Where Are You, Weekend?

This week has gone by quite fast compared to the last few weeks, which I was worried about because… I’m going back to my home state of Texas (stupid early in the AM) on Saturday. Woooooo! I had no idea how much I’ve missed my Austin, my friends and family there. Trying to find my place in this world the year after college is…confusing, lonely, amazing, and terrifying all at the same time. I’m in unfamiliar territory every single day, and it’ll be nice to get back to my roots, have some amazing conversation over delicious food, listening to live music at SXSW, and just…letting go.

We all get caught up in our routines, or let our minds take over our reality, to the point that we never really stop to look around and appreciate all that we have in this world. Yes, I take great satisfaction in the work out/eating routine I’ve developed for myself but I’ve just been feeling so, so, so overwhelmed lately, overthinking everything, that I cannot wait to break the routine.

Is it just me, or do you struggle with actually letting go of the overly health-conscious part of your mind? I struggle with not overthinking and actually being present when I’m out with friends or family members at a restaurant-type place. I’m always overanalyzing, wondering about my caloric intake, then stressing over it. When I’d much rather be able to just shut that part of my mind up and be there, and enjoy every single moment, every single bite-or sip- of whatever I’m having.

BEING PRESENT: that’s my current non-fitness goal for myself.

In other news, the snow is GONE AND DONE FOR! Hallelujah. I thought this day may never come. I was getting stir crazy, and came down with the boredom-hunger. This week’s been pretty great so far, work’s been smooth, and I had the most delicious breakfast this morning. If you haven’t tried to make plantain waffles/pancakes, you’re seriously missing out. Plantains are often overlooked in the produce section of many stores, but they’re SOOOO good for you! Plus, they make a delicious and simple waffle. Who doesn’t love yummy, healthy AND easy food?!

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If you want to know how to make these super easy plantain waffles, let me know! I promise, it’s not even fair how easy it is, but I’m OK with that. I topped these bad boys with some strawberries, a dollop of cashew butter (which is my current favorite amongst nut butters), and walden farms pancake syrup. YUM YUM YUM.

Alright…that’s it for me today. If you love what you see/have read, please let me know! I love hearing from and talking to people! Enjoy the rest of your day and if it’s going less than perfect, remember that tomorrow is FRIDAY! ❤

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