You don’t need to be perfect to be lovable. Have an imperfectly perfect Monday.
Happy Memorial Day!! Thank you to all of you remembering those you have lost to defend our freedom. Thank you to those that have served and are serving today. Your sacrifice is appreciated.
Started out this Monday with a quick and easy meal prep to help me stay on track this week. Steamed asparagus with fresh lemon. Roasted sweet potatoes and marinated baked high protein tofu. High protein tofu is very firm and has little water so it doesn’t need to be pressed. It is easy to slice and holds it shape well while baking. For the marinade I used tamari sauce, liquid smoke, Siracha and olive oil. Soaked the tofu on each side for a few minutes and baked at 375 for about 30 minutes flipping halfway through. Quick and easy to pull together for lunch or dinner.
We are all flawed. We will make mistakes or respond to situations in a way that we wish we could change. The only way to grow is to let go, forgive yourself and learn the lessons. That is the path to love. When we love ourselves, we have more love to give to those we are blessed to share this life with.
This week I picked two amazing finds at Trader Joes. First was the Freeze Dried Grape Slices. Impulse buy after a long busy day and stopped for some snacks. So glad I grabbed them. I loved them so much, I had to go back for a second bag! They are literally like delicious little candies with a hint of crunch. Totally recommend for keeping on hand for lumches or a snack when out and about.
The second was Miyoko’s vegan cream cheese. I keep reading how amazing this is but at $5.50 a container I have been reluctant to pick it. I wish I had sooner. Very clean ingredients and very delicious. I used it in mashed potatoes. I did a swipe on a beyond burger, of course on a piece of toast with fresh basil. The options are endless. Highly recommended keeping this gem on hand.
My next fav came in my Ipsy bag last month. It is a lipstain and gloss by the Balm Jour. It goes on as a gloss and leaves behind a very natural looking pink stain. Perfect for wearing when I teach fitness classes and want to look pulled together and naturally fresh, not made-up.
What are your Friday favorites? I would love to hear?
Move of the day: Single Leg Deadlift to Single Arm Row to Bicep Curl. Challenge your core as you work Glutes,Legs,Back and Biceps.