I did it once before, and I’m doing it again…
Bad News: I got to bed at midnight last night. That’s late for us g’mas.
Good News: Luckily, I had two different but equally delicious things reluctantly dragging me out of bed at 7am this morning – coffee and a berry banana smoothie. I was still a bit later to work than usual, but at least I made it, right?
1/2 cup organic vanilla kefir
1/2 cup POM juice
3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
1 heaping T brown rice protein powder
1 cup spinach
Nature Valley Oats + Honey Granola Bar
Good News: None of these reasons have anything to do with being injured. For that, I am thankful. One of the reasons IS that it is a really busy time of year in my job. So, while my stress levels continue to rise with each passing day, I am getting a good chance to take on some new + interesting projects. I mean, Miss Everythingtarian gots to bring home the vegan tempeh bacon somehow, no?
Bad News: I ate this sunflower seed butter + raspberry jam sandwich at 11:30am and did not have the chance to eat again until 4:00pm, which meant my stomach decided to audibly churn like a mooing cow on its deathbed in the middle of an afternoon meeting.
Good News: It was mother effing delicious while it lasted.
Bad News: Bad lighting. Is it just me, or did the days suddenly decide to get shorter overnight?
Good News: Terry Walter’s Clean Food cookbook refuses to let me down. This Wheatberry Salad (wheatberries, scallions, peaches, raisins, sunflower seeds + lime vinaigrette) is FINN-OM-I-NALL. That is supposed to phonetically sound out phenomenal, FYI.
Bad News: I haven’t worked out in a week (which is bad when exercise is your Rx).
Good News: After work, I hightailed it to the gym where I busted out 20 minutes on the elliptical followed by a 60-minute booty-shakin’ Zumba class. I also just realized I walked four miles today. I am hoping after one week of some good ol’ sweating, I shall feel back to normal (and maybe, just maybe, those five pounds of fun chub will disappear?).
Bad News: I think I bought more veggies at the grocery store than I may be able to use this week, and there is nothing I loathe more than having to throw out food.
Good News: My new challenge for the week is to VEG. IT. UP. I am going to make up for my abysmal veggie intake as of late by shoving my face with antioxidant-filled, vitamin-rich, good-for-you vegetables. I began the challenge tonight with a ginormous junk salad + cucumber tomato salad…
diced heirloom tomato
Seeds of Change Greek Feta Vinaigrette
Bad News: To fore warn all you amazing, loyal readers, I may be a slightly more sporadic blogger in the coming weeks due to one busy, all-over-the-place schedule.
Good News: I still love you all, so I am going to show this emotion the best way a blogger knows how…
Several weeks ago, the lovely Kuzi from Kroeger Herbs contacted me asking if I wanted to try some of their products. Since I am a huge believer in the power of natural healing + herbs, I thought it would be cool to pick some herbal concoctions that would help me and MY needs.
Enter in these two gems…
- Healthy Gut: A blend of chamomile, spearmint, gentian, wintergreen, slippery elm, marjoram and meadowsweet, this strategic combination of herbs works with the body’s system and intestines to promote a strong, healthy and balanced digestive system and proper PH level. With the amount of beer and not-so-good-for-you food I’ve been eating, this one was my top choice.
- Evening Primrose Oil: An essential fatty acid that helps mitigate the effects of PMS, need I say more?
I’ve been taking these supplements for about a week now, and although I can’t tell you I notice a drastic difference, I can say I have physically felt better this week than I have in awhile. My stomach feels back to normal (ahem, regular again), and while this also has to do with my increased consumption of vegetables and getting back on the workout train, I think these herbs probably helped that process along.
I’ll let you know about the PMS thang when I cross that bridge :).
The best part? They want to give one Healthy Everythingtarian reader some herb love as well!
Here’s what you gotta do: Go to the Kroeger Herbs website, take a look around at their amazing selection of herbs and leave me a comment telling me what you most want to try + why.
The winner will be announced Sunday night at 10pm (CST).
How’s that for some good news?