I am so happy to be in a vertical position blogging in bed right now. I was a busy bee today trying to make all the final preparations for my trip tomorrow. I’ve always found it challenging to get things in a good place at work before I leave for vacations. I want for things to go as smoothly as possible and for no one to have to stress over me being gone. I had so much stuff to finalize and e-mails to get out. And on top of working there was also a 6:30 a.m. yoga class because I knew it was the only time I could fit it in, eyebrow waxing, a quick Lululemon trip, training a couple of clients, mani/pedi, drug store, grocery store, laundry, cleaning and packing. Such a tough life, I know.
Breakfast after yoga was a green smoothie with spinach, almond milk, protein powder, mangos, berries, banana and agave.
Lunch was an egg scramble concocted from whatever I could find left in the fridge (which was a common theme for today’s meals…wait until you see dinner). Smoked salmon, sundried tomatoes, spinach, roasted asparagus, goat cheese and eggs.
Dinner was kind of a pasta dish without the pasta (because I didn’t have any in the pantry not because I was trying to be noodle-free). Sauteed eggplant, mushrooms and chicken italian sausage with spinach, tomato sauce and lots of cheese. Random but good.
Packing consumed my evening. It was so exciting to get out all my summer stuff and pack a suitcase full of bright colors.
For the nails I went with turquoise and coral. The turquoise is reading really blue in the photo but it’s actually a lot paler and more aqua than blue. I got the gel polish on my nails for the first time. I’m a little nervous about it and the health of my nails but I couldn’t pass on the no chipping feature while traveling and spending my days doing yoga and in the sand and salt water on the beach.
Has anyone ever done the gel nails? It’s crazy that they’re dry when you leave the salon. Love that! Any long-term damage to your nails?
My eyes are literally closing as I type. Early wake-up call. This time tomorrow I will be in the Dominican Republic!