So I came back to blogging about 10 days ago. It was at a time where I felt like my motivation to do anything really fell at an all time low. Maybe it was just the exhaustion from the move and renovation kicking in. Add work and just life in general into the mix and I just didn’t have the energy to do anything any more.
I don’t remember why, but I opened up my blog posts from a a year and half ago and I started reading and I just thought – I want to be that girl again. I was pushing myself everyday to be better and I had felt so good. Stupidly enough, I let life get in the way and one week off turned to two and so on. It was so easy to fall back into a rut and I am so upset when I think about it now. All that effort and work just wasted.
Part of me thinks I stopped trying to be better because I stopped blogging. It sounds silly, but actually writing down my progress in a such a public way, not only motivated me to keep going, but helped me keep track of myself. My failure before was also focusing too much on the fitness aspect of being healthy. But being healthy is so much more than just working out.
Being healthy to me means finding that balance between work and life. It means not letting the stress from my 9am-5pm job carry over and continue to wear me down at 9pm. It means opening up my fridge and putting together a home cooked meal instead of opening GrubHub or Seamless. It means making the effort to actually go outside and breathe in the fresh air, if only for a couple of minutes to clear my head. It means putting in the effort to be more physically active than I was the day before. It means finding the time to balance being a wife and a friend and a daughter. But most importantly, it means finding time for me to just be me.
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Have I mentioned that fall is my favorite season yet? While summer is wonderful in its own way with beaches and BBQs, fall meals are hands down my favorite. They are homey, comfortable meals that just soothe my soul. I mean seriously, is there really any issue that a bowl of warm stew or a hot cup of cider can’t fix? (Ok… maybe not fix, but definitely make you feel a little better!)
So when I woke up on Sunday and felt that slight crisp in the air, I was dying to get in the kitchen and get to cooking! So here was my first attempt at making Sweet Potato Hash!
4 strips of turkey bacon, diced
1 large sweet potato, cubed
1 onion, sliced thin
Salt and pepper
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It’s Saturday morning here in New York and instead of sleeping in like everyone else in the world is doing, the alarm in body hasn’t seemed to figure out that I don’t need to wake up at 6:30am on the weekend. So alas, here I am, sitting on my terrace, drinking a cup of coffee to get my juices flowing, wishing it had been a sunny day so I wouldn’t be sitting in the midst of fog.
It’s a shame, you can’t even make out the bridge at all in this type of fog but It’s fine. I’ll forgive this weather for today.
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So first off, aren’t I a disappointment?
Here I was, opening up my old blog that I haven’t looked at in more than a year and I literally laughed out loud when I saw my last post about finding my way back. I think I took a few wrong turns somewhere along the line as I obviously did not make my way back.
And of course I have excuses, but who doesn’t have excuses? What are my excuses though? Oh, you are so kind for asking.
This last year has really felt like one big roller coaster ride. My husband and I had been house searching in Long Island (we are both from Queens so naturally our parents weren’t too pleased with us venturing out east) but as it turns out we ended up settling on a coop in Queens to be closer to them (for potential future needs) and to be closer to our jobs (since we both work in NYC).
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