This morning was brutal. Now, normally we are up at 4:45 but being at the airport (which is 30-40 minutes away) by 4:30am is a whole new story.
But it’s okay. It’s okay because I got back to the house by 5:15am and brew an extra STRONG CUP of COFFEE. Make that two.
It’s okay that I was craving a simple breakfast. Coconut yogurt, GF raisin toast with butter, and eggs. The stomach wants what it wants, yes? Heck, I’ve had leftover salmon and quinoa for breakfast before. I just go with it, the craving that is.
It’s okay that my workout was quick. Quick and effective. Exactly what I needed.
It’s okay that I have yet to wash my hair in almost a week. I’m embracing the dry shampoo and beach hair look.
it’s okay that I consider these rolls a good shovel tool. A shovel for Nuttzo and banana that is. Yep, it’s grain free goodness.
Side note: We are not paleo/vegan/etc. But we do eat glutenfree and focus on REAL ingredients. Maybe we are Qualiteo? Or Qualitegans?
It’s okay that I loaded our tostado’s with extra extra daiya cheese. What can I say, it just melts so well!
It’s okay that I ate part of an order of Healthy Bites and now have to make more. Gah, I hate it when I am one bite short. But so worth it!
It’s okay that I’m going to get in bed early tonight. It’s the perfect time to catch up on some much needed reading. My Jesus Calling Devotional.
It’s okay that I haven’t responded to emails, posted product reviews, done the dishes, washed the laundry, or put out the trash. It’s also okay that I have canceled by eye appointment 5 times!
Why? Because it’s just one of those weeks. And instead of trying to be physically strong, I’m focusing on being mentally strong. That means letting go of extra “weight” on my mind.
Thanks Jen for being OKAY with me jumping back in this week.
what are you OKAY with this week?
I’ve got some Healthy Bite news coming up, very soon in fact. New flavor structure, new button, etc. And perhaps a giveaway. Are you OKAY with that? I am! stay tuned.
Love reading what you have to say!! I also have the Jesus Calling devotional and think it is awesome
Christa @ Edible Balance
It’s all ok 🙂 I miss rocking the beach hair everyday! Alas, in an office environment it doesn’t go over all that well! It was so wonderful not to blow dry for over three weeks and not worry about when to wash it… such simple freedoms LOL
My big decision now is whether I should wait for the giveaway winner to be announced or order more bites right now!! Everytime I see your delicious looking photos my mouth waters!
i’d wait. there are 2 winners ya know? hehe. I am so happy you liked them too!
Heather @Better With Veggies
I was bleary eyed enou with our 4am wake up this morning – you must have really been tired!
It’s okay that I’m going to bed right now instead of finishing my blog post. 🙂 I need to let some things go too and know that it IS okay to do so. Hugs!!!! Love the hair!
i did the same. And it felt glorious! Love YOU!
OH man – I just love this post and appreciate you in every way! It’s all okay, you know? Thanks for sharing this – just popping in to say I love you, friend! Cheers to a good (better? smoother?) end to the week. Glad to know you snack on those Healthy Bites too – reminds me that I left mine in the freezer at my in laws’ house during our move! #drivingoverstat 😉
thank you for always checking in on me. I love you more for that.. OK? hehe
It’s absolutely okay to leave everything behind for a couple of days, or else we become enslaved by the life we’ve been doing everything to improve.
amen to that Jonathan! you spoke my exact thoughts. thank YOU!
Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run
Pahahahahaha….you hate it when you’re one bite short. I LOVE this. 😉
happens way to much! LOL!
I loveee your sexy beach waves!! Go with it!! I wish my hair looked that great without washing. I am impressed you only eat one healthy bite when you make them, I would struggle getting orders out because I fear I would eat them all!
hehe, lets just say i demo each batch. and sometimes that leaves me one short per order. OYE! But it’s kinda worth it.
I finally washed my hair.
Beth @ Miles and Trials
I love the beachy hair look. You are beautiful both inside and out! Looking forward to the Bites news!
oh you are too kind beth, but thank you.
I’m ok with accepting the things I cannot change and letting go of stress. Stress has been literally making me sick recently & I’ve got to let it GO!Count all things Joy right( James 1:2) ??!! I need to do this for myself & my health most of all. Thank you for this post & your Healthy Bites never fail… excited about your news & giveaway 😀 XOXO <3
yes, that is the verse to live by. Thank YOU for reminding me of it friend. Hope you feel better soon.
Wow! these foods are looking very amazing. I can’t wait, because i become hungry to look it.
Simple breakfasts are the best, especially when you have exactly what you’re craving! Who cares if it’s not breakfast food.. if it hits the spot at that moment, who cares what time it is?!
totally hit the spot. a much neede spot! Hope FL is treating you well.
Paige @ Your Trainer Paige
Qualiteos FTW! lol 🙂
Love the hair – I could never ever pull off that and look as cute as you do.
Can’t wait to hear about the HB news!
what ya say? let’s start a new trend Qualiteos! Oh ya, and you can talk about carbs!
Wait… they make coconut yogurt?! I want to try that!
Tina @ Best Body Fitness
Qualitegan. I’m down with that terminology. Love it!
And I would be going for a simple breakfast after a busy, early morning like that too. Although you would probably die hearing I get up at 4 am every morning. Yep. Coffee is my friend.
oh yes 4am. You are rockstar mom! Really, really. Inspiration! I need to send you muddy buddy mocha bites for that!
Can I just say your hair looks amazing. Let alone the fact you havent washed it in a few days. I saw the pic and was thinking wow you’ve got great hair then I read you hadnt washed it and I spent the whole rest of the post thinking about not washing my hair. Haha. And yay for healthy bites news!!! Can’t wait!
i’m okay with taking the later train to work everyday this week! girl needs her extra half hour of sleep you know!
girl you need a whole day off and sleep. Hookie tomorrow?
I feel as though Im always late…but Im here.
with my fine limp bedraggled hair 🙂
hmmm, i think you are always on time. You show up right when you are needed. That’s a good quality. bedraggled? nah, more like finely tousled.
still can’t believe Barnes is closing!
Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
I don’t usually like to label my diet, but I am 100% on board with calling myself a Qualitegan! 😉 Love it. I also love that we have the same taste buds. Your breakfast sounds perfect–savory with a touch of sweet. Yum.
I’m following your lead and allowing myself to be “okay” with letting go of tasks this week. I have a ton of papers, projects and midterms to complete , but I still pressure myself to maintain my normal pace in every other facet of my life. But that’s just not possible. And it’s okay. I’m feeling guilty about choosing not to blog this week, but I know it’s okay. If I can’t get to the gym, it’s okay. If I eat Amy’s microwave meals three nights in a row, it’s okay. Thanks SO much for this affirmation, Lindsay!
Oh, and I am WAY okay with a Healthy Bites giveaway! I’ve never tried them! <3
i’m so glad you are okay with this. We put too much pressure on ourselves already. You amaze me with all you do. Rest in the Lord this week and renew that mind. love you!
I barely wash my hair. Maybe 3-4x a week? But seriously, i wish my hair looked that good. LOVE your strong is beautiful shirt xo
3-4 x a week is a lot in my book. LOL! GOtta get that shirt. It’s from sherockfitnessnj.com LOOOOVE IT!
Jenn @ A Runner's Road
It’s okay that I took a blogging break cause now I’m back. Missed your posts! And that shirt is awesome!!!
now this is okay, very okay. I missed you!!!!
Laura @ LauraLivesLife
I so rarely wash my hair… I swear its healthier, but really I’m just lazy…
Today, it’s okay that I didn’t really get any homework done, but talked to my sister, who needed to talk, for an hour.
see, that’s way more important! sister support! you are amazing friend.
Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife
love this post! your hair looks awesome for not washing it in a week and that breakfast looks yummy!
well maybe i should go an extra week then without washing it, haha.
Michele @ Nycrunningmama
YAY for a giveaway!!! I’m definitely okay with that =)
Before I had AJ, one of my gfs told me something very similar to what you wrote about…she said that it was okay if I went to bed with dishes in the sink and the house a bit of a mess and laundry not done. Sleep was the most important thing and there were often times that it was okay to just let the other things go for the time being. I’m living that motto again right now. Sleep and time with my boys are tops. Chores and housework are second. And I’m okay with that =) xoxo
i think we all need to learn from your friend. It’s time well spent, not wasted. I love that you live that too!
I AM ALWAYS okay with that…
great photos as always… get em CC!
will do friend. Hey, how’s everything? Better after last week? Just know you are always one cool cat runner to me!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
You are so pretty – I love your hair!!! Love the qualiteo & of course the devotional <3
and you know what, i love you. Thanks friend!
natalie @ will jog for food
I like qualiteo! hehe
A simple toast with butter is a great breakfast 🙂
i think butter is key, yes?
yay for dry shampoo, I use that too and love it! and yay for exciting new about healthy bites!! 🙂
oh yes, another thing we have in common. Hair care. LOL. How are you friend? I would love an update!
Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy
Can I just say, if my hair looked like yours after not washing for a week – I would NEVER wash my hair!
you are too kind to me friend. I will embrace my dirty hair then. haha.
I love you hair! I always try to do the beachy waves but it never quite works 🙂
try a braid and sleep in it wet. THen spray in the morning.
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
If it were me, I would love money making healthy bites because I would eat them all up. I love that you are being mentally strong this week. We need to work on our mental strength too, right?
yes, i really needed to work on letting go of things this week. and i wish i could bring these bites to you!
I reckon you look HOT rockin’ the beach-y hair – you would fit in well in Aussie 😉
mmmm NUTTZO, Roll shovels, bananas, coconut yoghurt, Healthy Bites – I want, I want! You sure do have good taste 😉
and i reckon i need to send you some Nuttzo, yes? miss you.
mmmm Yummo, Nuttzo sounds awesome…. we can do a care-pack swap…. any NZ/Aussie requests?
I’m excited about this Healthy Bites announcement! Can I call myself Qualiteo, too? LOL! I hate trying to explain that I just eat what my guts want.
hello fellow qualiteo. maybe we should start a new cookbook with that name, yes?
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
Good for you for taking time for yourself. You are a great role model. Let me know if you need to chat! I’m here for you!! xoxo
oh i wish we could have coffee and do that. so needed this week.
Can I come over for breakfast?! That looks delish!
You rock the beach hair look so well!
yes, please do! come over. lots of coffee too!
She Rocks Fitness
You wear my shirt well! Love that you are taking care of yourself mentally and emotionally and just doing what you want to do. You give so much and this week give to yourself. Rock that beach hair woman! xoxo
well that shirt is quality. You REPRESENT IT WELL!
love that you are taking care of yourself and saying no to eye appts. and other things. sometimes it is okay to just be and catch up later 🙂
yes, my eyes can still see. haha for now at least. How are you?!
Eva @ Committed2Nutrition
I am SO with you girlfriend on it being one of those weeks. I have yet to review some products I received lately, since blogging is just taking a back seat. No one realizes how just writing one post takes so much time. Boo to having a full time job, ha. Anyway – love this post. SO OK to have these weeks! LOVE nutzo PB, too, but my wallet isn’t happy, ha!
i know, it does. I am a slow writer too. LOL. But glad we can share here with each other. xoxo
Oh man I’ve always wanted to try Nutzo! I can never bring myself to shell out the big bucks though hahaha Maybe I’ll try to make my own 😉
Lovin this WIAW theme!! 😀
i will send you some! email me your address friend. xxoo
danielle @ Clean food creative fitness
I’m going to have to look up that paleo rolls! They look great!
oh you would love them! i order them from dallas. www.unrefinedbakery.com
It is a-ok my friend. you make me realize that life has no limits or rules. Go with the flow, go with what works, just LIVE. Thank you for the ever-constant reminder 🙂 And I cannot wait for the HB news!!
it really does have no limits, and we need to take advantage. Love you.
YES. ALL of this is a-ok by me too. I especially like the idea of letting go of that ‘weight’ and focusing on mental strength…I’m hoping whatever is weighing on you is soon lifted right on up and outta there. Sending you love my friend, as always. PS love the beachy hair 😉
you always bring me joy, light weight JOY!
Brittany @Berries and Barbells
I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way sometimes!
yep, lots of times. And thats OKAY!
I sure hope it’s okay to go a week without washing hair. I’ll be there in a day 😉 And oh my gosh, those tostados look so good! Way to take a break from the things it seems you “should” do and go with the things that are perfectly fine to do!
the tostadas hit the spot, took my mind off all the other things.
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries
Good for you Linds! We all need to have this mindset at times. Life gets crazy and hectic, and sometimes we just have to let it all go and not get all caught up in the little details of life. P.S. Love my Jesus Calling devotional! 😉 xoxo
i need a jesus calling hour by hour! LOL! love it too!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I think being mentally strong is actually a lot harder than being physically strong. A lot of people don’t have the strength to admit they can’t be super[wo]man, try to tackle everything on their plate, and end up completely wearing themselves out in the process. I have tonnes of weeks where I toss a lot of my responsibilities in the trash for my own peace of mind, and that’s perfectly okay because finding your sanity once you’ve lost it is a lot harder than catching up on housework.
ya, my exact thoughts. sanity wins over busyness. You are so smart!
normally i don’t toot my own horn, but that graphic is totally cute. 😉
also, i can’t remember when I washed my hair last … and I don’t use dry shampoo, so I’m grosser than you. 🙂 and ALMOST as cute.
oh TOOT away! do i need to link it to you? let me know. It’s UBER cute, like YOU! yes, Youre CUTE!! happy bday lovely.
Your ok’s are ok by me 🙂
Waking up early is just ugggh but whatever.
I LOVE your hair!
i know, i’m still tired. let’s boycott this week. 🙂
Heather @ Heather's Dish
girl, i feel ya on the not washing hair thing…is it bad that i don’t remember the last time i did that?
also, where did you get that “strong is beautiful” shirt – i love it!
its my friend katie’s design over at She Rocks Fitness. You must get one! I am in love. NO need to wash hair or remember either. LOL!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
Hello, welcome to my week! I’m doing the same thing tomorrow only I have to juggle kids getting to school after the airport drop off and then get my butt to work! What is up with the crazy week? I hope things settle down a bit for you!
Why can’t I look that good without washing my hair? Dang you’re adorable with crazy hair!
i don’t know whats up. we need to be team tackling this, yes? ahh, love you!
Heather @ For the Love of Kale
Qualitegans! I love that. Hahaha. Also, you’re so beautiful it’s insane. 😉
oh no friend, you are insanely gorgeous. Body, mind, and soul. I love it.. and YOU!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
Yes, it is all okay! Hope you did get to bed nice and early and had some nice devotional time…that looks like a great one. Would you recommend it? Super excited about all your new things coming!
i love it. you must get it laura. I’ve read it twice already.
I am OK with all of your OK’s!
I don’t wash my hair more than twice a week, dry shampoo is my BFF!
I am ok with not working out 6 times a week like I used to, my body is obviously ok with that too 😉
What I am NOT ok with….
that we have never met! Maybe one day 🙂
Love ya girl!
and i love that. YOu are nurturing your body. and it shows, beautiful!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
I’m ok with all of your delicious eats!
I was thinking Dr. Seuss through this post… “remember that life’s a great balancing act…”
ahh dr. suess. so wise.
I love raisin toast! The smell is just amazing!
I, like you, haven’t washed my hair in almost a week! It still look good…I think! 😉
HB giveaway and news? I’m all for it! 🙂
and i love your hair! it’s wild and sexy!
Love this post! It’s SO important to cut yourself some slack when you need it!
where are you and the hubs going my love? i love all that you are okay with! i’m okay with waking up at 2am and eating brownies straight out of the pan – but get this – healthy brownies, gluten free – made out of black beans and pumpkin – no remorse!
oh that sounds yum! eat up! and i’m still here. Kiwi is in Kona. Lucky.
Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail)
YES IT IS OK! I love it! It is about being mentally strong and remembering to love yourself as you are! We are perfectly imperfect and that what makes us beautiful!
and i like that imperfect. make US unique, right?
Heather (Where's the Beach)
Yep, sometimes it’s important to focus on the mental not just the physical. Gotta balance it all out! Love the new foodie name categories teehee. So many people tend to get caught up in a title rather than just focussing on eating healthy, wholesome foods. Happy Hump Day/Winesday 😉
yes, i agree. it’s all about wholesome food. and wine of course! 😉
Loving this “it’s okay” WIAW! I really want to try Nuttzo but its something like $18 at whole foods…. uhm is it worth it?!!!? New Healthy Bites, yay I’m happy to hear this is going well for you. I know my batch was amazing!
it is soooo worth it! try it once. you gotta. Oh my goodness yes! and thank you friend. So glad you linked your new blog too!
Ashley @ Freckles & Spice
I’m okay with the fact that I am lingering this morning because it is cold and rainy outside. Plus I have to pack and do laundry tonight.
I love the Qualitegans. We eat the same way. Some of our favorite food is vegan, while sometimes we just crave a good organic bison burger 🙂
I have to head to the airport at 420 tomorrow morning! I feel your pain! And when I get back can finally order some HB’s!! No more travel plans until xmas. Bittersweet I guess, but atleast the schedule is more conducive for ordering HB and nutty butter. I will have to be thinking of a flavor. I gotta make it a good one 🙂
mmm bison burgers, yes! and yes to vegan food. it’s all real food! come visit me and i’ll supply lots of bites. oh and email me an update!
Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers
Heck ya it’s okay that your workout was quick – it looks killer. All those pull ups would have my arms popping out of their sockets.
And now you’ve got me wanting raising toast, which I haven’t had in years, and that’s *not* okay. haha
raisin toast is OKAY today, k? hehe
I STILL need to try healthy bites, so I am totally OK with that 😉
Aaaaaand I would eat leftover salmon for breakfast, too 🙂 In fact… guess what my morning snack is HAHA
yes to salmon snacks and healthy bites! and come visit, please!!
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
oh man…i’m having this same week!!! let’s just cuddle under a blanket and watch trashy tv together!
yes, sounds good! save me some chili.
Abby @ Change of Pace
Being up that early is kind of ridiculous!
I’m also amazed at how good your hair looks after a week. Dry shampoo or not, my hair would be out of control!
Mmm…those tostadas look delicious!
haha, i bet your hair would be fabulous! it’s gorgeous anyway!
You are the cutest, I’m a qualiteo gluten-free too! Hollah. We need to eat together one day 🙂
we shall dine together soon …. please? I think we share the same soul. 😉
Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)
Hahaha… the eating half a batch of healthy bites and having to make more made me smile. 🙂 Quality control!
You now have me craving raisin toast… need to get some this weekend!
yes, get raisin toast, then make bread pudding from the leftovers. Oh ya, so good. 😉
Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family
Qualiteo … LOVE it. There’s a lot of days where it’s an “it’s ok” day for me haha.
i say 6 out 7 days should be that way, yes?
It’s more than OK to do these healthy things for YOURSELF! Turning off is the best way to get your body back in tune.
How you get away with hair looking that good after a week-free wash is beyond me. I’d need a serious oil change.
bahaha, i’m lazy and it stays that way do to oil and dry shampoo. guilty. Love you!