I recently read the book "How Not to Die" by Michael Greger and it really made me think. Greger's book focuses on diet, specifically, twelve things humans should eat everyday to prevent disease and fight inflammation in the body. These twelve things compromise his famous "daily dozen" of which cookbooks and many blog posts have been written. To no one's surprise, he advocates for eating A LOT OF VEGETABLES to keep your body in good shape. Which is great, but eating two servings of beans at every meal is just not something I'm interested in.
If you read my post on this week's goals, you know that I've got quite a bit of time to myself right now... and I'm trying to make the most of it. When left on my own, I tend to eat kind of crazily. I'll skip meals, eat erratically, and find myself getting takeout or just throwing whatever I have together (usually not the healthiest options... like boxed mac and cheese) at the end of the day. Does anyone else eat like an insane person when left alone? Just me? Okay.
Hello, all! I'm back from my two-week hiatus. A sprained ankle and dealing with Flu B at the same time could set anyone back, I tell you. I've never had the flu before getting it two weeks ago and let me say, I hope I never get it again! Moving on... it's a new week and I'm finally feeling up to being (relatively) normal. You know what that means: Let's set some goals!
Here's a glimpse into what I've been cooking lately! All of these are recipes I'd recommend. Let me know if you try one! What are your go-to dinners?
I am so grateful that I work from home because it benefits my life (and my work!) in countless ways. Truly. I love it so much. However, as someone who loved 'dressing up' for work everyday, it took me about a year to realize that working in pajamas just doesn't suit my personality or make me happy. So, I spent two years trying to convince myself to wear 'real clothes' everyday, only to feel overdressed/uncomfortable all day long. So, I've learned to compromise! Athleisure is my friend. Below is my current inspiration.
I used to love when Katie Unger would do these posts. She doesn't blog anymore, but I thought I would do one inspired by her former blog anyway. Here's how it work: From the time you wake up until you go to bed, you take one photo every hour. Then, you post the photos in sequence and let them do the talking for you. Without further ado, below are snapshots of a typical workday at home for me.
NOTE: I tried to take photos during the minutes I was NOT at my desk, to avoid 8 or 9 boring photos of my laptop. But the truth is, like many millennials, 10 hours of my day are spent staring at a computer screen. I take small bursts of 30 minutes for walks outside, reading, meditating, exercising, and cooking to keep me sane!
What would your day look like in pictures?
Hope you all had a lovely, relaxing weekend! I did! I especially enjoyed having a nice date night at my favorite restaurant and sitting around and playing this board game with tea on Sunday morning. And now I'm looking forward to a regular ol' week at home. No travel and nothing out of the ordinary. Woohoo!
It's almost Valentine's Day! Are you a Valentine's Day hater? If so, maybe this post will help you learn to like it. I love hearts, and pink, and any excuse to have a pep in my step, so Valentine's Day is A-Ok in my book. Below is how I keep it stress-free and fun!
Woohoo! The Eagles won the Superbowl! Wasn't that game fun to watch? I thought it was really entertaining and yeah, I'm just really happy the Eagles won. For the game, I made ham and cheese sliders, spinach artichoke dip, and green (for Philly!) cookies. Needless to say, I am tired and in need of some healthier choices this week!
I am one of the lucky ones: I have adult acne. I remember as a teen thinking that by the time I graduated college, I wouldn't have to worry about breakouts anymore. Ha! Here I am, nearing thirty, and still dealing with acne. In fact, until recently I was getting more breakouts than I did in high school. Below is the routine I've found that's working for me now!