I hope that it is a beautiful Sunday wherever you are. It is really chilly here but the sun is shining and the cold air is invigorating. It also motivated quite a few yogis to show up for my 9:15 hot class so I’ll take that! 😉
I needed a little break from blogging this weekend so I have tons to catch you up on. Before I dive into all of that I just want to give you a little teaser. Make sure to check in on Monday because I will be finally announcing something that’s been in the works for weeks! It’s a really exciting new opportunity for me.
And here’s a look at the past few days of eats.
Post-yoga breakfast of avocado, Morningstar “sausage,” egg and cheddar cheese on Great Harvest Whole Grain Goodness. I have been all about eggs lately for some reason. I have always enjoyed them but I have been craving them and eating eggs a lot more frequently the past few weeks. Weird. I think it may have to do with protein needs. Not sure.
Lunch after teaching yoga and training a client was a salad featuring fridge leftovers. This was one of the best salads that I’ve made in a long time. Spinach, mixed greens, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted chickpeas, goat cheese, dried cranberries, pecans and honey dijon balsamic vinaigrette.
This about sums up Friday night dinner. I met up with Katie, Jessie and Rachael for a wine tasting at Zebra. Along with the wine I consumed several plates of cheese. This of course resulted in a late night hummus and chip eating session.
I had to fill-in to teach the 9:30 power yoga class at the Y. I didn’t photograph my breakfast but it was leftover steel cut oats. It was so nice that the batch I cooked made two servings. They reheated well with a splash more milk to thin them out a bit.
Class went really well and then my day went a slightly downhill. I was on the way to a meeting and got pulled over. I immediately knew why…my registration is expired and has been for longer than I’d like to admit. I don’t know why I put off things like this. I feel so on top of other things in my life but give no attention to things like getting my registration renewed. This is a huge growth area for me. I really need to become more responsible about this kind of thing rather than just pretending it doesn’t exist.
It was so cold and windy in Charlotte on Saturday so when I got home from my meeting I couldn’t resist crawling back under the covers and napping. I slept for about an hour and a half and woke up feeling like a new person. I made a veggie burger for lunch with avocado, spinach and goat gouda.
I usually try and make Saturday my off day from teaching and work. Since I did sub at the Y yesterday, I wasn’t able to get my own Saturday morning practice in. I decided to take the 4 p.m. 90-minute hot class at Charlotte Yoga. I knew it would be pretty slow flow and chill so I went into it with the mindset of just finding some relaxation. I was definitely able to achieve that – I slept for the last 10 minutes of class. It was blissful.
I went to Fran’s Filling Station for dinner. I have had lunch at Fran’s a few times but this was my first dinner. Overall, the food was great but the service was really slow and the kitchen was out of quite a few things. We started with a white bean and caramelized onion confit that was served with grilled bread.
And for my entree I had the latin wedge salad with grilled shrimp. A few of us ordered the wedge salad and it sparked a discussion on how infrequently we eat iceberg lettuce these days. It’s all about the mixed greens now. Iceberg aside, my salad was delicious and topped with cheddar cheese, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, grilled corn and served with a generous portion of avocado.
I got up early this morning to work on my playlist for my morning hot class. I was annoyed to discover that my iTunes wasn’t functioning correctly and I was unable to purchase any new music. I really wanted to add some Whitney Houston remixes to my playlist. So sad to hear the news about her death. Whitney was definitely one of the artists that I played on repeat when I was growing up.
Breakfast while playlisting was a piece of pumpkin banana bread from the freezer and coffee. I topped one half of the bread with apple butter and sunflower butter and the other half with Justin’s Maple Almond Butter.
I went out for brunch after class with a few friends. More eggs! I ordered an omelet with one egg, two egg whites, spinach, provolone, sun dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers. A lovely bowl of fresh fruit on the side.
And now I am off to take yoga and teach a private. Check back in with me tomorrow! 😀