What I Ate Wednesday #3 – Weekend Eats

It’s hump day! I figured I’d stick with my What I Ate Wednesday posts because they’ve been fun to write.  Thanks Jenn for hosting!  This week I decided I’d give you something extra yummy to read about and post what Andy and I indulged in over the weekend.

Walrus and Carpenter is a southern inspired restaurant in the Black rock section of Bridgeport, CT.  It has a rustic feel inside the restaurant.  As soon as you step foot in the parking lot you can smell the smoker seeping into the air.

They have an eclectic variety of small plates and sides,  great craft beer, and unique cocktails.

For our first small plate we got something that we’ve eyed before.  A waffle grilled cheese with bacon.  So good! A little too big.  Good thing I had the cave man with me.

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Up Close & Personal at The Justin Timberlake Concert

Happy Tuesday!  You made it through Monday, yay!  I’m still flying high from my weekend over here.  Friday night I went to Mohegan Sun for the Justin Timberlake concert.  My sister gets a lot of “party” perks through her company and had told me to keep this weekend open “just in case” she got tickets.

Well, the week before rolled around and I got the call!  She had two tickets to the show along with VIP passes that got us a pre-concert tour and party!  Let me tell you, the night was awesome!  I got up close & personal (not really but I wish) to Justin Timberlake.  I sort of felt like a teenage girl…but hey we all have the one celebrity crush right?!

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We showed up to the casino and were immediately taken inside, down to the stage.  I felt super cool and important! Continue reading

Five Things Friday #2

Happy Friday friends! I’m in an especially great mood today. I guess I always am on Fridays but also I am going to the Justin Timberlake concert tonight!  Ahh!  My sister got tickets through work and we even have access to a VIP pre-party.  I kind of feel like a teenage girl with how giddy I am.

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Anyways, sticking with the link-ups this week let’s kick off the weekend with a little Five Things Friday hosted by Clare at Fitting It All In.

Five pictures from my run last night.

Since moving I have been running down by the beach which is only a few miles from our house. It’s absolutely beautiful around sunset people probably think I’m crazy because they stop every two minutes to take a picture. Wouldn’t you too? Continue reading

What I Ate Wednesday #2

Happy Hump Day loves!  I’m back for my second What I Ate Wednesday link up, hosted by Jenn at Peas and Crayons.  I had a ton of fun with last week’s WIAW that I knew I had to do it again.  It’s always great meeting new bloggers, and link ups are the perfect way to do so!  I can tell you right now though, WIAW posts are going to really make me realize how repetitive my meals are.  Oh well, when it works it works!

 

photo 1 (30)I’ve been hooked on Grady’s cold brew recently.  It’s great for me to take on the train for my commute, and saves me time rather than going to Starbucks.  I mix it with water or almond milk.  With almond milk it almost taste like a latte!photo 3 (28)Once I got to work I heated up some blueberries and almond butter.  I tried it for a little bit longer this week because I saw that Tina from Carrots n Cake nukes it for 45 seconds.  It was still good but a little to liquid-y for me.  I think I’ll stick to 15 seconds. Continue reading

Teaching My Very First Yoga Class

Yes, you read that right! I taught my very first yoga class this weekend. It was sorta last minute, sort of non-traditional, and sort of awesome!

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My mom manages a gym in my home town. I’ve been getting antsy since finishing teacher training, just wanting to get some real life teaching under my belt. I had asked my family if I could do a class just in the back yard. My mom said I could use the room in the gym, and so my first yoga class was born!

It wasn’t officially affiliated with the gym, but we told people over the course of a few days, and guess what? A whole butt load of people showed up!! There were over 20!

I planned a beginners sequence, as a majority of people coming had never even practiced yoga before. I was pretty nervous before, but as has happened in the past (in teacher training) a sort of calm comes over me as I step into the seat of the teacher.

There is a ton I need to work on. Adjustments, speaking more to alignment actions and muscle engagements, and packing in more poses since this time for some reason the clocked seemed as though it had stopped! With that said I was really happy with how it went. Everyone said they loved it! It was the perfect mix of people taking it seriously, knowing how beneficial it is for their bodies, but also having fun and enjoying some moments of laughter.

I spoke about progress and not perfection which was inspired by Laura from Mommy Run Fast’s post this week.

To achieve progression all you need to do is take that first step towards something new. And that’s exactly was everyone in my class did today. I am so grateful for the people… friends, family, and strangers who let me lead them in their first yoga practice. I’m so excited for the next part of my teaching journey.

I truly believe you can become whatever you want in this life if you simply make the choice to step towards what you want.

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How To Make The Most Out Of Your Commute

Happy Friday people! I hope everyone had a great week.

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So I’d be lying if I were to say life’s been easy lately. Not to say I’m not grateful for everything in my life right now. I moved into a beautiful new house that still doesn’t seem real sometimes and I completed my yoga teacher training! With the move came a longer commute though and what seems like hardly any free time.

Between trying to find time to practice yoga, teach yoga, and keep up with blogging I knew I’d have to maximize any free time I have. That means my 40 minute train rides and hour and a half drives now have become time to get sh*t done! Continue reading

What I Ate Wednesday #1

Hi Friends!  Happy hump day!  Since joining the blog-o-sphere back in August of 2013, I’ve always enjoyed reading Jenn’s WIAW link up posts.  Jenn is the awesome blogger behind Peas and Crayons and brings tons of food bloggers together every Wednesday to share what they have been putting in their mouths. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to join, but here is my first What I Ate Wednesday! photo 1 (27)

For breakfast I grabbed a grande iced coffee from Starbucks.  I’ve been drinking it black lately, but today I added some Almond Milk that my work so kindly has in the fridge.  I brought in fresh blueberries that I got over the weekend and drizzled them with some of my homemade maple almond butter.  I threw it in the microwave for about 15 seconds…more like dessert if you ask me! photo 3 (27) Continue reading

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