It is a beautiful day here in Charlotte. Although it’s rather cold, the sun is shining and the sky is cloudless. My day is going to be pretty relaxed and low-key. I am only teaching one lunchtime yoga class and then computer work (must catch up on email), blog stuff, a Trader Joe’s shopping trip and a happy hour date. Sounds good, huh? I would also really, really like to fit in a chiropractor or massage appointment but that’s a stretch. I am one big ball of tightness right now.
I spent some time on the
torture device foam roller after teaching BodyPump and doing cardio last night and while it certainly helped, I need to call in a professional. There were audible groans on the floor of the Y as I was working knots out of my IT bands. 😯 (Check out my Foam Rolling 101 videos for instructions on how you can also experience this “hurts so good” pain!)
Enough about my mess of a body…let’s move on to the food.
I hung out in Columbia until my mom finished her morning meetings so that we could have lunch. I received a recommendation that The Gourmet Shop was the spot for lunch so we decided to give it a try. I have a bit of an addiction to sparkly water and ordered a Pellegrino.
The Gourmet Shop had a great selection of sandwiches and pre-made salads. Their specialty was chicken salad on a croissant and after seeing so many of them come out of the kitchen I couldn’t resist ordering my sandwich on a croissant. I went with egg salad, something I don’t eat often but really enjoy. I am so glad that I chose the croissant instead of wheat bread…it was buttery, delicious and worth the splurge!
And then I let my mom talk me into taking a walk by the dessert case and the next thing I knew there was a turtle bar sitting in front of me! Told you we are trouble with the sweets when we are together! 😉
I balanced it out by eating a big salad for dinner after my evening workout. Spinach, apples, dried cranberries, carrots, almonds, goat cheese and a Trader Joe’s veggie burger with honey dijon lemon vinaigrette.
And finally, a couple of Friday faves for you.
Something to listen to…
Loving this song to power me through cardio sessions this week. Did anyone see him perform this on the New Year’s Eve show? It was amazing.
Something to read…
Heather Eats Almond Butter wrote about “Giving Myself Permission” in her latest post and many of these statements really resonated with me. Read it.
You have permission to not be the best of anything – just the best of yourself. And some days, just the best you can do that day.