How was the first day of your new year?
It’s strange having a day off smack dab in the middle of the week. It totally felt like a Saturday, didn’t it? But hey, I’m not complaining about paid holidays.
I figured I might as well take advantage of my free day to “reset and prep” for a healthy, brand spankin’ new year.
Here’s a peak at Day 1 of 2014.
Sleep in? No, I’d rather see the sunrise.
After a cup of hot lemon water, enter creamy whipped banana steel cut oatmeal with chia, coconut, dried cherries, and almond butter. Would you like some oatmeal with your chia seeds? ;)
I’m hoping this year is a “running year” for me. So far, so good. I have felt a lot of progress with my knee lately, but I am still battling discomfort under the knee cap. I bought a patella support strap and today’s first test run with it was alright, but not 100% pain-free. Crossing my fingers I find a full recovery in 2014.
Have you used a patella support strap?
Fridge stocked with kombucha to start the year with a happy tummy/healthy GI. Sipped on the multi-green today — not my favorite. Gingerade is my go-to.
Detox kale salad for lunch (+ 1 hard boiled egg). I had planned to make this salad, but of course Trader Joe’s is closed today and I didn’t want to run all over town in search of Brussels sprouts. ALL the kale is fine by me.
Snack prep for a healthy week: Chewy Cherry Granola Bars (subbed chia seeds for the sesame). YUM!
A fresh coat a polish for the remainder of the week. Mademoiselle by Essie is my favorite everyday color.
There ya have it… minus the car washing, bathroom cleaning, laundering, and piece of quinoa dark chocolate.
Hope your year is off to a great start! G’night.
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How did you ring in the new year last night/today?
Do you have New Year’s Day traditions?