Sunday, April 14, 2013

Set Your Intention...

Setting your intention is an awesome way to get you focused on what you DO want. I think we spend a lot of time on acknowledging and giving fuel to the things that bother us; day-to-day hassles, people we don't like, things that we have to do and don't want to, etc.

Friday, April 12, 2013

MAZA = YUM =)

MAZA in Atlantic Beach, FL has a quiet, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. Pretty great!




 
MAZA Salad

 
Appetizer Special: Grilled Bacon, Tomato & Arugula, with Hummus 
 

Entree: Lamb Shank with Potatoes and Mixed Veggies

 
(Smooshie's half-eaten) Kids Tandoori Chicken, Rice, and Veg =)
 
CONSIDER: Supporting LOCAL and enjoying food from a family owned restaurant next time you dine out!
 


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

First Thing's FIRST~

It's easy to get overwhelmed. There is so much to get done in such little time and with all of the modern day stimulation from iphones, ipads, TV, Internet, and SO ON... it feels like we are supposed to be accomplishing waaaaay more than we are.

With all that being said: BREATHE. That's pretty much always the first thing. THEN, prioritize. There are endless tasks, but that's a given. We are not "humans doing", but human beings. Really consider what is important to you. What gives you joy, health, wellness, love, and appreciation for your life? I would start there. Oh yeah, and money to live on. Ha

Once you have an idea of what is the most important use of your time, eliminate distractions. It is FAR better to accomplish the task at hand well and once, than to have to revisit it again and again in a sloppy manner.

 
Now, first thing's first. It's good and necessary to look at the big picture, but once you've got an idea of where you're going, slow down and take the first step. You don't have to know where every single step in the chain will lead, just take the next one and focus your attention there.

I've heard the analogy of driving a car at night. You only need to see the next stretch of road lit up by headlights. That's it. Don't stress yourself out by thinking about if there will be traffic 10 miles ahead. If there is, you'll be better able to address it when you get there if you've been enjoying the ride!



CONSIDER: Making service to others part of the "important" things in your life. Getting outside of our day to day tasks can make us appreciate all we do have to be grateful for.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring is HERE!!

Time to get beach ready... where to start??? Here are some small shifts you can make NOW to get your body, mind, and spirit ready for the beach this season!

1. Drink more water! We all need to drink more with the summer heat coming our way. Add slices of lemon or orange, mint leaves, berries (frozen works too), or even sliced cucumber to make your sips more appealing.

2. Amp up the cardio. I know, you don't want to hear it, BUT if you want to get ready for that bikini or trunks faster... cardio will help you get there! Try intervals if running just isn't your thing (like me LOL).

3. Get the grill ready! Scrub it down and get some propane on standby. The weather is right for cooking outside and it can be your shortcut to eating healthy lean meats and veggies without heating up the kitchen. Invest in a veggie basket (around $20 at Homegoods or Bed Bath & Beyond) to make this even easier!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Rhythm & Ribs Festival~ St. Augustine

Even when I was eating vegan I missed ribs... I didn't really discover them until I was around 20 years old and it was love at first bite! We took Smooshie to the Rhythm & Ribs Festival in St. Augustine today and it was SO much fun!

 
Smooshie, want to go on the jumpers??
 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Beaches Green Market: Neptune Beach

Gorgeous day today! We made a last minute trip out to the Neptune Beach farmers market to take a look around and enjoy the weather =)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Dominos Gluten-Free Pizza. OMG!

Okay, as many of you know, I'm a sucker for PIZZA!!! I am definitely the person who could eat it every day if it didn't mean that I'd look and feel like crap. Anyway, I've been craving pizza big time since I've been eating a (mostly) Paleo diet and have been too lazy thus far to make my own.

I've had the gluten-free at Mellow Mushroom and I'm not a huge fan... I LOVE Mellow, but there crust just isn't great for this one. Their regular crust is amazing!! Last night after a super healthy and deliscious grilled shrimp Greek salad from Zoe's, I just couldn't get it out of my mind that I NEEDED a pizza.

SO, I decided to check out Dominos. First of all, I don't really like Dominos pizza- I'm a Pizza Hut junkie if I'm going for crap pizza... However, their gluten-free pizza is AWESOME!! It only comes in a size small at the Jax Beach location (I could have easily housed this myself) and was about $13.50 with one topping =)


Here's my sad little last slice leftover (sans a bite)- Haha

I know, it isn't Paleo (definitely a cheat), but seriously it was SOOO good. It hit the spot- even Nick, who was in disbelief that I needed a pizza after dinner, thought it was amazing. The small gluten-free pizza with pepperoni is just under 1,000 calories. Dominos Nutritional Information

P.S. There's a disclaimer on their site that this crust could have trace amounts of gluten just to keep in mind if you have Celiac or severe allergies to it!


CONSIDER: Coming out to the Motion for Peace Workout in the Park on April 21st!! It will be a fun time burning some calories (perhaps pizza calories??? LOL) for a great cause!!