At work, when we feel over whelmed with our to-do lists, we throw our hands in the air, lean back in our chairs and groan “NO time NOTHING done.” I’ve been one day ahead of myself this entire week and have repeatedly released a sigh of relief upon realizing that there is more than enough time to get everything that I need to accomplish done.
The week started slowly enough. I slept in (ok, until 6:30…) made a cocoa-cherry smoothie and watched cartoons – specifically Adventure Time, which I became hooked on after watching it consistently in Mexico – until I had to leave for work.
With two weeks until I officially take on the role of manager at the studio, things are getting busy. In addition to my usual business, there is extra training, as well as meetings, and interviews. At the end of the day I was so thrilled to finally pull on my stretchy pants and all but flung my mat into the studio to enjoy a sweet, mellow practise. Back at home, I made my usual lazy-girl dinner of kale and eggs and crashed into bed.
Tuesday morning started with a bit more enthusiasm. I’ve been sneaking in trips to the gym in the wee hours of the morning which, although they do take a bit of preparation with meal/ clothes packing, I much prefer to after work visits. My best friend asked me how I manage to wake up so early on a regular basis and what works for me is making sure there is something specific to look forward to the next morning. Be it a fun work out or a new outfit. Also, coffee helps.
I’m usually done my workout and showered by 7:30, which gives me time to relax at a coffee shop for about an hour before making my way to the studio. I managed to sneak in a practise after work and then came home for a shower and a quick dinner salad of romaine, spinach, peppers, tofu, chickpeas and zucchini with homemade roasted garlic/ tahini dressing and a heavy dose of sriracha.
I spent the rest of the night at my friend’s house watching the latest Breaking Bad (!!!!) and drinking wine. We’ve made a good habit of it.
This morning I ate breakfast in bed – a mish-mash of vegan protein powder, chia seeds, hemp hearts, raw oats, and cocoa with almond milk which I topped with banana, berries, and peanut butter.
Eventually, I pulled myself together and made the wet and rainy ride to work. With a giant coffee in hand, I worked through another busy day in the office and followed it with a class that included a wonderful, seemingly endless, and much-needed head stand. I was tempted to make another plate of eggs for dinner and call it good, but a big plate of spicy curry sounded perfect for a gloomy day like today. I sautéed onion, garlic, zucchini, broccoli, and sweet potato in coconut oil, added chickpeas and cubed tofu, and simmered it all in coconut milk, vegetable broth, soy sauce and sesame oil. I served it over quinoa and finished it with scallions, cilantro and sesame seeds.
Sweat pants on. Tea brewed. That’s all folks!