I hope your weeks went swimmingly & you did something every day that made you smile 🙂
My week was really good! It has been nice to spend a lot of time with my friends and people who are important to me. I’ve missed them more than I may have realized.
One day, My Mom & I did some shopping & when we were hungry, we stopped at Cosi for some lunch. I got the Shanghai Chicken Salad & the plain rustic bread!
That night insane storms ensued so I ended up having to make up a quick dinner (got subway WOO) & just stayed in the house.
This lunch was eaten at some point this week- turkey & cheese wrap & gotta have a pickle too!
Perfect for post workout fuel (which, if you didn’t know, is ridiculously important..especially when strength training).
I also wanted to share with you all a workout i’ve been doing that works really well for me. You see, I tend to get really bored from lifting weights but I know it is really important for your health. I found this in Women’s Health & have been doing it 2-3 times a week. I really like it and it is the perfect balance between being hard but not too hard.
You do 3 sets of the 8 exercises
We ate a lot of food that night haha… yep, case in point.
I haven’t taken many more pictures of eats this week but I did have a really fun night last night because two of my girl friends from high school who live in other cities came to visit
Last night, I was on my own for dinner so I made use of all the fresh veggies & put together a huge & delicious salad.
I saw the most hilarrrioussss movie last night with my guy friends
This morning, I made myself an amazing breakfast of about 1/2 cup oat bran, fage 0%, a mix of better n’ peanut butter & pb&co crunch time, blueberries, banana, & cinnamon
After working out & running to Trader Joe’s (looove), I came home and made some lunch
This is my go to lunch at home because it is so simple. I’m always up for something different, but this just usually hits the spot and keeps me full for a few hours.
I’ve been thinking about religion and fate a lot lately when i’m bored. I think this is because of a mixture of things. A lot has happened to me over the past couple years. I’m not saying this so I can be seen as a victim, because that is not how I view it at all. Despite everything that i’ve gone through, i’ve realized I have very little bitter feelings about any of it.
Because even though a lot of these events caused me pain in ways I had never felt before, I also grew stronger from them all. Every tribulation taught me something about myself or about life in some way or another.
I’ve never considered myself a religious person. Though I identify myself as a Jew, this has little to do with any of the formal education i’ve received about the religion. It has more to do with the fact that I like believing in something. I feel lucky to be a part of a group that is so full of traditions, hope, faith, and history. I love that being Jewish makes me different. But most of all, I love feeling like there is a higher power than me. There is something or someone up there, who knows what, that is responsible for all the amazing aspects of life.
I was actually talking to Debbie for a while about this a couple of weeks back, and realized I really want to share some of my views on my blog. I think religion should always be about acceptance. I hate that it has to cause barriers and separations between people, because ultimately, religion is simply an escape for everyone. It is every individual’s hope that there is a reason why we are all here, and that we each have a purpose in the world.
I have NO CLUE what my purpose is and to be honest, I don’t feel the need to figure it out. But I do like that I have hope. I love that I believe in fate. It would be really easy to look at some things i’ve been through and feel angry, but I don’t. I know for a fact I wouldn’t be who I am today without everything i’ve been through and so I am thankful for it all.
So I guess I didn’t have a main point in that little ramble, but i’m trying to say that I really think it is important to believe in anything, label aside. It makes life seem a whole lot better 🙂
“dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.”
1) What are your thoughts on religion/fate? How big of a part does it play in your life?
2) Best way to use protein powder? I just bought some and want to put it to good use!!