Welcome to day seven of blogging 25 days in January! I tried to write this post yesterday but decided to shut off the computer and walk away. I reread what I wrote, and everything was just mumbo jumbo. I think blogging every day is great, but if you get burnt out, or having an off day, the words aren’t going to come out, which was happening to me. I’m two cups of coffee deep, watching It Takes Two on Netflix (oh, the nostalgia) and feeling better about writing today!
Before I post our travel blog from the weekend, I wanted to share a few eats from the past week! Plant-based January has been great so far, and the lack of cramps from my endometriosis, has me questioning if what my doctor said about eating plant-based had some truth to it. Who knows, but it’s something I’ll be doing more research on before talking about it.
I am going to take this post all the way back to last Wednesday. I took a break from blogging and had my homemade vegan gf enchiladas and leftover salad for lunch. Tonight, I’m going make the enchilada recipe with stuffed bell peppers instead of the tortilla.
I’ve been reading The Five People You Meet In Heaven this past week, and love it. When I finish the book, I’ll share my thoughts. While reading, I had a Kashi cinnamon gluten-free waffle with creamy peanut butter and a cappuccino.
Kyle and I headed to the gym together on Wednesday evening. I walked the treadmill while listening to a podcast, and then came home and had a quick dinner. I made a kale salad with avocado, tomatoes, coconut aminos, and balsamic. I had enchiladas on the side. Oh, and the Deer Park sparkling water is so good!
I was craving something savory for breakfast on Thursday morning, so I had the last of the enchiladas with avocado and Kite Hill.
After the gym on Thursday night, I made the sweet potato pizzas! Kyle and I are obsessed with these. I cooked sweet potato slices with pizza sauce, bell peppers, and Daiya cheese. I microwaved the sweet potatoes first to speed up the process.
On Friday morning, I had a strawberry banana protein shake. It had frozen strawberries, almond milk, ice frozen banana, and protein powder.
I spent Friday afternoon packing up my bags and cleaning up before we left for the trip. I had the most random lunch, but it was tasty! I had a Gardein black bean burger with chive Kite Hill cream cheese, white rice, and pineapples.
Whenever we go on road trips, I make protein bites to take with us. They are great snacks to keep in the hotel, or Kyle is hungry 24/7, so I call them “hangry bites.” They also make plant-based January easier while traveling. I mix 2 cups of oats, 1 cup of protein powder (chocolate or vanilla), 1/2 peanut butter, 1 cup of almond milk, and three tablespoons of chia seeds.
We left late on the trip, so I packed some food for dinner. I made a kale salad with coconut aminos, balsamic, avocado, peppers, and tomatoes. I also brought a Daiya burrito to throw in the microwave (don’t judge me.)
We got to the Wild Dunes Resort Hotel around 9 pm. I had my salad, some Chipotle chips, and guac, and fell asleep like a baby! I’ll blog all about the trip tomorrow! 😃
On Sunday night, I made this delicious vegan gluten-free mac and cheese! It’s delicious 😊 😋
I have a bag of shoes and about ten throw pilows to toss today!
It’s been eight days since I’ve last walked into a store (not even a grocery store.) I used to go into a store at least once or twice a week. If I had a lot on my plate or wanted to avoid things, I’d make a Target run just for the hell of it. I think they call it “retail therapy?” I’ve replaced the urge to shop with going through closets or drawers and tossing things out instead. Filling up the donation boxes with things I haven’t touched is a quick reminder of why I have no business shopping.
If you want to buy something, give yourself 24 hours to think it through. That’s what I’ve been doing, and I usually lose interest 24 hours later. I was watching a video on YouTube last night watching an apartment tour and fell in love with the barstools in the video. I sat on Wayfair staring at them, and if I weren’t doing the “no spend” challenge, I would have probably purchased them. Thinking back on it now, I’m SO GLAD I didn’t buy them, and all it took was a little time. Even if you aren’t doing the “no-spend” challenge, it’s a great rule to practice.
After my cup of coffee, yesterday morning, Kyle and I took the boys for a mile walk before he headed off to work. I poured another cup of coffee around 8 am and spent a few hours reading. There’s something about the morning sunlight shining through that makes me happy and calm. Today is going to be 70-degrees, so I plan on going for an hour walk after finishing up this blog.
For breakfast, I had a Kashi cinnamon waffle with almond butter on top and a matcha banana smoothie. My smoothie had a frozen banana, coconut milk, matcha powder, and vanilla plant protein.
It was so gorgeous outside yesterday, so I went out on a three-mile walk to get some fresh air. Not going to lie, I listened to the Betchelor Podcast while walking 😂 I just felt like having a slow day (non-productive), especially since I started my period. I read a quote the other day that said a successful day doesn’t mean you have to be “crushing it.” So true! We set the standards, which determines success. We don’t always have to be doing productive things in order to have a successful day.
For lunch, I had a Garden black bean burger, my vegan mac & cheese, and avocado! SOoooooooo good.
For dinner last night, We made sweet potato pizzas with Daiya cheese while watching the Bachelor! 😊 They’re delicious. Not going to lie, my Bachelor Fantasy bracket was on point! I scored a 160. So far, I like Cassie and Tayshia.
Well, I’m sorry for the messy post! I’m heading out on my walk, and I hope you enjoy your day! Come back tomorrow to read about our trip to the Isle of Palms! 🌴
Questions for you!
- Are you watching The Bachelor?
- Which Podcasts should I listen to on my walks?
- Do you ever feel like you always have to be productive?