PRAYER and MEDITATION
When I am feeling un - enthusiastic ( the word enthusiasm literally means Devine Inspiration or Inspired by God) I turn to a few tools. I love tapping into gratitude and the things I am grateful for. Readings like The God Memorandum from The Greatest Miracle in The World is a reading I need frequently to remind myself how blessed I am.
Writing out a gratitude list has been MAJOR, in getting re-inspired
I also think it is important to cut time out of my day to dedicate to making contact with something greater than me - many people call this prayer. For me it is important to slow my thoughts and breathing -with meditation a lot of the time - and actually get on my knees to contact the universe. For me it is helpful because it's an action associated with my words and I get self worth from knowing I took time out of my day to take this action.
RISE n' SHINE-
Growing up I couldn't wait to get up and get started on my day. I'm sure my parents hated it... I was up by 6 or 7 at the latest almost everyday. It wasn't until later that I started getting in the habit of sleeping in. In this quarantine my original mindset was to stay up as late as possible so I could sleep through the days and make time go faster - I was sorely mistaken... This is a habit I'm breaking my trying to keep a sense of normalcy - even in this quarantine.
I love to start my morning with a hot lemon water and prepare a bowl of fruit or maybe a banana depending on my mood. I have wrote about the importance of both of these on my blog prior to todays post if you want to check them out :)
I like to do a flow cycle or some type of stretching workout to prepare me for my Alexis Ren 10 min ab cycle or/ Chloe Ting ab routine cycle. I learned that doing stretching and some flow yoga before this helps me perform even better. It's also very important I do these workouts on a quite EMPTY stomach, to help maximize my cores ability.
Since going vegan I have realized what a sweet tooth I have. I've been craving it all... cookies, brownies, ice cream, luckily I have found tons of new ways to get satisfaction without anything harmful. Today I thought I would share my favorite treat recently. Protein packed and super yummy, cookies :) I personally like it better as just dough like the cookie dough at Nami - Green New American Vegetarian, but you can bake them as well.
LETS GET STARTED
BLEND A CUP OF OATS IN A FOOD PROCESSOR OR BLENDER UNTIL A FINE POWDER
ADD IN 1/2 A CAN OF WHITE OR GARBANZO BEANS
1/4 CUP COCONUT SUGAR
A SPLAH OF VANILLA EXTRACT
1 SCOOP VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER
SPOON FULL OF NUT BUTTER
1/2 A CUP OF ALMOND MILK/OAT MILK/COCONUT MILK
ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR CACCAO NIBS