Happy Monday bloggies!! After a rocky start to the day (forgot half my lunch, co-worker spilled my post lunch snack all over the fridge (I forgive you :-)) and a zillion billion things thrown in my inbox and phone duty, I was pretty fried! Thankfully, things turned around, as they usually do, and the day is looking up :-)
First of all, I got in a nice relaxing swim during lunch. Sometimes, this is the best escape from the world-no one can get to me underwater! I swam a leisurely 1.5 miles with some chill tunes, grabbed my lunch ( a flat out wrap with ham and hummus, broiled grapefruit and greek yogurt) and got back to work, ready to rock n' roll.
Second of all, I got a really nice pick me up from one of my favorite food blogs! I started reading healthy living blogs back in 2009, with Self's "Eat Like Me" blog and then "Kath Eats". Since then, I've expanded my list of faves to a dozen or so blogs I check in with daily, including "Healthy Tipping Point", a blog written by a woman in Florida who originally started blogging her meals to keep herself accountable for her big wedding day, and now spreads a healthy living message through the blog world via yummy vegetarian recipes, running escapades (and some multi sport, too, so we love her!) and a message of positive self image.
As an athlete, I am very in tune with my body, and still sometimes struggle with the "perfect image" of what I want to be and want it to do...especially when my sport involves tights, trisuits and a certain amount of disrobing for longer distances :-) However, I have come to a point in my life where I focus on how I feel and what I can accomplish, rather than how I look. And it's a message I hope to pass onto my kids, and to Girl's on the Run this season!
And for a little Monday tunage, check out this empowering video, based off of Lady Gaga's "Born this Way"
How could you not SMILE?
Have a wonderful day, friends!