A quick update on part two of my weekend (part one here) before I crash…I have a goal to be in bed by 9:30 tonight!
I “slept in” until 7:30 this morning, which these days sadly is sleeping in. I had an English muffin with peanut butter, honey and banana with black coffee while I planned for today’s yoga classes. I taught my normal 9:15 a.m. hot class and subbed the 2:15 p.m. hot class. Due to the crazy temperatures and humidity we are experiencing here, both classes were extremely hot. I felt so much for the students and tried to run the air exchange and fans as much as possible. These summer days take hot yoga to a whole new level. I have been chugging water trying to rehydrate from sweating so much this weekend!
Here is your “start Monday with a dose of positivity” thought for the week. I read this to my classes today.
“One day at a time – this is enough. Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.” – Ida Scott Taylor
I haven’t been able to get my own workouts in this weekend since I’ve been so busy teaching (I do not practice with the class when I am teaching yoga. I walk around and assist.) so I came home after my morning class and took Sullie for a three-mile walk/run. Yes, you read that correctly. We slowly ran on flats and down some hills – probably not more than a mile total but it felt good! No hamstring pain.
I had an awesome salad for lunch. My body was craving greens and veggies. I roasted some beets on Friday so they were the star of the salad along with toasted pecans, avocado, leftover roasted eggplant, jack cheese, apples and dried cranberries. Homemade honey dijon balsamic vinaigrette for dressing.
I saw this Spiced Peach Carrot bread in my latest issue of Southern Living and knew I had to make it. I love carrot cake/breads and the addition of peaches sounded amazing. I had quite a few peaches on hand and all the ingredients in my pantry so I baked it while I was home in between classes. It was so good. I will be sharing the recipe (made some modifications) on Bakin’ and Eggs this week!
I came home after teaching my final class for the weekend and was happy to see my husband! He has been in Charleston since Thursday evening for a bachelor party. I showered, shoveled down some hummus and pita chips, cuddled up on the couch and promptly passed out for 45 minutes. I am not a napper (it is really difficult for me to slow down long enough to nap) so anytime that I do, I know I really needed it.
I was famished when I woke up so we got to work on dinner. Brandon grilled a pork tenderloin with a jerk sauce that we got on our trip to Jamaica. It was spicy! I roasted okra and sweet potatoes and sliced a Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato.
And then we went to TCBY. There was nothing coming between me and a big cup of frozen yogurt tonight.
No makeup, wet braid, comfy clothes – no shame. Off to bed. 5 minutes until 9:30 bedtime! Tomorrow starts a new week…kicking off with 6 a.m. BodyPump. Here we go!
Are you a napper? I used to nap in high school/college but since I’ve entered the “real world” I just don’t anymore. I am too busy thinking about all the other things that I could be doing…I think maybe I need to work on my napping skills. This could be a good thing! 😉