happy FRIDAY! 🙂 its here its here! and today its going to be close to 60.. ahh lovely.
Lets get back to yesterday though shall we?
Mid day snack I had a key lime larabar. This was my first time buying this flavor but I loved the lemon bar and this was just as good! I am really surprised because for some reason i just didn’t think i’d like those 2 flavors. I will definitely repurchase. I love the energy these bars give me without any added sugars.
Lunch was my veggies from the night before in a wrap. I had them with a laughing cow wedge and some sabra hummus. I’m telling you, the combo of those two in a wrap is remarkable. It is the perfect addition to a veggie wrap.
Yoga last night was a struggle. It was soooooo much hotter than usual. Half the class sat a good portion of the time. It was also jam packed so there was hardly any room, and it made the room even more hot with all the bodies. There were points when I just wanted to sit down, but my body knew i could push further. Then there were times when I was wondering, why am I doing this? Can i really get through to the end of class?
But you know what? I did. And Bikram has taught me something about myself that I needed to learn.
Even if things seem too hard, or I feel like I can’t get through it… I know that I can make it.
Being able to push myself when I didn’t think I had anything left to give is an amazing feeling and really gives me the boost I need in other daily events that stress me out. I am so grateful that I found this yoga and it has helped me be a figure myself out a little more.
Oh and before I went to bed last night, I did the shred. Didn’t feel like it at all, but having the challenge pushed me and I finished it up. 20 minutes really do go by quick!
For dinner I tried out another recipe from Veganomicon. Chickpea Cutlets. You can actually get the recipe online, the authors of the book posted it on chow.com. I have never worked with vital wheat gluten before, and was a little nervous on if i’d be able to make the cutlets right. They turned out really good though! I liked the flavors, but the texture is what I didn’t expect. The gluten made the cutlets much more breadlike than i’ve ever tasted before. I love falafels so I just assumed that they’d be similar? I really liked the recipe though and will definitely make it again. I halved the recipe so that i’d only end up with 2 cutlets, and brought the other one with me to make in a wrap today. Last night I had the cutlet by itself and then had a side salad with some feta, craisins, and a home made balsamic vinaigrette. I think that the cutlet would have tasted even better with some type of sauce or topping. I’m thinking some taziki sauce and in a pita would be PERFECT! it’s a great meat-free meal for anyone taking part in Jenna’s Meat free march to try out!
I had a breakfast cookie this morning! i’m lovinggg these. i used half a banana, flax, barney butter, agave, 2/3 c oats and some choc chips. Since i used some banana this time, there was no need for the soy milk. It had the perfect consistency this morning.
Since it’s so nice today I’m going to run outside during my lunch break! i’m excited because i’ve never run around the harbor before, and its such a pretty area so i’m definitely looking forward to that.
After work i’m going to do a little birthday shopping. My cousins daughter Maddie is turning 2 next week so i’m going to find her something cute. I designed her very own original card 🙂 I made her a princess and gave her a bigggggg cake! she really is SUCH a dollface.
My sister and chase get in tonight! 🙂 can’t wait for this weekend, have a great friday guys!