I guess all those ginger ale bubbles from last week made other things bubble up inside me. This morning I found myself tearing up in my Thursday morning exercise class! Not enough for anyone to realize, but I found myself a little emotional and exhausted.
My weeks are always busy, teaching my kid's health and fitness classes, studying for my nutrition classes, running a small business, dishes, piles of laundry and everything in between. So I guess after recovering from being sick it makes sense that I'm still climbing back up to a more balanced place.
Has exercise ever brought up any emotions for you?
Sometimes when I run a 5K my thoughts drift to my parents. I think about how long it's been since I've seen them, held their hand, asked for their advice and that hurts. I think as much as it hurts, it also drives me to push on and learn more about health and wellness. Having lost them to cancer and heart disease it makes me want to fully enjoy life and take better care of myself. Usually during my runs, through the emotions, I am able to have a great conversation with my Dad and I pretend he's running right there next to me....pushing me along. He was a marine after all, and I know a lot of my strength and drive come from him.
After a great workout, I head right into my kitchen and start cooking! I love spending time reading healthy blogs, trying out new recipes and going through my cookbooks planning out meals and snacks for the week. Knowing that I have delicious healthy choices keeps me motivated and on track. It also makes me get to the gym, take that yoga class or exercise with friends and family. When I feel good about myself, I want to eat better and take care of my body. I believe it truly goes hand in hand together.
(this is taken by Joe...making me laugh as I prepare yet another morning green smoothie)
thanks, babe...want one?!!?
So this week lots of healthy things were happening in my kitchen....
make your list and go.....
lots of fresh fruit
apples, cinnamon & almond butter snack
leftover sweet potato fries & everyday veggie tray with hummus to dip
'cheesy' vegan kale chips
homemade oatmeal black bean veggie burger...delicious!
Not only do I make healthy food happen all week long....
I take care of business and
Make a plan, find a recipe, find a friend, move your body and make something healthy happen for you this week.
You're worth it!!