Fitness Challenge Day 8 – Change Things That No Longer Serve You

Earlier in the day my wife sent a link for a recipe for spaghetti made with vegetables and things. We ended up having it for dinner, but perhaps the bigger impact for me was the “noted below that was also on the page with the recipe which was vegan spaghetti.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh noted, “It is never too late to take an inventory of your life and change the things that no longer serve you

Thich Nhat Hanh

As a teacher, author, poet and peace activist Hanh recommends:

Sit down and take an inventory of your life. If there are things you have been hanging on to that are not useful and deprive you of your freedom, find the courage to let them go. An overloaded boat is easily capsized by wind and waves. Lighten your load and your boat will travel more quickly and safely. Then you can offer the precious gift of freedom and space to yourself and loved ones, but only if it is truly there in your own heart.

What great wisdom!!! And that was my theme for day eight! It helped me push through for the day with the challenges I had.

Started the day off without juice.  We had a late start and one of the downsides of juicing is the time required to do it.  So, we basically skipped breakfast and I took leftover rice/beans from the other night for lunch, along with some lettuce, tomatoes, onions, avocado and green salsa.  I ate that at about 11 AM as I was starved.  Had some fresh pineapple as well. For an afternoon snack I had some sectioned grapefruit.  I still feel pretty good about what I ate for the day.

Despite the rainy weather, I walked. Felt Drencheriffic!! Fortunately, it only drizzled a bit during my walk, but I provided plenty of moisture in the 78 degree humidity.

I walked near the house as there was a threat of lightning and heavy rain. I pushed to make sure I got over a mile in and I had plenty of hills to get the old heart a pumping….

My MapMyWalk data for yesterday’s walk. Still got in nearly 1.2 miles and almost 30 minutes.

As noted above, Julianne found a great recipe for dinner.  It was a kind of vegan spaghetti dinner. Basically the meal included whole wheat linguine, tomatoes, tomato sauce, spinach, onions, garlic, mushrooms, yellow squash and green peppers.  She also made a nice salad with a unique and new dressing made from rice vinegar, ketchup, mustard, smoky paprika, cumin and oregano.  It was a good meal and healthy too!

Our lovely Vegan Spaghetti Dinner with Salad.



Nate - April 9, 2015 - 11:31

Keep up the good work, David!

Crickett Woods - April 9, 2015 - 16:16

Love it Dave!! Keep PUSHIN!!!!

sumoflam - April 9, 2015 - 16:17

Thanks Crickett!!

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