Life Happening 10.21.19


This week has been relaxing. My new mantra is more life-work balance. hahaha… not that I haven’t before but now that I am not too busy at work, I try to leave office by 5pm so I get to spend more time with the girls and just chill out.

Lizzy finally embraced painting at school. When she started, she refused to draw saying she doesn’t know how. Then we started to practice more at home with Sofia leading her. I find that when sister shows her how to do things, she’s more willing to try than if adults ask her to.

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I’m in post-marathon recovery mode so I got a two weeks unlimited yoga class pass this week. I went there on Thursday and Saturday. Vinsaya 1 and 2. I think I prefer to do it at home. I don’t physically feel I need recovery, at least not evidently as I felt recovered the day after the race. But everywhere I read says our bodies need 10-14 days to repair muscle damages,  so I try to not do anything intense. What I need is a mental break of having to follow a schedule. I love schedules and routines, I need them, but it’s nice to break them once in a while so I enjoy them even more when they are back. Other than yoga, I jogged twice with Sofia (3-4km) as part of our new routine, and joined our sunday run (10km). I did feel more effort on Sunday, mainly on my chest and HR, not so much my legs. Other than that, I’ve tried to walk more as I found it so calming and allows me to listen to podcast.

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I took Friday off on Friday and welcomed Lizzy when she got home. She loves making funny faces and I snap it whenever I can 🙂

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Saturday was the usual: Sofia activities, me doing groceries, and Lizzy playing at home with Daddy.

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Sunday: Sofia had a playdate in the morning while I spent the whole morning in the kitchen. After the nap, Sofia did some crafting while I did my reading. Lizzy is wandered around. Tony was out for golf for most of the day.

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this week I took more pics of my food.

Breakfast was the same old same old. Pumpkin oatmeal with PB2 and chocolate granola. Love this combo so much!!!

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similarly combo using cacao nips

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Lunches: avocado toast (brought from Melbourne) with tomato soup

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massive salad. This one had lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, roasted cauliflower, avocado and hummus tahini dressing and nutrition yeast

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another one with lettuce, tomato. cucumber, roasted pumpkin, avocado, hummus sauce, and a vegan tuna salad made with pulp of soy milk, seaweed, mirin, soy sauce and shredded carrot. It tastes amazing!!!

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I am very happy to report that Tony is finally venturing out to vegan meals. The change has been gradual in the last couple of months, from cutting out almost all meat from his diet except fish, to cut fish consumption to 3-4 days a week to now 1-2 times a week. I’ve been cooking more vegan meals for him to try and he’s accepting them! YAY!!! That’s the prefect combo, he gets to eat healthy and yummy vegan meals, and I get to try new recipes!!! It makes me so happy! 🙂

I made this vegan corn chowder and it tastes quite good

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I also made vegan mac n cheese for the girls. They were not impressed 😦

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Snacks:

homemade soy yogurt with cereals

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fig bars (my fav bar)

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more avocado toast

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Heading to Bohol for work now 🙂

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