Thanks for your thoughtful comments on my last post. Sometimes it’s scary to throw those things out there, but I think it’s an important topic to discuss. I hope you all are safe from this winter weather we’ve been getting. We didn’t get any snow in Charlotte, but we got some brutally cold temperatures and winds, which are the worst part IMO. I’ve had to pull out my New England toughness to brave the cold to walk Tater outside.
This weekend, we’re looking forward to some rest and relaxation, and some football watching on Sunday. Before that, though, let’s get to some highlights from the week!
Is it just me or does anyone else think Subway’s cookies are fantastic? I’m so obsessed with how chewy they are. Everytime we stop at Subway (which is usually when we’re traveling), I get one or two. Enjoyed this on our trip back from the beach while planning out some goals.
Not Checking Email First Thing in the Morning
I am guilty of being the person to scroll on my phone first thing after my alarm goes off – whether it’s checking instagram or my email. And gahhh – whyyyy? All it does is provoke anxiety for all the things I have to respond to or get working on. So, I’m working to do less of that this year. And I didn’t do it all week and it’s been glorious to not think about work/email until after my morning has started. I’m slowly working on tuning out earlier in the evening too. The difficult part about being an entreprenour and not working a traditional 9-5 is that there is always something you can be working on. I’m reading Deep Work (a great read) right now, and it really talks about how to improve productivity by having periods of intense, non distracted work, but adequate periods of no work at all.
Nuts ‘N More Peanut Butter
Every now and then when I find myself perusing Amazon, I’ll add one of these babies to my shopping cart. This time I chose the Birthday Cake Peanut Butter Flavor, but honestly, all the flavors I’ve had have been amazing. I love the pumpkin spice the most I think. This peanut butter is so melty and creamy, so when the hunch strikes or the timing is right (like when I have an add-on item and need to spend $25 to get it for that price, I’ll add it in).
This workout. I did it this week since I was too wimpy to brave the cold for a run. I modified it slightly for pregnancy, but really enjoyed the variety.
I am in a squash stuffing phase lately. After stuffing spaghetti squash with mussels, I did acorn squash with chicken sausage, kale and pomegranate seeds. So good!
And here are some fun things from around the web:
Vegan Chickpea Curry via Hurry the Food Up <– made this earlier this week and SO YUMMY. I swapped quinoa for rice, combined spices to make a curry paste, and used canned tomatoes. All still tasted great.
Lemon Raspberry Poppyseed Bread via The Recipe Critic <– This popped up on my Pinterest and now I’m craving this bread like whoa.
Mexican Caesar Salad via Gimme some Oven <– This sounds amazing right now
Your purpose in life is not fat loss via Girls Gone Strong
The top 2018 investment vehicles for your F$cks via Medium <– What I took out of this was stop looking at opportunities and things as “I have to,” but instead, look at them as “I get to.”
My weight has nothing to do with how good a runner I am (written by Allie Kiefer for Self Magazine)
I visited every NC State Park instead of making resolutions <– bucketlisting this idea
Sprouts is coming to Charlotte – anyone ever shopped there?
Throwback: Wild Blueberry Sweet Potato Bread – great if you have some extra sweet potatoes to use up!
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Any habits you’re working on this year?