We haven’t planted our garden yet, but our yard is still blooming. I guess the recent heat waves and torrential downpours are good for something!
After my flower gazing I started off my day with a repeat of Tuesdays breakfast. When I have blueberries + Almond milk you really can’t expect me not to eat cereal everyday for breakfast, can you?
In between working, doing some things for the blog, and writing a few case studies for my online class I paused to have a snack. I love snacking on nuts, I really should eat them more!
For lunch I recreated a local sandwich favorite: The TAC. I piled some Turkey, Avocado, Cream Cheese + Lettuce on a sandwich thin. I paired it with an juicy orange.
I assembled a quick snack platter to enjoy while Matt made dinner since I was really hungry and feared I would eat the kitchen if I didn’t eat something soon.
Matt made dinner last night using some of the ground goat meat that we got from the Des Moines Farmer’s Market. He added some spices, onion + half an orange pepper to the pan and dinner was served in no time.
I decided to make some lettuce wraps with the goat + some Greek yogurt. Perfect!
There is something so fun about eating with your hands.
Matt had never had goat before, but I had tried it in a stew-like dish when I was in Greece. I enjoyed it then, but I preferred it as Matt prepared it last night. Some people think that it tastes similar to lamb, but I found it as a cross between a mild sausage + hamburger.
Yoga + Strength
I’ve had a lot of different yoga teachers in my day. Some that good, some that are bad, and some that are just okay. For me, I’ve always found that the yoga experience is what you make of it. And that is why I always ask my instructors questions.
A lot of the questions I ask are in reference to poses or adjustments, but I always hear one thing: Work on building strength. It’s no secret that a lot of yoga is centered around strength exercises and it’s does come as a surprise to me that I just don’t have tons of upper body strength. But I want to!
So I’m going to add some push ups to my life. I started yesterday with 1 full push up and 9 kneeling push ups, and Ill keep subbing 1 extra kneeling push up for a real one each day. In 10 days I should be pumping out 10 full push ups like it’s my job!
What’s blooming in your yard?
What’s the craziest kind of meat you’ve ever had?
How many push ups can you do?