Good morning friends and a HAPPY HUMP DAY TO ALL!
You all know Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the week. (Side note: Does anyone else have to spell out Wed-nes-day when they type it?) It’s all about the food today. Hopefully you will get some inspiration and new recipe ideas!
This day of eats was a “back to routine” kind of day. My post yesterday was a recap of the awesome weekend I had in Pittsburgh with the Madre y Padre, but after it, I needed a reset. A sleep reset, a food reset, a Jesus time reset, so today was that day. (Actually Monday was that day, but I’m posting this Wednesday so…ya know) We were home by Saturday afternoon, and then I left in the evening to sleep at a friends house. Sunday morning we got at like 4:45am, yikes, and we went on an adventure hike with some friends from her church. We worshiped at the top and had a little service and time of prayer, and then we headed back. It was wonderful, but I was really tired (and hungry!) when I got home.
Let me just add that getting back to routine for me means just that…doing the stuff I always do. I just went back to my normal veggie filled eats, moving my body, and spending time in devotions. Alison, one of my favorite bloggers wrote about what it means to “get back on track” or “back to routine” and it doesn’t have to mean restriction or meticulous calorie counting. It’s also really important to be introspective and figure out what your motivation is. Am I doing another workout video because I want to…or because I think I need to work off that piece of cake I ate this weekend. Am I reaching for veggies instead of a cookie because my body is craving them…or because I feel like I need to “eat clean” because I indulged.
All that to say, today is a new start! I got to bed early and slept for a glorious 9 hours. I took my morning nice and slow.
In the mix: 2 cups of spinach, 1 1/2 frozen bananas, 1 small peach. It was super yum and refreshing. On another note, Mikayla from Naturally Whole shared my pic on her Instagram account, and it totally made my day! Make sure you check out her website and blog. Lots of awesome information and recipes there.
This. Hit. The. Spot. I watched a Grey’s Anatomy episode while I ate. Not a very mindful way to eat, but it’s a bad habit…
After doing some blogging stuff and laundry, I needed a snack to energize me through my quickly approaching work shift.
At work, I was feeling irritated, probably because I was hangry, but this sweet girl came up to me and told my hair looked pretty. It’s was so kind and out of blue, and my attitude did a 360. Have you ever had an experience like that? It’s amazing how a stranger’s kindness made me see my own hard hardheartedness and unkindness.
Perfect night cap. It was definitely a good day of food, while being the “reset” I needed. I am hesitant to use that word though, so I hope my intro came across loud and clear. It breaks my heart that we live in such a diet obsessed culture. I want to be sure that you know Nutrition on a Mission is a safe place from all the negativity. Only positive vibes and lots of love here 😀
So tell me…
How’s your week going?
What do you think about the word “reset”?
Do you crave routine after a vacation?