Happy Friday, yo!
I went to a yoga class at a local studio yesterday. I finally redeemed the $40/month new student pass after many many months of putting it off.
I had to draaaaaaaaaag myself there. I have all the motivation in the world to run, but when it comes to yoga? Nonexistent. I know I’ll feel a million times better afterwards, but I just can’t get myself to go. Something about driving there, rolling out my mat, waiting for class to start…such a process.
However, I’m going light on running this week and I know yoga will only help me be a better runner (I’ve Googled “benefits on yoga” about 20 times this week to motivate myself to go).
I took the Power Hour class (Ashtanga style), simply because it was a short class. It ended up being more stretching than power yoga, which was exactly what my tight legs needed. I could feel my lower back pain just melt away. There wasn’t any music though and the instructor didn’t talk much. I prefer instructors who talk about connecting to the earth and all that jazz.
Since it’s an unlimited month pass, the more you go the better the deal. That alone will motivate me to go as often as I can! I’m hoping 2-3x/week at the very least.
Onto some cool eats. Cool as in super rad AND cold…
Mama LLE has been making this delicious Tomato and Basil Salad she made up. Marinated in garlic, rice vinegar, olive oil, salt and a dash of sugar. So cool.
She’s become a Food Network fanatic, constantly talking about Barefoot Contessa.
Mama: Contessa made this dish the other day…
Me: Mama, did you know her real name is Ina Garten? Not Contessa.
Mama: Really? No wonder “Ina Garten” always shows up on the TV. Oh WAIT, I thought they were trying to say “IN A garden.” Like she’s in her garden.” Her garden is beautiful.
Me: BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (echoed throughout Costco for everyone to hear)
I Scream for Ice Cream!
These babies are always super pricey, but I got them for super cheap (on clearance AND $1 off coupons!). Wahoo! So coconutty (obviously), rich and creamy.
After yoga, I caved and got a Brown Rice Salmon Avocado Roll from Harris Teeter. $6 baby! The craving could not be tamed.
Remember when I ate a Cool as a Cucumber Salad practically every day last summer? Well, it’s back!
Plus free FULL cups of coffee, tea and lemonade.
I finally found Carob Banana Chunks of Energy!! I’ve been dying to try this flavor for so long.
And Naturally Nutty! My absolute favorite almond butter. Unfortunately, the price tag was a bit steep and I just couldn’t do it.
I’m head over heels in love with Michele’s Granola, a local company. I love when I find it in bulk. It’s SO crispy, but in a soft, delicate way (do you know what I mean?). So far they’re available in MD, VA, DC, DE, KY, NJ, OH and PA.
I got a big bag and it’s already gone. Must go back!
Friday Giveaway: Apple Cinnamon Chex Cereal
Did you know most Chex flavors are gluten-free? Well, there’s a new flavor about to hit shelves in July. Apple Cinnamon!
I haven’t had sweet cereal in far too long. Chex was one of my favorites growing up. I used to always pick out the Chex pieces in Chex mix. Anyone else?
This cereal is delicious on its own, but AMAZING with milk! Can’t get enough.
For this giveaway, there will be 6 winners!! 1 winner will receive this package with a Crate & Barrel Bowl. 5 more winners will receive the box of Apple Cinnamon Chex to try out.
Can’t wait to try Chocolate and Corn!!
- Leave a comment on this post saying whatever you want (favorite cereal growing up? Mine was Cookie Crisp, Cocoa Puffs, and Corn Pops…and Lucky Charms!, 4th of July plans? Weekend plans? Do you practice yoga?).
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I will choose 6 winners at random on Monday, 7/2/2012. Good luck!
I received this package for free, but as always, all opinions are my own.