Friday, September 4, 2009

One High-Maintenance Latte Please


Today was my last official weekday of the “Back to School Wake-up Warm-up Week".”  I forget if we’ve chatted about this or not.  Well, if not, let me bring you up to speed.  Each August/September, one week before school begins, I start going to bed early and waking up progressively earlier.  I do this so that on the first week of school, I don’t wind up looking like this:

That would be bad for business.  So today was 6:30 am and… great success!  I should be perfectly ready come next Tuesday.  FIT

In keeping with National Yoga Month (thanks for the idea, Jenny), I did my daily yoga.  Today was Morning Flow 1 from Yoga Download, obvs.  Morning flow sounds a little like “Aunt Flow” to me, but I ignored it and back-bended my little heart-center out. 


And now for today’s eats.



Kiwi-strawberry green monster (inspired by the Snapple I drank at least once weekly as a teenager)

In the mix:

  • organic baby spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 small pieces of frozen naner
  • 1/2 kiwi
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1 T Amazing Meal
  • 1 T ground flax

Honestly, it wasn’t as wonderful as I imagined.  My camera was low on battery, by the way, hence the half-drank smoothie.

As I was returning my camera battery to the charger and about to flip the DVR back to play just in time to hear Tim Gunn say “Designers, now I’m giving you twenty minutes to caucus” (seriously, I LOVE when he says caucus…it seems ridiculously inappropriate and unnecessary), I knocked my little monster on the floor.


Slime central…(You Can’t Do that on Television anyone??)

It was really hard to clean.  I sopped up the wet stuff and doused my carpet and ottoman with wet paper towels.  It was soaked.  Then I remembered I had this:


Yeah, that’s a sham-wow.  And WOW, look at those green handprints.  Really soaked up that liquid.


Bailey was confused.

Anyhoo…after Morning Flow, I was hungry (I wonder why…didn’t I drink a monster?), so I had a mini CLIF


More Snacks:



Grapes and water to bring to the beach.  I also ate a pack of chocolate bunny grahams.


was a waffle sandwich with almond butter and TJ’s superfruit spread.  Delish!  (didn't snap it though)




was at my favorite ale house I talked about a few weeks ago.  I had salad:


and some grilled veggie/chicken quesadilla.


I touched none of those fixins…what a waste of guac and sour cream.

And for dessert:


Read that high maintenance cup…that’s a decaf two pump soy no whip pumpkin spice latte.  boy do I love my PSL!  I also had a few bites of pumpkin muffin.  I was feeling pumpkin-y clearly.


Today could potentially have been my last beach day of the season.  I leave you with this picture of the insane and raging seagulls of Long Island…


Can you see those suckers?  It was like an Alfred Hitchcock movie out there…

Thank goodness they stayed on the other side of the beach!  That would not have been cute.



Mary Sailors said...

I need to get my pumpkin spice latte to welcome fall, but I just can't bring myself too!! I will have to wait till mid september I think!!

Andrea said...

Do it! It's sooooo good!

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