We’ve had an extremely busy morning.
A much needed rest day today. Glorious.
You know what else is glorious?
This awesome move we did in my group strength training class last night.
It’s called an awkward airplane. I learned it from my man Bob back in the day.
(Flashback Friday pictures just because.)
Start with the core stabilizing bird-dog move.
With your foot flexed, slowly take your leg out to the side and the arm out to the opposite side. Hold.
It’s tough, but in the best way possible. Try it and let me know what you think. Make sure to do it on both sides though.
Last night’s dinner was glorious too.
I threw a bunch of stuff all on one pan in the oven- pork, turkey bacon, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. I used these seasonings- Veggie Roaster from Sur la Table and Fox Point from Penzeys Spices.
Hmm… weird that they were left in the oven a little too long.
This morning’s breakfast egg white scramble was glorious also.
Not sure if it was the fact that I ate it with the family while still in pajamas or the extra sausage and coconut oil that was in there that made it so good. It was followed with a baked purple sweet potato.
So, there’s this new thing I’m doing lately.
Well actually, first of all, I’ve been sleeping like crazy this week. Early bedtimes are freaking fantastic. So is sleeping through your alarm just a couple days when your body really needs the rest.
My new thing- at night before bed I’ve been journaling and reading. Yep.
I always say I’m going to start doing that at night, but then don’t. This week I’ve made it a priority to relax and review the day, read and plan out the next day a bit.
I swear it’s been helping me sleep better and just makes me less anxious.
What better way to end the day than to read something like this?
Obviously we never run out of things to worry about, but sometimes it’s hard to just trust the process. Working on that over here a bit, you know, the whole not worrying thing.
We got a couple of other new books that we’re really excited about over here.
This surprise came in the mail the other day.
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this book since hearing about it and seeing others post about it on instagram.
On her blog, Cave Girl Eats, Liz wrote this about her new book.
“This is a book about all the ridiculous, mind-boggling, head-smack-worthy, naughty nonsense that drove us to QUIT eating egg yolks, FEAR eating red meat, and run full-speed for the packaged, branded “health food” as if it was the processed, trademarked key to good health. And it’s about why the very foods we’ve been told to fear are the foods we REALLY need!
Eat the Yolks is not just a Paleo book. It’s a book about REAL FOOD. (With some serious classic movie references mixed in.) And with the endorsement of incredible Real Foodies and authors like Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo, Diane of Balanced Bites, Diana of Radiance Nutrition, and Arsy of Rubies & Radishes, I TRULY believe this book could change lives – and the way we think about Paleo eating.”
I haven’t started reading it yet, but hopefully I’ll have some time soon as I’m anxious to learn more and I love her sense of humor.
I also ordered this book, Eat Like a Dinosaur, for the boys.
We’ve read the story once and thumbed through to look at the recipes and ideas and such. I really like it. There are some great ideas for gluten free kids.
We do not all eat gluten free over here, although I’m slowly trying to incorporate more paleo and gluten free family meals in the mix.
Oh and since it’s been exactly a week since the STUFT 60 treadmill run, thought I’d share the post run interview we tracked down.
The direct link is here.
Oops, not the best still shot. Lovely. I did realize in watching this that my finish time was 5:19 instead of 5:22. That must have been the extra time I walked at the end doing this interview. Weird that it was just a week ago.
Here’s a little weekend motivation for you from Runner’s World.
I read that at the perfect time last night.
Made me think- Do you just wonder if you can do it, or do you put yourself out there and go for it? I mean really, what’s the worst that can happen?
If it scares you or makes you uncomfortable, then you should try it. That’s just my opinion though. Sure, it’s nice to wonder and stay in your comfort bubble, but you grow and learn the most when you dream big and see what you’re truly capable of.
Chances are you’ll surprise yourself. START NOW!
In this video, Bob Harper calls me out. Remember this? His exact quote to me “You’re always scared of trying something new. That’s your thing.”
He’s right. Maybe it’s time to try something new.
Have a great weekend!
Have you done the awkward airplane move yet?
Have you gotten any new good books lately?
What’s something you wonder about going for, but you’re not sure you want to try?