thinking…

February 25, 2012 · 6 comments

in about, ramblings

sarah thinks

…that i wish i had felt well enough to cook these past couple days or had the motivation to cook right now – the light this morning is perfect for an early morning food photo session.

…how strange it would be to 5-years-ago-me that i wake up and see sunshine and my first thought is either, “oooh, i want to go run!” or  “this light is perfect to photograph my food”. both of those things are very different from the “it’s saturday morning so i obviously have a hangover from friday night and am sleeping until i can drag myself out to bed to eat a greasy grilled cheese”.

…about how to begin blog posts. i always tend to use a greeting: “good morning!” or “hi everyone!” or something along those lines. a greeting feels natural, like a conversation with my readers, but it also feels repetitive. should i go back to what i learned in my writing classes and come up with a strong introduction sentence with a hook? start off with a joke? interesting fact? personal story?

…that i’ve got a very busy week ahead of me. my plan is to write a couple of lists to organize myself this morning and then letting any thoughts of those tasks and the corresponding stress go until monday morning comes.

…how thankful i am that i took a leap of faith and enrolled at iin. i am loving everything that i’m learning and am applying it to my own life. it’s not just nutrition education. the curriculum really focuses on all of the factors that make someone a healthy person – mind and body. through the lectures and exercises in the course, i am finding that my mind hasn’t really been in the best place. negative thoughts definitely existed and weren’t dealt with, so they became more and more of a dominating force in my mind. now that i’ve realized this and have learned some ways to address those thoughts and deal with them, my world is a much better place!

…that i should have made a bigger pot of coffee this morning.

…that i woke up feeling better than yesterday because i was able to sleep last night (!!). i’m still not 100%, but i’m getting there! my plan is to continue to take it easy this morning because brad and i have big plans tonight & i don’t want to feel like crap for them.

…that this was the perfect quote to arrive in my inbox this morning.

we cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
-epictetus

what are you thinking today?

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

I can soooo identify with the change over the last 5 years. Crazy to wake up early on a Saturday, hangover-free. And the foods I eat now! I would have never touched half of the stuff that is now in my regular rotation.

Hope you’re feeling better soon!

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Sarah February 27, 2012 at 9:39 am

haha, that’s true. 5 years ago, cooking because it is FUN was way off of my radar too. :) and chia seeds?! spirulina?! what are they? haha, times have changed!

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Heather February 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

glad you are starting to feel closer and closer to 100%!! Make sure to take the time to allow your body to fully recover :) [something i need reminding of every time I get sick, it seems!]
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Sarah February 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

i need to remind myself of that. i woke up feeling pretty good today, almost normal. so of course in my head i’m making a list of all the things i want to do today like workout, clean, cook all kinds of delicious foods, etc. maybe i’ll pick one or two of those things to start!

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Aparna B. February 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I’m glad you’re starting to feel better!! I know exactly what you mean, though! Five years ago that would have been me, too! Now my weekends are all about relaxing, yes, but also working out, planning for the next week and being productive! …and today I’m thinking…I was productive in the morning and then became lazy somehow. Oh well. Gotta love the weekends! Hope you’re feeling 110% soon!
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Sarah February 27, 2012 at 9:41 am

at least you had some productive time in your day, right?! :)

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