I hope everyone had a great day. It was 96 degrees in Los Angeles- hmmmm... What's wrong with this picture?
Lucky for me, it was nice and chilly when I woke up this morning at 6:30!
Yep, I did it folks. I was able to make it to an 8am yoga class in one piece and sane with time to kill!
This exciting feat is due in part to these guys:
A hefty cup of coffee to go (couldn't have gotten through am traffic without it) + half a banana dripping with almond butter.
I arrived at Yoga Works on Larchmont and met up with Sabrina. We decided to take a Level 1/2 class to see where we stood amongst the other yogis. Turns out, the vibe and challenge of the session were just right. The class was small (early morning's where it's at, apparently) and the instructor was notably attentive and helpful. After years of half-assed gym-taught yoga classes (not that they aren't valuable for beginners), I was so grateful to hear her describe every pose perfectly as we flowed. She was also great at going around the room and giving adjustments the entire time (just what I needed).
Look! It's me!
Okay, not really. But it COULD be me... one day ;)
All in all, the best yoga experience I've ever had. Can't wait to go back.
After the zen session, I arrived home at 9:45am! In honor of having the whole day ahead of me, I decided to have ice cream for breakfast.
Technically it was a strawberry and banana smoothie, complete with one scoop of Sun Warrior protein and topped with the last crumbles of hemp-nola... But it tasted EXACTLY like strawberry soft serve. I was a happy camper.
A couple hours of work and cleaning later, I was craving carbs like CA-razy, so I went for it and enjoyed:
2 pieces of whole wheat toast+ Earth Balance
I got my things together, including an unpictured giant salad and headed to my Wednesday acting class.
While class was tons of fun as always, the salad was no bueno. To be honest, I can't remember the last time I made a salad I didn't like. The regular fixin's were there- carrots, goat cheese, strawberries, bell pepper, cucumber- but something was off. The problem? I made it with TONS of arugula and while I like the semi-spicy green, I've decided it doesn't pair well with EVERYTHING- I'll stick to spinach or mixed baby greens from now on.
I came home after class a little sleepy (I worked 'til 1am last night and still got up at 6:30am) and really hungry.
Alex and I decided to take advantage of the unseasonably warm night and walk to a neighborhood Mexican joint, Tarascos.
For dinner on a whim, it was delicious!
Starting with chips and 4 made-in-house salsas (California, I love you)
and moving on to the main dish
A veggie quesadilla (gah, I'm a sucker for tortillas and cheese!)
We strolled home with full bellies and noticed to our great delight a number of new businesses in the neighborhood. At least 2 restaurants and- get excited- an organic "health mart" literally one block away. Not only do they have affordable super foods like chia seeds, goji berries and the like, but they're getting fresh organic produce tomorrow! Did I mention it's one block away?
Let's hope and pray business thrives :)
Alright, I need to rest these sleepy eyes and get ready for a day full of "who knows what but it'll sure be exciting" tomorrow.