Friends! I just haven’t had time to snap photos of all my food, so no official “WIAW” today. And I haven’t had time to create new recipes….I haven’t had time for much of anything other than revising my dissertation and figuring out job stuff. April is proving to be a bit of a tough month. So this post is going to be kind of random. Bear with me.
I guess I should clarify that when I say I’m spending all my time working, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. I feel so lucky to have created healthy habits years ago that enable me to find ways to fit in healthy eating, exercise, and yoga to my daily life, even when I am insanely busy. Although there are times that I’ve noticed myself falling into stress-eating patterns, I’m always able to bounce back with my next food choice. One thing that is really helping is the Return of Green Juice:
For whatever reason, I hadn’t been feeling the green juice for the past few months. I was doing more smoothies. But this past week, juicing has felt really energizing and restorative, and I’m grateful for sucking in so many nutrients in one meal!
Yoga has also been a life-saver. Both the classes I take and the classes I teach. One night after a particularly grueling day of writing, I decided to work on a new playlist for the classes I teach. I’ve always been a very “seasonal” person, and that’s always meant that I had to start listening to different music at the start of a new season. There’s something very fall about this band, and something very winter about him, and something very summer about them. So of course I had to change up my winter tunes for spring tunes in the yoga studio too (even though it’s still snowing here, I’m doing everything to pretend it’s actually spring). Here is the mix I used from January-March:
And here’s what I just created this week:
You may notice a random “fast song” in the middle of these (the Mirah/Tender Forever and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Those are there for the ab-portion of class. Corepower requires all teachers to do ab work in classes, and most teachers like to pump up the volume a bit to motivate students to push.
That’s really all I have for you today!
What healthy habits do you have during stressful times? Do you change what you listen to based on the seasons?