Today was a great day. I have been working on the 2013 plan for the gym for the past few weeks. I presented it yesterday and the meeting went really well. The plan couldn’t have been better received. I am so excited to kick off a new year and have a solid plan/strategy to work from. It’s always easier to work proactively than to work in reaction mode.
I took today off to relax and get some personal stuff done. I had not even started Christmas shopping and that was hanging over my head big time. I kicked off the day bright and early by subbing the 6 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. classes at Y2. I seriously can’t think of a better way to start my day off than by teaching eager, giving and energetic yogis. It totally set the tone for my day.
I ate an egg and cheese bagel during my break between classes. And one of my sweet friends brought me a soy latte from Starbucks as a holiday treat. A very good morning!
Lunch was a Mexican quinoa bowl. I cooked up a big batch of Mexican quinoa and have been eating this or turkey pitas for lunch for the past week week. I finished up the last of the quinoa today. I usually eat it in bowl form with spinach on the bottom and avocado, salsa and Greek yogurt or sour cream on the top and then scoop it all up with tortilla chips. Yum.
I hit up Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond to knock out some Christmas gifts and then baked a batch of fudge brownies with salted caramel swirl in preparation for Kelly’s Cookies and Cocktails party.
I have been looking forward to this party for weeks. I love holiday cookie parties! I told my BodyPump class tonight that we had to work hard and get it done so I could go eat cookies for dinner.
I arrived at the party to find an awesome spread of savory and sweet snacks.
I made myself eat the savory snacks first. There were meatballs, tofu chicken salad cups, dips, veggies and flatbreads. I had a little of everything (several varying plates like the above for those of you who think that what I picture is exactly what I ate ;)) before moving on to the sweet stuff.
The sweet stuff was good. This was the best holiday cookie party I have ever attended from a treats perspective. Let me show you…
Santa sugar cookies.
Chocolate chip cookies with caramel and nuts.
Layered brownie squares.
An array of yumminess here.
My FAVORITE cookies of the night…cranberry pecan oatmeal dipped in white chocolate.
There were other cookies that I didn’t capture but I did bring home quite a sampler platter! Kelly (left) did a great job hosting and offered a hot chocolate bar and champagne punch. It was perfect! And I loved hanging out with super cute pregnant Brittney (right).
A day off and cookies for dinner. I’m a happy girl.