My goal for the day was to post EVERYTHING I ate. So here it goes. This is a very picture heavy post just be forewarned. I am going to start focusing on smaller goals rather than making these daunting goals. It has become overwhelming. Here’s to a new approach! yay!
I didn’t go to the gym today. I had every intention to, but like I said if I don’t get it done in the morning it usually just does not happen.
Breakfast: sorry for this incredibly unattractive picture!
My tummy started rumbling so I made a mid morning snack
It is a “milkshake” inspired by Katie
with super awesome heart sprinkles
- 1 tangerine
- green beans
- 2 dried figs
-a few walnuts
- Trader Joe’s balsamic vinaigrette
After picking up my little brother from school I whipped this up:
A blueberry muffin. I altered this recipe considerably for lack of applesauce, but it turned out well.
or at least Alex thought so…
For dinner I made my brother and I this:
-red quinoa with cardamon and bay leaves
- green bean, onion, fennel salad
- mixed green salad
I also made Alex a small greek yogurt brownie as a treat for eating all his veggies.
I made him a peanut butter “milkshake” too.
Notice its green appearance. That would be all the spinach I added. Hehehe.
It also had:
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. all natural pb
- xantham gum
He didn’t seem to notice the green appearance and drank it happily. Win!
I guess Alex is becoming a new source of inspiration for me. I think parents have a major impact on your life when you are growing up and although not a parent I see myself as an influential adult figure in his life. I want to be a good role model and instill healthy habits. I think the best way to do this is lead by example. Here’s to new motivation.
I am starting to get excited for Germany. When I think of the goodbyes I get sad, so I try not to think of it. I can’t even begin to imagine the amazing people I will meet and experiences I am going to have. I was also talking to Britta for awhile and I will be so happy to see her again! I think those ten months abroad are going to have a major impact on my life. I can’t wait to embrace a different family dynamic too. Through the process I know I am going to learn so much about myself and become much more aware of the world around me. I have already starting connecting with others on facebook and they all seem super nice! I leave on July 31st. I will post updates as soon as I find out new info, but for now I don’t know who my host family will be or where I will live. The unknown is scary yet exciting!
I am off to put Alex to bed!