A Day in the Life of Fitnessista?
When I woke up this morning and thought about my evening last night, I had to laugh. My evening mimicked a Fitnessista night in so many ways! Anyone who has ever talked about their favorite blogs with me knows that Gina’s blog is definitely on my top 10 list. I rarely miss a post, and I can only say that for a small handful of blogs. I love exercise, and seeing someone else’s love for it is really motivating to me. I appreciate her passion for good food, sweaty exercise, shopping, her love for her husband and her love for macaroons. I think we share those passions except for the macaroons….
Yesterday afternoon I received an annoying voice message from my building stating that I had a package. There is something currently wrong with the system and I receive about 5 voicemails for one package. I didn’t know what it was since I am always receiving things it seems (I have recently discovered online shopping…) so I just waited until later in the day to retrieve it.
I rode my bike into the city and took a super hot Bikram yoga class. I was literally drenched from head to toe before the class even started, and for the first time in my life I exercised (practiced?) in a sports bra and shorts. It was just too hot! I also had to lay down several times- at least 15- because I was getting dizzy. The website for the yoga studio states not to eat for 3-4 hours before class, so I followed that, but then in class I was so hungry, dizzy, and nauseous. It was probably dehydration looking back on it, and I am going to bring two full water bottles next time rather than one. The good news is that my IT band and knee did not bother me one bit, and in fact I finally feel some relief today. I am going to make an effort to go to Bikram at least 3 times a week I hope. Not only did my body feel great after, but my mind felt so clear and my emotions so balanced.
Camel still makes me emotional, for reasons I don’t understand.
Back to the package… I retrieved it and immediately knew what it was.
Famous Fitnessista macaroons.
I hurried upstairs, jumped in the shower, and made myself a small dinner, which looking back on it was also very Fitnessista-like. I had some simple baked salmon with steamed green beans and roasted brussels sprouts. And then I ripped open the package and savored one glorious (as the Fitnessista would say) macaroon. I had no idea what I was missing. These delicious treats are almost crunchy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside, and they have a faint hint of maple syrup flavor. They are amazing.
So my day was really just a RhodeyGirl day with a rocking macaroon to finish my night, but it is funny to me that in the same day I had a Fitnessista macaroon, I also did yoga and ate salmon. I guess you could say my day was inspired by the Fitnessista, even if I didn’t know it.
All that to say…. Thank you Gina!
…and PB, I haven’t decided yet if I’m sharing.