Good morning! Watch out, it’s 7:45 and I’ve already trained a client, had coffee and breakfast. When I accepted my full-time job at Metro about a year ago I decided to give up all of my early morning classes and clients. I needed a break from going from 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. every day of the week. That pace is exhausting and I reached the point where I simply didn’t have to do it anymore. I’d made it to where I wanted to be and it was time to take a step back. I have to admit that it was pretty freeing to have the ability to sleep until 7:30 every day if I wanted to. Before I knew it, 8:30 a.m. seemed like an “early” commitment.
Well, I’m ready to get back to some early mornings. I actually miss being up with the sun and getting a ton accomplished in the morning. I’ve taken on a training client at 6 a.m. twice a week and I’m really excited about it. This was our first week meeting and I am feeling great so far. I have taken on a few new clients lately and it’s been really refreshing. My passion (the thing that I LOVE to do more than anything else) is teaching and training. I absolutely love working with someone and seeing them become stronger and more confident in their abilities. I feel like I need these new clients as much as they need me.
Early mornings have meant getting back into the swing of packing my breakfast and getting my clothes ready the night before. I’ve been on a huge overnight oats kick lately. It’s such a satisfying breakfast and so easy to make ahead.
I’ve been dragging Sullie along wherever I go this week. She’s been a fixture here at the club. I’m so lucky that I can have her with me at work. She’s quite popular and is getting so spoiled with attention. She has been a little grumpy about getting out of bed when it’s still dark and has been taking plenty of naps in my office to make up for it.
I wasn’t able to get home for lunch yesterday due to meetings so I picked up a salad from Reid’s. I love having this place across the street. Best made to order salads in Charlotte. $7.99/lb, unlimited toppings. I actually just learned that a woman who practices at the studio owns Reid’s. Small world! This salad had mixed greens, arugula, chopped boiled eggs, beets, chick peas, oranges, pine nuts, artichokes and goat cheese. And they have the best balsamic dressing.
The owner of the gym made lasagna on Monday and was kind enough to share leftovers with me. I wolfed this down after a hot yoga class last night. I “mmm’d” my way through it and texted her to tell her, “this is why I could never go Paleo. I love cheese and carbs too much.” She amped up traditional lasagna a bit by adding lots of fresh spinach and subbing cottage cheese for ricotta. Delicious! I now want to make a whole pan of lasagna…
I finally restocked on my favorite tea ever, Yogi Green Tea Kombucha. I drink tea pretty much every afternoon at my desk. This was the tea tag on my first cup from the new box and I thought I would share. Nice thought to start your Thursday.
Have a great day! Thanks for getting all the random acts to me. Y’all are awesome.
Early mornings…love them or rather sleep in? Are you more productive in the AM or PM?