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It Was A “Good” Day

Today rejuvenated me. I felt more like myself than I have in awhile and got into a healthy groove through the day. I began the day with a delicious bowl of oats.


What else is new? Oats are the perfect breakfast in my eyes. Today’s combo featured oats, cinnamon, peanut butter, dried pineapple, and fresh blueberries. Hearty, yet refreshing at the same time.

Then, after a bit of chill time in the morning, I knocked out a few to-dos. I went to the bank to deposit our Christmas money and to the store (again) to pick up a few last minute items for our hospital bag, which I finished packing today.

Pause for lunch – an Amy’s burrito and a Honeycrisp apple.


I then proceeded to tackle laundry and sweeping the downstairs hardwood floors. I also caught up on blogging stuff – comments, emails, etc. Nothing can beat getting things accomplished after a few days. Except maybe a break for a cup of hot cocoa and one of the last Super Charge Me cookies from Gabriela.


Or a workout. Having the option to workout again has not gotten old. Yesterday I opted for a TurboJam workout. It started contractions…but they didn’t last. Today, we went for a long and hilly walk as a family.




Then, I prepped another simple and delicious soup dinner. I prefer cooking up a soup or chili over anything else. I adapted this recipe from a recent issue of Shape.

  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 bag Italian/Tuscan style frozen mixed veggies
  • 1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 3-4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

Place broth, tomatoes, and frozen veggies in a pot over medium-heat. Cover pan and cook until vegetables begin to soften. Add beans and cook until mixture slightly simmering, heated through. Finally, add the spinach and cover the pot until the spinach wilts. Serve hot.


It capped off my “good” day. And although I use “good” to describe my day, I do not use it with the same definitions I used to place on that word. In the past, a “good” day would be one where I ate healthy foods and completed a workout. I certainly did those things today, but they are not what qualify my day as a “good” one. I classify my day in the “good” category because I honored my body. I ate what sounded appealing. I moved my body because I love doing so. I spent time with loved ones and some down time for myself and my interests. Food and workouts do not make a day “good” or “bad”. Living life and doing what leaves you with energy, joy, a sense of accomplishment, fulfillment, etc make up a “good” day. I hope you had one yourself!

Question of the evening – How do you classify a “good” day? Do workouts and diet play into that? How much? I do think they have a role because they affect mood, energy, quality of life, etc…but shouldn’t be the sole basis.

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Posted by on December 28th, 2010 43 Comments


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