in the works

Creating a “life’s to-do list” has proved to be (a) challenging, (b) inspiring and (c) thought provoking.

As I was pedaling my way through an 11 mile bike ride this morning, I began realizing that it’s so easy for us to limit ourselves when it comes to setting goals.  For example, there were a few times when I came close to adding something to my list before cutting short with the thought, “Oh, Sarah, be real…that couldn’t happen!”  What?  Why not?  The only real limit to life’s possibilites is the limit that we set for ourselves.  Sometimes it’s okay to throw out an idea that seems scary or far out of reach.  Daring to dream BIG.

Prior to biking, I ate breakfast outside on the deck.

  • 1/4 c. oatbran
  • 1/4 c. wheatbran
  • 1-1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 c. milk + 3/4 c. water
  • 1 banana (1/4 saved for the top)
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger
  • toppings: scoop of teddy peanut butter and 2 T. Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola

My morning ride was deliciously invigorating, and I came home to take a quick shower before skipping off to the dentist.  Fun stuff (or not!)  At least it’s the last time I’ll have to go for a while (yay!)

Thankfully my mouth wasn’t as numb as the last time, and I was ready to eat lunch about an hour after the visit to the dentist. 

  • mixed greens
  • carrot
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1/4 avocado
  • topping: couple handfuls of blanched broccoli, 1/2 c. garbanzo beans, 1/2 c. whipped cottage cheese, 1 T. sunflower seeds

+ some kashis on the side.

Fun lunch!

Afternoon Snack: 6-oz. plain yogurt, chopped grapes and 2 T. Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola

Sardines for dinner! 

I loved everything about this sandwich.  Trader Joe’s whole wheat sourdough bread.  Crunchy alfalfa sprouts.  Spicy Pepper Jack cheese.  Thick, juicy tomato slices.  Seedy brown mustard.

Yum, yum, y-u-m!

Toasted to perfection!

On the side, I baked some kale chips (5-6 minutes in a 425 degree oven) and dunked them into a bit of ketchup.

Yum!

My meal ended with a square of intensely dark chocolate.  I found this bar on sale for $2 at Target today.  I couldn’t pass that up. 😀

I loved how intense it was, but I’m still not a huge Lindt chocolate fan.  I don’t know, there was something strange about the chocolate.  It was almost chalky instead of being smooth and snappy like you’d expect in a dark chocolate bar.  It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t as good as some of the most recent dark chocolate bars that I’ve been buying.

Off to make a snack, read and chillax for the night!  My “life’s to-do list” is still in the works, but I’ll be sharing it by tomorrow. 😀

Question: What is your favorite brand or type of chocolate?