As you might know from my previous post, I’ve been feeling a little lost/stressed lately. Our current home is only temporary, so I’m not very motivated to cook and prepare healthy meals with limited gadgets and a different kitchen. I also don’t have the luxury of childcare for taking a random yoga or exercise class. I am however making being healthier a priority again.
As I’m catching up on my favorite blogs, I am seriously wondering just how in the world all these fabulous girls do it all the time.
They’re not only sharing tidbits of their day-to-day life, but also create workouts, recipes or meal plans, photograph their food and shopping trips and entertain their readers with their writing. Most of these bloggers work (either from home or outside), study, and many are full-time mothers to little ones (and/or fur babies). They somehow manage not only to balance their busy lives, but also get their workouts in, cook their own food AND have the time to blog about it.
And here I am, barely managing the basics.
However, here’s what I’ve been loving lately, health-wise:
- I took my first Barre class yesterday and let me tell you, my entire body is SORE! I wasn’t particularly amazed by the class (I prefer booty-shaking cardio classes like Zumba), but I can already tell that this will bring amazing results.
- Soups extra servings of veggies ready to slurp down? Yes, please! I’ll take the carton or take-out variety over homemade, because, as I said, limited kitchen tools, no slow cooker, no time, etc.
- Scheduling more me-time. I’ve been going on walk/runs, doing yoga or the new-to-me Barre class mentioned above
- Vitamin D: at least there’s no lack of sunshine here in Southern California. Enough to splash around in the pool or get soaked at the water fountain!
I love the contrast of the lush vegetation (these phone pics really don’t do it justice) nestled into the dry, shrubby almost desert-like hills of Southern California. This also fits well with the balance theme of this post.
From our neighborhood:
Although we were at the San Diego Botanic Garden yesterday, I barely managed to snap any pictures. The water fountain at the playground is more fun in the heat anyways.
I really love being a part of the healthy living blog community for the past three years. Blogging might have fallen a bit to the wayside lately. However, I am striving to be more consistent in sharing more food, recipes, and my journey to get fit (again) with you all. After all, blogs were what inspired me to get healthy in the first place, more than 4 years ago, and eventually led me to write my own little blog here. Posts might be a little random, as we are looking for a permanent place to live and explore the area, but I have big plans to return to the kitchen and make this a blog mostly about food and healthy living again.
Thanks for hearing me out on this one! I hope you’ll join me!