So here we are on Day 2 of the 30 Chic Days series!
If you’ve just caught up, jump back to Day 1 here.
To recap, the goals are:
Awareness of what I’m doing each day
Where I am placing my focus, and
Remembering what I want to achieve
Let’s get into Day 2:
What I ate
Breakfast – fresh chopped apple, mandarin and pineapple topped with rice porridge (hot), raw brazils, almonds and walnuts, a soy latte (homemade)
Lunch – scrambled eggs made in the microwave at work. I usually use three eggs but there was four left and they were near their date so I had four – I certainly was kept full right up until dinnertime with all that protein! Cooked at the same time in the egg mixture was some diced green capsicum (bell pepper) and sliced pepperoni. These two ingredients were left over from mini pizzas we made on the weekend. I love to use things up and it made my scrambled eggs extra yummy too. After that I had an apricot Frooze Ball and tea with milk.
What is a Frooze Ball you ask? Like a small truffle made with a date base and rolled in coconut. I might have a go at making them one day but for now, I just buy bags for work and home. They give me a more healthy sweet treat after lunch or dinner. I love them in spite of the name! Here’s the website so you can see what they are. I see they are also called bliss balls when you make your own.
Dinner – Chicken thigh cutlets coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and baked in the oven, with roast potato, onion and carrot. Steamed broccoli and cauliflower and gravy. My husband cooked this. A champagne flute of Perrier Lime to accompany. Afterwards I had decaf coffee and a peanut butter Frooze Ball (my current favourite flavour).
Apart from tea and coffee, I drank water throughout the day as yesterday.
What I wore
My new teal fine-merino cowl-neck slouchy top with dark-wash skinny jeans and black suede Clarks ankle boots with a low-ish heel (I'm organising to take photos when I can).
How I moved
I went for an hour long meander before work, listening to my audiobook.
What I read
I’m listening to Mike Dooley’s Infinite Possibilities and it’s really illuminating. He’s an amusing writer too so it’s not boring at all like some non-fiction books can be on audio. I’d definitely recommend it – he’s new age, but also practical and down to earth and just when he says something that I think ‘yeah right’ (which is a more cynical version of ‘yeah but’), he then explains why he said what he said and it’s almost like he heard me think it!
Mike Dooley is the TUT/Notes from the Universe guy. I just couldn't get into those, but after enjoying this book so much maybe I'll try again (you can subscribe for a daily email of oomph from Mike).
My focus for the day
I focused on my posture and not crossing my legs. Whenever I reminded myself I’d feel the string pulling my head up whether standing or sitting, and resisted the urge to cross my legs when sitting because I know it’s better not to. It’s just a habit, a very comfortable habit, but I want to have it be habit instead to sit with my legs next to each other, or crossed at the ankles. That way I’m not twisting my back or creating veins on my legs down the track. It’s something I’ve been working on for a while and it has become easier.
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See you tomorrow - be chic!