Thursday, January 3, 2013

Desire to Inspire - & Whatsonyoursalad

Desire to Inspire.
Being an inspiration and motivation is the best gift you can give to each other.
It is the primary focus of my blog.

I always hope for my post to flow effortlessly in a tone that inspires and motivates all of you.
I am the same way in real life. I treat everyone with the respect that all is possible because where there's a will, there's a way. And I never count anyone short on their capabilities. I believe this to be the best of me. And being this way makes me believe in the best of you.

I teach my oldest to befriend everyone at his school. I tell him stories of when I was school age and noticed certain people being rejected...those were the people I made a point to talk with, to smile at, to wave to. He has witnessed many a time that an outcast was entertained by me or comforted by me. I try my hardest to always be open minded and always remember that I know no ones true struggles. My senior quote was 'never take shortcuts, transgressing the rights of others, for personal gain'. I still do my best to live by that some 15 years later.


This past week I have felt a need to organize my thoughts and funnel them into a direction that would better serve my blog (you), better present myself to my readers and centralize my inspiration behind blogging.

Organizing these thoughts has been uber hard. In the quiet moments I get to sit at the screen and type, I am often times distracted by Google reader, or text, or my twitter pop ups. Tonight, I was grateful for one of those interruptions. It helped me reel it all in. It helped me present one idea and lead to a pretty cool linky. The purpose of it is way cool and the projection expands into a focus I share. It's simple name is Desire to Inspire. Created by Amanda at A Royal Daughter. It's background info is here. And it's current link up is here.

When I choose to sponsor blogs...it's been by long thought and/or sheer impulse from being enlightened by a specific post. Upon choosing to click on that little Passionfruit buy now link....I then fill out a generic form asking what the purpose is behind my blog....every.single.time....I write to motivate and inspire.

I thought I'd post within Friday's H54F a suggestion to help me with #whatsonyoursalad. I think it's cool. We could all use a little motivation and inspiration in the healthy eating area of life. This one idea could go in so many different directions or could be short lived?! I love salads but bore with them quickly if my toppings are limited. I get insanely distracted on Pinterest and veer far away from salads, practically forgetting why I opened the app in the first place. Originally, I thought show on H54F, Start on Monday but after reading Desire to Inspire, I figure why wait?

So...I motivate you to to get creative with your healthy eating. 
And...I hope all my posts and this first salad pic inspire you!

We all know salads are a go-to meal for lunch or dinner. Shoooot, some Paleo chompers eat salad for breakfast. Today I'll post my picture of my lunch salad with quick 'script and next week around this time I will post a collection of all the past days salad creations. If you follow me on twitter you'll see what salad I create each day with the hashtag #whatsonyoursalad.

Join me?

Snap a picture of your salad creations and share them with us next week! You don't have to eat a salad everyday, but girls it wouldn't hurt. Your pictures don't have to be fancy. In fact, the post itself should serve as the main inspiration for us to have more healthy options//creative salads!

Life's a lot easier when we have choices....diets and healthy living styles are no different.
You seriously can't fail at this #whatsonmysalad idea :)

So get your salad spinning on and your thinking caps pulled tight. Show us your collage of salads next week!

Here's Wednesdays salad, I mentioned. It was yummy. I wanted seconds.

Crab Cake and Sunflower Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing.
(crabcake pre-made at local grocery store and Poppy Seed Dressing from Costco)





Who gets this excited about salads? Obv's...I do! And, I hope you will too!!!

Comment away! 
Tell me what you think?!!

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P.S. I'm not creating a linky within a linky. Please, no confusion here. I truly hope to inspire you to join me in this idea of creative healthy eating. I welcome any other ideas you may have to help this grow. Again, the biggest fulfillment and reason behind blogging is...growing together!

Also linked with Favorite Things at Katherine's Corner


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32 comments:

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

So glad you shared this link-up! My vision for my blog is to encourage women to be strong, independent, and modern while still focusing their heart on being amazing wives. I love your #whatsonmysalad idea. I'll definitely be hashtagging away via Instagram.

Jessica Odom said...

That salad looks great! I love this idea. I'm always looking for ways to make healthy eating less boring!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

And that you do Lins! You've been a real encouragement to me :)
I love your idea of #'ing on Instagram too! Lets do it!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Glad you like the idea Jessica! Healthy eating does get boring, especially if you run out of ideas.
Hope you join me with some salad creations!!

Wine and Summer said...

That salad looks delicious! I love it. I am a big fan of getting creative with salads. My roommates in college were always telling me a should open a restaurant that only serves salad.

Helene said...

I can dig a good salad and this one looks great!

~Mom Wife Boss Life~ said...

Hello!I found you on the aloha friday blog hop and I am loving what your blog is all about! I have packed a salad to work the last 3 days and thats not easy considering I run a restaurant! Please check out my blog, I am your newest follower and hope you'll follow me back!

xx Kelly

www.momwifebosslife.blogspot.com

Donna Heber said...

Your salad looks very inviting! Something I need to start eating more of. I'm visiting from Thursday Favorite Things. Please feel free to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway.

Amanda said...

Okay I was just thinking earlier today: Why can't I get in the groove of eating salads in the winter? I'm good in the summer, but when it's cold I'm just not inspired at all.

But um, if I had crab on my salad...I might be inspired!

Thanks for linking up! Have wonderful weekend!

PS your blog design is beautiful!

Nicole @ Mendez Manor said...

Hi there - new follower from the blog hop! Love your blog and can't wait to read more! Hope you visit me at www.mendezmanor.com

Katherines Corner said...

Kristine, I love the way you share. Great post. My salads have so many different things. I eat salad daily and try and keep them from being boring lettuce. I love mixed greens and very rarely use iceberg lettuce. I'll top with tuna, shrimp, eggs,leftover lean meat from the night before. All kinds of things to help make lettuce and carrots a little more yummy. I don't use salad dressing. But I do use vinegar and oil. Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

A Resturant featuring salads only...that would be amazing! I'd be a regular...your favorite customer!! Sounds like you are good at among salads fun...you've got to share your ideas with us!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Seriously, I wanted to make again but had to share crab cakes with hubs!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Two places I could never work...a Resturant and Clothing stores. I would spend/eat all my money there! I'm sure it's tough avoiding all the yummy dishes and sticking with healthy choices. Way to go in packing your own salads!! Hope you share some of your creations with us :)
Hopping over to your blog now!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Sounds like fun! Thanks!
I'm so good at eating salads everyday in the summer...so refreshing but forget about them during the colder months. I hope this idea gets us all motivated to eat them more often, no matter what!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Amanda, I love your link up! I hope to be a part of it each week :)
I feel the same way about choosing certain foods during certain seasons...hopefully we'll be inspired to stay on track with healthy eating through each others salad ideas! Here's to summers crab cakes and winters spinach :)

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Yay!!! Glad you found me :)
I'll be hopping over soon!!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Loved the link up Catherine! Lots of fun :)
I was wondering what dressing to use for a tuna salad...and you answered it! Oil and vinegar...doh! Trying out different lettuces is a great idea and def offers more nutrition than just iceberg. Great tips! Thank you!

Stephanie said...

Following you from the blog hop! I'm loving your blog, and that salad looks DELICIOUS! I have a stomach condition, and salads (sans dressing) are one of the only foods I can consistently eat; so yes, I'm just as obsessed as you! I'd love for you to stop by and follow me back :)

xo,
Stephanie
Diary of a Debutante
www.stephaniziajka.blogspot.com

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