unmotivated monday + vegan, GF, chocolate chip cookies

this past monday i felt like doing absolutely nothing. didn’t even want to go workout.


i know, right.

usually when that feeling takes over me, i’m struggling through my 1st trimester.

not preggo though.

stirring yourself up is hard sometimes.

if there’s anything i’ve learned from entrepreneur life, it’s that self-motivation and self-discipline are mandatory.

if you don’t have either of those, well, you’d better get’em. fast.

your goals absolutely do not care how you feel.

which brings me to why i’m so grateful for this spouse of mine. he helps me keep my emotions in check because i sometimes let them rule my actions (or lack thereof!)

whiiiich often times throws off my entire day(s).

halfway through my workout i still wasn’t feeling ‘it’. I told this to Sonny (multiple times) and he finally said, “just stop.” (referring to the TRX rows i was half-heartedly doing) “let’s get out of here.” he left me standing there, went to get Kosi from the child center, came back, got his stuff out of the lockers across from where i was (still) standing and motioned for me to follow him out. he drove us straight to lunch. lol. i mean, what better way to turn a day around? we sat down to our salads and he asked me a simple question that opened up the flood gates for our conversation: “what are your short and long term goals?”

a heart to heart with my husband did me way more good than a workout that day. we chatted until we had to go pick up the boys from school (bout 2 good hours) and i was able to refocus, and really just plain vent!! he also shared some of his goals for himself and our businesses and i listened with an open mind and heart.


well, in between Kosi’s shenanigans.

i left feeling encouraged, relieved, refreshed, and better connected with my better half.

that said, we have made a commitment to keep date (day/night) going at least once a week. they were few, far, and in between this year unfortunately!


staying hydrated, minding my business, and enjoying my lane and journey (frustrations, valleys, and all)!

James 1:2-4

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 

for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 

good news: i eventually got my life together this past week and i just added this new vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe to my recipe subscription!

go and get it cause it’s UP! i’ve been testing so many flours (quinoa, spelt, oat, almond, etc., etc., etc.) and not only is this cookie dairy-free but grain-free! crispy and chewy at the same time.

you’ll see. let me know whatcha think! tag me on Insta, Facebook, or Pin away!

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