I truly love how I get to spend my time and energy. My day is filled with learning, teaching and sharing my passion of healthy, mindful living with others. I am very grateful for my life!
My typical weekday continues to evolve over time! As of this moment, it looks like this:
5:00 a.m. Wake up, practice yoga, get ready, make and eat breakfast.
7:15 a.m. (or earlier) 3 to 4-mile outside walk with my 3 puppies - LOVE or inside cardio (a lot less fun)
8:15 a.m. Personal Yoga ~ Pilates practice
9:15 a.m. Teach
10:45 a.m. Teach
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Teach / practice / planning time
3:00 p.m. Family time
5:00 p.m. Dinner and family time
9:00 p.m. Bed time
These days, I am really active and busy. I prioritize healthy food and love routine. So, I eat a ton of raw veggies and fruit. I love my "Green Hummus" as a veggie dip or salad dressing. I also have comfort foods like SmartPop Popcorn and a little something chocolaty every day.
I strive to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet and am greatly influenced by the book: "The Engine 2 Diet" by Rip Esselstyn. Also, due to digestive discomfort, I steer clear of gluten. My goal is to enjoy what I eat. I want to feel satisfied and I want to feel light so that I can practice yoga or exercise as often as possible. Nothing listed is a recommendation - it is just my personal food map. I enjoy every single bite!
6:15 a.m. Oatmeal
Steel cut oatmeal with 1 scoop of vegan protein powder, 1 T flax seeds, pure maple syrup, raisins and sprinkes of cinnamon.
12:00 p.m. Veggies & Hummus
A bowl of greens with half a lime plus sprinkles of coriander and cumin. Mixed veggies: cucumber, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes dipped in "Green Hummus." Fruit on the side adjusts with the season. Vega chocolate smoothie for dessert.
5:00 p.m. Typical Dinner:
Smoothie: almond milk base, fresh fruit, vegan protein powder, super greens powder, a few chunks of avocado, a few dates, about a tablespoon of almond butter plus water for smoothness. Smart Pop Popcorn as a crunchy / salty side. Dessert has something chocolatey.
Green Hummus Recipe (makes 4 servings):
Juice of 2 limes
2 bunches fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh basil
4 to 5 inches of fresh turmeric root
1/2 inch of fresh ginger root
1 clove of fresh garlic pressed
1 to 2 T of unsalted Tahini
1 can of low or no sodium Garbanzo beans, rinsed well
3/4 cups of water
Add water to acquire your preferred consistency
Any other fresh or dried herbs/spices that sound and smell appealing! Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix!
Generally, I head upstairs by or before 9 p.m. I am almost always asleep well before 10:00 p.m. After a very active day, I sleep well!
There is on-going change in life. I really try to stay empowered and respond to the changes in ways that make me feel good and strong and confident. I hope that you find this all helpful and would love to hear from you!
I am always on the look out for more energy! At the same time, it cannot be at the expense of my physical, mental and emotional well-being. Overall, I definitely have the energy to keep up with the demands of my day and I am appropriately tired by bedtime! :-)
Perfection is not the Goal,
practice is highly achievable!