This afternoon I had the experience of taking my own yoga class and it was more than a little weird. I have been working on some class recordings for a client of ours to use while traveling for work and also for another project. I figured I should actually take the class to check the timing, cuing, flow, etc. Overall, the class translated well but it was strange to “pretend teach” outside of a live classroom and also to take a class from myself.
What was really, really, really nice was a home practice. I need to do that more. It was such a great change of pace for it just to be me and my mat with no heat.
Speaking of teaching, I did a lot of it this weekend. Let’s jump into the weekend recap.
My weekend kicked off early on Thursday night with a celebration dinner for one of my fellow teachers and PT clients who is making a major career change and leaving the corporate world after a 17 year law career to pursue some personal passions. She brought a bottle of champagne for a toast. She’d been holding onto this bottle for the right occasion and this seemed like a pretty perfect time to pop it open. It was my first time trying Dom Perignon so I gladly accepted a glass! 🙂 (It was really good for the record.)
I had three PT clients in a row early Friday and then headed off to a coffee shop to tackle my inbox. I subbed out my 9:30a yoga class because I was feeling so behind on work. It was helpful to have a few uninterrupted hours of work. I ate a bowl of chia pudding while I was there.
The remainder of my Friday was pretty chill. I worked out with my trainer, worked on the computer, taught yoga at 4:20p and then came home to clean and cook dinner. I made the Spicy Fish Taco Bowls from Pinch of Yum but subbed shrimp and calamari for the fish. They were pretty good but I don’t think I’ll make the recipe again.
On Saturday morning I prepped for my yoga class and then decided to skip the farmers market in exchange for taking a class before I taught. It was about a million degrees in the room and a super sweaty practice but it felt good to get it done. I had a quick lunch with a new teacher I’m mentoring before heading off for some pampering.
I got my hair cut and colored. Last time I was there I scheduled all of my appointments through the rest of the year. I’m so glad I did because right when I got the calendar reminder for this one, I was thinking to myself that it was time! My hair is so dark and my grays show so quickly. I’ve had them since I was 18 but they seem to be spreading lately. 😉
After my appointment I took myself on a little date to my favorite bakery, Sunflour. I had an iced coffee and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich cookie. I sat there for an hour or so just hanging out and relaxing. I really enjoy doing things like this solo.
We kept thinking we were going to go out this weekend but staying in won out every night. I SnapChatted (tap this link to add me from your phone or search username jendecurtins) my way through our (unremarkable) Saturday night that included a movie, a late dinner of leftovers on the couch and lots of puppies. It was perfect.
We also discussed going out for Sunday brunch and I decided I’d rather cook. I whipped up sweet potato hash and eggs, thick-cut bacon, sliced tomatoes and fruit. And then took brunch out on the front porch to photograph. My food takes a lot of trips outside for natural light. 🙂
I taught a double header at the Y on Sunday afternoon…HIIT and Total Strength. It was a fun afternoon of teaching but totally wiped me out since I do the classes with them at the Y. I taught yoga at the studio at 4 (did not do that practice with them) and then I was done, done, done for the day!
Tanner and I took the girls for a walk around the neighborhood and then I made a one-pan roasted dinner. I did a mix of brussles sprouts, butternut squash, chicken andouille sausage, carrots, rutabagas and turnips.
We started watching Stranger Things on Netflix last night. It was just released and is getting a ton of buzz. So far, so good!
What are you watching right now?
Do you enjoy “solo dates?” If so, what is your favorite thing to do solo?
Did you go out or stay in this weekend?