It was fun to read your feelings on cilantro. It really does seem like a “love/hate” food but most of you were in the love camp. One reader, David, even posted a link to a NYT article that explains scientific evidence about why some people hate the taste of it. Pretty crazy!
I happened to have a pretty quiet Monday with only two teaching commitments at 6 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. I came home after early BodyPump and blogged while I ate breakfast. I took a quick 45 minute power nap and then sprung out of bed and proceeded to have the most productive day in a very long time. It was gray and cold outside so I spent the entire day working on things around the house.
You see, I am guilty of the mentality “if I just stay busy enough I can ignore the clutter and mess that’s driving me crazy at home.” I couldn’t take it anymore. Over the weekend I worked on cleaning out the third bedroom and yesterday I cleaned out my closet and finally faced the facts that I’m not going to wear that skirt I’ve been holding onto since high school. The Goodwill pile is huge.
Baked banana pumpkin bread with half whole wheat flour and reduced sugar. I will post the recipe soon.
Ate leftover chicken tortilla soup for lunch while I answered blog comments about the big cilantro debate.
Cleaned the kitchen, dusted and vacuumed and mopped the whole house. This led to me rearranging all of the living room furniture while I was pulling the couches out to vacuum behind them. The couch used to be a sectional but it is no longer! I moved everything around and I think it looks cleaner. I am desperate for a new couch and chair but this will have to do for the moment. I also want to paint the living room and hallways. It’s a beige neutral right now but it has too much pink undertone for my taste. I’m going to lean on Sarah’s expertise when the time come to make paint color decisions!
Honestly, had I not had to teach a 5:45 yoga class, I may have ended up at Home Depot buying paint. I was that on a mission yesterday. I made a new playlist for my class and headed to Y2 to teach a hot class. The Monday evening class is my favorite of the week. Everyone is just so happy to be on their mat. I had 39 yogis last night!
Ate a mix of leftovers and things from the fridge for dinner when I got home. I marinated tempeh in Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki Sauce and then broiled it while I reheated Saturday night’s leftover kale, quinoa and chickpeas and cheesy vegan sauce. I placed the quinoa mix on a bed of spinach and topped it with diced tempeh and the cheese sauce. It was a random but delicious combination. I was talking to my mom while I was eating and she asked what I was having…I told her she didn’t even want to know.
I am happy to report that I did relax after my productive day. I pretended that the emails in my inbox didn’t exist and watched TV with a glass of wine before passing out early.
When do you find that you’re most productive?