Hey all! Hope you’re having a fab start to your week!
Before I get into yesterday, it’s official! I signed up to take the ACE exam for next month! I think a couple of you thought I had already taken the exam and was certified when I posted my certificate of when I finished the course, but that was just a certification saying that I successfully completed the ACE Personal Training Certification course! Confusing, I know – haha. Anyway, a few of the other girls from the class are going to the same one and we’re car-pooling – should be a good time! Now it’s time to get into study, study, study mode.
Unfortunately, my start was
a wee bit a lot stressful (like hardly getting up from my desk to take a potty break and phone ringing off the hook stressful) unfortunately. Although, I did get in a groove for a while there while listening to the Glee channel on Pandora It’s OK…because this week is only three days for me – then it’s a four day weekend! Holler
The thing about stress, for me, is that it really knocks me flat on my ass. I typically boast about having an immune system that’s as strong as an army. I can be around sick people all day long, and not get sick…as long as I’m not under stress. And usually I don’t let the stress demon get the best of me, but today, it snuck up on me and gave me a surprise attack! That, plus only getting a couple hours of good sleep last night can take its toll.
So, when I was planning on telling you all about my new yoga class experience I had last night (I even rocked out some of my new Lululemon gear and did a tree pose before leaving):
…then my throat got sore. It’d been getting steadily sore-er all day long, but it hit me right as I started flashing the tree pose. So I turned my downward-facing dog horizontally…
..and took a nap!
Niko loves taking naps with her mama
OK, then afterward I did a couple of regular-way downward dogs to a hot yoga podcast:
And I’d like to tell you it was a glorious hot yoga sesh, but I think I’d rather be horizonal, heh. It’s actually probably good I stayed home. I haven’t had a “night in” since last Monday. Yikes.
I did make it around to cook up a nice dinner, though!
Spaghetti Squash and Meat(less) Balls
Also in the mix there, were some sliced zucchini and tomatoes. This dish was easy peasy. I roasted a spaghetti squash, and while that was roasting, I sauteed some sauce (tomato sauce, olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning – or you just use Prego ) with some of the Trader Joe’s meatless balls, zucchini, and tomatoes, then tossed all together!
And then on the side, was this dough-y, carby, garlic-y goodness:
Mmm. So good when cooked in the oven in tinfoil with a little Earth Balance or butter.
Trader Joes, if you’re reading this, you need to open a store in Central Illinois. Kapeesh?
I had very little energy the rest of the night, so I plopped on the couch with the husband and some loose leaf tea, and zoned out to some educational One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl. Like veggies for the mind! haha
And then a little while later, I got up the gumption to make some banana soft serve!
Wait…what’s on my banana softs erve, you ask? Well, before I made the soft serve, I pulsed Averie’s peanut butter cups I made the other day in the food processor, and then topped the soft serve. Best. Thing. EVER!
I hope you all have a wonderful today! I’m not sure how long I’ll last at work. I
was up and down blowing the nose all night, and it hurts to talk. I know I hate when people come to work and spread their germs, so if I don’t feel any better, I might not last too long! We’ll see though.