Hope you had a great day. It was a little warmer today, and although I contemplated going for a quick run, time just got away from me. Sometimes it takes way longer than expected to just run a few errands.
First order of business? Stock up on ingredients to make juice! I figured that since I wasn’t likely to juice every morning (short on time/not a morning person), it would make more sense for me to juice and freeze.
I stocked up on organic apples, lemons, cucumbers, and a big bag of kale. I have never seen bagged kale before, but it was the only kale I could find in the grocery store.
I wanted to make my juices ‘greener,’ and I figured kale would be the best addition. I really don’t eat much kale, and because I know how good it is for me, I love to juice with it.
I split up the ingredients and my freezing containers, and set out to make 6 servings. A little trick that I read in my juicer manual was to put a plastic bag in the waste pail to make clean up easier. Eventually I would like to use the pulp to make some fiber-rich meals, but today I was focused on being a juicing queen. :)
How good does that juice look? It really was such a pretty color, and made the house smell amazing.
I plan on putting lids on these babies and putting them in the freezer. Each night I will take one out and put in the fridge so that it is thawed for me to drink in the am. I had thought about using an ice cube tray, but wasn’t sure exactly how many trays I would need for a week.
After juicing and freezing, I settled in at Starbucks to get some grading done. I tried their nonfat Chai Latte for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. Although it was sweeter than I usually like (I like black coffee and plain espresso, I know, weird), it was a nice ‘warm me up from the inside out’ drink.
Can you see my Uggs peeking out? :) I really enjoy reading my student’s work, and really like seeing the progress they make throughout the school year.
After spending way too many hours in Starbucks, but really getting a lot accomplished, I packed up and headed to my gym. This week my gym is offering a few free classes of ones that are usually an additional cost; Pilates Reformer, TRX Band Training, KettleBoxing, etc. All the super cool classes that I don’t usually attend :)
I walked into the studio and was a little intimidated by how complex the machines appeared to be, and was nervous I would not be able to handle it.
I was completely wrong. I loved the class, and I think my background in yoga helped me to really pick things up quicker (I am a 200-hour Hatha yoga certified teacher). We used the machines to do leg presses, extensions, etc. on our backs, and I really feel like I got a good full body workout. Especially my core- my abs are so sore right now! It’s a good sore though :)
Tomorrow my Lululemon order should come in the mail (can anyone say second Christmas!?!) and I will finally get to Zumba. :) I think I need to schedule more days of Zumba a week. Although I have no rhythm, my heart melts thinking about how much I <3 it.
Any big plans for Friday or this weekend? Zumba-ing like me? :) I always look forward to the weekends because I always make sure to have fun workouts scheduled with friends. Scheduling keeps me accountable. :)