Another week has flown by! Seriously. I usually share the past weeks gratitude posts on Friday but yesterday I didn't realize that it was time again. I knew it was Friday, but it didn't really register that it was actually Friday. Does that make sense?
This week I picked up an extra day at work, met up with a friend, and enjoyed some abnormally warm weather. This winter has been fairly mild and easier for me to accept than past winters. It's awesome but also a mystery because I'm just like, "How is this happening??" But it's totally awesome and I'm appreciating every second of it. I like to believe that the fact that I am spending more time outside, working on being in the present moment, and consistently working out have really factored into all of it and made things much easier for me.
I woke up this morning and went to the gym. I really enjoy going early in the morning because it gives me a chance to get most of my workout in before it starts to get busy. I like the people who are also in there in the mornings. It's nice to see familiar faces each day and joke around throughout our workouts.
I have plans to go to an antique store later this afternoon and I'm excited. First I want to try to finish up a recipe I'm working on that I hope to share sometime soon. I better get to it! But first, let's reflect on this past weeks little moments of gratitude.
Today the weather was so beautiful. I spent my day doing yoga, walking the dogs, driving with my window down, being barefoot in the (dead) grass and laying in the sun reading a new book. I really wanted to go for a run but it's my only rest day of the week so I listened to my body instead and just hung out. A day like this is just what I need to get me through the next few months of cold and snowy weather!
Today I completed a yoga challenge that I was doing. I've reflected upon it and am writing a post for the blog, which I'll share once it gets fixed. I say this a lot and actually just posted about it over at @createnyoga but I am so grateful for my yoga practice. It shows me how to work through things and see the bigger picture. I learn more and more each day I roll out my mat. I love it so much and I want to be able to share it with as many people as I can. I've been thinking of a few ways to do so and once I get my site fixed I think I'm going to try out a few of my ideas. Channeling all of my negative feelings regarding website issues towards new and positive creations.
Today I finally got my website back up and running. I am so relieved. Also in bed on this chilly evening getting ready to read some of the book I'm currently into called The Lost Years. Content.
p.s. I finished The Lost Years and absolutely loved it. It was such an easy read, I couldn't put the book down! It's a book about battling addiction from the perspective of the struggling daughter and her mother. It's so well written and I got so involved with the story so quickly. I really recommend it!
Such a nice day! I had a busy day at work followed by a walk with the dogs, a yoga practice outside, and ice cream eating with Darrin.
p.s. this was breakfast. Cookie dough banana ice cream topped with pineapple, mango, persimmon, kiwi, goji berries, and hemp seeds!
I somehow managed to get everything done on my to-do list with time left over. Made a smoothie recipe that I shared here and feel inspired to get back in the grove with my recipe creations!
See you all next week for more bits and pieces of positivity! Much love. xo