How was your weekend? We had a pretty good weekend here. Ed has been sick so we stayed close to home and pretty low key. It was so nice to see the sun – we had rain EVERY day last week. Literally every day. It totally affected my mood and productivity, and I was so so happy to see the sun and warm weather this weekend.
1. Better Than Dieting Challenge
I’m starting a free challenge today. It’s called the “Better Than Dieting” Challenge and will mostly take place over on Instagram. While New Years is popular for throwing out “New You, New You” statements and making us feel that we have to change our body size, this challenge is to remind you that there are other options. There are other ways to improve our health and behaviors. This challenge will have a new prompt each day focusing on things to do for our health that are better than dieting.
Please join us! You can sign up here.
2. Church Childcare
We have been trying out a newish church the last few weekends, and putting Camryn in the childcare there so we can enjoy the service. I won’t lie – I was a little apprehensive at first, thinking she may cry the whole time. But, she is very interested in other kids right now, so I think having other kids to look at and play with has totally eased the transition. She has done great so far! We hope to do her baptism in the spring (close to her first birthday).
I cant’t believe we’re at the 9 month mark!
3. Brunch with Food Bloggers
On Saturday, I met up with some of the Charlotte Food Bloggers for a lovely brunch at The Asbury, complete with mimosas. I love the food community here in Charlotte and though I’ve been absent from it as of late, it felt so natural to get right back into it.
I ordered the squash toast for my meal, a fun (and beautiful) spin on avocado toast.
4. Fajitas and Football
Our friends came over on Sunday afternoon to watch some football. We made fajitas with chicken, shrimp and salmon. We also had a cilantro avocado and chipotle aioli, and had peppers and onions and pickled onions and avocado for toppings. Soo good and satisfying. On the side, a cilantro coleslaw, and corn salad. Most of this food is courtesy of my friend, Deb. That woman can cook!
5. Joyful Exercise Vs. Forced Exercise
I’ve been thinking alot about the differences between these two things and I think I’m actually just going to write a post on them. I see many active individuals in my practice, and we often talk about uncoupling exercise from our being. Sometimes it can be difficult to intuitively learn to exercise if you’ve been following a strict regimen and routine for so long. Typically, I like to bring up the question, “How does your day or mood change if you aren’t able to exercise?” And “Would you continue to do that exercise if it had 0% chance of changing your body or burning x amount of calories?”
Usually those two questions are a great way to start the conversation and can yield some answers that provide more clarity.
Tell me something about your weekend! What was the best part and best thing you ate?