Another month is in the books guys and you know what that means 🙂
It’s time to recap February a little bit with some Currents! Though I have to say, I’m having issues wrapping my head around how quickly this year has already flown by. Anyone else? I mean it is already March 2017 – didn’t we just do Christmas?
I’m a bit far behind on this train, but better late than never right?
I’ve slowly been building up my playlists and as you can see from above, I have quite the ecclective taste in music. NF owns my heart & soul right now though. Can’t get enough of that guy!
This one really came out of left field for me but the food that I’ve been eating almost daily in February has been….BEETS! Weird, right?
Chocolate Beet Smoothie – Beet Carrot Juice
But seriously – that color!! I will be sharing that Beet Carrot Juice recipe with you guys soon so be on the lookout for it! I figured after all the sugar-filled recipes I sent your way during the month of February that I should probably try to lighten things up a bit in March. Don’t fret though – the sugar is definitely not going away 😉
See above playlist!
Though NF’s music isn’t new to me, I sort of go through phases with music where I’ll get hooked on one artist for a particular amount of time before moving on, then I’ll sort of circle back around to them again. For right now NF is just what gets me going and gets me motivated – not to mention his lyrics are so on point that sometimes I really feel like he’s talking about my own life instead of his.
I’ll be honest though, as soon as Ed Sheeran’s new CD drops tomorrow I can guarantee its all I’ll be listening to for at least a month!
This time next week Bestie and her little nugget will be here! I already have my meal plan written up and am now just working on some workouts for us to tackle together. I’m so excited! I will still have to work a little bit while she’s here but I’m just so thankful to be able to have some one on one time with her. There’s nothing like spending time with the one other person in the world who literally shares the same opinions, thoughts and preferences on nearly every subject imaginable. Plus she’s got a cute nugget that I get to cuddle with – what could be better than that? 😉
PB Cup Skillet Cookie
This one really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. I might be eating a lot more vegetables now than I’ve ever been before in my life but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up my sugar!
I’m so not over this cookie ya’ll. I actually remade it this week [the same day the post went live!] so that I could have a slice as a dessert/evening snack throughout the week. Yep – I eat dessert every night. Jealous?
Being able to share some of my story on Emily’s podcast. I had such a good time and it was such an awesome experience. I think what Emily is doing with her podcast is really fantastic so I was so honored to be a part of it!
To figure out my Comment Reply plug in! It bugs me that I respond to the comments you guys leave me and you don’t ever get notified that I responded. Communicating with you guys is why I even keep this dang blog of mine! I love interacting with ya’ll and growing in our relationships with one another. So tech friends – help?
The older I get the more I realize how much my own brain is out to sabatoge me. It really is true what they say – the mind is a powerful thing. Lately I’ve actually been studying the placebo effect and how we can trick our own minds at times to believing something – so much so that it manifests physically. Kind of like how the placebo effect works with medicine – patients who believe they are getting medicine [when they are in fact only getting a placebo] tend to heal and find relief from their symptoms simply because they believe it.
Well guess what? The same can be said for negative thoughts and emotions. If you think dark, ugly thoughts all the time then you are bound to suffer physical ramifications from it. I read a study in which people actual thought themself sick – it’s just insane!
All that to say – we need to stop feeding our brain junk. Just like we take care of our physical bodies with proper diet and exercise, the same needs to be done for our brains. Feed it with positivity. Feed it with love. Feed it with determination. Feed it with passion. It’s one of my goals for myself this month!
Current puppy pic
Opie follows me around everywhere [no seriously – everywhere] which means that I often get some really cute shots of her. This shot came at about 7am on a Saturday when I was sitting at my desk and Little Bear was begging me for some attention.
I can’t even with her face. So cute.
Is there a company out there willing to pay me to take photos of dogs all day long? Cause I’d totally be into that gig…
I’m really upset to admit that my back is still not fully healed from my last injury. I’m sort of at the point now where I don’t think it ever will be 100% again, so I’m slowly coming to terms with that and adjusting accordingly.
The worst part is that this injury is 100% my own fault, which is probably why it’s been so hard for me to come to terms with it. I’m stubborn as a mule so it’s taken me probably five times as long as a normal person, however I think its time to except my back for what it is and move on.
Instead of focusing on all the things I can no longer do I’ve been embracing more of what I can do. And ya’ll – I’m impressing myself!
- I finally moved up to the highest box in my gym for box jumps.
- My bench press numbers are increasing every time
- I’ve built up an entire selection of new kettlebell moves
And most importantly – I’m just having fun!
Not being able to fully workout like I used to doesn’t mean that I can’t still push myself, improve and progress in other ways. I’m just trying to keep my focus on that!
Thanks to Amanda for letting me think out loud today. Also ya’ll need to go and buy her new cookbook right now. Let’s support one of our own!!
What is your current: