Starting the New Year Right
|January 1, 2011||Posted by Katy under 365 Days Of Beauty, Dinner, Lunch|
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Today was perfect.
I went for an afternoon run at around 3. It was 70 degrees and beautiful, but the temperature change baffles me! I was able to wear shorts and a t-shirt!
My run was perfect too! I kept it easy but was still able to run all three miles in under 8:00, all with a smile on my face! Total time: 23:21 (7:47 pace).
When I came back from my run, I had a package waiting for me at my PO Box…
Since it was later in the afternoon, I wanted to keep lunch fairly light, but protein rich:
- Handful of spinach
- Handful of frozen peaches
- 1/2 c almond milk
- 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
And this little tofu sandwich- a slice of Ezekiel bread with spinach, tomatoes, and grilled tofu.
I spent a few hours writing my tips for self-hosting post, which actually was pretty fun. Hopefully it’s not too boring for you all. I tried to keep it interesting, informative, and useful. Let me know what you think! It was fun to write something that is not food or fitness related.
Another simple dish. I roasted up some veggies, rolled it in a whole wheat wrap and called it a night. Along with a side of beans and balsamic vinegar for dipping.
365 Days of Beauty Challenge:
I am declaring TODAY the official start of my 365 Days of Beauty Challenge. I know that I wanted to start it a few weeks ago, but I sort of fell off the bandwagon. However, today is a new day and a new year and I will stick to it. I’ve reproduced the rules from a previous post.
Many of you know about Operation Beautiful and perhaps have left your own positive Post- It Note somewhere. It amazes me how a small anonymous act can change someone’s day. I have never found a note myself, but I like to leave them places from time to time. It makes me smile knowing that I may brighten someone’s day.
So I started thinking…Operation Beautiful has gotten a lot of media attention and many people know about it, but I still know plenty of people who have never heard about it. I want every single person in the world to know about the amazing message and mission of Operation Beautiful. In a world that is so centered on physical appearance, women (and men!) need to know that they are amazing and beautiful inside AND out! For those who see a Post- It with a positive message on it, this can mean the world and really change how a person feels about themselves. This logic also works the other way for the person who posts the note.
This is my challenge. Starting today, I will post a new Operation Beautiful note every single DAY. It can be anywhere- the store, dressing room, train, plane, bathroom, etc. Any place where someone (even one person!) will see the note.
Some rules (or guidelines):1) I must have a new message everyday. I can not repeat a message from a previous day! I can use quotes! 2) I must post messages that I believe about myself. Part of this challenge is to help myself gain a better self- image- internally and externally, while helping others! 3) I must post the location where I posted the note. I am trying to place these notes in as many different locations as possible!
Here’s the note of the day:
Posted on the door leading out of my apartment building- Jacksonville, FL.
I’m off to fall asleep watching a crappy Lifetime Movie. Night!