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Weekend: Inversions Workshop, Staying In & The End of Summer Camp

Last Monday morning I danced my way out of bed and onto my yoga mat at 6 a.m. Fast forward a week and it was a completely different story. I woke up at 3:30 a.m. with terrible cramps and was up until 5:45 a.m. when they finally subsided enough to sleep again. I even took at hot shower at 4:30 a.m., which was very helpful while I waited for the ibuprofen to kick in. I slept until I had to get up to teach my 8:15 and today has been pretty slow going.

I share this as a reminder that our bodies are different every day and sometimes rolling over and going back to sleep is the best thing we can do for them. <3

Luckily, I got lots of rest over the weekend. It was super low-key. Minus a good bit of teaching, we didn’t do much.

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Friday night looked  like a whole lot of this. Oh wait…so did Saturday and Sunday (minus Bear Bundon who sadly went home on Saturday night.).

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I got a massage at the studio after teaching my 4:20 p.m., wrote my recent eats post and then cooked us a feast for dinner. Remember when I bought these Alaskan King Crab Legs at Costco? They survived their stay in the freezer well and were delicious for dinner on Friday night! I served them with a squash casserole that I whipped up using squash and Vidalia onions I had on hand and also made a light cucumber, basil and tomato salad. We dipped the crap in lemon butter. The pieces of crab meat that came out of the legs were huge! It was so good and we’ll definitely splurge on it again.

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I met a friend and her little one for a farmers market date on Saturday morning. First stop was for donuts.

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I got another apple fritter but it wasn’t as good as last week’s. Kind of chewy, so I only ate half of it.

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Here are my goodies…radishes, peaches, zucchini, eggplant, an assortment of mushrooms including oyster and shitaki, heirloom tomatoes, blueberries…

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Blackberries, potatoes, carrots, a whole chicken, grass-fed ground beef and eggs.

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Another friend left a huge bag of figs for me at Metro last week so I played around with a fig muffin recipe before I had to teach my 11:15 a.m. hot class. I took most of the muffins to our front desk staff to sample and they loved me for it! 🙂 Recipe not ready to share yet but I have some great ideas for test batch 2.

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I came home after my 11:15 and made a salad to eat while I prepped for my afternoon arm balance and inversions workshop.

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I headed back to the studio for 2 hours of upper body mobility, arm balances and inversions. We worked on handstands, headstands, forearm balance, crow, side crow, mountain climber, revolved mountain climber, chin stand, figure four, shoulder pressing pose and titibasana.

Here’s an Instagram flow of some of the things we worked on. It was a fun time but I was so tired after demoing and teaching all of it.

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I arrived to find the goldens lounging. Tanner and I took them for a walk before we had to say goodbye to Bear.

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I’d say we did a good job keeping him entertained and happy. I snapped this pic of him sleeping propped up against the couch on Saturday.

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While Sullie didn’t hate Bear’s presence (at all), she was like, “sayonara dude” when golden retriever summer camp came to a close. Bear has a pretty sweet home life…he lives in a house with four kids so there is always a ton going on and lots of hands to love on him.

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We stayed in again on Saturday night but had dinner delivered through Postmates. We ordered from La Shish Kabob again because it was so amazing last time. We got the veggie plate with babaganoush, hummus, falafel, greek salad and grape leaves, extra grape leaves, extra hummus, a gyro, the chicken kabob plate and pita.

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I had a little bit of everything. The rice that came with the chicken kabob plate was killer. It almost had a bit of a curry taste and had lots of roasted veggies in it. I am in love with this place.

FYI…if you’d like to try Postmates use my code EZ8IN for free delivery. (For transparency I get some delivery credit as well.)

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We did the same Sunday morning brunch at home thing we always do. I baked another batch of zucchini carrot banana muffins and bread and served them alongside sliced avocado and tomatoes, fruit, bacon and scrambled eggs. These muffins were my second test and turned out great so recipe this week.

I headed off to the Y to teach Total Strength at 2:30 p.m. and then to the studio to teach at 4 p.m.

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Sunday night dinner was mahi baja fish tacos with corn on the cobb. We ate them while watching the Olympics.

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I wrapped up the weekend giving the girls double belly rubs. 🙂

Low-key but perfect. <3

Did you go out or stay in last weekend? 

Did you do any baking over the weekend? 

What was Sunday dinner? 

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Hillary August 8, 2016, 5:49 pm

    Kind of a silly question, but do you have a huge bag or basket for all your farmer’s market goodies? I always feel limited in how much I can buy by how much I can hold (and I have some muscle lol)… it looks like that was enough for a wagon. How do you do it? 😉

    • 2
      Jen DeCurtins August 11, 2016, 12:18 pm

      I have a couple big reusable bags that I take with me and fill up. I’m quite a site to see when I’m making my way to the car at the end of my trip. You could also drop your stuff off half way through!

  • 3
    Jo // Living Mint Green August 8, 2016, 6:25 pm

    Ahhh that middle eastern spread looks and sounds incredible. Arabic food is definitely my favorite cuisine. Sunday dinner was grilled chicken, baked sweet potatoes & grilled veg (plus some dark chocolate/sea salt)

    • 4
      Rebecca August 9, 2016, 11:29 am

      Mine, too! I am majorly craving falafel now.

      I made honey-lemon sweet potato and black bean tacos. The recipe makes a lot and the leftovers are so good, I’ll be eating off of them most of this week. My husband doesn’t love sweet potatoes, so that means more for me!

      • 5
        Jen DeCurtins August 11, 2016, 12:15 pm

        Those tacos sound AH-MAZING!

    • 6
      Jen DeCurtins August 11, 2016, 12:17 pm

      It was so good, I also love, love, love Mediterranean food. Your Sunday dinner sounds healthy and delicious!

  • 7
    Durham August 8, 2016, 6:36 pm

    How often do you and Tanner have wine with dinner?

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      Jen DeCurtins August 11, 2016, 12:16 pm

      Hey there – we usually have a bottle of something open all the time. We really enjoy a glass of wine at night when we get home.

      • 9
        nickee August 13, 2016, 7:28 pm

        Yay that makes me feel better that I’m not the only one like this 😀

  • 10
    Samantha August 9, 2016, 10:53 am

    I can’t wait for your zucchini carrot muffin recipe to hit the blog later this week! A co-worker brought me 3 HUGE zucchini’s from his garden last Friday and I’m looking for great recipes to use them in. I’ve already made a large cake with cream cheese frosting so I think muffins will be a wonderful, lighter option 🙂

    • 11
      Jen DeCurtins August 11, 2016, 12:15 pm

      I just posted it today! 🙂 That cake sounds to die for!

  • 12
    Tara August 9, 2016, 1:22 pm

    my weekend was a little bit of both. stayed in saturday and made homemade mexican pizza (gluten free of course!) then sunday we went out for an early dinner around 5. the place we wanted to go was closed so went to an ok place instead. food was ok for me but it was sorta nice to go out sunday nigth and not have to cook and do dishes. and since we went early we were home by 7 ! sorta awesome.

    • 13
      Jen DeCurtins August 11, 2016, 12:14 pm

      Yum, homemade mexican pizza sounds yum! And boo on a “just okay” dinner. I always wish I would have just cooked at home but your no dishes or cooking is a good tradeoff!

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