Fab Friday Things


Today I started my day off right by subbing for an early morning Spin class.

What a great way to start a Friday morning!  The class had a lot of energy, and I loved seeing some familiar faces there.  I rocked this playlist.  I was reminded of my love for Lady Gaga’s “Americano.”  And I was also reminded of how freaking long it’s been since I’ve taught (or taken) a spin class!  I was huffing and puffing by the end.  My entire sports bra was soaked, but that’s always secretly thrilling to me.

For teaching so early two days in a row this week, I decided to treat myself with a giant iced coffee from Dunks after class.

Iced French Vanilla with skim milk and one splenda.  Love.  Definitely needed some caffeine to power me through today’s work day.  At least I was working from home.  🙂

Breakfast was this bowl of awesomeness:

Oatmeal with sliced banana, blueberries, raisins, toasted coconut, and a sprinkling of wheat germ.

Then it was one of those days where I kind of snacked mindlessly, but not in a bad or unhealthy way, so I didn’t really have ONE thing for lunch.  After work, I had a somewhat successful TJ Maxx trip — went with the intention of finding a new dress to wear to Jess & Brett’s wedding tomorrow.  Didn’t leave with a single dress, but I did leave with 5 new shirts, new workout socks, and new slippers.  Oops!

What are some fab things from your Friday?  What’s up for the weekend? 

I’m off to catch the bus over to Cambridge tonight for a Providence College Dance Company reunion.  It’s been so long since I’ve seen my PCDC girls all together, I cannot wait!

Feels like Fall!

Happy Friday, everyone!  I’m working from home today, yay.

When did this fall feeling get here?  Yesterday went from a humid morning to a chilly, fall-like night in a matter of no time.  And this morning was a brisk, chilly one!  My toes did not appreciate the flip flops I wore home from Tim’s.

You know what this feels like?  Scarf season!

I decided that this morning would be perfect for a delicious, warm breakfast.  So I made myself a heaping bowl of oatmeal.  I splurged and used two packets.

On it?  Sliced bananas, blueberries, dried cranberries, and a big spoonful of almond butter.  So good.  My meal didn’t look as pretty when I stirred it all together.  But it tasted great!

Usually when I work from home I like to go to yoga at lunch, but today I had an appointment so I didn’t make it to class.  Also since I woke up before 6am every day this week, I decided to sleep in instead of go to an early class.  I am either going to workout after my workday is done or have today be a rest day instead of Saturday like usual and go tomorrow morning.

My lunch today was pretty awesome too.  I love a good veggie sandwich.  First I toasted two slices of wheat bread.  I spread each slice with hummus instead of mayo and then added avocado.  I was really craving avocado today!

Then I added cucumber slices and some alfalfa sprouts:

Some tomato and mozzarella cheese:

And finally, a little drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar for the finished product:

With some green grapes on the side, it was a perfect lunch!

Back to work for the rest of the afternoon.  Tonight I am meeting up with Allison and Tracy for a wine and cheese night.  Should be fun and make for a great blog post tomorrow morning. 🙂

Question of the Day:  Do you like veggie sandwiches?  What’s your favorite kind?

Enjoy the weekend, and don’t forget to check out/like my new Fitness & Feta facebook page!