Ryan and I both couldn't wait one more day to give each other presents. It was such a great time, and Ryan got me exactly what I asked for, a Lululemon Yoga Mat (the dogs peed on my other mat). This mat is ultra squishy, and my hands don't slide during downward dog.
|Ryan with the bears, getting ready for some present opening!|
|Our weird but very sentimental Christmas tree.|
|Grandma got the bears this toy and Gigi loves it!|
Ryan is really into molecular gastronomy, and the book I got him from an Australian restaurant that specializes it it went over really well with him, he couldn't put it down!
It's only 9:30 and I'm ready to call it a night. I went to the gym really early this morning and didn't get a chance to take a nap like I normally do. I did 30 minutes of moderate eliptical work, and a bicep/back workout. I got the back workout from oxygen magazine ( t-bar row, lat pulldown, reverse grip lat pulldown, narrow grip lat pulldown, low pulley row) and my back is pretty sore. I just can't find a way to really tire out my biceps.
Dinner was brown rice noodles with a walnut and basil pesto. It was delish!
- 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
- 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- fresh pepper to taste
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1/4- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- 1/4 cup noodle water
Blend all ingredients in food processor. If you need it more liquidy add more noodle water. Serve onto noodles with some more toasted pine nuts and enjoy! :)
Hope everyone is having a great Christmas and don't forget to keep eating healthy and exercising! It will be a great way to ring in the new year!