It’s a beautiful day here in Charlotte. I got myself out of bed and onto my yoga mat for 7:30 a.m. super flow at Y2 Yoga this morning. I’m currently enjoying a soy latte with one pump of pumpkin spice outside of Starbucks before heading to Metro CrossFit for The Burpee 350. We’re participating in an event to support Multiple Sclerosis where athletes perform 350 burpees for time. They can do it solo or with partners or teams. I’m just going to photograph and cheer! 😉
Working in reverse order…I stayed in last night and made a very fall-y dinner. Pork loin stuffed with butternut squash and dried cranberries, spaghetti squash with parm and roasted broccoli and carrots.
I picked up the furry one Friday afternoon and took her to a photo shoot. The ad agency where I used to work contacted me to see if Sullie and I could help out with some photo needs. We happily obliged. Don’t we look cute and camera ready?
Lunch before the shoot was half a turkey wrap with avocado, some kettle chips and the most delicious butternut pumpkin ale soup. I am certainly eating all the fall foods even though it’s 85+ degrees in Charlotte this week!
Workouts this week have been pretty tame. On Thursday I decided to go TAKE a BodyPump class for the first time in I cannot remember how long. I used to teach every Thursday with my favorite co-instructor Andre but the Y went to one teacher only so we alternate. I had not seen Andre in months and it was so fun to be together again! I love BodyPump. Such a good total body workout. It will forever remain one of my favorite ways to sweat!
Dinner after BodyPump Thursday was panko garlic rosemary chicken, roasted (um, charred) brussels sprouts and spaghetti squash with parmesan and butter. This was the spaghetti squash that kept on giving. One spaghetti squash lasted for three meals this week!
And one last lunch for you. Salad with a greek twist.
You can see that my meals are pretty formulaic during the week. Recently it’s looked like smoothie for breakfast, salad or wrap/soup for lunch and protein + roasted veggies for dinner. I try to vary the different elements of the meals so I don’t get bored with it but it’s an efficient and enjoyable way to maintain nutrition that works for me. I do also end up having a treat most days…some chocolate, a cookie, a little ice cream, etc. Soon I’m going to have more time to play in the kitchen so I’m really looking forward to that and sharing NEW recipes with you! But for now this works and I have been feeling more energetic and good overall so I’m sticking with it.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!