Posts tagged ‘body’

The lunch that bit back.

This morning I watched a very powerful video that I think all of you out there should definitely WATCH.  It addresses the huge problem that exists among women today with body image.  You cannot lead a happy and fulfilling life if you do not first love yourself.  You cannot even lose that weight (or see that you have no weight to lose) if you do not learn to love yourself.  You are not a number on a scale, you are a beautifulperson with the whole world laid out in front of you.  You can be anything and do anything you put your mind to… regardless of age… but you must first love and accept yourself.

I signed the Fat Talk Free Week challenge – you should too!

For lunch today I pulled out the lunch I had prepared for yesterday and heated it up for a minute in the microwave.  It was absolutely delicious!!        

Spicy Mustard Mescla:

  • 4 oz. poached chicken, diced
  • 1 c. steamed broccoli, cut into strips
  • about 8 baby carrots, diced
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 4 oz. cooked lentils
  • 1 oz. cooked brown rice (it was all I had leftover)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tsp dried, ground mustard + 3 tbsp water, combined
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce

I seriously wish I could better convey how TASTY this was.  Between the spicy Dijon mustard and the Tabasco sauce, this had the most excellent bite to it.  Perfect fall lunch… especially in my cold little cubicle. 😉 I’m craving something sweet to top off my meal though – I think I’ll run down to the street fruit vendor in a bit and get a banana or apple.  Depends on what looks best!

I spent some time reading about the Raw Food Movement on Kristen’s Raw today.  It sounds so wonderful, but honestly I think it would take all the fun out of food for me.  No more oatmeal, pizza, soup, sushi (the rice is cooked even in veggie rolls) or pie??  Eeek, I think I would die!!  Love the benefits she talks about; but I also love the taste of warm, cooked food.  What do you think?  Could you go raw?

October 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm 6 comments

Baby got back!

Haha I couldn’t resist… I saw on KERF that it is National Love Your Body Day. What do you love when you look in the mirror? I love my butt! I’m sick of so many women saying that they hate hate hate their butts. You can’t even see it without a mirror – I would think that would be the one part of us that we would be most indifferent about. I made a pact with myself last year that I would stop picking apart my body and start appreciating every inch of it. Do you really want to wait until you’re 70 to realize that you should have loved and appreciated your body when you were young and able to run, jump and swim without the aches and pains of old age? No! Don’t read magazines and compare yourself to those girls… chances are they have been photo shopped anyway! Haven’t you read the Jezebel.com article on the Faith HillRebook magazine cover?? Totally airbrushed/ photoshopped!! And that’s a women who’s job it is to stay in shape and look attractive (and yes, sing).

Anyway… this morning I was having technical difficulties loading the pictures of my scrumptious Banana Oatymeal. 👿 Oh well, I’ll have to figure it out when I get home from work… **update – cooking pics finally worked!! I had a GREAT workout this morning! I started off with some light lifting:

  • 15 reps bicep curls (7.5 lbs), 15 reps bicep curls (10 lbs), 10 reps bicep curls (12.5 lbs)
  • 15 reps overhead tricep raises (10 lbs)
  • 15 reps backwards extension tricep exercises (10 lbs)

Then one of the treadmills freed up so I did 25 minutes at a slight incline (about 2.5 miles). Perfect way to jump-start my day! By the way – the picture at the top of the post is by one of the National Organization for Women 2008 Poster Contest Winners – Shanti Rittgers of Connecticut. Had to give a shout out to a fellow Connecticut girl!

I almost forgot… I took a baggie of Mother’s PB Bumpers cereal with me to work for a snack when I got to my desk. Yummist cereal ever!!! And wheat-free 🙂

October 15, 2008 at 9:37 am 5 comments



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