Hi friends! Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great weekend – mine has been great so far! (more on that tomorrow!) Right now, I’m sitting here with black coffee and grapefruit as my (starter) breakfast. [I don't like to eat a big breakfast before yoga and I'm heading to class soon.] My neighbor’s kids live in Florida and when he was down there last week, he picked a ton off a tree down there and brought them to me. How sweet! Both my neighbor and the freshly-picked grapefruits.
And why yes, I do have wood panelling in my kitchen. Don’t be jealous. And why yes, that is an orchid that I cut the tall stick off of when the flower fell off…I didn’t know you were supposed to leave that part. Oops. (I still water it with ice cubes though, hoping it will make a comeback.) And why, yes, I do use Wine Spectator as my candle coaster. 99% of the time, I only look at the pictures in that magazine. I’m a wine poser.
Maizey is laying on the couch, having a hard life. I hope you appreciate this picture. I ruined her life even more by taking it. Please note her crossed feet.
OK, time for my favorite links from the week and then time for yoga!
- Check out the ultimate 2013 financial calendar from LearnVest. (If you missed it, here’s how I budget.)
- My lovely friend Meg just published a book on overcoming emotional eating and yo-yo dieting - Inside Out Weight Management. I was lucky enough to read a bit of it when she was writing it (and am now reading the full thing) and truly, truly it’s a great book. And I read of a lot of these types of books when I struggled with emotional eating in the past.
- If you act quickly, you can enter to win this nutrition course giveaway! It ends at 2 PM EST today so hurry!
- These are 8 places for budget travelers to visit. Unfortunately, I have a different definition of what is “budget traveling.”
The Week in Fitness
S – 30 min. elliptical
M – 30 min. circuit at home
T – rest
W – 4 mile treadmill run (with intervals)
Th – 30 minutes weights + 3 rounds of box jumps
F – rest
S – 35 min stairclimber
Do you have a green thumb or a brown thumb? I have a dark, dingy brown thumb. I have killed airplants, which are apparently the easiest plant to keep and only got 3 mini tomatoes off my two plants last year. Sigh.
Do you put salt or sugar on your grapefruit? If they are too sour, I’ve always put salt on them. Give it a try. I swear it’s so good!