I had a bit of a home-run last night in the food arena
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My legs are shaking from the BodyRock workout I just did
My mind and soul are spinning from the fabulous evening I had at the office last night!
In sum, Thursday rocked.
Food-wise, I found an awesome and LOCAL organic food market just down the road. Who knew?? I took the bugz to HomeGrown Foods in Stony Plain, and we were welcomed with open arms. Their prices were phenomenal and their selection was great. It inspired me to make a fabulous dinner that I am so happy with, even 18 hours later
I found a great magazine called Clean Eating and tried out two of the recipes in it. One was for grilled cheese with apples (Silver Hills Bakery flax bread, almond butter, thinly sliced Granny Smith apples, and crumbled cheese), and the other was an almond honey bread. Yum!
Honey Almond Bread:
1. Mix together 1c. almond meal, 3/4c. buckwheat flour, 1-1/4c. quinoa flour, and 3tsp. baking powder.
2. Whisk together 2 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 1c. unsweetened soy or skim milk, 1/3c. olive oil, 2tbsp honey and 1/4c slivered almonds
3. Combine wet and dry ingredients
4. Pour into a greased loaf pan, sprinkle with almonds and cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 min
1 serving (1/2″ slice) = 150 calories
I also bought some rainbow chard on sale at HomeGrown, and which I steamed and chopped up with butter and the rest of the apple from our grilled cheese sandwiches. All in all, it was freaking amazing!!!
I returned to the land of BodyRock after a unintentional hiatus. Today I did Zuzana’s Fat Loss and Butt workout. Lol, gotta love that name. It makes me feel like I should be wearing leggings and a thong bodysuit – ha! But it burned my lower body and got my heart rate jacked right up, which is just what I needed today.
Let’s just say I’m excited to get back to Bikram on Sunday!
Oh, and I taught the bugz to say, “Zuzana rocks!”
We had an amazing night out at the office last night. Like, a-maz-ing. The energy in the building was infectious and exhilarating. I don’t know if words can do justice to what this career change has meant to me.
Where else can I help the families in my community while helping my own family succeed? Where else can I earn a full-time income working mostly evenings, spending every day with my children? There are not a lot of options out there for people who want it all, and I am so, so blessed to have found a company that values family time as much as I do.
Where else would I go? I love what I do – I love every aspect of it. I love that it forces me to break out of my shell and do things that scare me, talk to people that intimidate me, play on a higher field than I am used to.
I love that it gives me the opportunity to learn, grow, discover and explore more of the world around me; to meet so many new people and to give hope to their seemingly perfect lives. So many of the clients we work with are doing okay, but it’s an endless treadmill that depends on outside influences to determine whether they succeed or fail. Do you know how incredible it is to sit down with a family, show them (for free!) a couple simple strategies, and give them full control of their destiny???
I can’t tell you what it feels like in the confines of this blog. The beauty of what I do needs to be seen and felt for you to totally wrap your head around it. Know this for now – it’s huge and it gives me immense satisfaction knowing that little me can make a big impact for those around me.
How was your Thursday?