Wondering about the title of this post?
I suppose healthy eating and a generally healthy lifestyle go hand in hand. Most healthy food blogs contain some sort of exercise component… maybe I’m the exception to the rule.
Honestly? I can’t stand exercising, which is a real shame, as I love the idea of it. Viper bought me a treadmill at the end of my pregnancy because :
- He was afraid I was going to walk too far away from home, go into labour and not be able to get back.
- I really wanted to start running.
- Feeding Misty Breakfast (standing, constantly bobbing up, down, up wiping floor, back to sink to rinse wash cloth, up, down up, and now back to the sink… repeat times 1 bazillion) while also making rice milk, and doing yoga in the kitchen. I know this is not the most appropriate time/place/head space to be in while practising, but I take what I can get.
- Grizzly Misty (just want to be held constantly) = multiple sets of Misty Squats (bending down and then jumping up, shooting Misty in the air so he almost soils himself in excitement and squealing). Repeat or Misty will surely cry. Interchange with Misty Lunges (same as the Misty Squat, but lunging while walking and making growling and oinking noises).
- 10 minutes of the Misty Dance = his favourite move of running really fast on the spot while sqeaking and throwing arms in air. Do this while pegging out wet washing, and folding clean washing.
- Crazy fast Stroller Mission (Misty only likes it when you go fast, and the bumpier the better) while on phone trying to sort out internet connection with evil phone company. 30 minutes of being on hold while doing some serious power strolling.
- Get in some forward folds and down dogs while Misty gets his dose of The Wiggles (seriously, it’s like Valium for toddlers, he just lies watching it all wide-eyed and mesmerised).
(RAW, vegan, gluten, nut and cane sugar free)
- 3/4C sprouted sunflower seeds (if you can’t be bothered sprouting them, simply soak for 8 hours, and drain)
- 1/2C nutritional yeast
- 1/2t sea salt
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 2t apple cider vinegar
- 1t lemon juice + 1/4t grated zest
- 1/2t brown rice syrup
- 3t extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8c water
- 1/4C fresh basil
- A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Blend all ingredients together.
- Serve on top of freshly cooked pasta, as a salad topping, or as a raw pate with crackers and veggie sticks… or follow my lead:
Oodles of sauce with grated zuccinni (no fancy veggie pasta makers here, sorry) cherry tomatoes, capers and black pepper.
So I may not have a gym membership or clock up the miles on a little beepy wristband thingy… but if lugging around a 13kg beast all day everyday, plus my routine above doesn’t count, then I don’t know what does.