Baby Steps Back

I’ve been taking baby steps back from my injury.

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The other day, I decided to spend a few minutes before work doing some simple yoga poses.

Please forgive my poor form. I haven’t done real yoga since Kath’s last day in Charlotte, so I was going off of rough memory.

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Let go and feel your body slooowly sinking to the earth.

I stuck with simple things that I thought would be easy on my back – lots of downward dogs (trying to not overstretch/overdo anything), warrior poses, standing with raising arms and bending (very carefully) over. I even listened to this song and laid on the ground just focusing on my breath. One of my favorite parts of yoga, back when I was a yoga-holic, was when the instructor would tell us, “Let go and feel your body slooowly sinking to the earth.” I always had a hard time with that whole letting go thing, but by the end of the class, I always managed to do so.

I felt a lot better after my mini session. Yesss. I think I’ll need to do that more. :) I’d love to sign up for more yoga classes, but they’re so darn expensive!

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In the meantime, I’ve been super busy in the kitchen. I think I have more recipes now than I have time to share them! But here’s a preview of a couple I have coming up soon.

A new Individual Egg Bake flavor – Italian-Spiced Parmesan Egg Bake.

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Italian Chicken Sausage Linguine with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Parmesan.

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Chilled Cucumber Tomato Soup (perfect for this heat wave in the US!)

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And perhaps my current favorite – Healthy Oat-licious Zucchini Muffins and Bread. Mmm.

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And for a Project Think Positive quote for the day, here’s one from one of your comments (via Ashley of Freckles and Spice):

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~Marilyn Monroe

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Have you come back from an injury? What were the first types of activities/exercises you did first?

Which recipe do you want to see first?

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Comments

  1. dena b says

    glad your feeling better and thanks for all the amazing recipes, I can’t even tell you how many times I rely on your creative, healthy recipes for dinners!

    • says

      Omg Dena – your comment made my day! This makes me so happy to hear! I was thinking of putting together full meal ideas, like ideas for ways to pair a TCL recipe with a couple other easy things for a complete meal. Do you think that would be helpful? Any specific types of recipes you’d like to see? :)

      • dena b says

        I’m all for that, that would be very helpful. I love recipes that include wonderful greens and bright veggies with hardy grains; such as Quinoa, lentils, wheat berries. Im getting better at preparing and getting creative, but that has started since I found the heathy eating blog world. I had never touched kale until I saw your recipe and what a shame that it, it was wonderful. I’m 42 years old, so I feel like you have educated me in incorporating amazing foods I would have never used in my cooking. Plus I feel so much better eating this way and bonus; my husband loves the meals I’m making and looks forward to me trying new foods. Your blog has been a wonderful experience for me, thank-you Diana

  2. says

    Can’ty wait to hear more about the cucumber soup! I love gazpacho, so that sounds delish! I love yoga, too. But you are right– it IS expensive! A place near me sells 5-class cards for like $60– or maybe more! That seems like a lot!!!

    • says

      There are some places that do discount yoga classes. I know a couple have $5 classes. I’ve been thinking of just doing those once in awhile.

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