Happy Monday everyone! I thought I didn’t have anything blog-worthy going on and then I forgot that I am really good at being over-dramatic and hyperbolizing things. Alas, a blog post was born!
Today is the first day of #Elf4Health — a healthy living challenge taking over the blogosphere (hosted by Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean and Elle @ Nutritionella). The four-week challenge includes a task or goal for each day, and we have two different “elves” we’re matched with (each one for two weeks).
Today kicked things off with “Meatless Monday.” I was at school almost all day (finals season), so my cooking “skills” didn’t get to shine, but I can’t wait to try some of the recipes I’ve seen floating around.
Speaking of meatless Monday, this is my latest obsession: three eggs scrambled with some kale, topped with avocado and pico de gallo. Get in my belly.
It has been fun starting to get to know my “elf,” Nicole @ Fruit ‘n’ Fitness, as well. I’m looking forward to “unsubscribing” tomorrow — I get SO much junk mail and love Cori‘s idea to use a website called unroll.me.
In other news, I was the lucky winner of Whitney’s #Movember contest over at To Live and Diet in LA. I showed off my Mustache Dache medal, made a dork of myself, and get to go to
heaven Soul-Cycle for free! Thanks, Whitney!
On Saturday, my 7:30 alarm came mighty early — Friday night consisted of my final trial in my Trial Advocacy class, a fabulous dinner with Aviva at Little Bear, and celebrating my roommate becoming a member of the CA bar!
I started the day by leading my DTLA running group in a 6.5 miler. We met downtown, headed out to Boyle Height’s Mariachi Plaza, and high-tailed it back. We ran at about an 8:10-8:15 pace which was fun and relaxed. Noel snapped this great show on the 1st Street Bridge.
After my run, I scarfed down some oatmeal (with peanut butter + chocolate protein powder, a.k.a my daily staple) and headed out to teach a little spin. I LOVE when the class is full, the regulars are there ready to work hard, and people sing along.
Current favorite song for a seated hill? Sorry I’m not sorry…
I delayed starting the Wills & Trusts outlining fiesta by actually blowdrying my hair for once and taking a selfie. The real star of this show is obviously my new iPhone.
After logging 4+ long hours in the library teaching myself a lot of boring things, I picked up my friend Aviva and met my parents at a West Hollywood institution — The Troubadour. My brother manages a band, Dewey and the Peoples, and they had a show there on Saturday (along with Cisco Adler and Radical Something). The show was a blast and I had a great time. It was also great to see my brother in his element.
On Sunday, I logged some hours in the gym with body pump + spin, back to back. I love the regulars at my gym — they fill me in on the gossip and joke around, and push me to work harder. A new friend of mine from law school happened to be in class so she suggested we grab smoothies at Juice Crafters afterward.
I’m all about refueling post-workout, and often opt for a smoothie from my gym’s smoothie bar (my favorite has banana and peanut butter, duh), or make the legendary Green Monster at home. Juice Crafters was pricier, but delicious. I opted for the “Lily w/ Strawbs” which consisted of fresh strawberries, almond milk, dates, granola, walnuts, and probably something else delicious I am forgetting.
I spent the rest of the day hanging out at school — it is finals time. The last two years I have been crazy-diligent about being on top of everything, but I have slacked more this semester. I have two finals in early-mid December, so the next few weeks is Operation: Learn Everything I Should Have Been Learning Since August, and Haven’t.
Just a heads up my posting might be even spottier than usual…
Hit me with:
Your favorite meatless recipe.
Your favorite smoothie.
Have you ever done an internet/blog/twitter “challenge”?