Finding routine

Getting back into the swing of things is always a little tricky for me. Of course, I want to dive head first in and take on whatever it may be that I want to change but that process has been happening a lot slower than I would like lately. I want to do something, and then I don’t. Yesterday someone told me that, “Whatever’s going to come my way, will come my way.” There’s no use in worrying, because really all that “worry” is is stressing yourself out about something that hasn’t happened yet — or that already happened. It’s important to plan and reflect, but there’s a fine line between that and always thinking about the past and the future and neglecting the present.

So today, I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things. Embrace the present moment more. Recreate a routine I once had that made me happiest and not worry so much about what’s next (or try at least). And it may sound silly, but a lot of that starts with how I treat my body and what I feed it. I need a consistency and wholeness that I’ve been lacking for these past few hectic weeks.

And nothing says here’s to a fresh start of a new week than a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with sliced bananas, blueberries, almonds and cinnamon. Enjoy your week! 

XX

Abby 

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Sunday mornings

It’s so funny that Abby just did a breakfast post as well!

We are literally always on the same wavelength.

This morning I made my classic cinnamon apple oatmeal!

It’s a microwave recipe and its super easy, which for a challenged chef like me is always nice:)

Steps:
1. Chop apples and place in a bowl.
2. Cover with cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg.
3. Add oats and water.
4. Cover with plastic wrap leaving a little room for air to get in.
5. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
5. Microwave for another minute and you are ready to go!

You can always spice it up by adding some almonds or milk at the end!

Happy Sunday!

Xx
Allie

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Vegetable chips

One of my favorite things to do make are vegetable chips. They’re so easy and really satisfy that crunchy crave I always get. All you really need to do is thinly slice any vegetable, root veggies work best though, toss in olive oil and sprinkle with some spices. I recently made beet chips and they went fast. Time for another batch! Happy cooking!

XX

Abby

Change (a work in progress)

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Sometimes it’s scary how much Allie and I can be on the same page.

I woke up today feeling a little down too. Even more than that, I’ve been feeling so incredibly anxious and overwhelmed lately and I can’t figure out why. Of course there are things I don’t have figured out right now that I wish I did, but when it comes down to it, there’s nothing I really have to do. I just create these lists in my head of do this, do that — so much so that I feel like I’m constantly thinking about what I have to do next, never what I’m doing now.

It’s a new month though (happy February!) and that means another fresh slate to grab. January flew by (like all months have been doing lately) but I think maybe that’s because I haven’t been  mindful of each day. One month of 2014 is gone, yes, but there’s still a lot of time for change and improvement! I made some resolutions for the new year and I looked over them again today. To be honest, I haven’t done a lot of them. It’s hard! I focus on so many other energies and things I can’t change that I forget to work on what I really can change. Maybe if I list a few out, it will help me feel more accountable for myself. So here it goes:

– Eat in moderation.

– Write something creative everyday.

-Obsess over my skin less.

– Watch less T.V.!!!

-Focus on getting fit rather than loosing weight.

Nothing monumental, but hopefully small changes that will add up to something in the long run. Here’s to a new month and embracing change.

Stay happy,

XX

Abby

The value of self care

Good morning my sunshines!

This morning I woke up a bit down to be quite honest.

As you know, there’s been a lot of changes in my life recently and sometimes it’s just hard for me to accept them.

BUT rather than mope or continue to feel down, I woke myself up and walked down to a coffee shop near my house and decided to treat myself to a lovely breakfast!

Sometimes, the best thing we can do for ourselves is to practice some self-care.

Go out of your way to nourish your body and mind.

At the end of the day, we need to be mentally healthy and happy before we can help others and the world.

So, remember to take care of yourselves this weekend!

Xx
Allie

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Letting Go

Letting Go

Today I woke up thinking about my future. Lately, I’ve been forced to take a hard look at my life- to revaluate the my priorities and the way I am choosing to treat myself.

After some difficult reflection, I had to be honest with myself- I was not treating myself the way that I should.

My inner critic was louder than ever and my health was suffering.

Thus, this past week I’ve chosen to make many difficult, but necessary changes.

My plan is not to resist the changes that are happening, but instead to embrace them. To flow with them.

Resisting these changes that I have needed to make has only caused me suffering and distress.

Instead, I think that often it’s better to trust the Universe and embrace the path it is trying to take us on.

Love and light and HAPPY FRIDAY 😉

Xx
Allie