As promised, I went to the diner for breakfast yesterday. It’s hard to beat a diner breakfast. I mean it’s fast, hot, delicious, and cheap! What more could you ask for? I got 2 scrambled eggs with a side of taylor ham and hash browns as well as a cup of oatmeal with raisins. I ate all the eggs and 1 and a half slices of the taylor ham before digging into my oatmeal. I gave the rest of the other plate to Mike to finish
After breakfast we went to Barnes & Noble for a little while we waited for the gym crowd to die down a bit. We had pulled into the parking lot and immediately just left because it was so jam packed, there were no spots. The morning rush of people who didn’t have to work on MLK day was in full force. So we went to one of our other favorite places, the bookstore, to pass some time. I picked up The Science of Yoga and Spirit Junkie (which I’m already almost finished with)..I’m going to talk about likely both of these books soon just because I think they’ve got some interesting info.
Eventually we made our way to the gym and I grabbed an open treadmill to get through Cupid’s Cardio.
I did 4.5 miles in about 45 minutes. I tried to keep my jog right around 6.2 and my sprints were between levels 9.5 – 12. I watched the Presidential Inauguration while I was doing this so the time flew by.
After all that sprinting I felt I earned a trip to Whole Foods for some salad bar/hot bar action.
I got a lovely assortment of different salads, veggies, and roasted chicken. Got enough that it was both dinner and lunch. That always happens because I always get so much
I spent the better part of the afternoon reading and enjoying some tea under my cozy blanket.
And eventually I got myself up to do my PM workout: 3 times through the She Sells Seashells workout and then 75 minutes of a lovely hot power vinyasa that I just absolutely loved.
After that I showered, ate the rest of my dinner, watched The Bachelor, then read some more before bed.
So that was my really awesome MLK day. Yoga class was an MLK-inspired flow, igniting thoughts of how to create your own “peaceful rebellion”, either on your mat with your practice or in some aspect of your life. That is, we fight so much for things that we desire or want to happen, we are constantly fighting and often times it brings us to places of negativity, struggle, or anger. Instead we should approach it with peace. And although it’s a quote from Gandhi (Gandhi and MLK are kind of grouped together in the same category anyways), “Be the change you wish to see in the world” totally applies.
So with that, go out into your day with peace and love in your heart. Your day, the people around you will better because of it.
Have a lovely one ♥