A Look Into Our Notebooks | Weeks 22 and 23 in 2021

(Almost) every Monday I share a picture from my planner. The goal is to think about how I’m using my time to ensure it aligns with my overarching goals and values – whatever they may be that week! Today’s update includes my spreads from the last two weeks and they are remarkably similar. Rhythms are a good thing!

Today is day 436 of my morning journaling streak and marks 170 straight days of meditation, so I’ve managed to prioritize those two things despite all of my ups and downs the last couple weeks.

Our homeschooling times are getting shorter (purple highlights) thanks to the school year wrapping up. And our weekends are full of outside time (highlighted blue). The biggest change is that my exercise time (highlighted orange) has increased since the last time we chatted about my notebook: I’m doing 10 minutes of yoga hip openers before meditating in the morning and then an afternoon/early evening yoga session with Yoga with Adriene on YouTube most days. Last week I even had 4 sessions on my exercise bike after I put all three kids to sleep, which felt amazing. I’m not sure I’ll have the stamina to continue, but I’m going to try.

Meals Last Week:
I won’t go over all of the meals from the last two weeks – week 22’s meal plan was completely uninspiring anyway. I’ll focus on last week’s because there was a little more variety. Earlier this year I tried a month of eating only plant-based foods for health reasons and it went really well. Of course, it only took one meal to throw me completely off the rails! But I’m trying again and hoping that sharing these meals will offer me some gentle accountability and steer me in the right direction each evening. I am not expecting perfection, simply trying to build up my collection of meat-free meals that we all love so that I can plan to have more plant-based suppers than not.

Monday: Black beans & rice – I shared this recipe a few weeks ago and I told you that it was a favorite of mine! The recipe calls for quinoa but I decided to swap it out for rice this week. (vegan meal)

Tuesday: Turkey tacos – just turkey meat, a taco seasoning packets, taco shells, and toppings from the fridge, including lots of pickled jalapeños!

Wednesday: Spaghetti with turkey meat (turkey was on sale this week so we got one big package for tacos and spaghetti).

Thursday: Spicy Peanut Butter Tofu – another recipe that I shared a couple of weeks ago that we love. (vegan meal)

Friday: The kids had pizza and I had a leftover serving of Thursday’s spicy peanut butter tofu – so another vegan meal for me!

Saturday: It was a snacking kind of day and I served the kids whatever they had a hankering for (nachos, chicken nuggets, and mac & cheese were their choices). I had crackers, hummus, and pickled green beans (a favorite of mine) – another vegan dinner!

Sunday: Matthew grilled jerk chicken and corn on the cob and we had a giant pot of Jamaican Rice and Peas (we would call it beans and rice in the US). The beans and rice were vegan and so delicious and I’m going to enjoy those leftovers!

This week I had 4 plant based dinners – not too shabby! I’m just starting to document my breakfasts and lunches, so maybe next week I’ll have ideas to share for other meals if you’re also trying to eat more plant-based as well.

I’m not sure what my blogging week will look like, but I’m going to try my best to connect with all of you at some point. I hope your week goes well!


6 thoughts on “A Look Into Our Notebooks | Weeks 22 and 23 in 2021

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  1. I love all the blue time! Outside time is what saves my sanity on a “bad” week. I hope this week is full of good things for you!


  2. Way to go with all the exercise! Remember that any way you’re moving your body is good for you, so don’t stress if you don’t replicate the time on the bike this week. I’m sure you’re getting plenty of steps doing things like chasing the kids around and cooking.


  3. Oh I know all that blue time makes everyone in your family happy (and hopefully happily tired!) …and woohoo! for those amazing journaling, meditation, and exercise streaks. I think you’re doing an amazing job of balancing the things that matter. to you, and to your family. Have a great week!

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