Thursday, January 28, 2010

Date night and Michael Pollan on Oprah

Last night Nick took me out to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Ray's Boathouse. Its right on the water (I can't take credit for that picture though, its from the website) and they have great seafood. I ordered the crab cakes, my favorite meal!

And to top off a great night, Michael Pollan (the author I did this post, and this one, and this one about - yes I am a big fan) was on Oprah! Thank goodness my friend Brooke alerted me so I could set the DVR. (Thanks Brooke!!!) If you happen to have missed it, you can read all about his Food 101 discussion here. I think he is fantastic and his writings are very eye opening about what we are eating.

images: Rays Boathouse, Oprah

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bikram yoga recap

I did my first hot yoga class with Meghan and Brynn last night and I have to say - I loved it! It was an hour class and about 10 minutes before the class was over I had hit my wall and could barely move. I was so exhausted I could barely force myself to stay up for The Bachelor, but I am glad I did!

If you have done yoga before I would definitely recommend giving it a shot, just drink lots of water 24 hours before the class, bring lots of water and be prepared to sweat!

Overall a good workout and way to vary my usual workout!


Monday, January 25, 2010

Bikram yoga

Today at work I'll be chugging water in anticipation of my first bikram yoga class! The class is 90 minutes and takes place in a 105 degree room, at least I'll get a good stretch to start off my new 2010 goal!


Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 goal addition

I went back and edited my earlier post on my 2010 goals to include one more item: stretch more.

I normally am rushing out of the gym in the morning to get home and ready for work and never stretch. In fact, I don't remember the last time I really did stretch after a workout. I noticed my calf muscles are getting a little tight and I know as I get older it wont get any better.

So my new goal is to leave the gym 5 minutes earlier, get home and stretch (and that will be give me time to catch the first few minutes of the today show)! I figured this was easy enough to do, I just need to remember to do it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wishful Wednesday: Golden Globes Gown

Wishful Wednesday

'I wish' .... I could have worn the gown that Sandra Bullock wore at the 67th Annual Golden Globes Award!

I would maybe love it even more if it was a little bit of a lighter purple, but I wont be picky! I'll still take it!

Head over to The Seattle Smiths to add your gown!

image: E!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Paperwhite cheer

This week has been a crazy, busy blur, hence the blog lacking.

I need a little flower power to cheer me from what has been an all to gray and wet week in my neck of the woods. I'd love to have these lovely paperwhites on my desk right now. They are a winter flower so maybe I can score some at the flower shop this weekend. I have Monday off for the holiday weekend and couldn't be more excited for a long weekend.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 Goals

1) Cook more fish (specifically salmon)
Its so healthy and I live in the Pacific Northwest where we have great, fresh seafood. I need to get over my fear of overcooking it and just go for it.

2) Travel somewhere new
No location in mind yet, but I'm thinking of making this a goal for every year. It doesn't have to be anywhere fancy or exotic and expensive, just a new place to explore.

3) Continue eating locally, sustainably and seasonably
In 2009 I really dove into the writings and teachings of people such as Michael Pollan and documentaries such as Food, Inc. and King Corn and I want to continue eating this way. I'm really trying to be aware of the foods go into my body the effect it has on the economy and especially the environment.

4) Take up a new hobby, such learning to knit
I've always wanted to learn how to knit, and what better time than the present!
5) Stretch more
I am going to start ending my workout 5 minutes early to get a good post-workout stretch in. Specifically a calf stretch.

image: WeHeartIt

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wishful Wednesday: Kate Beckinsale's hair

Wishful Wednesday

Kelsey's question this week:

'I wish' I had...
Kate Beckinsale's hair/hairstyle!

I wish I knew her secret, if anyone finds out please let me know! No matter how I hard to try to grow out my hair and keep it healthy, it never looks this good!

If you want to join in, head over to Kelsey's site!

image: People


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