I’m taking a break from listening to really terrible music to update the blog. I’m downloading music for the new classes I’ll be teaching this weekend and it’s slim picking. The “workout music” selection on iTunes is made up of a lot of horrendous techno-ish covers. Wow. I can’t use my BodyPump music because it’s copyrighted for Les Mills classes only. Hoping I can find something decent. Do people really want to feel like they’re in a bad club at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning? I think not. Sigh…
Today was long. I left the house at 8 a.m. and didn’t return until almost 8 p.m. I had a hair cut during my lunch break and taught BodyPump after work.
I packed lunch to eat at my desk after my appointment.
Homemade pita bread with melted sharp cheddar, hummus, apple slices and carrots. The piece de resistance was the half of a white chocolate macadamia cookie that I found in the kitchen at work that was leftover from a lunch meeting. I had an unsweetened Honest Community Green Tea on the side. This lunch kept me full all afternoon. I didn’t even need a snack before BodyPump.
When I got home Brandon had our patio setup rocking.
It was such a nice evening. The temperature was perfect.
Brandon grilled pork chops on the Big Green Egg and I made an apple compote to accompany them.
I diced an apple and placed it in a saucepan with a little water, lemon juice, dried cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and a pat of butter. I cooked it over low heat for about 25 minutes until the apples were completely soft.
I also roasted broccoli with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper on 400 for about 15 minutes. Brandon grilled a few slices of rosemary sourdough bread when the pork chops came off the grill. We both really enjoyed this dinner but neither of us could finish our pork chop. They were huge – we should have split one!
This is going to be a short post. I am ready for bed and have an early wake up call for yoga tomorrow morning. I have really cut back on my yoga days during the final push to the marathon (trying to avoid 2x day workouts if possible) and I am really feeling it – both mentally and physically. My mind and body want to be on my mat!
Two questions here…
1. Do I happen to have any fellow group ex instructors who can recommend decent music sources?
2. Do you enjoy eating outside? Do you still grill even when the temperatures get cooler? We are totally year-round grillers. I think grilled food is just as tasty/comforting during the winter as it is during the summer. We just change up the types of things we grill!