Down Dog

Today I decided to get in a good yoga session before we hit the road to Charlotte.  On every run I have set out on for the last few weeks it has taken me about a half mile to get my hip flexors and hamstrings to stop aching.  I have been doing a lot of sitting around reading, putting my hip flexors and hamstrings in a shortened position (I sit pretty much in the fetal position).  Last night I took a gander at my workout log and it had been a MONTH since I have done any yoga.  WHOOPS!!  Really fell off the wagon there, no wonder my muscles felt like crap!

I have been collecting pictures of what Scarlett does every time I try to do yoga.

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This one is my favorite!

This one is my favorite!

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Just wants to get involved I guess.  I think she just really loves the yoga mat.  She comes running to it every time I roll it out!  Too bad her down dog puts mine to shame, haha!!

Now I am off to do last minute packing.  I will be without the computer while we are gone so I will write a full update on the Bourbon Chase on Sunday!  I will also try my best to document on Instagram.  You can follow me: ahellams!

WIAW: 3 Square Meals

If you have ever read one of my WIAW posts before, you would know that I am quite the snacker.  My meals are usually relatively small but I feel like I usually am almost constantly eating in between.  Today was just one of those days that didn’t really allow for that so it was pretty much a 3-square meal type of day.

Breakfast: Pumpkin Spice Bagel with Cream Cheese and Coffee with Pumpkin Spice Creamer


Lunch: Today was laundry day so I treated myself to Persimmon (since it is in the laundromat) to lessen the blow.  I had a Butternut Squash Sandwich with Curry Cashew Butter, Honey and Goat Cheese.  Yep, it was amazing, hands down no questions asked!

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Dinner: After what started as a short JOG and ended with Casey running like someone was chasing us I made a Chicken Stir Fry with broccoli, peppers, onions, mushroom and carrots for dinner.  I love a good stir fry, you can have just a little bit of meat (or none if you don’t feed a boy) and as many different veggies as you want!


Night Snack: Just before I sat down to write this post I grabbed a mug of Chocolatey Strawberry Cereal with Almond Milk for a snack.


Modern Family just started so I am off to watch!