Friday, January 20, 2012


Last two days were super busy for me.
How busy? Yesterday I had a handful of walnuts for lunch, and for dinner we went to Subway for Veggie Delight, came home just to take a quick shower and dropped in bed.
I did go to one hour yoga class, though.

Today wasn't better. I woke up at 6 AM and realised that I don't have time for the gym today at all. This didn't sound promising. As I prepared breakfast, I twisted and turned today's schedule in my head with no positive results.
But that wasn't good enough for me. I set down and put everything I had to do on a piece of paper and twisted and turned it again. Seriously, I did literally turn that piece of paper around a few times and then... yes!
There was a 30 minutes window, and if I move that task for the lunch time, I can squeeze in a trip to the gym!
And that's exactly what I did and was happy to have 50 minutes of aqua fitness.
I pumped myself with endorphins and was ready to fly all day, performing whatever was left on that schedule.

What I am saying is this: we are all busy, have many chores to do, goals to achieve, books to read, TV-shows to watch.
But it is only my responsibility to be healthy and to do something for that, without looking for excuses:

MAKE that time to exercise (as I usually say, no one will put my running shoes on and run or walk for me, it has to be me!)

MAKE a healthy food choices (once again, I compare my body to my car. I love my little Barcelona Red Corolla. I don't  fill it with junk, I make sure it is well maintained). Why my body then is neglected sometimes? 
This example with my car became a simple but significant turning point in the way I treat myself.

So, my friends, give yourself permission to be healthy and happy, and lets Move It!

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian


  1. It is very HARD to make the time to do healthy choices....but it's SO worth it when you get there! It's something I'm working on...

  2. I hear you Ann. And I know it first hand. A little over a year ago, around Christmas, I couldn't do my own pedicure for the holidays because I couldn't reach my toes! I was soooo angry with myself... Now, when I am looking for another excuse, I remember that filling and I never want to experience it again. Anything can be a motivator. :) You can do it!

  3. Taking care of ourselves is a priority. We should always make time. Thanks for the gentle reminder.


    P.S. I suspect like with any other pesto what choice of nuts you use, is flexible. I don't think you have to use pine nuts in the Bobby Flay's parsley pesto.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Thank you Velva for visiting my blog and for the advise!

  4. I find it difficult to fit things in. My life is total chaos. But I just need to take control and tell the world I need to take care of me for a change. It's hard when you aren't drawn to good food. Even years ago when I was a runner I hated healthy food. Lol!

    1. I grow up eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, so it wasn't too hard for me to switch to a healthy diet. But you can make healthy choices too, one step a a time! Good luck!

  5. I am so with you on tweaking the schedule back and forth only to make time for exercise. Yesterday I had to run 5 miles instead of 10 only because I had no time AT ALL. But I was glad I did it!

    1. Great job on running 5 miles and thank you for support and encouragement. I know how busy you are and if you find time to run 5-10-16 miles, I feel guilty even searching for any excuses!


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