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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday Feeding Your Soul: Laughter

Monday night AKB was awesome. I needed a good sweaty exercise after all the Super Bowl FOOD! I thought I might be a little sore after my 13 mile run on Sunday, but my legs are feeling great! I have been doing some stretches that have opened up my hips, I just need to find some good stretches for my IT BANDS, any suggestions????? I also need to get new shoes soon, my little Asics have about had it!

I woke up a little early this morning to make sure I got is some YogaDownload! It felt so needed and so refreshing. I wanted to do it yesterday, but I ran out of time.

I decided to make some Blueberry Oats this morning.

superbowl2009 001 The Mix-Ins:

  • 1/3 cup oats, almond milk, water, pinch cinnamon 
  • handful Natures Path Flax Plus Vanilla Almond Granola
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/4 c low fat cottage cheese to add a little protein
  • 8 blueberries
  • golden raisins
  • 1/8 of crumbled Natures Path Optimum Bar
  •   Spoonful of Naturally Nutty, Butter Toffee PB

    superbowl2009 004


    As I drove home last night, after having a fun chat with my friend Christina, I felt full. Not the kind of full that food satisfies my belly with but the kind of full that leaves me satisfied because of some loving and encouraging friends that I am blessed with. I then thought to myself, what else feeds my soul? What is it that connects me to who I am and brings out the best in who I am, and one word came to mind was LAUGHTER!

    What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.” ~Yiddish Proverb

    When was the last time I laughed, I mean really laughed? Well I am married to one of the funniest guys I know who makes me laugh all the time, and television can usually be pretty funny(when I am not watching Law and Order). I love me some romantic comedy and even just comedy shows in general make me laugh(tactful ones). Why don’t we laugh more often in our everyday lives, why can’t we just be more funny! I love to be around funny people they make my heart smile. I challenge you to laugh for your own soul today, I even hear it burns more calories:)

    Doctors say "Laughter is the best medicine " How many times in a day do you laugh? Or is there something in your life that prevents you from laughing....

    “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ~e.e. cummings


    I am off to live and laugh today! I am also going to work and then dinner with BFF Danielle:) I need to study for A&P somewhere in there too!!!!

    P.S. CONTEST REMINDER!!! If you haven’t already make sure to visit this post and leave a comment , to win a free Camelbak water bottle. Contest ends on Wednesday February 4th!!!! ( and another one is right around the corner!)

    Happy Birthday CNC!!! Congrats Tina for a great year of blogging!


    The Three T's said...

    It ends Wednesday, February FOURTH, or Thursday, February FIFTH?? Just throwing that out there for the people that haven't entered yet.

    I agree with you about laugter. It CERTAINLY feeds my soul. I know that I couldn't have got through the last three weeks without it. :-)

    Brian said...

    I love laughing, I feel I can make a lot of people laugh, it feeds my soul!!

    Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

    I have to laugh. If I don't then I start getting down in the dumps. Scott had me laughing so much yesterday, the kind with tears running down my face. :D

    Julie said...

    Do you have a foam roller? My IT bands give me major trouble, and that thing just saves me. It was recommended to me by a massage therapist, and it really works! I highly suggest getting one if you dont already.

    Hallie said...

    I know a good IT band stretch, so let's see if I can describe it:

    Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Take your left hand, reach over and grab your right foot (try to grab the pinkie-toe side) then, keeping your back as straight as possible, stretch your leg up and over to the left side. Hold for as long as you can/need to and then switch. I hope that makes sense, because it's worked well for me.

    Pearl said...

    i love laughing. i think it's one of the most natural sounds and one of the most effective pick-me-ups, even to nearby people.

    you are sooo adorable! you always have such a HUGE SMILE on your face (or in the middle of laughing) in a picture. :)

    Lacey Nicole said...

    i'm going to try the hip opening DL!!!! thanks :) i like the laughter focus, i agree with how beneficial it is!!

    joyRuN said...

    Awesome post :) I let my kids crack me up with the stuff they do - my daily dose of laughter.

    RunToFinish said...

    there is nothing like hanging out with friends and a good laugh to keep life on track!

    just me said...

    i love laughing! i had a good dose of it last night w/ two of my coworkers when we were checking out the FAIL blog...hilarious...some people do the strangest thing! haha!

    Mark said...

    Whenever I am tempted to slack I just take walk over to N Her Shoes. All temptations are gone! I am ready to rock! Thanks as always! :)

    Mica said...

    Aww, Bobbi! I'm so glad I could feed your soul with my ridonculous video post.

    I hope you have a great evening with lots of laughter!

    Anonymous said...

    What a yummy post. I love how you describe it as a feeling of fullness!

    Anonymous said...

    My foam roller I purchased for 20$ was the best money I have spent on "gym" equipment. It has done amazing things for my IT band issues.

    Matt said...

    I love laughing! I would be nothing without my friends and family!

    HangryPants said...

    I love laughing - especially so ahard that my stomach hurts, tears are rolling down my fave and I think I just might pee!

    MizFit said...

    cant believe you quoted this Jewish woman's fave proverb!

    I love that and it's painted my Toddler's desk as to me they are words to live by.

    RunToFinish said...

    yup you can run your 7 whenever you want