Happy September! Can’t believe the fall time is here already! It is suppose to be really nice in Northern California this time of the year, because it is actually our summer. How cool!
I’ve started my September with a bang attending a couple of Meetups here on our island and getting to know new people, despite my social anxiety issue. “I am feeling the fear, but doing it anyway”. “Fear is just a feeling and it has no power over my actions”. I have lots of social anxiety mantras in store :).
What else? I’ve enjoyed exercising, mainly riding my bicycle, Bodypump, Bodyflow and Anusara Yoga classes at the gym. I also upped my weights at Bodypump class. Yeah! Getting strong! My Health Coach is helping me with Candida control (yes, of course coaches have coaches!) so that is one health issue I’m focusing my attention to right now. Being active helps keep my mind off sugar. I’ve also been making chia puddings, green smoothies and green smoothie popsicles so I always have something sweet at home when cravings hit. The sweetness in these foods comes from dates, bananas and berries. Here’s the recipe I used for my Berry Chia Pudding.
Berry Chia Pudding
Stir together all the ingredients. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until the chia seeds puff and expand. I normally do this the night before so I can have it for breakfast in the morning. Top with whatever you like: cut fruit, more berries, banana, toasted coconut, bee pollen etc. I used hemp hearts and dark chocolate covered cacao nibs.