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stillness

this week has been quite the whirlwind.

12 hours days of mornings piling into crowded train carts, chilly afternoons meandering through crowds in a cloud covered central park, crazy work days running around the school, long tutoring sessions, and trying to squeeze in a workout here and meeting a friend there. i have been stretched to the brink.

i even realized today that my dry shampoo had been holding me over from a long and overdue shower.

i am feel sick, tired, worn out, and sad.

these weeks are too much, and i have felt a complete lack in any stability or balance. thank god for coffee breaks though…

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a mere half hour to sip on warm espresso and steamed milk alone with my thoughts or mulling over life with a friend have been my sanest moments this week.

tonight i had plans to meet up with 3 different people, and i cancelled on all of them. i cancelled for me. for my stillness. my balance. my peace. i said no, and it’s okay.

i went to the gym and watched bravo while jogging on the treadmill. i just showered (thank god) and ordered in delivery. i am putting my feet up on the coffee table, sitting back, watching some reality tv, and calling it a night. this is my stillness. counteracting the messy, grind-through of a week. finding my balance.

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from tumblr

my stillness. namaste.

xo,

juls

EATS+back to the grind

yesterday afternoon i rounded out my trip home with lunch at the zodiac room.

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this restaurant was so chic and lovely. great ambiance, and wonderful food.

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hellloooo crab cake salad

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and chocolate bread pudding, creme brulee, and coffee to share!

on my flight home i started talking to a man seated next to me. we ended up talking the entire plane ride back. it was so cool. i have lately been getting a travel/moving bug and he had lived all over the country so it was fantastic to hear his perspective on different cities. his favorite city he said he lived in was denver, co, a city i have been seriously considering checking out more. i have lots of friends and family living out there and being immersed in the mountain side sounds spectacular.

it was so cool to connect with brian. i love when life brings in these random people in your life who you will probably never run into again, but were so close to for a mere couple of hours.

today, was back to work! i started my day with a treadmill workout at the gym and a green smoothie!

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CLOSE UP!!! KALE blueberries, banana, non-fat greek yogurt, agave, and two heaping scoops of vanille protein powder. almond milk to get it moving.

clean eating to start off the day right 🙂

getting back into the swing of things is always a little tough, especially after having come home from an easy weekend. life can be really challenging, especially in nyc, but i am trying to keep it balanced and let things go. taking a candle lit yoga class tonight should round out the day. can’t wait to spill open into camel pose and release.

xo juls

 

sunny and sweet

happy sunday! i hope y’all are taking it easy.

yesterday the sky was the bluest i have seen in a long time and i didn’t have to wear a winter coat!

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wowzer that sun was bright. it’s incredible how a little vitamin D goes such a long way. i woke up and went for a quick run.  i must say, that third run after going months without one hurt. my stomach cramped up. thankfully i had some good tunes to push me through the cramping. i can’t wait to get better and better at running…i just hope i can keep up with it with my job starting back up tomorrow and the cold weather moving back in. finding balance and staying healthy is something i really want to keep working on.

then i spent the entire day walking around sunny, sweet brooklyn. everyone was out and about. all of us were like cockroaches coming out from our dark, tiny homes crawling around the neighborhood in the sunshine to get as much out of the day as we could. i came home after a long day walking around, sipping a cafe au lait, and window shopping to cook myself a veggie packed dinner.

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spinach salad with tomatoes, parmesian, and roasted zucchini along side some roasted sweet potato fries. mmmm mmm. lacking on the protein, but my breakfast and lunch we packed with protein, so i felt okay about it. of course a cookie or three were had for dessert 🙂

the weather is lovely today as well. hoping to enjoy it and live in the blissful moments today!

xo juls