After a much needed day off yesterday, I was back at it this morning for a run. If your body ever truly needs a break, you’ll know. I felt a burst of energy this morning that I lacked just a couple of days ago. A little rest does a body good.
I knew today would get a little busy. I met a great friend for lunch and we walked to a cute little vegan restaurant down the street from her house. The food was so pretty, I just had to snap a pic:
This was called rawvioli. It was just okay. I wouldn’t say it was the best I’ve had, just okay. There was such a strong walnut flavor throughout, that I just had to ease off at the end. Loved the beets though and I’ve never considered myself a beet girl.
Now, this. This is something I could see myself making. It’s a pad thai made with zucchini noodles and a peanut sauce. It was delicious – and beautiful.
Lunch was light, just what I needed. I knew that a peach cobbler was in my future, because that is what I promised my kiddos upon my return from a mommy date.
The peaches from this picking were long gone, but it just goes to show that even the peaches in some grocery stores are very local. The taste of a summer peach is a marvelous wonder.
Even though 31 days isn’t a long time to go without, I just couldn’t see myself not having a bowl of this with my kids. I never want them to think that “mommy’s on a diet”, because that’s not how I operate. We eat healthy…and then sometimes, we make homemade peach cobbler.
There are so many women with very unhealthy relationships with food and it destroys the joy that can come from eating. I refuse to let that kind of thinking get into the heads of my girls. I think there are two scenarios that could make eating peach cobbler a bad experience.
- I don’t eat any peach cobbler because I’m slimming down. My girls think that it’s a diet and start to have negative thoughts about foods and could possibly think that one bowl of peach cobbler could make someone fat – it doesn’t work like that. Gaining weight is a constant series of bad choices.
- I could eat 4 bowls of peach cobbler. I don’t think I have to explain why that would be bad ^^^
I waited all day for that bowl and I enjoyed every last bite. Since it’s my own recipe, I slimmed it down:) I feel better already.
Tip for the day: Even in slim down mode, don’t lose the joy of eating.