I’ve been spending a lot of time with friends lately–summer just brings a lot of my favorite people to town!
My friend, Jena, and I had a sleepover on Sunday, and one of our favorite things to do together is make a huge mess in the kitchen (she’s extra good at that). On Sunday, we used beets from my garden and local spinach, goat cheese, olive oil, and vinegar for our creation. I always feel good when I do that!
There isn’t really a recipe for the salad, or the other things either. We just put what we had together—toasted the walnuts and roasted the beets. The dressing was a combination of Herbs de Provence olive oil and California Apricot balsamic (from F. Olivers).
I feel like I’m back on track (for life) at the moment. I have four classes going on, and most of my family/friends have left town. Not that I want them to be gone, but since I work a lot at home, it definitely impacts the amount of work I get done (I compromise on time a lot, and end up doing my paper grading at 4am).
I will have a fitness update and workout to post soon. Everything has been going great there—mostly it’s food that’s variable, right now I’m just working on shaking the feeling that I need to drink wine everyday (it’s so easy to get into that habit!), and eating like I normally do when I’m in my regular routine. I have three trips to take for the remainder of July (Jersey Shore, LA, and Dartmouth!)… so I am going to try and stay really focused on my food/fitness while traveling. I think I’m at a good place to do that (and not be/look crazy at the same time).
How is your July going so far? I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure where June went!
Any trips coming up?