Hey friends! How has your day been so far? It’s another picture-perfect day here in Massachusetts. I’m so, so grateful that Fall hasn’t fully hit us yet. I’m loving the sunny 75 degree days and crisp 50 degree evenings. Le sigh.
This morning, I worked out with my girls Karena and Katrina! I did my favorite Beach Babe DVD workout, the Surfer Girl workout, and followed it up with the Sleek & Slender ab routine the ladies posted on Livestrong Woman last week. It’s a great 5-minute ab burner!
I worked at the clinic for a few hours, calling a bunch of my patients and checking in on their progress, and then had a late lunch with Matty. There are very slim pickings in my pantry and refrigerator so I made do with what I had on-hand.
I realize this looks so appetizing. I had broccoli and spinach lingering in the fridge so I tossed them together with curry hum-nooch dressing (2 Tbsp. hummus, 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, 3 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk, 1 tsp. curry, 1/2 tsp garam masala). Alongside a Trader Joe’s Organic Tofu Veggie Pattie, I was munched with a big smile on my face.
Now, I’m blogging to you from Wildflour with a midday snack: split pea & sweet potato soup and cucumber-infused water. Ohh, yes.
Matty bit into his pumpkin whoope pie with reckless abandon. Exhibit A:
Are you guys ready to eat your beautiful bodies off?! Have you been wanting to incorporate more veggies into your lifestyle? Have you found yourself saying something to the effect of, “Damn, I’d totally eat more plant-based if I could find the mojo to do it.” Well, look no further, my fine friends! Kasey, my amazing, genuine, hysterical soul sista, and I are teaming up to bring all of you a #plantPOWER challenge for the month of October! It’s going to be amazing. There will be a ton of plant-based prizes involved too! We’ll be launching it soon and the challenge, similar to Kasey’s Powermeal a Day challenge, will be launching on Monday. The more you participate, the more you fuel your gorgeous body with energizing plants and the more likely you are to win some bomb prizes.
Kasey and I talked each other’s ears off for an hour and a half yesterday and we’re so, so excited to bring this to all of you! It’s going to ROCK and we can’t wait to see all of your tweets and Instagram pictures!
Advice from a Tree
I stumbled across this graphic and posted it on my Facebook page but couldn’t resist chatting about it here!
When I was suffering from my eating disorder, I always looked up to trees – not just literally but figuratively speaking as well. I remember walking in nature and thumbing my hand across random tree trunks. I would sigh and actually wish I could be a tree for a day. Cough hippie cough. It’s nice to stop and think about though – we don’t judge trees. We simply accept them.
P.S. – Thursday is our second day of j’adore la vie! Don’t forget – this TOTALLY relies on all of us participating together. Keep tweeting, Instagramming, and emailing! Use the hashtage #jadorelavie with @theloveofkale. Love you all!