So…life lately. I don’t think I knew how much I need that beach getaway with my friend until I got there, relaxed and realized that I felt happier than I have in a long time. And then I came home and that feeling has stayed with me.
We do this thing in yoga teacher training where we state, “right now I feel…” and we have to pick from a list of feelings. On the left is the good stuff like joy, happy, grateful, peace and on the right is the heavier stuff like fear, shame, guilt, sad.
And right now I feel…peace. Which is leading to happy, light and free. I have laughed and smiled more in the last week than I have in the last year. And that feels really amazing because oftentimes my list has a number of things from the right column.
I was invited to an event hosted by Lululemon tonight that brought together over 100 people from our fitness community for an evening of baseball, fellowship and fun.There was beer, hot dogs and a lot of great conversation and laughter involved. So grateful for this strong community of awesome people!
Let’s talk recent eats.
I worked from Starbucks on Tuesday and brought a morning glory muffin along with me from my favorite bakery. It was full of carrots, coconut and raisins and super delicious.
What’s a recent eats post without a green smoothie? It’s pretty much a mandate at this point. This was banana, mango, pineapple, almond butter, dates, plain greek yogurt, coconut almond milk and spinach.
Brunch at Fern last Sunday with friends. Dollar bloody mary, vegetable fritatta and green grits.
I think I’ve had a salad every day this week for lunch, per usual. This was takeout for Crisp that I ate at my desk at work. The guy that made my salad was super heavy handed on the toppings. I think I had the equivalent of at least two hard boiled eggs in chopped eggs in here.
And the last two days I have made my own salad at home. Spinach, arugula, avocado, deli turkey, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, carrots and tomatoes. Dressed with aged balsamic and basil olive oil. The very exciting thing about this salad is that I grew the tomatoes in my backyard. I have a black thumb so this is a big deal.
A friend of mine treated me to dinner at Stagioni on Monday night. What a treat for a Monday!!! We started with mussles and then had a gnocchi dish and this duck two ways. After every bite I looked at my friend and said, “oh my god, this is amazing.”
Veggie dinner made at home of a Trader Joe’s grain mix, roasted portobello with goat cheese and balsamic and roasted broccoli.
And my last dinner to share was a salmon burger on a brioche bun with basil mayo, arugula, brie and the rest of the roasted broccoli from the night before. Brioche buns = take your burger to the next level!
That’s all I have for you tonight. It’s after 11 and I have a 5:30 a.m. client in the morning so it’s time to get to bed.
Play along with me…”Right now I feel…”