Yoga was just what I needed this morning….the class was about 90 minutes and focused on deep breathing and holding postures a bit longer than I am used to. However, I tried so hard to be present but found my every thought going back to John. I guess it will just take time. I’m SO proud of my mom…..this morning she got up early and ran 3 miles outside by herself!!!!! Heck, I haven’t ran 3 miles yet. She needed the exercise and I was so happy she did it.
I bought myself a gift at yoga this morning….I saw this beautiful necklace on display and I just had to have it. I don’t usually buy myself jewelery or clothes really…I prefer to spend my money on food (haha), but this necklace was just calling to me so I splurged.
It is handmade and has a charm with the symbol for Namaste on it. This symbol has always brought me a great sense of peace and I like to have it close to my heart.
For lunch today I made my first recipe out of my new cookbook bible, Raw Food Real World. For the past few days I’ve been working on sprouting quinoa to make the raw tabbouli recipe and it did NOT disappoint. Look at how gorgeous it is!
However, I accidentally bought one bunch of cilantro and one bunch of parsley at the store instead of two bunches of parsley so it has a little kick to it. Oh well…I don’t mind because I love cilantro. This was really, really delicious and tasted so incredibly fresh. And, there’s only 3 tbsp of olive oil used…..talk about healthy! I assembled the tabbouli before yoga this morning and let it marinate in the fridge for a few hours then I served myself a plate with about half of an avocado and a whole mango:
I honestly wasn’t that hungry….that waffle breakfast REALLY filled me up this morning! I haven’t stayed full all morning long from a breakfast in a very, very long time. However, once I started to eat I felt a lot better and realized my body was aching for raw nourishment.
Of course when tragedy occurs, we lean towards simple foods that are readily available. Last week at this time it was too much to even toast a slice of bread, the act of it causing too much stress on my body. So, I reached for what was there…….rice and cookies and bagels and casseroles and cheese and…….wine. The food I ate did its part in nourishing me through the initial grief I felt, but now I need to get back to my routine of clean, natural eating. I want to eat more raw foods because they make me feel so good, especially now that the heat is full force outside.
I was laughing because the stove at the condo is STILL broken from the pizza disaster a few weeks ago. We were going to buy a new one last week but then everything happened and…yeah, the oven is still duck taped together let’s just say. I joked with Ryan because I put the dehydrator in the kitchen and said we can’t afford a new oven so we will have to eat all raw food now. 😉
I’m off to shower and then head out to get manicures with my mom. Remember to cheer for Regal Ransom this evening in John’s name!!!