I think the highlight of my Wednesday was my grandmother commenting on my blog for the first time. She wrote, “thanks for the memories” on yesterday’s trip recap post. I talked to her today and she said the photos brought back so many memories for her and she’s anxious to see the remaining recaps. 🙂
In regards to Wednesday, it wasn’t a very productive one for me. I was just feeling SO super tired. I got up at 7 a.m. and a few hours planning a baby shower for a friend before heading to the studio to teach Y2 Strength at 10:30 a.m.
Before I settled in on the computer, I made a smoothie bowl and French pressed some coffee. Here are the details on this smoothie bowl…
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
- big handful of spinach
- big spoonful of almond butter
- 1/4 cup plain full fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk
- 2 heaping tablespoons of collagen powder (keep reading for more on my results of using collagen powder)
- 1 squirt of SFH Omega 3 Oil
- granola that I picked up from the awesomest (that’s a word, right?) coffee shop in Amsterdam
- sliced bananas
The Y2 Strength workout was SO good and SO sweaty! Loving this class so much.
(Oh hey close up of my face…there is a reason for this.) After strength I got showered and changed and headed to a brow/lip wax appointment. I have been seeing Ariana for 8 years but she’s only in town every few months. I finally had to take the plunge and try someone new because even after three months my brows are at a whole new level of wild!
At the recommendation of local Charlotte Instagramer and blogger Tessa Machen, I ended up with Kat at NUE Brows to Brazilians on East Boulevard. I loved her! She was super quick and thorough and very gentle with my skin. I was in and out in 15 minutes and loved the results…which you can see above.
Also loving…my current skincare routine so look out for a post on that coming soon. I’ve kind of put myself on my own regimen for now.
Back at home I enjoyed my first tomato sandwich of the season!
And ate about a bajillion of these chips while making it.
After lunch I fizzled out and ended up taking a 30 minute nap. I’m not a napper but I was so wiped out. After my nap I did some accounting/tax stuff and paid bills (fun) before heading to the mall to return a few things.
Before teaching my 6 p.m. hot yoga class at the studio I popped into the nail salon next door to get the gel polish taken off that I had done for our trip. As the technician was taking off the polish she said, “you have pretty nails.” I was like…”WUT!?” My nails are usually so weak and they peel but I was so surprised to see that they were actually growing and felt so strong. They might not look like much to you but this is a huge improvement for me!
I credit this with having committed to using a collagen supplement for the last few months. I’ve had a few of you ask me if I’ve noticed results and three months in…yes! I try and have at least one serving of it a day whether that means adding it to my coffee, smoothies or tea. It took me a second to get used to the flavor but now I don’t taste it at all. And it’s the weirdest thing…I’m so hooked on it that I feel like my day isn’t complete if I don’t have some. So the verdict is…YES TRY IT! But give it at least three months.
After teaching yoga I came home and showered and did my nightly skin and body care routine and now I’m hanging out outside and blogging. The weather has been so gorgeous in Charlotte this week and I’ve been getting mosquito treatments done for our yard. It has made such a huge difference and I’m happy to be able to enjoy more meals and hang out time outside without being eaten alive.
Off to make some kimchi fried rice with a fried egg for dinner. I’m all off on our weekly meal plan but all is good. 🙂
Do you take any hair/skin/nail supplements?
Tell me something about your Wednesday? What did you eat? Was it productive? How did you sweat?
Do you wax, tweeze or thread your brows?