So I watched "Contact" the other night and I remember one of the quotes from that movie where the dad tells his daughter to take "small moves" because she wants to have everything all at once. But the reality is that most things in life take patience and small moves - baby steps. No matter how much you want something, sometimes it will just take a lot of hard work and dedication. Patience. That's what I've also learned with my ear stretching. I love the way bigger lobes look, but I can't have big lobes in one day of stretching, not even in one year. Besides, its the whole process and journey that makes it fun and is the essence of the event in itself. The only problem I have, though, with the whole exercising thing is that sometimes I might be too patient. I'm trying to take it easy and not over work myself when I do exercise and I do it every other day. But in between the exercising sessions I'm always afraid, and extremely tempted, to get lazy. But then I try to remember what I mentioned in the last post - whenever I think of eating something that might not be all that healthy I remember that there are people out there who are starving or that are housebound and so immobilized that they cannot even enjoy life's simple pleasures of those which also include exercising and healthy eating. I need to prove to myself, and anyone else I can witness to, that I shouldn't have to be stuck in that unfortunate situation in order to realize what simple pleasures I would be missing. I need to not be lazy when I actually have the power to do something about it.
Two days ago, I exercised (a little bit late in the day, though), I did everything I mentioned in the last post minus crunches and plus a type of triceps exercise. I think it was. What I did was I used the weighted bag that I use for the usual biceps lifting exercise and I held it in my hands, with my arms starting at my sides palms facing my body. Then I lifted the bag up, arms in abduction until they reached a right angle to my body, palms facing the floor. Ya get what I mean? So yeah, I tried doing that for a little while. Then, of course, I rode the bike for about 18 minutes.
My dinner consisted of rice noodles stir-fried in sesame oil and a little soy sauce with tempeh, some veggies, and heart of palm. It was simply delectable. For "dessert" I had apple slices, pomegranate and blueberry juice, and some crackers with raw almond butter. I feel like I get hungry easier these days, since maybe a couple years now. I don't know why, I'm sure its normal. But it's kind of good I guess, it makes me eat more small portions throughout the day, which is apparently one of the reasons why Europeans are so skinny ;D
The next day, I kind of got up late again. I seem to be getting p around 11am these days (at least in time to see Kathy Lee and Hoda). It's better than I've been doing during the vacation though. So when I got up I decided to try out a breakfast recipe that I saw on the POM website. It looked absolutely delicious, and I found that it tasted just as ridiculously good as it sounded. Here is the recipe, I highly recommend it (it says you can put your protein stuff in too, that thats a pretty tasty protein shake if ya want!) - http://www.pomwonderful.com/recipes/pom-morning-shake-2/ Such a tasty shake that I had to make it again today, and I shared it with my mom who thought it was pretty good too. Well, I think she made an understatement, cause I think this shake is heavenly.