Posted by Lauren
Say goodbye to July!
How will August ever compare?
Welp, I forgot my banana today, that’s not a good start ha ha…
My lunch was delicious! It highlighted the maple-dijon slow cooker turkey from Sunday night. Folks, I made 3 lbs. of turkey… this stuff is going to be around for awhileeee.
- Lots of lettuce
- Maple-Dijon shredded turkey
- Sweet potatoes
- Raspberry vinaigrette
Afternoon snacks to pull me through until 5 pm
- Pink lady apple (sort of mushy! damn.)
- Sugar-free pudding (quickly becoming the highlight of my work days – I L.O.V.E. pudding!)
While in the van I wrestled with my Groupon/LivingSocial addiction + my calendar.
- 10-pass yoga expiring in 10 days?
- 4 dance classes expiring in 3 weeks?
- 4 pure barre classes expiring in 1 month?
- an oil change?
- a fancy mexican dinner? (hello mojitos and margaritas!)
- a non-fancy mexican dinner conveniently near the dance studio in bullet 2?
You bet I’m making it all fit!
Including a half marathon this weekend in Salinas Valley, a trip to Illinois for Krista’s wedding, a 3-day training for work, Nicole’s move to USC (tear…), a weekend trip to Groveland, and hmm… what else!?
At 6:30 I pulled up to Almaden Yoga (6922 C Almaden Expressway, San Jose). After filling out a quick new member form, I stuffed my belongings into the cubby and I set on a quick run around the neighborhood. I had 30 minutes to spare and sitting in the waiting room after driving 1 hr 15 minutes from work sounded awful!
I found a nearby middle school and ran around the track once before I had to run back to the yoga studio. Yay, 1.5 miles roundtrip! I liked this track; it seemed smaller than high school/college ones. Does anybody know if the track changes its size depending on school type?
Yoga was a nice change from the norm. We started out with stretches that engaged our abdominal muscles and then moved on to a few poses that strengthened our core further. The last segment focused on abs + glutes. I was shaking by the end of it! Burrrrrn.
The Yoga Tone class: “combines yoga with Pilates to tone and sculpt the body. This class can be used for those looking to get in shape, or for experienced yogis”
And, as you might have read, I followed up yoga with an amazing dinner at Fresh Choice with Nicole, our dad, Lauretta, and Katie. Nicole wants to move in and take pea shots… I’ll stick to that endless soft serve machine… drooling.
Question: Unique ways to go through all that turkey?
I’m eliminating “salad” and “sandwich” from the options. Please help!
Question: What’s your favorite type of yoga?
I always read about people getting sort of “converted” to yoga. They try it once or twice and fall truly.madly.deeply in love with it. Hmmm… I wonder if that will happen with my 10-day pass? Or, perhaps I’m just a cheapskate.