Good Morning Friends!
I hope you all had a great Monday full of happy little things!
I took the Zen Habits advice yesterday and ate my oatmeal sans TV, magazine, internet browsing, or blogging! It definitely made me mindful of what I was eating (my favorite oats + fresh mango from the eastern market!), when I was full (uhh...after the whole bowl?), and I just plain enjoyed it more.
This is not the first time I have received this distraction-free eating advice. Bethenny Frankel also preaches *paying attention* to your food in her famous book Naturally Thin, which I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a good (un)diet book.
This is going to be a tough cookie for me to crack on a regular basis. Who really has time to only do one thing at a time?? My life IS multi-tasking. I've got a lot on my plate, besides food ;)
I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I usually eat my breakfast while catching up on bloggies (or sprinting for the train), my lunch while working, and my dinner in front of one of my favorite tv shows. Whoops.
Bethenny makes a good point in her book. She calls my bluff, urging that no matter how busy you are, you can take a FEW minutes to stop and give some thought and attention to what you are eating to nourish yourself. It is the food that gives you the energy you need to balance the bagillion balls in the air that you are juggling simultaneously each day. When you think about it like that, it does seem like it deserves a little more "respect."
So anyway, I'm gonna work on this commitment slowly, starting with breakfast, and see how it goes.
I'll keep ya posted.
Speeding things up a little...
As promised, I have a come up with a great running playlist for all you joggies out there!
This one is good for a 3-miler, which is what we have to do twice during this week (6 miles on Saturday, yikes!). I put a "power song" near the end to give you that last little push in the tukhaus, and a cool down song for stretching.
1. Georgia Clay, Josh Kelley (one of my current favorite country songs).
2. Stay Here, Lee DeWyze
3. Not Your Birthday, Allstar Weekend
4. Female Intuition, Jordyn Taylor
5. Top of the World (feat. Dev), The Cataracs
6. I Wanna Go, Britney Spears
7. Heartbeat (feat Nicole Scherzinger), Enrique Iglesias
8. On the Floor (feat. Pitbull), Jennifer Lopez
9. Landslide (The Sheryl Crow Remix), Dixie Chicks
As always, they're all available on iTunes right now. These songs could be great for any form of exercise, or just to get you pumped up for a full day of multi-tasking!
Hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday! Mine is school, work, run, cook up a delicious din din, you know the drill!
**Lets give em something to talk about: What do you typically do while you're eating? Or have you already mastered the art of distraction-free grubbing?
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