DITL 6/6/18: another trip to Asheville and my favorite falafel spot

I’m back in Chapel Hill after spending just another 24 hours in Asheville! It’s good to be home (and to know that I’m not driving another 4 hours tomorrow)!

For breakfast yesterday I just used what we had.. obviously we didn’t have time for grocery shopping over the weekend! I toasted a couple of frozen waffles, covered them with almond butter and sprinkled on trail mix. 

 Easy and nourishing!

Easy and nourishing!

I sipped on a protein shake (still on the Evolve kick for now) while walking Indy, and took a Larabar (peanut butter cookie) with me on my way to the gym. Workout included: Barbell bench press, Barbell Overhead Press, Flat Bench Dumbell Chest Fly, Incline Pushups, Skull Crushers, Alternating Dumbell Shoulder Press, Dumbell Lying Down Tricep kickbacks and Dumbell Lying Down reverse Flys. (Direct message me for sets, reps and/or resistance).

I drove home for lunch and put a couple of things together we had in the fridge. I microwaved a cup of Instant brown rice with quinoa and mixed it with a bag of steam fresh veggies, sautéed tempeh and topped it with salsa.

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 Nothing pretty but I’m no pro food blogger ;)

Nothing pretty but I’m no pro food blogger ;)

I took Indy on a second walk, packed my car with as many boxes it could holt and hit the road (again) for Asheville. I spent the night unpacking my suitcase and boxes, while listening to an audio book on my phone (using the Audible app). I just downloaded “When Life Gives You Lululemons”. It was just released, and written by Lauren Weisberger (author of Devil Wears Prada). It’s really entertaining so far and the perfect background to packing/ unpacking/ driving! 

I was up by 6AM the next morning. I am going to love the chilly Asheville mornings! It was 60 degrees until 9AM! For a quick breakfast I had a Cliff Builders Bar with Vanilla Almond Butter on top. It’s a sweet mixture for breakfast and not usually what I do, but I didn’t have much in the house yet grocery wise and it did the jobI

 Tastes like a thin mint cookie

Tastes like a thin mint cookie

I drove to the Pure Barre Asheville studio to take Flavia’s (Studio Owner) Empower class. She is THE BEST. I love her classes, and it made me SO happy to see the studio, clients and teachers again! After class I met Flavia for lunch at one of my favorite places in Asheville Green Sage Café. I had their TLT sandwich (BBQ Tempeh, Lettuce, Tomato and avocado) with a side salad. I didn’t take a picture but I will next time! We talked about the teaching schedule for the summer, and when I can start teaching over there. I’m so SO lucky I can jump back into teaching so quickly. Once you stop for more than a month, it’s hard to get back into it! I plan to start teaching again by late July and will just take classes until then so I won’t get too rusty!

After lunch I hit the road for Chapel Hill. I stopped by the house to take Indy on a quick walk before meeting my friend Leighanne for dinner at Mediterranean Deli. One of the restaurants I’ll miss the most in Chapel Hill!

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I ordered their falafel pita with eggplant and sautéed cauliflower. We sat outside and enjoyed Franklin Street! I was home, and exhausted by 8. I took Indy on one last walk before falling asleep on the sofa, until woke me up around 10PM and convinced me to go upstairs for bed. This week I'll focus on packing and checking off some "to do's" for wedding planning!