Hello and happy Monday!! We are officially in Spring according to the calendar, but I am not so sure about the weather. It was funny looking at my Timehop yesterday and seeing every first day of spring and looking at pictures of snow…I guess there is a pattern with that huh. We may not have snow on the ground, but it was kind of snow raining yesterday evening. It was definitely chilly yesterday, but it is supposed to get up to the 60s later this week so I am hoping Spring weather is close.
This weekend was busy and went by too quickly, but I am looking forward to my 3 day weekend for Easter this coming weekend and a short work week. I am also working from home tomorrow since I could only schedule my eye doc appointment mid day, so that will be nice as well. First, let’s look back at this weekend.
Friday evening…ummm I don’t remember what I did. I think I ate dinner and just watched some tv and headed to bed shortly after 9 because I was so tired. I actually got a really good night’s sleep and was up shortly before 7. Saturday was time to grocery shop, eat a snack and then head downtown shortly after 11.
I wanted to stop in Reading Terminal for some kiwis and then decided to get some chocolates and head over to Panera for some lunch. I thought about eating in Reading Terminal but as usual it was packed and I wanted somewhere quieter. Of course, at Panera, the line was literally out the door, but I waited and had my food in 15-20 minutes. Luckily I had an hour and a half to kill. There was some sort of volleyball thing going on as there were lots of girls in volleyball jackets with chaperons or their parents. I enjoyed the pick 2, bacon turkey bravo and asian sesame chicken salad. I forgot how much I love that salad. Actually I think it is the dressing that makes it amazing.
I then enjoyed my 2 dark mint chocolate truffles and read for a while.
Around 1:30, I packed up my things and headed over to the yoga studio for an afternoon of yoga anatomy. The teacher for the workshop has this awesome app, Essential Anatomy 5 on her computer and it is neat to learn about the bones and muscles and then she relates it to yoga poses. Unfortunately the app is only for Macs and I don’t have one. I have an ipad though that it might work on but thinking of upgrading to a newer ipad so don’t want to get it yet. There are definitely a few reasons why I would like to own a Mac, but I also love my windows computer and android phone. I just want it all! I know, can’t have everything…
Anyway the workshop was great! I think I need to continue to attend anatomy workshops even if things are repetitive, because hearing it more than once might help me to understand or remember it better. For the last approximately 2 hours, we worked in groups and came up with a sequence. The group I was assigned to had to think about a peak pose that was a twist and what muscles and poses should we do leading up to the peak. Most of the workshop group was current YTTs (yoga teacher trainees) and they were really glad to have my help. I can tell you that one thing I struggle with a lot is confidence in myself and as we built the sequence I realized that my current sequence building isn’t too far off, so I was pleased with that. In all, at the workshop we came up with 4 sequences with various peak poses and it was great to see how different groups built their sequences. This is a rough draft of what our sequence was:
When the workshop ended, I had to rush out to catch the 6:40 train as I did not want to be stuck waiting another hour. Luckily it was running on time and I made it. I came home, found some leftovers for dinner and parked it on the couch for a couple hours before calling it a night.
Sunday morning I made some protein pancakes for breakfast, wrote up my yoga sequence for class (using one of the rough draft sequences a group designed yesterday) and cleaned for a bit. I had my yoga class to teach at noon and then headed to Target for a few items.
Oh and I forgot to mention I was doing some food prep in the morning with spiralizing some sweet potato using my new spiralizer, unfortunately it was not cooperating. It was quite a bit of work and I was trying to spiralize using my hand to turn the potato and then got nicked by the blade (that will teach me…), so I had a bandaid over my finger for yoga, but as I suspected it fell off during practice (bandaids never stay on fingers well) and then it started to bleed again on my quick hop over to Target so I had to go to the bandaids section, open a box and buy a box of bandaids on my trip to Target, fun times right?!
I was surprised to see the Easter section at Target so swept clean already. Every Easter I treat myself to one bag of peanut butter m&ms. I just love the egg shapes and I think I got 1 of 3 bags left. I got a second bag of regular m&ms too for rice crispies. For some reason I think of Easter and rice crispies, maybe because one time I made egg shape rice crispies and after that one time, I never went through that amount of work again haha. I also finally found the chocolate cupcake luna bars at Target. I am excited to try them.
Here is my new drink addiction, sparkling grapefruit. When Brian and I tried this drink, I fell in love with grapefruit drinks and recently we take the short cut and buy this and add a shot of tequila or something. It is perfect because there is no sugar and it still tastes sweet enough and hides the tiny bit of alcohol. Yesterday I just drank it plain though.
When I got home, it was straight to the kitchen. While I was going to wait until Wednesday to make my Easter rice crispies, I decided I couldn’t wait and had to make them first. So much for vacuuming the kitchen in the morning as I proceeded to drop rice crispie cereal all over. I made a variation of Lee’s recipe. I used peanut butter and regular rice crispies as I couldn’t find brown rice ones and used m&m’s instead of chocolate chips.
I also made sweet potato kale hash (Fit Foodie Finds) with that spiralized sweet potato since I don’t have a grater and some cauliflower pizza.
Dinner and dessert were delicious, aka the three foods mentioned above. The rest of the evening, after cleaning up the kitchen, was spent relaxing before the work week. At least I had some down time and cooking in the kitchen for hours is kind of like my therapy and I am set for food for the week 🙂
Do you like to meal prep?
Do you have any favorite Easter candy?
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