Hi all! After waaay too long, I have finally started a MissMarzipan.com Pinterest account. So please do let me know if any of you have an account. I’d love to check out your stuff there and if you’re interested, share with you what inspires me too :). Feel free to leave me a comment with your Pinterest details!
Oh, and please note that I have just started my Pinterest account… so there’s not much there right now, I am afraid. But it will be good… and crammed full of fun stuff soon. I promise!
In other news, I am attempting what I am calling a “No Naughties November”. Essentially my definition of this is eating well/more consciously and exercising more than usual (in a balanced way, of course). I am aiming at a refined sugar-free month (well, rest of the month!)… but definitely not cutting out treats entirely. Why? Because that’s how I roll (it’s hard to take the sugar out of marzipan, after all ;)). I should add that my homemade, refined sugar-free treats don’t count as “naughties”! What I am doing is an extra work out for every bit of “naughtiness”, even if it’s just a short yoga session, 15 minutes of circuit training, etc. So one brownie, for example (ahem, yes… already!), means an extra something added to my usual workout. And I am running. I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I’d like running. What I have discovered this year is that once you break through that ugly pain barrier, it is actually very liberating. And it’s a challenge (I like challenges).
Speaking of “no naughties”, for excellent recipes and ideas for people seeking healthier alternatives or those with dietary restrictions, check out the official, original No Naughties site here…
And some other sites that I love that are packed with healthy inspiration include:
Cara at forkandbeans.com is quite simply a genius and kitchen wizard. Check out her site, you’ll see what I mean.
And Kenley of Green Door Hospitality fame always seems to have lovely ideas for preparing veggies in a manner that both you and your guest will love.
Hmmm, I could go on and on!
In fact, every time I am online I seem to come across sites, blogs, recipes, ideas and stories that inspire me. Thank you all for sharing yours with the world :)
And, once again with impeccable timing, guess who’s back with a new 21-Day Meditation Challenge? That’s right! Deepak Chopra (and Oprah) :). We are 3 days into the challenge now but it’s not too late to sign up TODAY… for FREE!
I am so glad that the format has changed and that the daily meditations are now available to listen to for 5 days after they are first released. This is perfect for those who sign up late… or for those of us who can find it difficult to spare even the 10 minutes a day it takes to do one of these meditation sessions. Desire and Destiny is the theme of the current challenge and I am loving it already. Hopefully I’ll actually get time to share my experiences of this challenge as I did with the first two.
If you’re interested, here are the links to my previous 21-Day Meditation Challenge posts:
- FREE CHOPRA CENTER 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE STARTS AUGUST 5! (sign up TODAY for Miraculous Relationships)
- OPRAH & DEEPAK 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Perfect Health- my experiences)
- OPRAH & DEEPAK 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Perfect Health- my experiences, part 2)
- THE CHOPRA CENTER 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Creating Abundance- my experiences)
- THE CHOPRA CENTER 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Creating Abundance- my experiences, part 2)
- THE CHOPRA CENTER 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Creating Abundance- my experiences, part 3)