See, told you it would a 3 post week. We’re heading up to Dallas this afternoon for a Gluten Free Convention with Attunes, so that means no posting this weekend. Which I think should be a rule anyway. But I promise take lots of pictures on instagram when I am there. Lots of new GF products and I even get to see MADDY from Love Grown Granola. WOOHOO!
But enough of the excuses. I should probably me explain something here, I mean in reference to my last post with the no reveal challenge.
You see, when it comes to Food and Fitness, I have no problem accepting challenges. I looooove it. As long as I agree with it.
If my husband requests eggs in every form and grain free muffins for snacks, I’m all over it. See coconut fig muffins below (recipe to come). If someone asks me to create a custom flavor of healthy bites for them, then heck ya, I’ll embrace it. Coconut Chocolate Chip Pecan anyone? See photo bottom left. If sheep’s milk yogurt goes on sale, I tend to use it in everything. I challenge to myself to come up with ways to use this goodness. Yes, even in a side dish. See photo bottom right.
I relish in the idea of teaching new classes or tweaking workouts in order to better suite my abilities.
Yes, all good challenges. I enjoy learning from them and making TIME for them.
But when it comes to stillness, it’s still a bit hard. And I’m not talking about spiritual stillness. That is a must, that is something I crave daily! Stillness with God.
I’m talking about the little stillness(es) we need throughout the day. The ones that say “Hey, turn of the TV/Computer and eat a meal with your husband at the table.” Or “Hey, you both are home for lunch, sit with each other, don’t look at your phones while you eat.”
Get what I am saying?
It’s that kind of stillness. Sitting and enjoying meals. Not standing up in kitchen while trying to prep another meal for later. Not sitting for 5 seconds only to get back up and reply to emails, etc. Not MULTI-TASKING with a fork in hand.
Yep, stillness with food, with meal time.
A different kind of Slow food movement you might say.
That’s my challenge. And it’s one I didn’t want to post because honestly I didn’t want to give up that time. Ouch, that just hurts to admit.
I didn’t want to post the challenge cause I thought I couldn’t do it. Really? I mean really? How sad. And WRONG!
So September may have already started but today I am starting a new challenge.
Slow food September (SFS). Whether I am with myself or with others, I will eat 1 or 2 meals at the table and take my time. No distractions, no phone, no TV, no reading, no multi-tasking, etc. Just good conversation/thoughts, and yes, stillness.
Life’s too short not to slow your food. Am I Right?
Join me if you want. You know I’d love the company. I’ll report back weekly.
Cheers to Slow Food September! Will you join?