I can’t believe the month October is already 2/3 gone! It’s almost Halloween!
Are you guys planning anything special this year??
I had a conversation with our WIAW host Jenn about Jack ‘O Lanterns and how we should cut or paint a pumpkin this year.. I think I will make my first Jack ‘O Lantern this year and I’ll show you the photo once I’m done carving I hope I’ll be able to keep all my limbs
I haven’t been posting a lot because I’ve attended a Salsa Dance Festival this weekend! It was amazing! It started on Thursday with a pre-party and we had workshops all day on Saturday and Sunday! I seriously have blisters on parts of my feet I didn’t even know possible!
–> One funny thing to mention is that I’ve never really taken basic lessons (which I’m gonna take a.s.a.p. now ) however one of the guys I met at the festival made me enter the dance competition which took place at the last party of the event – at random 1 guy and 1 girl got picked to dance together and compete against the other couples – I thought it was gonna be a huge disaster, but faith linked me to Nick himself which made me relax a little bit more and I just went for it.. So, this is what happened:
–>First round: Salsa; with a little improvisation we got through
–>Second round: Play – we had to express ourselves to the music and tell a story – our story line was “we’re on a cruise ship, we meet and fall heavily in love, the ship sinks, we strand on an island, there’re cannibals who’re trying to eat us but we survive and live happily ever after…”
Easy right?! Anyway.. I had a brilliant expressive partner and with some love making on a hotel towel, swimming for our lives on the floor and other dramatic moves we WON the competition!!
For everyone who knows me as introvert.. you should have seen me going lol
–> Our price? Next year… we’ll be back because we’ve won free tickets for the whole festival of 2013!
I seriously can’t wait and this made me realize once again how much I love to dance!
I think I need to take this advice and get back into dancing – even if it’s just socially as a hobby instead of professionally which I’ve always strived to achieve before getting anorexic 8 years ago.. I haven’t accepted my loss (of a professional dance career) yet, but I think I’m ready to forgive myself. Life happened as it did, and I should be able to enjoy my passion without feeling hurt, guilt and regret. Life’s too short to worry about what could have been, we need to JUST BE
As for now… back to food for this weeks What I Ate Wednesday
For breakfast I had mashed – leftover – sweet potato with coconut milk, cinnamon, shredded coconut, and one scoop of protein powder. It might look a little odd and unappetizing but it’s SO GOOD!! I love sweet – so I added some stevia, but it’s actually pretty tasty without as well! Please give it a go some day, I bet you’ll love it
Cooked broccoli, avocado-sauce, sesame seeds, olives, basil and a pan-fried egg post workout as my lunch — YUMMY
I made a few pictures… so here’s another one!
Close-up of the veggies!
This was my dessert sorta meal – one hour after lunch – a bowl of yogurt with seeds and walnuts and raspberries.
You know me… I need to have my yogurt fix every day
Dinner was millet flake porridge and cooked carrots – blend together with some veggie broth to make a soup – I added some curry spices and fresh parsley. Super delicious! A girlfriend of mine who doesn’t like soup agrees with me on this one so if you ever want a thick and creamy soup – try adding some millet or quinoa flakes! It works wonders!
Photo # 2 – I served this with some toasted pumpkin seeds on the side for an extra crunch (yum-yum-yummmm)
I forgot to make a photo of my before bed snack – I had some leftover broccoli with olives, some walnuts and 8 oz. cooked chestnuts (I LOVE chestnuts! Mainly because I hardly ever eat them) + I added some hot sauce.. very plain and simple but super yummy and a great sweet ‘n salty combo!
I did make a picture of my recently bought teas. Have you ever tried this brand? I believe it’s from the UK(?) … I think… not sure… What I do know is that it rocks my world at the moment If you like herbal teas – give these a go! I really like the spicy – licorice one, but the fruity pomegranate is really refreshing!
♥ Please leave me a comment below to let me know about your Halloween plans or to tell me if you’ve ever danced Salsa before! I’d love to know! ♥
Enjoy the rest of your day!