Good morning! I’m trying to be a little upbeat to get me through this Monday morning. I woke up a little sleepy this morning after not such a great sleep last night. After my run yesterday afternoon, I was having a sneezing fit. I may be allergic to something or just undergoing a minor cold. […]
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I went to Lynchburg for the weekend and although it is a little over an hour of a drive, the view is really pretty. I didn’t get any exercise on Saturday but it was nice to have a relaxing wonderland-like weekend. 🙂 Now I’m back home and after […]
Happy Friday! This morning, I slept in and didn’t work out. Today and tomorrow will be my (necessary) rest days. It was nice to sleep int his morning until 7:30. (I can’t believe 7:30 is my version of sleeping in…my parents wouldn’t recognize me!) After waking up, I went downstairs to finish off the rest […]
Good morning and happy Thursday! I like Thursdays because tomorrow is Friday, the start to the weekend. This morning, I was easily awoken after hearing that my cousin got engaged! Congratulations to them! 🙂 The excitement stalled me a bit but I eventually made it to the gym for a workout, if you can call […]
Do a dance, listen to your favorite song, stretch, walk around the house. These are all things I’ve been doing to get awake in the morning. Of course, when I say dance, I mean more of a few twists (and shouts!) to get a little excitement coursing around. This may be over-kill but in the […]
I am Alex Katzen and this is my motivational lifestyle blog, The Zen Kat.
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Without having planned to, I made a big dinner for myself last night. I roasted the chicken and asparagus in the oven with balsamic vinegar and spices while the potato cooked and the couscous heated up. Whenever asked my favorite food growing up, I would always answer “baked potato.” (I failed to mention the butter, […]
Good morning! This weekend I went home to visit my parents. They are both stellar cooks so I enjoyed myself! I decided to get a little crafty for dessert and attempted to make a 5 minute chocolate cookie I found on Pinterest. The consistency was a little off (probably because I used Greek yogurt in […]
Low on groceries and heading out of town for the weekend, I was determined to create a lunch with the last of my veggies. I mixed roasted brussels sprouts, artichokes, tomatoes, black beans, and avocado. Then I topped the madness with a little pepper, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, and soy and Teriyaki sauce. And […]