol)