This morning I woke up with the line “Couscous is a traditional North African dish…” running through my head. I guess I’ll be making some of that soon! I don’t always remember my dreams, but when I do, they’re usually pretty vivid. What dreams have you had recently?
Yesterday I dug into my stash of Vitamuffins and pulled out a new flavor: Double Chocolate Dream.
Look at those bubbling chocolate chips!
I crumbled the muffin and topped it with Greek yogurt, 1/2 banana, and a fresh batch of almond milk. It hit the spot.
A little later, I snacked on an apple:
Yesterday was one of those days when I really needed that extra push to get me moving. I had some reading to do but was starting to get a little stir-crazy and needed to get out of the house. There was a 1:30 yoga class I was thinking of going to, but I made every excuse not to go: I’d have to take a 30-minute subway ride each way, which takes away from my reading time. I’d have to pack my lunch, but would it be too cold to eat it outside? And once I was in the city, I might as well stay there for a little and get some work done, but where would I go? Every excuse in the book. Lucky for me, Sarah and Will were on gChat, and kicked my booty into shape.
Sometimes a little nudge is all it takes. I loaded up on 1/2 banana with almond butter before I left:
The Vinyasa was good; I’m glad I went, but there was a moment when I looked around and all of the other students were getting into a certain pose, and I had no idea how to do it. I could have just asked the instructor for some help, but I was too frustrated with myself and just sat on my mat instead. I’ll work on getting my pride in check for next week’s class.
After class, I brought my lunch and ate it in the park (it was not too cold). My dad had found this amazing sprout salad (which I snatched up as soon as he showed me):
This whole box- almost 1 lb of pure sprout- was less than $3!
I piled sprouts, carrots, corn, beets, tomatoes, dulse and nooch into one side of my container; 3-layer hummus went into the other.
It was a salad of girth!
I also brought a package of Kay’s Naturals Golden Butter Twists Gluten-free/High Protein Pretzels.
I loved these pretzels! They’re crunchy, perfectly salted, and were perfect dipped in hummus.
After finishing up, I headed over to Everyman Espressso, ordered a skim cappuccino, and worked diligently for three hours.
After I read 100 pages, I enjoyed a Godiva Pumpkin Truffle that my mom got me. These seasonal truffles hold a special place in our family tradition; we get them every year, and after the first bite, you know Fall really has begun. How do you reward yourself to stay motivated and power through work?
When I got home, I wanted something quick and easy for dinner. I toasted up an Ezekiel English muffin with asiago cheese, and had a bowl of lentil soup. (I’m not going to lie, I am so tired of this soup! I’m sure you are, too. Only one serving left, I promise!)
Dessert was mighty fine, and complemented Gossip Girl quite nicely: Vanilla Coconut ice cream with frozen berries, cherries and almond milk.
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This photo was taken in Giverny, France in Spring 2008.
I’m off to read. Bonne journée!