This morning I woke up again at 4:30am. It was totally natural – after crashing into bed around 9 or 9:15pm last night, waking up at 4:30am was just intuitive. The morning was extra happy because of these guys.
I brought back something very important from France: good instant (decaf) coffee. We don’t have this elusive product here in the states. Or perhaps I’m not looking in the right stores. I love Nescafe’s instant coffee because it tastes good and is quick to prepare.
This cup has some organic half & half and NuNaturals vanilla stevia drops. While in France I got into the habit of drinking too much regular coffee (espresso in fact) so I’m trying to stick with decaf for a while to nix the addiction.
To top off this peaceful morning I did a round of Diane Von Furstenberg exercises (yogic stretching and some ab work) and some random yoga on my own. Pretty much like this:
Definitely check out the DVF exercises – she looks great for her age so I believe in her workout. I found the routine about a year and a half ago when I read her book on beauty.
While I was stretching and yoga-ing, I listened to this vocabulary podcast from Tyrannosaurus Prep. I learned some good ones today: meretricious, quixotic, prevaricate, importune, and a few others.
101 Days of Summer Challenge Update!
I don’t remember if I mentioned this but I’m doing Biz’s 101 Days of Summer – my goal is to lose 5-10 pounds that crept up on me over the last 1.5 years. I had lost about 5 of them last year before my wedding but they came right back over the winter Anyway, I lost about 1-2 before going to France and I actually didn’t gain anything while I was on vacation. My plan is to cut back on carbs a bit and do some kind of exercise for 30-60 minutes each day. So far it has mostly been walking but I have also done yoga and today I did the stretching routine I mentioned above. It’s basically the same plan as my Operation Wedding from last year (which worked). I would be very happy to lose just 5 more pounds and gain more muscle. I like looking toned and having what I call a “yoga body”.
I don’t know if it’s too late to join, but even if it is you should try doing some kind of challenge this summer. A bunch of bloggers are in on this one and it’s always fun to do things with a group.
Oh my. Even Bobby is on France time. He just got up and it is only 7:20am. This is completely insane. He says he went to sleep early last night (early = before 1am). I hope we keep these crazy schedules.