1.) School: Yes it is hard and I whine and complain, but I enjoy the information and it makes me happy to realize that I am completing something that I know will make waking up and going to work fun and interesting.
2.) Exercise: This blog post was actually inspired because I took a fantastic yoga class today that made me feel wonderful. Now when I say exercise, I don't mean just any kind of exercise. If I am not into something, I am not going to do it. I love running, yoga, cycling and skiing. But sometimes I need a break from running and so I take a break. But after my yoga class tonight (handstands and all), I realized that yoga was missing in my life and how much I need it. I took the plunge and bought a membership. I may not be able to eat my In N' Out once a month and I will probably have to...gasp...cut down on my diet coke habit to pay for it, but I don't care. Yoga makes me more happy than my outing to In N Out once a month, so there.
|Arm Balance at the summit of my hike...Now I call that a fun time!|
3.) Eating: I love delicious food. Especially chocolate and ice cream (but surprisingly not chocolate ice cream). I try to eat healthy (well In N Out and Diet Coke don't sound very healthy, but usually I eat my veggies), but tasty eating is also important to me. So I am going to share a delicious, easy and healthy recipe that I acquired from a nutritionist:
Risotto with Garbanzo Beans
Here is the recipe
*Instant Risotto (but if you are on a low sodium diet, you can get plain risotto as well)
*Vegetables of your choice
*Heat up Risotto (follow instructions on the box)
*5 minutes before it is finished add beans and frozen broccoli
Slightly more complicated preparation
Sautee vegetables of your choice
|I added zucchini, squash, mushrooms, kale, broccoli, tofu, and onions|
|Sautéing in the pan|
Heat up Risotto(follow instructions on the box)
5 minutes before it is finished add beans and frozen broccoli
|I love spicy food and I am in the school of thought that you can add sriracha to anything!|
The meal makes enough for 3 to 4 people or 3 to 4 lunches or dinners for later in the week. And let me tell you...it is delicious. Plus the risotto and beans make the meal a complete protein.
What makes you happy?