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Go With The Flow

Wonderful class this morning. It was a new class that the studio is offering called Yoga Grooves. It reminded me a lot of Shiva Rea’s style in that there is a lot of fluidity in the movement, almost like a dance. The actual poses were like those in a regular flow class but the twist was that the music was the star and was used to inspire movement. There were many times when we were able to flow freely doing whatever our bodies told us to do and to “go with the flow” of the music. She encourgaed us to get lost in the music and see what your body wants to do with it. I loved it. Flow always feels so graceful to me and takes me back to my days as a gymnast. I was a gymnast for 9 years and kept up with tumbling and cheerleading for 6 years after that..I was quite the little tumbler!

 

I could talk about that all day…but I won’t. I woke up a little later than I wanted so I made breakfast lighter than the normal oats. I had the remaining fage from yesterday with raspberries and honey and an Ezekiel English Muffin with ooey gooey Barney Butter and Pumpkin Butter:

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Those are my favorite Christmas plates. We have had them for years. I have been known to use them at all times of the year 🙂

 

Post yoga I had an apple and some chocolate soy milk:

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My mom and I are off to Whole Foods for lunch and shopping. Hope you all have a great Friday. See ya later!

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Purple People Eater

Well, I didn’t make it to yoga today. I missed it by about 15 minutes because I had to pick up Raleigh from the groomer. No biggie…I did about 35ish minutes of yoga when I got back.

Have I told you that Raleigh loves yoga too?

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It’s why we were meant to be together 🙂 The second the mat comes out she runs to it and just sits or lays there. When I practice, she lays at the end, sometimes getting in the way. It makes me laugh though. Whenever I am in down dog she likes to walk in between my arms and legs or under me as though I am a little bridge she is crawling under. She will just circle and circle. We always say that is how she gives hugs.

 

This afternoon Mom and I went to Sam’s Club to buy some organic lettuce and baby spinach. We go through it so quickly and Sam’s is close that it makes sense to buy it there. Welllllll, I found these guys there and couldn’t resist. They are my favorite!

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I have been pretty impressed lately with the selection of organic and natural products at Sam’s and Costco (where we will be going Sunday since it is a bit further of a drive). Sometimes it isn’t always the “healthiest” organic stuff like weird cracker or cookie things,  but atleast they are headed in the right direction with it.

Post-Sam’s Club and pre-Raleigh pick-up, my dad and I split a smoothie. This is about half of what we made:

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The first thing that came to my mind was “purple people eater.” That’s all I could think while drinking this deliciousness. This mix was 1 cup of vanilla soy milk (had a LITTLE too much soy today for my liking) some of dad’s whey protein powder (going to get the hemp protein powder tomorrow at Whole Foods. Living Harvest brand, right VeggieGirl!?), half a banana and about a cup of  frozen cherries and 1/2 cup frozen blueberries. OH MY GOSH it was so good! I had never tried cherries in a smoothie and I really liked it.

Dinner was an “Eggurrito,” as I like to call it. Mexican food is my favorite and this was a breakfast inspired tribute. I sauteed red onion and yellow bell pepper then added minced garlic, cumin (which I later dropped and shattered all over the floor…yikes), 1/4c of black beans and a large handful of spinach. Topped with an over-medium egg and salsa. Delicious!

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And a jazz apple. I like this kind but doesn’t compare to a honeycrisp or pink lady.

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Well, I am officially exhausted. The effects of a stressful semester are finally settling in and I am so happy to be home relaxing and re-energizing. Just got good news though….I got straight A’s! I am very proud that all of that hard work paid off!

Tomorrow morning I will DEFINITELY be going to yoga. There is a 90 minute power flow class at 9:00am. I can’t wait! I will let you know how it goes.

 

Have a great night…tomorrow is Friday!!

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Home Sweet Home

FINALLY! I’m home! In the last few hours at school, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. I got in around 9:30 last night and felt a huge wave of relief.

 

I fired up the BIG crockpot last night to ensure I would have a nice comforting breakfast in the morning. I had apple-cinnamon oats with Barney Butter and craisins.

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YUMM.

Raleigh greeted me last night as she usually does by jumping all over the place. It’s a joyous reunion…sometimes she whimpers as if she is crying with joy. Or at least I like to think that. Makes me feel like a good “mom.”  🙂

 

My Mom and I are off to take her to the groomer. Her hair is so long you can barely see her face!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

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Ok, not really…but it came pretty darn close.  I decided to put apple in my oats this morning instead of banana for a little something different. I LOVE this in the crock pot (go figure) when you put the apples in over night to cook with the oats and the microwave version was a pretty close second.

Here’s what it had:

-1 serving of cinnamon crock pot oats

-1 small chopped fuji apple

-1 tbs ground flax

-brown sugar

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And the final product with toppings

– 4 cinnamon almonds

– 1 tbs peanut butter

– dried cranberries

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The apple added so much volume to my oats! It took FOREVER to eat this 🙂

Big test tonight: Business Finance. Perpetuities, anyone?

Have a fabulous Monday.

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Dinner Cometh Early

I just love the weekend. I need to get in gear though to finish out the semester strong. Wednesday is the last day of class and exams are the following week. I can’t believe it is pushed so far back this year! Last year I was home for a full calendar month over the holidays. Oh well…I just need to take it one day at a time.

This afternoon I went for a 3.5 mile walk around campus with a friend who lives in the sorority house as well (That is one of the positive sides…always people around!). I have a BIG loop that goes around the whole school that I have been walking since my Freshman year. I didn’t want to get hungry in the middle so I had an apple beforehand. Pretty, huh?

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I was pretty hungry when I got back. I decided to shower to hold dinner off a little longer but couldn’t wait any longer once 5:30 rolled around.

I had an Ezekiel English Muffin with egg whites (cooked in the micro; not the best way but you gotta do what you gotta do) and a slice of cheddar cheese (are you noticing that I LOVE cheese), and a salad of broccoli slaw, carrots, cucumbers, yellow bell pepers and tomatoes with a little Sesame Goddess Dressing from Whole Foods.

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Here’s the salad…

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You may see quite a few repeats over here at Eat The Whole Thing. When I buy a certain veggie or salad component, it has to show up a lot so it doesn’t go to waste!

I had a little dessert right after to cure my sweet tooth. Vanilla yogurt (maybe 1/4 cup) with homemade granola and pumpkin butter. Can you say YUM?

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Well I’m off to study, relax, and get ready for the busy week to come!

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Lunch-ner

Lunch-ner- noun. 1. A meal served around 4:00pm that is too late to be called lunch, but too early to be called dinner.

It’s amazing how even waking up an hour later than normal can mess with me! That late breakfast really got me too. I was only in the mood for snacks pre-mall time. To ensure I didn’t get to hungry while browsing stores where I shouldn’t be buying things/ admiring puppies that I want to adopt but can’t I had:

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and:

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Chocolate is my Kryptonite. That…and Coke Zero. I am ashamed to admit this Coke Zero weakness and am working hard to completely eliminate it from my diet. If you had seen the artificial sweetener mess I was before, you would be proud of my progress. I used to LOVE Splenda in EVERYTHING. Oatmeal, coffee, cereal…you name it and I put Splenda on it. I have completely cut out artificial sweeteners except for that DARN Coke Zero. Argh.

The pet adopt-a-thon was a really neat event. I was happy to see that so many dogs were being adopted but it was sad to see them all there since they didn’t have homes. I am a huge dog-lover and have three little puppies at home that I miss.

When I got home I was finally ready for a meal. Enter Lunch-ner:

Spinach salad with broccoli slaw, carrots, cucumbers, yellow bell pepper, tomato and about 1 tbsp of Boar’s Head blue cheese. I topped it with Boathouse Farms Creamy Yogurt Dressing in Honey Dijon.

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Smoothie with strawberry kefir(the last of it; I bought the peach flavor today and can’t wait to make a tropical smoothie), a splash of Vanilla soy milk, a tiny piece of banana left over from breakfast, and frozen strawberries and blueberries.

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The spread:

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A word on my Magic Bullet. Thanks to the amazing smoothie creations over at Broccoli Hut, I decided to buy a Magic Bullet.  It has been a lifesaver here at school. Since we have no real kitchen, it allows me to make something quick, satisfying and nutritious.

It’s been pretty gloomy/rainy here all day but is the perfect day for that type of weather. Sometimes I enjoy a nice rainy day. Hope everyone is having a great Saturday. It’s my favorite day of the week.

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