Happy Saturday guys,
I recorded first workout yesterday and now working on figuring out how to work with raw video files so I can upload them online. I have to work today and tomorrow is my last required Yoga training after which all I need to do it send over all my certificate along with an essay so i can get my 200 RYT Yoga alliance certificate. Sweet.
You know, I was wondering if you face similar dilemma – peer pressure when it comes down to being healthy. For most part I am over it, it took me a while to even recognize what was the issue. It will happen very subtle but then somehow I will go from healthy nurturing to binging and overeating. It would be when I will be mostly out with friends or coworkers and I will fall for the old ” I workout and I can eat all I want” or “Live a little won’t you”, or ” You live once”, or ” You will get old and fat anyway”. Which will result into me trying prove that I can eat all I want and still have great health, productive workouts, and energy to burn. But I will always end up loosing that battle because it is just plain not true. I can not abuse my body by eating greasy foods and then expect to turn around and have a great workout or feel light on my feet with energy to spare. It did time to connect the dots but I am glad that I came so far. I do occasionally get a sting when on Friday night I pass by people enjoying themselves in a restaurant (I cook and eat at home). But I take myself mentally back to my week and think how grateful I am to have the awareness of healthy living and at the end of the day I am still in a company of wonderful, caring and kind people – my son, mom, dad, and my boyfriend. So then I just relax and continue enjoying my strolls and walks around the downtown Bethesda. Yes the culture dictates a lot of things – you are boring if you do not drink, or you only live once – but it is comforting to know that I too do not have to fall its prey and can happily continue my journey.
That said, I have enjoyed my scrumptious breakfast pizza this week and today I had a taste for something else then eggs or protein packed pancakes. So here it is a Decadent French Toast With Berry Medley. It came out perfect, not too soggy, not to tough, the fruit was so sweet and scrumptious. Just perfect.
- 2 slices of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp all spice
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla soy milk (or other milk of your choice)
- 1 tbsp sugar free french vanilla coffee syrup
- canola oil spray
- 1 tbsp raspberries
- 1 tbsp blackberries
- 1 tbsp blueberries
- In a bowl combine all liquid and dry ingredients beside berries and oil spray. Place bread slices and let them soak up the batter then flip to coat the other side.
- Heat up a heavy bottom pan and spray cooking spray.
- Place one french toast at time. Cook For 2-3 min then flip.
Have a great weekend.
Esse Libere Fitness – Free To Be Fit