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Balance it Out a Bit

It’s almost time for the weekend, and I’m lucky to be home again visiting my parents. I got in yesterday afternoon in time to meet my mom for a bite at our favorite local grocery store in the west end.

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Look who I caught sneaking a sample.

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You know she wasn’t the only one. I always enjoy perusing and sampling the aisles of health food stores.

I tried to talk her into an exotic tofu wrap, but she wasn’t having it, so we sat down to feast on a curry chicken salad wrap.

good foods grocery

After a fun evening last night, I hit the gym this morning for Body Flow (a combination of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates) and Ultimate Fitness (an ACAC class taught by Vicki that kicks your butt).

I be up in the gym just workin’ on my fitness, you’re my witness.

Would you believe this cool shot was me falling out of a headstand?

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I like combining hard physical workouts with challenging mental workouts. Body Flow allowed me time today to check in, pause and practice mindfulness.

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Even though I love an intense sweaty workout, I always try to leave time for meditation, savasana and being a child, or sitting like one anyway.

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When my mind races in a flexibility class, I attempt to reach for more rigorous poses, like crow.

crow pose

It’s important to always balance out our exercise routines.

After a re-energizing workout, I met my mom for lunch at Caffe Espresso.

cafe espresso lunch

We didn’t have any fun. 😉

My mother is a fan of consistency, so we went with our favorite Genovese panini, a freshly baked focaccia filled with oven roasted turkey, pesto and provolone, served with a side of sea salt chips.

genovese sandwichSlather pesto on a sandwich and I’m sold.
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cafe espresso food Panini: the perfect post-workout meal to get teeeny.
cafe espresso panini

…in moderation of course.

Have a great weekend!

What exercises do you do to break up your regular fitness routine?

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Patiently at Home

I really love snow days, especially when I’m home visiting my parents.

snowy morning

snowy day

snowy night

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There’s nothing like sleeping in your childhood bed, eating mom’s cooking and getting love from the parents. And sweet indulgences aren’t bad either. 😉

chocolate cake

Luckily I can use my gym membership at the Short Pump ACAC while in town. Just look at the yoga studio here.

ACAC yoga studio

Speaking of yoga, I haveto share this awesome post I saw on Instagram:

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Patience is certainly a tough virtue to possess.

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Take that concept and apply it to every workout and movement.

Are you finding yourself struggling with being patient? Ready for the summer?

I know I am! Happy Wednesday friends!

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Monday is for Martin

Happy MLK day. Hopefully you get the day off or a low-key day. 🙂

MLK quote

Let’s jump into Marvelous Monday.

Marvelous is a chocolate fortune and a healthy dinner on Friday night. That orange was on point.

friday chocolate and dinner

Marvelous is Mexican food and girls night on Saturday evening.

guadalajara dinner

girls night

Marvelous is yep, Sunday brunch. 🙂

Marvelous is this brownie mix I made for Sunday night’s potluck dinner at C’ville Coffee. They were quite delicious!

ooey gooey chocolate brownie mix

Marvelous is a great workout this morning with positive reading material.

train your brain

Question: Do you like reading during cardio?

Cheers!

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Workout Classes

Since I started working for myself, I’m fortunate to have a lot more time on my hands. More time means more fun in the gym. I know that sounds ridiculous, but workout classes can be exciting.

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Can you spot me? I’m wearing  a light purple top. 🙂

Body Step was a high intensity dance party. They even had door prices and snacks (well, more like a bowl of granola bars, but whatever works).

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We worked all the major muscle groups through a blend of cardio moves. The sweat was flyin’!

Later this afternoon, I hit up a Gentle Hatha Yoga class, which was incredible.

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Loving my iPhone wallpaper. Let the zen in.

What workout classes (or workouts) are you currently loving?

Have a lovely weekend!

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