I broke the blender.

Refreshing mint-clover tea really hits the spot after 30+ minutes on a stationary bike then yoga in the park. Summer is draining, but I prefer this warm weather as long as I don’t have to lug around extra pounds.

For breakfast, I made myself a purple rain. I love those! 🙂 But sadly, I’ve broken my blender using it as a blender and a food processor. Plastic pieces are coming off as I blend, and it’s not a cheap-o plastic blender.

I hadn’t planned on buying a new blender till I moved, but I guess I’ll have to since I can’t go without one for a whole month!

Though I’d love an infamous Vita Mix, I could never see myself paying around $500 for a blender no matter how good.

Others suggest a cheaper Oster Classic Beehive.

Or the KitchenAid, but the reviews say the top may turn different colors like orange when pureeing tomato sauce. I had a red blender so this was not a problem.

(reviews and images from Good Housekeeping)

I stare at a lot of ceilings.

I’m going to blog and see how I feel before I go or don’t go to “Yoga Meets Dance.” I already worked out this morning and showered, but this should be pretty fun so I should go even if I’m tired. It’ll be an hour and a half and then I can come home and do whatever I please.

Okay okay, so I woke up for tailgates, went to the gym for 30+ minutes elliptical/weight class/yoga-Pilates class, walked around downtown for a good 2 hours, and then came home for lunch. It was late and I had finally decided on 2 egg whites, arugula, and goat cheese on 1/2 a sprouted wrap.

Besides that, I had a Shakeology at breakfast, a gluten-free cookie, and a mini cupcake. Not terrible, but I should eat better on weekends (another reason I should go to Yoga Meets Dance to divert myself away from sitting on my bum in front of the TV – I can do that after I come back anyways).

Speaking of yoga, yesterday I tried out yoga at Asheville Yoga Center. They have a nice ceiling: square within square protruding downwards. I went at 7:30AM and knew the instructor from previous classes at the Rush (gym where I go). There were 3 of us and though it wasn’t hot in the least, but I enjoyed it. It warmed me up enough so that I could do an almost-head stand. I haven’t been able to even attempt it on Sundays.

I was disappointed twice today because the temperature was not hot there or after work at Asheville Community Yoga. Though at the latter, there were 40+ people and we were on each other’s mats. Because everyone was in the same predicament, it felt so normal. It was a power flow class and I definitely felt it by the end. I even had a little sweat and fell asleep during relaxation.

After yoga plans:

  • Watch “The Dilemma”
  • Meal plan for next week
  • Plan workouts for tomorrow – may go to the Mtn Sports Fest for their yoga clinic
  • Look at my resume
  • Read Are You My Guru?