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Happy Spring!

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Today has been flying by!

So fast, that I even missed my mid-morning snack…oops!

And spring has officially sprung!  Happy first day of spring!!

The bush outside of our apartment has officially bloomed 🙂

I made up for the lack of snack (I am a poet and I didn’t even know it…) with a delicious lunch of salmon salad.  In my salmon salad I included:

  • Celery
  • Red onion
  • Orange bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup Fage Total 0% Greek yogurt (the secret ingredient that replaces mayo, it adds in a secret hint of protein)
  • 1/4 cup canned salmon
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas
  • Pepper to taste
  • Garlic salt to taste

On the side I had celery sticks (my fave!) and part of an orange tomato.  Is it just me, or do orange tomatoes taste better than red tomatoes?  😉

 

Celery sticks are honestly one of my favorite veggies.  I just love how crunchy they are and the fact that they are great dippers and they are great to eat plain as well!  On the cruise ship, I NEVER had celery sticks…literally, so I have been missing my little green sticks of joy.

 

What is your favorite veggie?? 

  • Like I said above, I have always loved celery

How do you like to eat your favorite veggie??

  • Although I love it plain, my favorite way to eat it is with peanut butter 🙂

St. Patty’s Day Yoga

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I love the feeling of waking up in the morning when my eyes just pop right open and I am completely ready to jump out of bed.  This morning was one of those mornings.

It is going to be another beautiful, warm, and sunny day here in Indianapolis and the buds are starting to become leaves on the trees!

Look at those buds!

 

When I first arrived in Indianapolis a week ago, the weather was nice but the trees were completely bare.  I think it is so cool that literally in the week I have been here I have been able to see the buds and trees comes to life 🙂

This morning, I was craving some oats so I combined my oats with Sunwarrior protein powder, half of an apple, and just under a cup of strawberries.  The breakfast was satisfying and delicious and will give me the perfect amount of energy for the day.

Yoga

Some of you may know that while I was working on the cruise ship, one of the many classes that I taught was yoga.  Now, I have NEVER been a flexible person and prior to teaching yoga every other day on the cruise ship, I had taken two yoga classes and did a little self study by practicing poses or “asanas.”  You may remember the “Yoga Pose of the Day.

Downward Facing Dog

After going through a special training course in London and actually teaching the class, I must say that my flexibility has definitely increased, and I love the feeling I get AFTER a yoga class.  Will I ever be a yoga instructor?  Probably not, but I completely appreciate the practice of yoga and understand the benefits.  So, today, I will be heading over to Lululemon for a complimentary yoga class!

It will feel great to stretch and strengthen my body with yoga this morning.  It has been two weeks since I have completed a class, and I can feel a couple of aches in my body that I know yoga will help.  After my class I plan on going for a little jog so that I can enjoy this perfect day outside!

Hope you all have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A healthy pot of gold!

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