Hi friends…this week has flown by – I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday. I’m so ready for a short week next week!
I dragged (when I say dragged, I mean that I hit the snooze button several times and seriously considered not going) myself to ashtanga this morning. I rolled into the yoga studio wearing my bedroom slippers (to be fair they are boot-esque), an oversized hoodie and gloves. It was ridiculous. As always, I was happy in the end that I practiced. I always leave grateful for starting my day in such a positive, self-honoring way. And I got to work on my favorites today – lots of backbends, handstands and other ashtanga craziness. Promise video soon.
Breakfast was overnight oats at my desk and then meetings all morning. I ran home for lunch and made a veggie burger.
Amy’s All-American Veggie Burger (more expensive than Morningstar and Bocca but 100% worth it) on a whole wheat English muffin with avocado, sprouts, spinach and pepperjack. Half of an organic apple on the side.
I am a big hot tea drinker (thanks to my mom!). My routine is to make a cup of tea as soon as I get back to work after lunch. This week I have been loving a new seasonal tea that I picked up last weekend.
Trader Joe’s Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea. This tea is tasty and really cheap. It is pretty strong so I make it in a big mug to take the intensity down a bit.
I packed a Larabar for an afternoon snack but never ended up wanting it. I know I’ve mentioned this a couple times but I can’t believe how much my appetite has decreased since the marathon. And did I really run a marathon three weeks ago? It feels like it never even happened…
I taught BodyPump after work today. I put together a pretty aggressive workout for my members – cardio intensive squats, lots of pushups and a really challenging back track. My co-instructor and I counted after class and we ended up making them do 45 pushups over the course of the night. Oops/awesome.
I arrived home from class to find a fire lit, music playing and Brandon cooking dinner. I am a lucky girl!
Grilled portobello (steak for him), grilled butternut squash and spinach salad with apples, dried cranberries, feta, carrots, pumpkin seeds and a cherry cider vinaigrette (I made the salad). A healthy but delicious dinner.
We just ate a couple Godiva chocolates – holiday vendor gifts have already started, eek! – and I’m about to call it a night. Early yoga practice tomorrow followed by a very busy day.