Happy first Monday of 2017. Thank you for your insightful responses about reflecting back on 2016. They were beautiful.
A few things to catch you up on before a quick New Year’s weekend recap (it was pretty uneventful).
- If you’re interested in doing Whole30 with me starting next Monday, January 9, now is the time to prep and educate yourself on the program. I HIGHLY recommend reading It Starts with Food to understand the science behind Whole30. I found it extremely beneficial for my own personal knowledge, explaining it to others and in helping me to stick with it. *Tip…you can also download the book on Audible and listen to it on your commute/runs/etc if that works better for you!
- I’ve created a Facebook group just for the Whole30 so that we can share encouragement, ideas and ask questions. I’ll be there to support you through the best that I can. And FYI on Whole30 when it comes to the blog, I will be sharing my eats like always along with some Whole30-compliant recipes but I promise that it won’t become all Whole30, all the time over here because I totally get that some of you aren’t interested. I’ll still have the same general content mix going.
- If you’re not joining in on Whole30 but just want some general inspiration around fitness and being the healthiest, happiest you in 2017, you’re welcome to join my Peanut Butter Runner Facebook community. We have over 600 members and it’s a great place to connect with other like-minded women!
So New Year’s weekend…it was very low-key. First, we had just returned home from Florida and I wanted to lay low and get settled back in. Second, I just felt mostly blah about it all. I would probably say the highlight of my weekend was coming home on Friday night to a note from Tanner that he’d put my new pajamas out on the bed for me.
He got me a PajamaGram for Christmas with a set of the “World’s Softest Pajamas” but due to a package mishap, they ended up at the Post Office and he couldn’t get them until we got back to Charlotte. I have to say, they’re pretty darn cozy. 😉 (And he knows me well.)
Okay, here are a few photos from the weekend.
I was like, “give me a salad” after spending 11 hours in the car on Thursday and all the road trip snackage that came with that. I met Dorie for lunch on Friday at Namastay Kitchen to plan our workshop and we ordered matching salads. 🙂
On Saturday morning I ate a smoothie bowl with homemade granola while I put together the workbook for our workshop.
I had lunch with Tanner in the restaurant after teaching and before my workshop. The studio has been crazy busy lately and I had 84 people in my class on Saturday. The energy was off the charts. I ordered a salad with spinach, arugula, almonds, cranberries, avocado and our house-made beet burger.
I stayed at the studio after the workshop to take our LAST CLASS of 2016! After spending the day teaching everyone else, I needed to end the year with my own practice. I made this little Hyperlapse video for our Y2 Instagram.
I don’t know if you can handle how awesome my NYE was…I spent two hours doing online learning for the YMCA so that I could renew one of my certifications by the end of the year. (Way to wait until the last minute there…)
I started dinner around 8:30. Tanner randomly said, “I want lobster for dinner” earlier in the day so I told him to go find some and I’d cook it. He came home with four lobster tails and two giant steaks. I told him we’d save the “turf” for the next night.
I broiled the lobster tails and served them with steamed green beans and mashed cauliflower. Random Whole30 side note, everything on this plate is Whole30 compliant minus the butter I used in the cauliflower and on the lobster. I could have replaced it with ghee. Just showing you that you can eat really delicious food on the Whole30 and it doesn’t have to be boring.
I was in bed with two golden retrievers at midnight and didn’t do any kind of countdown or watch the ball drop. I honestly just closed my eyes and hugged my girls at 11:59 and when I opened them again it was 12:01.
I was excited about my Sunday morning plans. One of my friends hosts a New Year’s Day pajama brunch. I spent the morning drinking coffee and making my dish for the potluck.
Here’s my plate! I made that egg casserole up front and I’ll be sharing the recipe this week.
I wrapped up New Year’s Day teaching and taking. I had a good sweat angel going after class. I’m slowly diving back into my yoga practice after taking a step back from it this fall. I’m finding myself on my mat a lot. I’ve practiced the last four days in a row and it’s been just what I need on every level. I predict the yoga focus will continue as we are kicking off our winter 200-hour teacher training on January 6.
Happy New Year. And I can’t say it enough…thank you for being here.
What did you eat on New Year’s Eve or Day?
Did you workout on New Year’s Day?