Happy Leap Year Day everyone! WOOOHOOOO, we get an extra day this year!!! I had to reeducate myself as to why this happens. It takes the earth 365 days and 6 hours to revolve around the sun. Those 6 hours add up to an extra day every four years. And that's today. Wow!! And if you follow this blog, you know it's also weigh in Wednesday, clean sheet Wednesday and sushi Wednesday. And today it's Leap Year Day Wednesday. A whole extra day filled with promise and possibilities.
So on this day, that only occurs once every four years, why don't you take a leap and try something new, eat something you never ate, do something you never did, think something you never thought? So many times I've heard people say all sorts of things that are limiting them or holding them back. Things like, I never eat that, I can't do that, I don't like that. Just because at one point in your life, you tried, did, or thought something that wasn't agreeable to you, does that mean for the rest of your life it applies? I think everything deserves a second chance. I would hate to miss out on something for my whole life just because I refused to take another look.
The first time I tried sushi, I was unimpressed to say the least. What was all the hype about? Turns out the place I went to was a mediocre place at best. When I had good sushi, real, fresh sushi ( raw fish on top of rice), sashimi ( slices of raw fish), and maki ( fancy name for the rolls), that was made by a skilled and talented sushi chef, a revolution occurred. It's a favorite food of mine now. I may have never discovered this had I not taken a leap, or given it a second chance. A whole lifetime of missing out on something so delicious. A love affair gone wrong because of a bad first date.
Now I love dark chocolate, almond milk, and flax seed muffins. I enjoy eggs more regularly and have discovered the diversity of cauliflower, coconut flour and almond flour. I've opened my mind about nutrition and the harmful effects of sugar and processed food and carbs. I've change my mind, and my eating, because I took a leap and tried something new. I thought new thoughts about food. Everything I thought I knew before, wasn't necessarily correct. On the way I discovered so many great things I would have never tried. All because I changed my thoughts and my actions.
And tonight, on this leap year Wednesay, also known as clean sheet Wednesday, Weigh in Wednesday and Sushi Wednesday.......I'm doing Mediterranean for dinner!
Thought for the day: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. -Mark Twain