Indulge this Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Frappuccino for dessert to enjoy cookies and a milkshake all in one sip!
I can finally say, after a hectic two months, life is getting back to normal.
And that is a reason to celebrate if you ask me!
While I think I can handle it all, I have a tendency to keep piling things onto my ‘to do’ list. Thinking I am modern day wonder women. Only to become an overly stressed, grumpy wonder women. Nothing wonderful about that…
Despite working from home and being grateful to say I run a blog as my full time job, I can say life can still get overwhelming. The thought to always being ‘on the go’ and completing as many things on my to-do list as possible, I often forget to just relax and be in the moment. Something very much needed in life.
So this summer, I am determined to not let it pass me by, rather de-stress and become more zen, if you will. Part of that movement, is my weekly yoga date with my sister in law. On Friday mornings, we attend a hot yoga vanyasa flow class. Despite the burn I feel, I also have an overall sense of calm upon leaving. I love how our instructor reads a prayer that oddly enough, speaks to me each day. This past week was the discussion of being in the moment. Not letting life pass us by. Something I have been desperately trying to do.
That prayer spoke to me. Realizing I am always thinking of my next 5 steps, rather than seeing the glory of what God has given me. So that afternoon, I took off and ventured down the street to visit my sister in law and niece. Did I mention we moved within minutes of my brother and his wife? And within minutes of my husbands sister and husband? That mean’s lots of family time! Something that instantly lifts my mood.
Friday afternoons are much like everyone else’s. The hype of the weekend is within me and I too, am in no mood to work! This summer, I anticipate afternoons spent at the pool, watching my nieces and nephews splashing around and my attempt to tan my ever growing belly!
Only being a week into my more zen movement, I already feel a sense of calm! Oh, and you know what else helps me ‘live in the moment’? Cookies and Cream Frappuccino’s! But slimmed down and double the chocolate! Much like my secret to my peppermint patty shake, cottage cheese is the base here. A handful of mini chocolate chip cookies, espresso powder if you want some pep in your step and a garnish of whipped cream and chocolate chips, and you are ready for once dessert that will surely have you loving that moment!
How do you live in the moment? I would love to know!
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