Hey hey! Happy Tuesday. Hope you’ve had a great start to your week.
I woke up right at 6:00 yesterday morning even though I had the day off (I think this is my new, natural wakeup time and I’m not complaining). I spent the next couple of hours going through emails, doing laundry, and journaling, and then it was time for Barry’s Bootcamp!
I took the 9:00 am Arms & Abs class – SUCH a good/hard workout. For those of you unfamiliar with Barry’s, you spend half the class on a treadmill and half the class on the floor doing strength training. It’s such an amazing full-body workout, and you get pushed really hard by the teachers!! Of course I ordered a Skinny PB Vanilla shake (almond milk, peanut butter powder, vanilla protein powder, and ice) for after class 🙂 . Twenty-eight grams of protein wowza!
I drank that in about eight minutes and then picked up a grande Starbucks Blonde roast with a little almond milk!
I felt super energized after class, so I decided to deep clean my apartment. I blasted T-Swift’s “Speak Now” album (her best album, IMO) and got to work. I feel like the surfaces in my apartment collect SO much dust, so I have to clean them often, meh.
After about an hour of cleaning I took a much-needed shower and made lunch. I had my favorite salad with spring mix, a yummy little tomato (thanks Mom!), carrots, half an avocado, and a light balsamic dressing.
I spent the next couple of hours just hanging out and catching up on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I made the most delicious pumpkin chai tea – so perfect for fall! And there are little orange pumpkin candies in the actual looseleaf tea 🙂 .
I snacked on a Cookies & Cream Questie.
And then around 5:00 I left the apartment to walk to a nearby, super chill yoga class. I love that this class is really relaxing and slow, perfect for when you want a lazy workout/good stretch.
When I got home I sipped on a Brew Dr. kombucha.
And cooked up a huge stir fry with tofu, peppers, onions, carrots, snap peas, snow peas, bamboo shoots, broccoli, mushrooms, bok choy, water chestnuts, and baby corn. I also had a very unattractive sweet potato on the side.
I was in a baking mood after dinner, so I made some vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! I mixed pumpkin puree, almond butter, maple syrup, pumpkin spice, and a little vanilla and sea salt in a bowl, and then added in some dark chocolate chips. So easy and SO yummy! (Frankie and I split the missing one below hehe).
I plan on bringing a lot of these to my book club tonight so I don’t eat them all myself 😉 .
I hope you guys have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Have you done any fall baking yet? If so, please share recipes!!
Most boring question ever: How often do you deep clean your apartment/house? What’s your trick to make it fun/manageable?