Stand by me.
Stand by your man.
Stand up for what you believe in.
Stand in the place that you are.
When I first started my workout journey, I remember Tanya always telling me to standup tall. She said that in no time that I would be standing tall and not even really knowing it. At the time she was saying this, I was probably trying to breathe and not fall over - rather than standing tall. At the time I didn't think that it would relate to me.
I was thinking about how I carry myself the other day, and I think that much more conscience of it. I still find myself hunched over but when I catch myself I try to correct it right away.
When I was running at the gym last, I was struggling to meet my 25 minute goal, and I just kept telling myself to stand strong, stand tall and the weird thing, is that it worked. It actually gave me a strength that I didn't really know I had. It was a great feeling to take in a deep breath, relax my shoulders, focus on my core and be tall.
I am not really sure where this blog post is coming from, but I think that anyone who stands up, stands strong, stands tall will have confidence that will only give confidence.
I don't have a recipe tonight, per se, but I made a salad that I am excited to share.
I did a combo of roasted vegetables, raw vegetables, cheese and meat. It took no time to prepare, it was super satisfying and I hope that I can stop picking at it before Chris gets home so it's not all eaten.
2 chicken breasts - boneless/skinless - grilled with kosher salt and pepper
1 red, yellow and orange pepper - sliced in half and grilled on the barbeque skin side down
8 petit pan squash - sliced in half and grilled cut side down
1 cup of shelled edamame - in hot water for a couple of minutes
Cherry tomatoes - sliced in half
1/3 cup of goat cheese - crumbled
Dressing: a very small drizzle of olive oil, white wine vinegar and creamy balsamic vinegar. I like to very lightly dress my salads b/c I think that it helps keep the flavours of the vegetables and doesn't drown them.
I mixed it all together - sliced the chicken breasts and added on top - and voila. Delicious salad.
Oh those little edamame - I heart them.
Alright friends - I am going to sneak a few more edamame before the husband is home.
Have a great night.
Stand strong. Stand tall.