Not Just Getting Through the Day

Hi there!!

So last night’s post I mentioned I wasn’t feeling well. Welll, that continued in through the night, and around 3:00 a.m. I reached over and turned off my alarm clock. I knew my body needed sleep more than a tempo run. Definitely not good to over train on minimal sleep, and even worse if the sickies are creeping in. But, today I armed myself with Kombucha, tea, and water and am gonna fight this bug to the death!

My girl Mel got me the cutest stainless steel water bottle for my birthday, and it not only brightens my day every time I look at it, but it keeps me guzzling the H2O. Why is it that I’m more apt to drinking water if it’s in a cute container?! 😉


Pink and green…wedding colors!

So thankfully this week is pretty slow at the office, which means catch up time! However, for some reason, today my mantra was “just get through the day” when I woke up. It took me the whole drive to work to realize, wait a second.l.. What kind of a mantra is that?! We will never ever have another March 30th, 2010 again, and I just want to get through? Hold up. Rewind. Erase first mantra and put a new one in its place:

“Find opportunities for beauty, joy, and peace today.”

Joy was found in my delicious bowl of Steel Cut Oat groats that I had for breakfast this morning:


It’s been far too long since I’ve had pin head oats, and this bowl was just beautiful!

My lunch time brought upon more food joy:


Hummus, spinach, bell pepper, and mushroom wrap

And sitting down to eat  this yogurt mess as a snack later on gave me peace in the hectic day:



Plain Oikos, strawberries, blueberries, cocao nibs, and unsweetened coconut.

My coworkers and I shared some joy as we helped another coworker celebrate her birthday over sweet potato chips and cookies:


Ate everything except the pink cookie. My eyes were bigger than my stomach!

I had an hour and a half to spare before this work ended and I had to be at the gym to train a client, and I was actually feeling much better! (Totally believe in the kombucha + loads of water  + green tea trifecta…but not all together;)) However, I didn’t want to push it and make myself worse, but still wanted to take advantage of the beautiful day we were having.

So I took Niko on a leisurely half hour walk!

I actually felt great, so I kicked it up a notch, and ran it tempo style. I forgot my Garmin, but it ended up being about a 40 minute run.

After cleaning myself up, I drove to the gym to train a client! 😀 Just had the one training appointment tonight, so I headed on home afterwards. I had planned on getting in some upper body work, but I just wanted to get home to take my puppy for a joyful walk while the sun was still out:

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Beautiful😉 Why do dogs love fire hydrants so much? Niko’s OBSESSED!

Dinner was quick and easy, like usual as of late, albeit delicious.


Half an acorn squash, stuffed with black beans that I simmered with tamari, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup.



And some steamed asparagus sprinkled with a dash of sea salt.


Finished er’ off with a glass o vino



Well, almost perfecto…


Forkful of decadent chocolate birthday cake! Multiply that by two if you will 😉

Throughout the day I also had a delicious apple and a crisp pear!

Although after dinner all I wanted to collapse in front of the tube, I decided to be courageous and tackle the laundry room!! And by tackle I mean launder one load 😀

I knew having a couple loads washed and folded would provide much more joyful TV watching.

On that note, I’m going to go grab my new Clean Eating mag that came in the mail and crash on the couch! Sounds peaceful, doesn’t it?

Peace out, everyone 😉


How did March 30th, 2010 go for you? What was the most peaceful, joyous, or beautiful moment in your day?


15 Responses

  1. I love your day- sounds amazing- and full of treats- just what one needs on a sick day!

    Hope you have a better sleep tonight and muster up some energy to get out there for a run in the morning!

  2. dogs do love hydrants. so cliche

  3. oooo i love the artsy asparagus photos. fancy! i love the niko photos also, always 🙂 wake up feeling 100%, please!

  4. The best moments for me yesterday were the calls and texts I got from family and friends. They were really beautiful.
    I’m taking a day off from work and exercise myself today:-) Hopefully, you slept well last night and feel much better today. Luv ya.

  5. Haha Niko is such a stereotype with that fire hydrant!

    I like the way your thinking. Today is the only day it will be March 31st 2010 ever so we should make it a good one! Unless you magically discover a hot tub time machine. Yeah, sorry, I went to see that movie last night and it’s still on the brain!

  6. You certainly fit a lot into your days! Glad you’re feeling better!

  7. I love how you changed your perspective of the day and it ended up being a joy filled one. Also, that’s great that you are feeling better. I am battling some head funk right now too. Blah!

  8. I love love love how postive you were! You are amazing! I am going to remember this post whenever I wake up grumpy! 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

  9. How are you still finding yummy acorn squash?! If I can find them, they are gross now. 🙂

  10. paige, love the water bottle, so pretty! and that lil dessert plate, good stuff girl!

    thx for the comment re veganism/veggie stuff. Glad you got caught up on the discussion.

    hope you’re having a great day!

  11. There are definitely some mornings I regretted not shutting off my alarm and sleeping through my workout – good on you for recognizing that so early on!

    It’s true, no meal is perfect until chocolate has been consumed 😉

  12. Just found your blog, where has it been all my life? I love it!

  13. Hope you feel 100% tomorrow! Extra sleep always makes me feel way better. Glad you got a nice sweat session in and time with your puppy. Acorn squash is amazing. I want to pick another one up

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