I love the line from the Jack Johnson song "Dreams be Dreams"...I think it's such a great reminder of how are lives are too short to only let our dreams be dreams.
As promised, I recorded most of what I ate last night at CiCi's. I started off with a plateful of salad with carrots, onions, and fat free Italian:
And I had these three slices of pizza (bbq chicken, mushroom alfredo, and pepperoni), plus a cheese piece and 2 cinnamon rolls. Heathy? Nah. But is was so fun to hang out with Ken, Leeann, and Allie and just enjoy cheap pizza together :)
Last night Nate and I had a cleaning frenzy and took down all of our Christmas decorations in preparation for our community group coming over tonight. I was pretty tired, but it was so nice to wake up this morning and see a clean floor and new furniture arrangement :)
I got up this morning and did ~20 minutes of the Namaste Yoga show on FitTV (I say 20 minutes since they have commercials) and did crunches and Supermans during the commerical breaks. Not too shabby, and I really love doing yoga in the AM since I'm pretty tight when I wake up.
I was totally planning on having some oats this morning, and I was super excited because I found these bad boys at WF the other day:
They have more fiber per serving than regular rolled oats! Unfortunately I took too long getting dressed and had to sprint out the door, so no oats today :( Maybe tomorrow for the drive to Winter Park?
I did, however, make a mean bowl of pumpkin yogurt with dried cranberries, pecans, and honey-toasted oats:
In the mix there's about 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt, 1/3 cup pumpkin, 1 packet Truvia, 1 tsp cinnamon, and about 1/8 cup each of dried cranberries, honey-toasted oats (recipe to come), and pecans. As I'm sure you've heard before, I mmmmmmm'ed my way through the bowl!
It turned out to be the perfect amount! Nate and I have been reading a book lately where you're required to talk about your dreams. The funny thing is, it's so hard to actually formulate a dream sometimes, especially when all we focus on sometimes is the day-to-day. I've been thinking that my dreams include traveling the world, writing and cooking, and sharing a joyful life with others. I feel like those are so ambiguous sometimes, but it's been a great exercise to get the creative juices flowing when we consider the rest of our lives!
I've asked this before, maybe a little differently: If money was not an option, what would you do? What in this world excites you?
Friday Faves (+ happy birthday, Pilot)
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