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weekend recap

hey all!

i hope you had a wonderful weekend. nyc was finally sunny for two days straight, and saturday was somewhat warm!

i started my saturday off with a 5 miles run jammin’ to some awesome tunes.

i was thrilled to see the farmer’s market opened by the park!

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i truly felt the heartbeat of springtime.

after my run i headed into the city for brunch with a girlfriend:

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i have an insane obsession with avocado and to top off a veggie omelet…amazing.

after brunch i met up with a friend for coffee and sitting in the glorious sun.

i saw this sign in the coffee shop and had to snap a pick…lol.

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ha. my girlfriend and i really connected saturday. i don’t know if it was the spring breeze or the sun or what but i felt really close to her. it was really awesome. she’s such a cool person and it felt wonderful to spend the afternoon with her, sharing stories, thoughts, and reminiscing. later in the evening i skyped with my brother who is studying abroad in morocco right now. i am super fortunate to be able to visit him in april with my family, and from what he’s told me it sounds like a beautiful and magnificent country.

saturday night i danced through the streets of brooklyn blasting janelle monae with my good friend. we went out and danced the night away. i haven’t danced in so long and i felt so free on saturday night. without a care in the world, i danced until midnight.

andddd the clocks sprung forward. my room mate and i were up early enough to get a peaceful brunch and walk around the neighborhood as it awoke.

mornings are so magical and serene. there is something about the morning that gives me such a sense of possibility, ambition, and optimism. the day is starting and so many things can happen.

a double load of laundry later and i found myself drenched in sweat in what felt like a 15 minute yoga class, but was actually 90. i was so blissed out after yoga, i couldn’t stop noticing the smallest little things that were making me so happy. like all of the dogs in the park, the music in my ipod, the deli man’s kind smile.

spring is in the air, time is healing me, and i am becoming more and more ready for new beginnings.

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let’s grab this week by the horns! bliss, love, and rock n’ roll!

xo juls

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letting go

hey all.

yesterday the polar vortex dropped down and i slipped in to a pair of these bad boys. Image

so much of my winter has been spent in a pair of fuzzy socks.

i fueled up for my first day back at school with a protein  packed breakfast :

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non-fat plain greek yogurt, banana, blackberries, agave, and dried fruit + sunflower seeds = YUM…perfect way to start the day.

i had a tough day back at work. with a restful break i had forgotten about many of the issues i deal with on a daily basis at work, and they all crept back yesterday, each one slapping me hard in the face it seemed. i was very emotional, and the day was a roller coaster. i left work frustrated at myself and with my job.

i felt bogged down and stuck. i am looking to change careers, but since i work at a school i am committed til june. that plus the winter that crept back definitely made me feel claustrophobic and confined. what’s a girl to do? YOGA

my mat = my salvation in a situation like this

yoga was such a blessing yesterday. my teacher held us in so many hip openers. i found them to be perfectly related to my day. i had to hold the shape and work through it, letting go of the tenderness and breathing into my tight hips. releasing tension throughout the body helped me lean into the shape, let go, and find that sweet spot of freeness. BLISS.

i mosied on home, took a hot shower, and cooked up dinner while snacking on cheese and crackers.

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roasted asparagus and zucchini + veggie boca burger topped with mashed avacado= GREEN DINNER

i ate the asparagus with my fingers, just like my grandmother used to 🙂

rounded out my meal with a hot cup of tea and some ice cream.

after tidying up around the house, someone special came over and was feeling down in the dumps about new york city, winter, etc. nyc can be a tough place, and we heart-to-hearted late into the night. my favorite thing!

i am hoping to let go and work through the tenderness today. i also am probably gonna take a rest today from the workouts. my body wants it, and i haven’t rested for a while.

hope you all have a blissful and inspired day, and i will leave you with a quote my yoga teacher read last night that always resonates with me:

“You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.
You have to pay your electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that’s all.”

― Cheryl Strayed

 
xo juls