Embracing that Friday Feeling
'Cause soup is good food. Healthy, comforting...a gentle hug from the inside out. With all this social distancing, who couldn't use a good hug?!? Please tune in every day as we share our inspirations for food, movements, practices, and thoughts to keep you positive, healthy, and connected in the days ahead.
Inspiration of the Day
"If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don't, you're simply ducking your responsibilities." - Ann Richards
Bite of the Day
If you're looking for something simple and comforting for dinner tonight, the following recipe is OUTSTANDING! I made it for a simple dinner party a few weeks ago. A bit too spicy for my 7 and 9-year-old, but all the adults at the table - vegetarians and meat lovers alike - loved it!
Moroccan-Spiced Eggplant & Tomato Stew Recipe
And if you have time, hang out on her website a little. LOADS of inspired, healthy recipes!
Mobility of the Day
So, I'm doing three things I shouldn't be doing: Sitting too much, stressing too much, and running too much (Missing the gym!!!!!)
To counterbalance all of that, I'm diving back into these amazing Fascial Stretch Sequences that Kevin Darby calls the Core Four. Run through them with a brisk pace to prep for activity or release some tension. Alternately, hang out and take your time...your hips and soul will be oh so grateful!
Follow along with Kevin's Core 4 & Core 4 Full Speed Demo
Workout of the Day
This section is going to be AWESOME in the days ahead. Starting Monday, we will feature walks, runs, and loads of strength training and HIIT circuits that require nothing but you!
For today's workout, I'm going to feature a strategy instead:
Plan and schedule your workouts and activity for the next 7 days.
Many of us don't have the same structure we're accustomed to. There seem to be hours stretching out on end...then, suddenly, it's 5:00pm and we haven't done anything for ourselves. Keep scheduling your workouts in. ANY kind of movement is vital, so commit to it daily. For me: I'm trying to get out and MOVE before my second coffee. I'm with my kids, so the best thing these days is either mobility and then a quick solo run, or a hike with the little guys!
Now is NOT the time to skip the workouts!
Recovery of the Day
Sleep. Being out of your routine, spending more time online and higher stress levels are bound to affect your sleep schedule. Remember sleep is vital for recovery, for keeping stress levels low, regulating appetite, and optimal brain function. Do everything you can to unplug in the hours before bedtime, get into bed around the same time every night, and wake at a consistent hour in the morning. YOU are a finite resource. The people you care about need you to be as close to 100% as possible. So, recharge: Sleep.
If you have a "Soup of the Day" idea you'd like for us to share? Email Meg!