I missed y’all last night but Monday was a little rough. It started at 3:45 a.m. with a wake up call from Sullie. She wasn’t feeling well and kept pacing and staring at me while I was trying to sleep. Poor thing. I was up with her until I had to teach BodyPump at 6 a.m. And then work was what you expect after being out for six days, crazy! I subbed a hot yoga class after work and then showered at the studio and headed over to my in law’s for dinner. I finally made it home at 10 p.m. and didn’t even look at my computer. I collapsed into bed.
Welcome back from vacation, right!? 😀
Today was much better! I practiced ashtanga before work and it left me feeling energized and ready to tackle the day. Breakfast was banana and blueberry oatmeal at my desk and I came home for lunch.
A random but delicious bowl of things from the fridge. I started with a bed of spinach and then topped it with pine nut couscous, sun-dried tomatoes, diced tomatoes, shredded mozz, diced avocado and diced grilled portobello mushroom. Finished with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt.
I had a Key Lime Pie Larabar and Yogi Green Tea Energy for an afternoon snack before teaching BodyPump. I subbed for a fellow instructor who is dealing with an injury. Class was awesome. We had over 40 members tonight! Love, love, love the energy in packed classes.
Thank goodness for that energy because I am HURTING! As anticipated, I am insanely sore from all of the yard work Sunday. Today’s soreness was even worse – delayed onset – OUCH! I actually said, “oh my god” out loud when I did my first chaturanga in yoga this morning! 😯
Dinner tonight was an old favorite that we haven’t had in far too long.
Salad with pecan crusted chicken breast and homemade honey mustard. This is a healthy and tasty dinner. I bake the chicken instead of cooking it in oil and the dressing is made from honey, lemon juice, dijon mustard, plain nonfat Greek yogurt and a drizzle of olive oil. We had Trader Joe’s Rosemary Foccacia on the side.
So I wanted to share three happy things with you before I wrap this up.
1) A new album that I am loving – Ellie Goulding’s “Lights.” Brandon added this album to his iPod before vacation and we have listened to it a ton. Definitely a new favorite and I’ll be playing it in my yoga classes too!
2) The best book I’ve read in several months – Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden. This is one of the books that I took on vacation with me and I read it in two days. I couldn’t put it down. I’m usually not a huge fan of historical fiction but I was totally enamored by learning about what women went through to survive and support their families during the siege of Leningrad in the 1940s.
Speaking of books, I promise that I’m going to do summer reading post in the next week with all of your great suggestions from my beach reading post!
3) Our Jamaica photos. I had so much fun playing with my new camera while we were there. We took over 600 photos!
Oh and one bonus thing that’s making me happy right this very minute…the Dove Dark Chocolate Bunny that we just broke into from our Easter stash. Yummy!
What’s making you happy right now?