“When you’re feeling sad and low, we will take you where you gotta go. Smiling, dancing, everything is free – all you need is positivity [and preferably a Diet Coke].”
Who knew the Spice Girls could be so deep?
Yes, I said Spice Girls. And yes, their 1996 debut album “Spice” was the very first CD I bought with my own money. That and Hanson’s “mmmBop.” Thankfully, my musical tastes have evolved since 6th grade.
Anyways, all the positivity going on my last post got me singing this song this morning, and I couldn’t make the infectious beats stop. I mean, “Spice Up Your Life” has been in my head ALL. DAY. LONG. But can I tell you a secret? I’m totally kind of loving it.
In the spirit of the May of Positivity Challenge, I woke up at 4:30am and instead of getting uber-angry at the fact I couldn’t fall back asleep, I got work done. With the help of AB+J toast, a banana and a cuppa apple cider tea at 5:15am, I barreled through some e-mails, cleaned my kitchen and attended to other tasks neglected by the fact I was out of town this past weekend.
Mind you, this meant that by 10:30am, I was ready to gnaw my left arm off in hunger (I need to preserve my right hand to write and lift my coffee cup to my lips).
In an unusual twist of events, I actually worked outside the office today delivering newsletters to houses. This meant I spent the day walking in the gorgeous sunlight and had a built in workout. It also meant I devoured this Holy Guacamole bagel sandwich (totally unoriginal name) + Garden Salsa Sun Chips ridiculously fast…
Naturally, I was still hungry after eating. Enter in an array of snacks eaten throughout the afternoon:
A $0.49 cent vanilla cone from McDonalds after walking for three hours? Don’t mind if I do…
My goal for dinner was to make something that could be ready to eat and devour ASAP. Yes, somedays we must lower our standards in the name of hunger + convenience. Today, it was a bowl of simple savory oats alongside carrots + salsa…
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup organic skim milk
hearty pinch of salt
2 T shredded Raspberry Bellavitano cheese
2 overeasy eggs
Since we are committing ourselves to positivity this month, I have decided at the end of each post to spice up my life by writing down at least one positive thing about my day. If you can, I encourage you to do the same – whether here or just on a scrap piece of paper at home.
Today’s Nugget of Positivity: ALL OF YOU READERS! Because when I get down, all I have to do is read your lovely comments and extremely gracious + kind compliments to bring myself up again. Excuse the mayjuh cheese factor on this one, because it’s true!
In honor of my homegirls (especially Sporty because she was my fave)…
What is your favorite spice? Cinnamon. Hands down.
If you were to become the 6th member of the Spice Girls, what would your spice name be? This is really tough, but I think I am going to go with Funky Spice. Not because I smell weird, but because if I was a Spice Girl, I would be gettin’ my dance on and bringin’ the funk onstage.