I am happy to hear that others are on board with holiday healthy living choices. Just remember that I totally advocate splurges during the holidays but make sure it’s not a free for all and balance it out.
I want to catch you guys up on Tuesday and Wednesday’s food and fitness. I started Tuesday off with an early ahstanga practice at Y2. I tweeted about this but every time I practice ashtanga I fall more in love with it. Tuesday’s practice was incredible. Now that I have the series committed to memory, I love that I can go into auto-pilot mode and get lost in my practice. I used to fear the self-guided practice but now my favorite thing about ashtanga is going at my own pace.
Breakfast on Tuesday was overnight oats at my desk. I picked up lunch at Earth Fare after an appointment at Varji & Varji for a brow wax with Ariana. My favorite thing about lunch appointments at Varji is hitting up Earth Fare after.
Heaven on a plate. All of my favorites- spinach, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, beets, wheatberries, walnuts and much more. I washed it all down with kombucha. Superfoods galore.
Brandon and I went to get our Christmas tree Tuesday after work. Tip for those of you who are in the market for a tree – go to Home Depot or Lowe’s. We got a 7-foot local tree for $29.99. The price at the local tree lot is $50+. I warmed my hands by the “fire” while we put up the tree.
It was a little too warm out to make a fire in our fireplace so we turned on the “Cracking Fire Christmas Tunes” station and got in the holiday spirit. Yes, we are nerds. We didn’t get the tree up until after 10 p.m. so we decided to wait to decorate it when we have more time. Hopefully tomorrow!
Pre-Christmas tree dinner…
I made chicken for Brandon and tofu for me. I seasoned it with the Dizzy Pig’s Shakin’ the Tree and baked it at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Garlic herb rice pilaf and green beans on the side. And do you notice an interested party in the background?
Wednesdays are the only day of the work week that I can sleep in so I took full advantage this morning and stayed in bed until 7:45. Oops! I made a quick pot of banana oats as I got ready for work. I have to share that I added a little bit of Silk Nog to the mix and it added so much flavor. Perfect for the holiday season.
Lunch today was a tofu sandwich with leftovers from last night.
I love tofu sandwiches. The consistency of the tofu is perfect for a sandwich. Mine included hummus, spinach, sharp cheddar and sprouts on whole wheat. I had half of an organic apple and cranberry sauce on the side.
It has been so windy here the past couple of days and the temperature dropped drastically today. I was really feeling a hot yoga class tonight instead of running but with a half-marathon coming up in 10 days that was not an option. It was 40 degrees and windy when I took off for my run so I bundled up.
And I looked ridiculous…tights, half zip, fleece vest, reflective vest, hat and gloves (um, I went out in public like this to restock on coffee at the grocery – embarrassing!). My hands were cold for the first mile or so but I warmed up and felt great for the duration of my 3.5 mile run with Sullie. We maintained an easy 9:00 pace.
Dinner tonight was leftovers.
Pasta with vodka sauce topped with parmesan and basil over a bed of spinach.
Are you guys surviving the drop in temperatures? How are your cold weather workouts going?