Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Today I’m keeping it easy as I’ve been overtaken by a cold. I went into work at 6 this morning but as I was getting ready, let’s just say, it wasn’t pretty. Things calmed down and the flem seemed to be sitting until I went to yoga and sent it moving with some Bhastrika breath. I thought I was going to go into a coughing fit right in the middle of class. I actually had to get up and leave at one point. More water and coughing without feeling like I was disturbing everyone else.
I had plans to start working with Gigi Yogini today after class but due to the nature of my being, we decided to put it off until Friday. I made a stop at Trader Joes for some foods to make a sick lady feel better: LOTS of juice with Vitamin C, Organic Veggie Soup (well I went for a Lentil Veggie soup - so good!), and I splurged on some Powerberries (dark chocolate covered fruit juice pieces made with acai, pomegranate, cranberry and blueberry juices - and they say “an excellent source of vitamin c.”)
It’s possible I was starving when I was at the grocery store and craving chocolate. ;)
But a can of soup and half a bottle of juice later and I sure hope I’m on my way to recovery. My lunch break tomorrow will consist of a trip to Whole Foods to pick up a Gigi Yogini recommendation to beat this cold. Sure hope it works!
And with that, I’m back to bed to relax!
One of my friends and coworkers posted this video on Facebook and when I saw it this morning I needed to share it. If I didn't already miss NYC, you know this video took it over the top. NYC is one of my favorite places and gives me this unexplainable feeling that LA has never been able to give me. This video is absolutely gorgeous, so please check it out!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
|I totally stole this picture from Amy's blog. :)|
|The ladies are being introduced by Katy|
|And this whole event was planned by Meghann from Meals and Miles and she did an INCREDIBLE job!|
Did you miss The Food of the Healthy Living Summit?
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I was trying to check my email and blog this morning but our internet was down so as I ate breakfast I was troubleshooting. It was clearly an issue with Time Warner because nothing was working. I had a feeling I wouldn't get to yoga in time, so my friend Heather and I decided to move up the beach and I'd move back yoga.
We decided to go to Dockweiler Beach which has fire pits, not with the intention of snagging a fire pit but when we got there, there were some free and we were like "well, why not?" Blayne met us after a few hours along with a few of their friends and then Corrine came a couple hours later. We had a little barbecue + s'mores party; it was fantastic!
Heather and I were NOT prepared since it was such a last minute idea/decision so thank you to their friend's for supplying us with all of the delicious outdoor BBQ/picnic necessities. Next time, you guys bring nothing and we'll bring the food! :)
My phone was dying but Blayne took a bunch of pictures I hope to share later. For now, here's the one I took on my phone of the fire. Good night!
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
|I brought a Tempeh spinach sandwich + a cut up peach and then I bought a soy latte once I made it through security|
|Pretty sure I packed this x5!|
-Starbucks Via Ready Brew + powder creamer (all you have to do is ask for a cup of hot water)
|Saving money AND it comes in handy to avoid nasty hotel room coffee!|
-Bring along packets of oatmeal + peanut butter (the easiest way to make breakfast on-the-go)
|I bought a whole grain bagel + banana and with my packet of peanut butter, I got a little protein and didn't have to eat a bagel with no topping (remember: no butter or cream cheese for me!)|
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
|There are about 10 photos of this glass of wine as I was trying to play with the different settings on my camera.|
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Last night in NYC, I got to see a bunch of my friends: Ida, Tina, Jilly, Jay, Laura and (of course) Lisa. Ida and I went for dinner and I met the rest for drinks after. It wasn't a late night but I also knew since it was my last night to see my friends it wouldn't be an early one, let alone an early enough one to meet the needs of someone catching a 7am flight.
3 or so hours of sleep later and I was flagging down a taxi on the upper east side of manhattan. I had planned to take the subway but knowing my easiest route was down until 5am (the time I needed to be at the airport), I decided it was best to pay (significantly) more money to make travel easier and a bit safer in the wee hours of the morning.
After landing, getting my baggage, waiting for the Super Shuttle and getting dropped off at home, it was already 11am. I took a quick shower, ate a bowl of cereal and finished up some web work and headed off to work.
It's a late night at work with a quick turnaround to be back in the morning and I know there's no time to blog when I get home if I have hopes to hit the gym before work. I plan to fill you all in on my lovely trip in more detail, especially the HLS events so hang tight, I promise it's coming!
I'm also taking suggestions on a new slr camera since this weekend made me realize I want to kick things up a notch! I have ideas brewing in my head and there's plenty of potential in my future! Night folks!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
My hotel roommates haven't arrived yet and even though I got an email saying my name was added to the room, the hotel didnt actually do it and left the room with 1 bed. The manager was the one helping me and she must have seen the exhaustion in my eyes because she worked it out and checked me in. A little nap and relaxing, a power bar and soon to be a shower and I'll (hopefully be good as new)! I'm still not feeling great though...my body works on a schedule and going off that schedule never turns out well. Plus veering from my usual foods is hard too.
Internet access sucks so far so it's looking like I'll be continuing to blog from my phone. The room has Internet but you need an Ethernet cable which 1-I didn't bring and 2-my MacBook air doesn't take an Ethernet cable without an adapter and I don't have that either. #fail
Send me positive vibes! I'm nervous, anxious, excited and did I mention nervous?!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I'm off to the Healthy Living Summit in Philadelphia (& a trip to New York of course)!
Despite a semi hectic afternoon and early evening, I made it to the airport and through security fairly easy. I made friends with the guys at security, grabbed a coffee and sat down to eat my pre-packed dinner. Being vegetarian, lactose intolerant and someone with a fairly easily bothered tum, finding food I can eat at the airport can be a real nightmare. Thankfully I had some tempeh and spinach that needed to be finished off and a peach at the peak of ripeness. Boda-bing, boda-boom, I had dinner!
(a picture of my super awesome dinner may appear here once I can get Internet access that isn't on my phone so I can really blog.) ;)
I finished off dinner with a little stretching and a couple down dogs. I highly considered a good 20 min vinyasa but traveling alone makes me super paranoid of my stuff and I didn't want to shut my eyes for a moment and wake up to my stuff being gone. But a little stretching was actually perfect. I may do a bit more before boarding. I have a layover but both flights I am the unlucky middle seat so a good stretch will be good for me.
I'll do my best to blog throughout the weekend but if I don't, just know it's because I'm having an awesome time making new friends in Philly and seeing old friends in NYC.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011