If you are like me, you’ve realized that Spring is BUSY! Not sure how it always tends to get that way, but it does. We’ve conquered March and now we’re heading full force into April. And if you’re like me, you are realizing that your plate is getting full, not too full (yet), but full. You’ve said yes to 3 out of 4 things (work and life related) and you are slowly coming to realize that maybe you need a stronger plate… or maybe you just need a smaller one.
If you are like me, you’ve dumped the big plate and opted for smaller ones. Ones filled with quality ingredients (family, health, passions, faith, and love). Combine those together and you’ve got one heck of nourished life. Small plates, more servings. Yes, that’s what I am learning.
I am also learning that there is no need for a “stress” plate. It’s my (our) choice to not dish it up. TO BE content with whatcha got, no more no less.
I can’t say that our life is completely stress free, but it is a lot less stressful than in the past. Last April I was still dealing with a lot of digestive problems and enduring countless procedures. Today I am a good 20lbs heavier/healthier and 90% of the time my stomach is happy. I think A LOT of that had to do with the way I handle stress. Taking on less, resting more, and slowing down our pace of life. The hubs was in a similar stage. Injured and taking the rest of the year off. This past LAVAMAN race was his first race back since April 2012. During that time he rested, refocused, and stayed positive. All things that keep a plate HEALTHY! Mentally and physically.
So this April, take a look at your plate. Is it too full? Is it too big? It might be. Can you put things back? Absolutely! That’s what small plates are for! To grab the best then go back for more once you have ROOM for more. I call this the TAPAS of LIFE! Haha.
This April is all about replenishing those small plates. To savor the best ingredients and then make room for more, but only needed, when the timing is right!
My April Plate:
To support my husband in his next race (coming up in 2 weeks).
Managing Healthy Bites. I’m not sure where Healthy Bites is going at the moment, but for now it’s a little extra income that is helping our family.
To sub a few classes at the gym as well as my own.
Maintain fitness- all I am aiming for is 45 minutes. No need to train for anything at the moment. If an opportunity arises and it works in my schedule, then great. But for now, I’ll let the hubs do the racing.
Organize our house a bit as well as our finances. Something we are both trying to wrap our brains around this month.
That’s it. No more this month. Small plate complete. It’s not daunting and there is always WIGGLE ROOM.
Oh and speaking of snack plates, let’s talk snack food for a moment. Before I left for Hawaii, I received a shipment of Quest Bars and Protein PB Cups. The company graciously offered their goods in return for an honest review. I want to talk more about these bars tomorrow or Friday, so stay tuned. But just to let you know, the rumors are true. They are FLIPPIN FABULOUS! The PB Chocolate cups literally tastes like Reeses Cups, or dare I say, EVEN BETTER!
And because it’s WINE WEDNESDAY, you need to study this!
What’s on your plate this month? Will you fill it well?