friends! hi. i just got done with a bodyrock.tv workout and i am feelin’ pretty good. amazing what a short 16 minute workout can do to ya. today was a great day all around, actually.
i started my day with a breakfast that makes me feel good.
i have been eating this over and over and over again: 6 oz plain greek yogurt, 1 cup kashi golean cereal, 1 sliced banana and a splash of almond milk.
should have snapped a photo, but i am sure you can imagine what that looks like.
cereal rambles ahead. consider yourself warned.
i am a cereal monster, it’s no secret. i would eat cereal for every meal of the day if i didn’t think other nutrients were essential to my overall existence. the downfall is cereal isn’t filling. not for me at least… i could literally eat a whole box and still eat another bowl. not exaggerating. so, to tame my cereal craving and to ward off hunger until lunch time.. i add protein-filled yogurt for staying power, banana for flavor (okay, and nutrients, but really just because bananas taste so damn good) and almond milk because what’s cereal without milk?
i have eaten this almost every morning this month. it makes me happy, keeps me full and satisfies the cereal monster within. i love using kashi golean because of the extra protein and i adore the fact that there are several different types of pieces so it feels like you are mixing your cereals without all the work.
okay, okay.. cereal rambles over.
another reason today is dubbed “feel good friday” is i had a really amazing lunch
date meeting with amy from xagave!
i have worked with xagave in the past and they are a really stand up company. what’s even cooler the fact that they are local. i had only had correspondence with xagave through email and it was high time we met in person! amy and i met at the dodo to talk business.. but we totally got sidetracked talking about life in general.
we started with the brie + fruit plate. isn’t it almost too pretty to eat?
i snagged the blackened chicken salad, but was so busy yapping my face off that i hardly remembered to eat. sorry for rambling, amy, that’s what i do best!
my favorite part was the jicama shreds. i kinda forgot about jicama there for a minute. i need to buy some soon.
amy is SO kind and generous, she brought me a bunch of xagave as well as the company’s latest product: expeller pressed canola oil. you will be seeing me use that in my kitchen soon! and quite possibly the coolest thing amy gave me was the xagave cookbook which i was actually published in!
makes me happy. feel good friday, indeed. thanks, amy! can’t wait to see you again!
the day only got better because i got home and momma b brought daffodils by.
she takes them to her clients every spring. do you need to buy or sell your house? call my mom, you will not only get daffodils in the spring, you will also get a cool recipe calendar and a chance to sit on santa’s lap at christmas time. i know, she goes above and beyond the call of real estate duty.
one last feel good friday moment was when i checked out the mail. first off, blog friend/reader tona HANDmade these ultra cute owl birthday cards the other night and was thoughtful enough to send me a blank one..
um, probably too cute to ever use!! thank you, tona!
my other fun and feel goo mail was a surprise package from another blog friend/reader maren.
maren said she had some tera’s whey she didn’t want, so that is what i thought she was sending. i was so surprised to see all the TJs goodies—even treats for penny & randy! (by the way, i immediately opened the PB pretzels and ate like 15 of them before snapping a photo.. those are my downfall.)
maren wrote a sweet note i have to share.. she wrote that the package was to thank me for all she’s learned through my blog this past year. i kinda almost cried. thank you, maren.
this is why i blog! not to make money and not to preach and not to get free stuff sent to me. but for the friendships developed and the constant lessons i learn each day from bloggers, readers and companies in this community. it makes me smile every. single. day.
definitely a feel good friday.
sorry to get all sappy up in here. sometimes ya gotta!
well, i am off to make a st. patrick’s day redemption meal. since there wasn’t time to make it last night, i am carrying the sweet potato shepherd’s pie and irish soda bread menu over to tonight. it’s a good thing, too, because i think marshall is going to go ballistic if he doesn’t get his casserole fix soon.
1. what is one thing that made you feel good today?
2. what is your favorite part about blog writing/reading?
xo. janetha g.