Live in the present

Good evening! I have been slacking on the posting lately but I am happy to stay that I am here to stay! 🙂 I have been looking for a part time job in Charlotte but have been unsuccessful because I can’t work on the weekends (that is the only time I see my husband) so I am going to look into volunteering somewhere, I was thinking the library or an art museum. Any ideas?

For breakfast this morning, I had some amazing french toast. I have had a french toast craving for about a week but kept ignoring it for a green smoothie, but I gave in today because well… life is short. It was worth every bite. I used Arnold’s whole wheat bread that I dipped into a mixture of 1 egg white, some soy milk, vanilla and cinnamon. On the side, I had half of a banana and 2 tbsp of maple syrup for dipping.

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After breakfast, I went out for a long walk. I have been pushing myself way too much with exercising these past few weeks and this week I am definitely paying for it. My mind is ahead of my body, and I am very competitive. So, I hurt my hip pretty badly and I have had to stay away from biking and I am a bit nervous to go to yoga but I am going to give it a try. After my walk (about 2.5 miles??), I did a short strength routine which consisted of: 100 sit ups, 20 push ups, and held plank pose for 1 minute!! woo hoo, felt awesome!!! I am ready for yoga tomorrow!

For lunch, I made a snack platter with 1 Dr. Kracker, cottage cheese, and tomato slices.

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That didn’t fill me up, so I had some grapes too.. that seemed to do the trick.

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This afternoon was pretty uneventful. I went to go see the Ugly Truth. Hans is out of town and I desperately needed to get out. I am pretty shy and I have only actually been in Charlotte for about 6 weeks so it has been a bit hard for me to meet new friends… which means I went to the movie by myself. But, it was exactly what I needed: a chick flick!

For my afternoon snack, I had one of my homemade coffee/almond butter granola bars!! YUM!

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It has been a tradition of mine since I got back to Charlotte to go to panera once as a treat when Hans is out of town. It gives me something to look forward to and I love love love the strawberry poppyseed salad.

The goodness is hidden under that mound of lettuce!

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with a whole grain baguette.

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I will leave you with a post it note that is in my apartment bathroom.

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This quote really helps me when I am feeling down. Too often do I think of what will happen and what has happened instead of what is going on at this very moment. My future is up in the air right now, I don’t know what I want to do in terms of a career, I don’t know when I can start school or even if I will go to a traditional university. I just don’t know- but that is okay because I know that if I live in the present and follow my heart then it will turn out okay in the end.




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9 responses to “Live in the present

  1. GREAT post Haleigh! I’m glad to hear you are doing well, and figuring out what YOU want 🙂

  2. YES i love that quote too! The buddha is a pretty wise dude. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this as the quote of the day….i totally needed that!!

  3. What a great quote! Glad to hear you’re doing well – Panera and the movies? Nice choices 🙂

  4. lowandbhold

    Glad you’re back! I feel the same way about my future, and I totally love that quote! All will work out as it should.

    I love panera!

  5. I love your post-it! That is perfect. BTW, your recipe for choco-pumpkin brownies doesn’t look so bad either 🙂 And you are right on – if you just follow your heart and focus on the ‘now’, everything will work itself out.

  6. Sorry to hear you’re hip’s a little iffy! I like the post-it, I keep wanting to stick one up somewhere.

  7. yayyy i am so glad your back! I missed you 🙂

    wow that french toast sure does look amazing!

  8. ditto girl..I totally relate with how you are feelin!

  9. jocelynsteiber

    Hey there,

    I love that quote. I was always the type of person that couldn’t wait till the next activity (highschool–>college–>real world) etc and I am FINALLY learning how to live in the moment! Life is too short to now enjoy everything. I used to scarf down my food when I ate it and now I ave learned to enjoy each bite and to be thankful of everything I DO have.

    It’s a hard time out there right now to find a job. I just graduated from College and spent the majority of this year searching for work. I have no decided to travel a bit and start school again in January! Stay true to yourself…and your exactly right…everything will follow.

    Good Luck

    (Chck out my blog!)

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