Archive for ‘Food’

December 29, 2011

Happy 100th Post!

Today is the blog’s 100th post! Yay! A lot has happened since that first post back in August!

Thanks for sticking with me! It’s been amazing!

I could look back all day long at the ride the last 4 months has taken us all on…but that’s a different post! Today, I want to share with you my goals for 2012!

I’ve been thinking a lot about this next year’s goals. I have to keep in mind my Age Bracket List  when thinking about this next year, because it is still all very real in my mind and they are goals I can’t wait to achieve, but I’ve got some 2012 goals in mind as well.

Specifically for 2012

  • Eat. A more whole-foods based diet. If it hasn’t grown out of the ground, hasn’t been killed by someone I know, or if it contains more than 5 ingredients on its label…I’d like to generally stay away from it.
  • Read. At least two books per month for myself, and at least one book per evening with the Bean.
  • Race. Myself that is. I’d like to break my 5K PR (no date set yet), 10K PR (May2012), and 1/2 marathon PR (June 2012).
  • Strengthen. Through yoga and resistance training. “No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for one to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which their body is capable.” – Socrates
  • Express. There was an amazing moment in my life earlier this year, a moment of, “Oh, so that’s what it feels like!”  I would like to figure out how to process that moment for what is signified to me, and express it both verbally and in writing.
  • Plant. A fenced-in vegetable garden. Yum!
  • Edit. My Adoption Stories into a single article for a magazine, or for a speaking engagement, or…just so I have it.
  • Plan. A get-together each month of the year. This is a sure-fire way to get to see a handful of our friends on a monthly basis! We’ve got February and March planned already…looking for a January theme!

Add these to my Bucket List goals, and 2012 is going to be fun-packed from the start!

What are your goals for 2012?

Find your joy. Enjoy the journey.

Happy Friday Eve!

December 21, 2011

Wednesday, Wednesday

Good afternoon from snowy South Dakota!

Another busy day here: work, holiday prep, 2012 goal-planning.

I did make time for a little lunch…

…Yum! Leftover Acorn Squash Soup with a Whole Wheat Pita.

You can find the recipe for this cold weather pick-me-up, here. Float one of these on top…and you’ve got yourself heaven in a bowl!

In the past, I’ve had a couple people ask me about healthy snacking at the office. I have shared a couple different ideas, but I found a great link this morning that I thought I’d share. Click here for some amazing snack ideas for the office, at home, or on the road!

I’ve been thinking a lot today about the goals I had for this year…and the ideas I’ve got for the upcoming year! Basically, 2012 will have to be a BIG get-er-done year if I’m going to knock out my Age Bracket List!

Alright then, back to work. Have an amazing afternoon!