Comedian + MORE SPIN

Happy Saturday people! I hope you’re outside enjoying the sunny, warm weather (if you’re in NY) and not stuck in your office all day like me. I would literally do anything to just spend today walking around the city and Central Park, especially since this week it’s going back into shitty weather. I really pray that this is the last couple of weeks of cold.

So I had a super good week full of possible opportunities that I can’t say anything about right now, just keep positive thoughts for me if you can 🙂 On Thursday night, I was invited to a fashion show for Brooks at City Sports, but couldn’t get there until it had already been going on for an hour.

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We missed the actual fashion part of it but I REALLY wanted to try to find a pair of Brooks that I actually liked. I’m trying so hard to be able to run in Brooks… not for any reason really other than Mizuno discontinues the shoes that always are amazing for me and doesn’t replace them with ones that are ACTUALLY comparable. I tried the Pure Project line and none of them feel right, along with the Ravenna’s. I’m running in the Elixir 8’s now and they had 1 pair in my size left in the blue color (I have the pink now) super discounted so I grabbed those. I felt bad buying Mizuno’s at a Brooks event, but you have to run in what’s right for you! They did give us cool swag bags that have little travel bags and a super cool glass water bottle.

While we were inside the store I saw this man who looked just like Jeffrey Gurian, a comedian that we’ve seen on Kroll Show and I KNEW it was him. He’s pretty hard to miss. He was walking to his car when we left and at the last minute I ran over and knocked on his window because I just had to know if it really was him. And it was! He was SO SO SO nice! I’ve met quite a few celebrities living here and he is by far the nicest one. I’m sure he doesn’t get stopped a whole lot, but the man is amazing. Check out all the work he’s done!

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It was one of those awesome, super random nights you only have in NYC. Love it.

A couple good eats from the week:

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This was a day-before-pay-day broke as a joke dinner which was leftover stir fry veggies with a fried egg and hot sauce/honey mustard. Super good though and it’s dinners like these that I need to keep eating in lieu of take out or cereal because I’m lazy. Light, fast and healthy!

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This. This was amazing. I’m so obsessed with chai tea latte’s but avoid them because of the sugar, but when I saw this Spiru-tein chai latte dairy-free protein powder I had to grab it. I tried some with just almond milk and it’s not that great alone but I mixed up this little ice cream bowl and it was SO good.

  • 1/2 scoop Spiru-tein chai latte protein powder
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp loose-leaf chai tea
  • Stevia to taste
  • 5-6 ice cubes

Blend all together and stuck in the freezer for awhile, topped with dairy-free mini chocolate chips (I truly love these more than regular choc chips!) and PB. Yaaaaaaaaas! Now that I’m teaching a lot of classes a week, I’m going to up my protein a little for recovery and since I don’t like to eat a lot of meat (read: can’t afford to) I’m bringing back some dairy-free protein powders just to use like this at night.

As for the more spin topic of this post, I am going to be teaching at another studio! I met with the owner of NuYu Revolution, Susan Rappaport, about a month ago and I finally got to take a class with her yesterday morning and the concept of her very small spin/yoga/pilates space is wonderful; the class sizes are never larger than 10-11 people, so it’s a very personal experience. She knows your name, your fitness level, and what she needs to do to get you to come in and get your workouts in. You join her gym when you need someone who WILL call you if she notices that you have skipped a few workouts. I absolutely love it and really hope it’s a place I can grow with. I will be teaching there Sunday early evenings and Monday nights. That means with my classes at 24 Hour Fitness, The Fitness Guru and NuYu, I will be teaching 7 classes between Sundays-Tuesdays! Along with half marathon training, I’m overwhelmed in the best way possible! 🙂

Who’s your favorite comedian?

I don’t think I’ve ever asked this- have you ever taken a spin class? Love it or hate it?

Food Rut

Food is one thing I do not get bored with. I eat protein oats (sometimes made into pancakes) with a banana and peanut butter every morning except Sundays (my bagel day) and look forward to it all of those days. Give me greens, sweet potatoes, goat or feta cheese, fish or chicken and some mustard and I can create lunch and dinner. Greek yogurt, apples, protein bars, nuts, veggies and hummus more than satisfy me for snacks. So even though my ingredients don’t often change, I love my eats and find someway to spruce them up here and there. You may call it a food rut, but I call it food happiness. I am obsessed with vegetables.

Lunch yesterday:

Beets, feta, egg white, red pepper
Chicken, mushrooms, spinach, sweet potato & mustard
Starbucks Americano (perfection) & Kind bar for snack

My dinner last night was epic. I had John grill me a fillet of ahi tuna before I got home and I loved how it was really plain tasting but also really delicious. I piled it on spinach, sweet potato, goat cheese, garlic powder & a lovely little dressing I whipped up.

Balsamic vinegar, whole grain dijon mustard, spoonful of honey. Breathtaking.

I sliced up some cucumber and put the  rest of the ahi tuna pieces on top with some balsamic. To me, it looks like little pieces of sushi and I felt like a chef. To you, it probably looks like tuna on cucumbers with balsamic dumped on a plate. Agree to disagree.

This is why I someday want to work with people trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Had I known I could create delicious, filling, healthy meals like this? I would have given up McDonald’s long before 2 years ago. Healthy eating is DELISH.

I also came home to a friendly little package from Brooks Run Happy University.

Bag, Running fuel (which I have yet to use!), ear buds, and chafing prevention tools. I also have never had chafing, so i must be a beginning runner? Anyways, this made me super happy after (another) stressful day. I only have one pair of Brooks and they are pretty hardcore. I get compliments on them everywhere. They are downright badass.

I’m still getting used to them as they are very minimalist and I feel my shins and calves working super hard when I run in them. But leopard print sneakers that also say speed demon on them? I’m a badass.

After dinner, John and I went to the laundry mat. It was a wild hump day. Ahi tuna and laundry. We are still in our honeymoon face, obviously 😉 When we got back, it had been a whole 2 hours since I ate so bedtime food was needed. I have no shame in how much I can wolf down.

Into my new GNC blender/juicer combo (AMAZING BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!) went:

– 1/2 cup pumpkin

– 1/2 banana

– 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

– 1/2 scoop banana protein powder

– cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice

– ice cubes

Topped with… peanut butter. Yum yum yum. Pretty stoked that I have a blender that can blend ice now. I can’t wait to try out the juicer part!

Do you get stuck in food ruts? Do they bore you or do you love it?

I just really like routine, even when it comes to food. I won’t eat a bagel or even crave one unless it’s a Sunday. Weirdo.

Do you have any vegetable/fruit juice recipes I should try?

I know I want to try some carrot/ beet blends! Help a girl out 🙂