Early this morning, Emilee and I headed out for a long walk. It’s been 90-100 degrees this week and it’s better to fit in the workout before the heat hits.
On the walk, I happened to pass the praying mantis. I’m a huge believer in symbolism. Seeing a praying mantis is rare and hard to spot , so when you do it’s a sign. The mantis comes at a time where you’re flooding your life with so many things that you forget to be still. The mantis represents peace, awareness, stillness, patience, mindfulness, creativity, balance, and calmness. The female mantis never makes a move unless she’s 100% positive that it’s the right thing to do, and that requires stillness. So instead of flooding your life, stop and be still for a while so you can be aware of the choices you’re making.
It’s crazy to think that it’s September. The grass is green, the flowers are still out, and it’s extremely hot. Last year, I was living in Detroit and it was freezing by this time and the leaves were falling off the trees. But, I’ll live up the summer as long as it lets me.
After my walk, I made a protein smoothie. I was burning up and it’s the best way to cool down and repair the muscles. Our path is full of steep hills and you can really feel the burn. I love it!
This protein shake had 1 scoop of Genisoy protein powder, 1/4 cup of Trader Joes carrot juice, 1/2 cup of grapes, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 packet of stevia, 1 cup of ice, 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk, and 1 tbsp of honey.