I can’t believe we’re already into the middle of December! Good thing I got all my shopping done the other day 🙂 This morning I did a nice long yoga practice with lots of core strengthening poses and had breakfast after: a bowl of coconut milk yogurt with pumpkin and cinnamon mixed in along with a GF pumpkin muffin.
Yoga Pose of the Day: Paripurna Navasana (Boat Pose) This pose is great for toning the abdominal muscles and strengthening the spine. I’ve always known there are numerous benefits to having a strong core but did you know it can improve your running performance?
Later I went to the gym for a little cardio and circuit training. Have you ever used a Tread-Climber? It’s a great workout but takes some getting used to- I got going too fast and almost flew right off the thing! When I was done at the gym I met my husband for lunch at a little cafe in town. I ordered the Greek Scramble: eggs scrambled with kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and artichoke hearts with a side of fruit salad. So good! (Sorry, I forgot to snap a picture) It was such a tasty combo I’ll have to make it at home soon. Then the two of us headed to the mountains to search for a Christmas tree!
After a little hiking and scouting we found the perfect tree!
We had a couple friends over for dinner so I whipped up my favorite chicken tortilla soup, a spinach salad and cheddar-cilantro quesadillas.
Dinner was followed by chocolate mint martinis, toffee covered double chocolate brownies and great conversation 🙂