We are on day four of rain in Charlotte. I haven’t seen the sun in days and according to the forecast we have one more day of this.
Clearly, I am not alone. It seems many of you are experiencing similar conditions. I feel like I’ve been blogging about the weather a lot lately. I guess it just always amazes me how much it really does impact my mood. I am entertaining the idea a move to the Caribbean. I’m thinking U.S. Virgin Islands, a yoga studio and a simpler life. Sounds good, right?
I could REALLY use a little of this in my life right now. Lucky for me…it’s coming in February!
Since I am kind of lacking inspiration today so I am going to share a few things for you to read and listen to.
I know, I go from a picture of the Caribbean to a picture of chicken sausage with saurekraut but hear me out. When I was at the grocery on Saturday I had a weird craving for sauerkraut. I’ve always liked it but I can’t say that I usually crave it. I threw a can in my cart because fermented foods are really good for gut health.
I also picked up some sourdough bread. It’s a fermented food too. Fermented foods are things like yogurt, kefir, kombucha, tempeh, buttermilk, sauerkraut and so on. These foods are good for gut health because they are rich in probiotics. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live in our intestines and help protect our intestines and digest food. Fermented foods and probiotics can help with regulating the digestive system. Check out this article on fermented foods from Shape and this article on probiotics from The Wall Street Journal.
Do you make an effort to include fermented/probiotic-rich foods in your diet?
Heather from Heather Eats Almond Butter wrote a post in December that I can’t stop thinking about. Heather used to be a daily blogger and I have followed her through the birth of a daughter and a set of twins. It’s been fascinating to watch her adapt to motherhood and see how much she’s evolved and grown. She doesn’t update nearly as frequently now but I get excited each time I see a post from her in my reader. The post I mention above was about how her priorities and mindset have shifted in regards to food and exercise since becoming a mother to three children. I will let you read it for yourself but I can’t help but ask myself a million questions in regards to what is really important to me. Not ready to go more in depth on that quite yet…
I love this song. It’s been on all of my running and yoga playlists lately.
Hope your Wednesday is full of sunshine (literally or figuratively). I’m off to brave the treadmill. xo