A Perfectly Imperfect Day

I received an email from my friend, Debby yesterday. At the bottom of her email was the most amazing quote!

“Being happy does not mean everything is perfect. It means that I have decided to look past the imperfections.”

How true is that? I think a lot of us (myself included) sometimes have to have the stars aligned to be 100% content. That shouldn’t be so. And like Mama Pea says, nothing is perfect, and the word perfect could even be so much as damaging.

Yesterday morning when I woke up, I noticed my knee was feeling much better after a good foam rolling last night. Not perfect, but had improved. So I looked past it and met my girl Heidi at the gym. I ran a three mile tempo run according to my training plan (taper week!) chatted some more, and headed home.

To an AMAZING fitnessista breakfast cookie.


An irregular and imperfect shaped b-cookie at that 😉

And then I thought of something even more amazing.

Add raspberries


Smoosh berries to make a jam, and have a bit of raspberry with each bite.


This picture does it no justice. It was imperfect because it had to end, haha. I looked past it…

To lunch! Well the first half anyway.


Romaine + spinach + cuke + mushroom + black beans + a dressing of apple cider vinegar/EVOO/stevia/sea salt. Yum!

Then I was off to meet someone for a lunch meeting at a different gym, and came back to lunch part 2/dessert which was protein cookie dough. It’s ridiculous, but I can’t get enough. I have a feeling this will be one of those foods I burn myself out on, though. My tummy was rearing to go throughout the afternoon, and I also had a Clif MOJO and  a mini raw revo bar.

After work, I had a couple of client appointments. Before heading out, I prepped some veggies for dinner:


And then trained a couple clients, and made it home in time to cook up a quick dinner and watch GLEE (which was much better than last week’s episode, woo hoo!) and got to cookin’


Leftover baked tofu, sweet potato rounds, and Brussels sprouts:




Can’t beat it.

And vino!


All in all, it was a very happy day. There may have been some instances that didn’t go as planned, but it was a sunny day, nothing horrible happened, I experienced a good opportunity (my lunch meeting,) and I got to be with family and friends today!

What a perfectly imperfect day 🙂

What was perfectly imperfect about your Tuesday?


20 Responses

  1. What a great view to take on life! Love it. Your breakfast cookie looks magnificent to me. And I totally want to try to home make tofu…I’ve never done it!

    Perfectly imperfect- teaching at the new launch of Body Attack last night! I taught it almost seamless but made an error or two! Everyone had fun and I’m sure no one noticed….we’re our own worst critics

  2. My Tuesday was perfectly imperfect because I’d made a huge to-do list and ended up spending my day doing things on my “want-to-do” list like reading a good book and kicking my feet up with my puppy!

  3. My perfectly imperfect part of Tuesday was that no friend or family member could meet me for a walk, BUT I really enjoyed being by myself on a tree-lined trail for almost an hour. I probably walked way faster since I was by myself too. This has been the most beautiful April I can remember in Illinois.

    You really made that lunch salad look professionally prepared!

  4. isn’t every day like that? 🙂

    Dinner plans were changed, but for a great reason. Nick and I got some hard to hear advice that was needed but still tough to accept. But, at the end of the day, everything is still okay.

  5. that picture DOES do it justice!! yum I love smooshing raspberries like htat! it looks so perfect!!

    perfectly imperfect? I made the BEST chicken dinner that I didnt think would come out great, and kinda did it without following a recipe and it ROCKED

  6. girl i love the positive on here!! yayy!!!
    that is MY KINA DINNER! sweet tater fries and sprouts!

  7. I love your attitude! It was perfectly imperfect that I ended up taking one more day off of working out. I know my body really needed it.

  8. I’m new to your blog, and already I’m hooked. I love the breakfast cookie-great colorful addition with the raspberries. And I love roasting veggies. It’s one of my favorite ways to eat them! Can’t wait to read more!!

  9. Thank you for this! Yesterday I made a mistake at work and moped about it allllll day – I finally just told myself to let it go because nobody is perfect! Thank you for reinforcing that. 🙂

  10. That is a really great quote! I need to start thinking that way.

  11. it’s high time for a breakfast cookie in my household!

  12. I ate pretty bad last night (imperfect), but the hubs and I had reason to celebrate (purchase of a home)….therefore perfect!! 🙂


  13. Sweet potato rounds are my favorite!
    With some ketchup… perfection 🙂

  14. I love the quote! Sometimes we just have to remind ourselves of how fortunate we are!

  15. LOVE your dinner 🙂 Looks like my dream dinner 🙂


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