Did you survive Monday? I find that Monday sets the tone for my week so I always try to go into it with a positive attitude and think about all the good things I have to look forward to during the week.
My Monday started out wonderfully – I slept until 7:30 a.m.! I am not teaching 6 a.m. BodyPump in June. I switched class times with another instructor who has a conflict to cover her Tuesday evening class. I considered going to a 6:30 a.m. yoga class but decided eight hours of sleep were necessary. I was in bed at 1 a.m. and up at 6:30 Saturday and Sunday so my body was begging for a break.
Another thing that helped my Monday attitude was having a relaxing Sunday evening at home. Last night I cooked my favorite chicken enchilada recipe and Brandon and I watched No Strings Attached.
The enchiladas were awesome, as always. You must make this recipe. I love that the enchilada sauce is homemade, it makes the biggest difference in the taste.
No Strings Attached was just okay. It was entertaining and had some funny scenes (and I just love Natalie Portman) but there were some way cheesy lines and the storyline was very predictable.
Then I slept for eight hours and everything was right in my world again.
Breakfast this morning was oatmeal with summer fruit.
Diced South Carolina peaches (my first peach of the season!), North Carolina blueberries and banana with oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, dash of salt, vanilla soy milk and water.
I came home for lunch and enjoyed another favorite summertime lunch (and by the way – I know summer doesn’t officially start until June 21 but it’s 90 degrees out…it’s summer).
A tomato sandwich with herb mayo. I love, love, LOVE tomato sandwiches. All I need is fresh, juicy tomatoes, mayo, salt and bread.
Another thing that comes with 90 degree weather is craving cold drinks in the afternoon at work instead of hot tea. I used to drink a Diet Coke almost every afternoon (my old office had a fridge full of them) but I gave up sodas about a year and a half ago. I will share the story on why another time but I had a fierce craving today.
I will still drink a coke every blue moon and I thought that I would have one today. Well, I took my dollar to the vending machine and was feeling just a little guilty as I put the money in. The machine spit it right back out. I tried again with the same results. I took that as a sign that I should listen to my inner guilt and went back to my desk and got a Yogi Green Tea Energy. Much better!
After work I booked it to
my second home the yoga studio to sub the 5:45 hot class. Class was fabulous…I’ve said this so many times already and you will hear it another million times but I simply love teaching. It makes me so happy.
And finally…so many of you commented on my blue dress from the wedding. Thank you!!!
Here are the details…Brandon and I were shopping for a Mother’s Day present in Virginia Highlands in Atlanta. We popped into a boutique and while I was picking out a gift for my mom, my sweet husband brought this dress to me and insisted that I try it on. We both loved it and I instantly had Anna’s wedding in mind as the perfect occasion to wear it. It was on a mega good sale! It’s Max & Cleo. I can’t find this style online but this one is similar.
How do you start your week off on a positive note? What kinds of things do you look forward to?