1. My commute. I can't even believe I just said that. I'm trying to dwell on the good parts of it though! Since I leave so butt-crack early in the morning and drive home so dang late at night I get to catch the sun rise on my way to work and catch a killer sunset on my way home. Since we're approaching the cold, longer days coming up I love soaking in those moments because before I know it I'll be commuting to and from work in the pitch black dark. But, driving under moonlight can be very beautiful, too! =) No pictures for this thought because I'm very much against doing other things while driving especially fiddling with the phone.
2. Hard boiled eggs & 22 Days Nutrition bars. Being vegetarian all these years I became really comfortable with the fact that I was a "grazer" just like any other vegetarian in nature. I was giving myself a free pass to eat all day long because I wasn't eating any flesh. WHAT?! I've stopped my CONSTANT snacking habits and amazing things have happened: I've lost weight (whoo-hoo!), I've made SURE that my plate is balanced at each meal (with healthy fat & high quality protein), my sugar cravings are no where near where they used to be & I feel so much better. However, every so often I do need a snack since I'm constantly on the go. This is where hard boiled eggs come in and 22 Days Nutrition bars. I am NOT a fan of granola, protein or nutrition bars since most are loaded with SUGAR and nonsense...but these are one of the very few bars that I actually give an OK to. I swear by the Pumpkin Seed bar if I know I need something on the go. Cracking open a HB egg is easy and yummy, too.
|Jamilia & I with the amazing author, David Singer. So lucky|
to have had him at Amscan for our Wellness Program!
4. This inspiring thought from David Singer's book: Don't put off adopting a healthier lifestyle. Make it a priority.
|Sun, breeze, sand, ocean, good reads, |
hot surfer boyfriend = all a gal needs!
Back in March of 2012 I decided to do these posts because it's really easy to be suckered into negative thoughts when we're surrounded by stressful media, unhappy people and whining Facebook status updates. My guru, Swami Vishnudevananda says that for every negative thought you have, replace it with 2-3 positive ones. I love this concept and practice it regularly. I usually find the most effective way of climbing out of a negative attitude is to think about something that I'm grateful for. Feelings of gratitude really lift you up. In honor of this concept, I'm starting a post with this same theme and will blog it regularly. I'll list a few things that make me happy, lift me up and keep me smiling! Let's face it, world peace is something that will never happen. However, I can create my own little world of peace and happiness in my mind through my thoughts! Please give it a try as well and share how it affects you.