Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Resolution for Lunch

For me, resolutions aren't just for the New Year.

I like to set small, approachable goals for myself throughout the year. Small steps, a little at a time, to help me reach some of my larger goals. Often times they're as simple as not eating a cheeseburger three times in one week....and other times they're a bit more work. 


Like getting that last toe off the wall in my handstand. 

Simple or hard, I like evaluating my day-to-day regularly and adjusting small areas to bring about more joy. 

Since Mason was born (nearly 3 years ago!!) I haven't spent as much time reflecting on myself. But now that my little babe is getting a bit bigger,


although forever my baby

I have more time to take care of myself! Which means that I just might be able to meet some of my other goals, which includes writing this blog (!!!) and making myself an actual lunch. 

So often I let a busy day get in the way of proper meals. I have a smoothie directly after bootcamp but then I skip breakfast and often lunch because I simply forget. By the time the afternoon rolls around, I'm starving - no surprise there!

Earlier in the year we made a big family decision (more on that soon!) and now I have a few days a week where I'm actually at home during lunch. Most days I busy myself with work and chores and still end up losing track of time. Before I know it, Mason is up from his nap and ready to play. 

But I'm resolved to make a change! Today was my first small step and it was a delicious one!


Equal parts salad and pizza - my kind of lunch! And while I hope to have more time soon to make something a bit more from scratch, this was super tasty and speedy too. Made all the more delicious by an impulse buy at Kroger:


Tessemae's Salad Toppers - so good! I've been a HUGE fan of the Tessemae's line of dressings for a long time, so as soon as I saw these toppers on the shelf I snatched them up!

Baby kale topped with red peppers, smoked gouda, lemon garlic dressing, and the sea salt bacon salad topper - the perfect accompaniment to a few slices of California Pizza Kitchen Gluten Free Margherita pizza. Small goal success!

And as for that handstand and getting my final toe off the wall, I hope to reach that small goal soon, on my way to the larger goal....a full handstand push-up!