This Tuesday morning, I found myself super sleepy from staying up late watching Bridezillas on OnDemand. WTF is wrong with me?
I got ready quickly and made myself a nice hot bowl of oatmeal to start the day – it contained 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, handful of frozen berries, scoop almond butter, small scoop pumpkin butter, and a few chocolate chips. No rhyme or reason to that mix really but I usually like fruit, nut butter, and something sweet in my oatmeal.
My day at work was a little different as I was a host to some college students interviewing at my firm. I showed them around the office and tried to be upbeat as possible about how fun and rewarding life is in the real world 🙂
Lunch was a catered affair at McCormick and Schmick’s (downtown location – 301 Fifth Ave). Overall, the lunch was decent. I had a side salad with pecans and gorgonzola, a small serving of garlic and olive oil pasta, a small serving of salmon, and a big scoop of green beans and squash. I also had a nice little berry tart for dessert. Generally, I really like McCormick and Schmick’s for lunch – prices are reasonable for what you get. To note, someone at the table had a gluten allergy and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful in sorting that out.
After work, I hurried to make it to a Bikram yoga class at my gym. Lunch kept me pretty full, but I knew I needed something to make it through the 90 minute class. I quickly downed a Snickers Marathon bar (protein bar type of thing – OK, but a little overly chemically for me).
I made it to the gym just in time. Normally, my gym does not offer Bikram. They have a power yoga class where they attempt to heat the room by turning the thermostat up, but thats all (although in the summer, that room got crazy steamy actually). Apparently, there is a friend of an instructor (or something like that) in town for a week and she is teaching a few Bikram classes.
Hmmm, not exactly what I was expecting. The room was warm but I think it should have been warmer (from what I gather, it should be 105 degrees with 40% humidity – not the instructors fault – just don’t have the right facilities probably – she did have a humidifier). I knew Bikram was a very specific set of postures, but I figured they would be similar to things you would do in a power yoga class. Not so much. All the moves/postures were designed to do various good things to your body and insides and general well being. Many of them were thing I had never done before. They weren’t particularly “hard”, just different.
Not sure I would run back to Bikram class – maybe I was missing something without the room being up to temp?
After the gym, I made a quick trip to TJ’s. Then it was time to head home and make dinner: Baked Potato Soup!
A few weeks ago, I was at my parents house having dinner and visiting. Somehow, I came home with a large box/basket of local potatoes, tuna, and BBQ sauce. Random. However, perfect opportunity to make some soup, using my mom’s recipe.
Baked Potato Soup
I followed the recipe, although I did not use any bouillon cubes or instant mashed potatoes. Also, I sadly did not have any bacon to top it with. Regardless, it was very tasty. The garnishes on top make the soup!
I rounded out my night by cleaning up my apartment and watching Milk, the recent movie documenting the political life of Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay elected official (set in the 1970s). This movie really sucked me in. Sean Penn is really an amazing actor and he makes this piece – he won an Academy Award for the film. Check it out.
That’s a wrap!