365 Challenge Day 203 – Variety

4 Jan

I had an awesome day : )

I actually skipped yoga, which felt weird, but I needed to conserve my energy.  I went to a dance class!!  It was amazing.  There must have been 60 people there.  I love that class.  It’s like family.  I haven’t been there in almost a year, and I got so many hugs, even from people who’s names I don’t know but I’ve danced with over the years.  I got a big hug and kiss from the teacher.  I worked hard!  I didn’t feel like I was working hard, because we took turns dancing and I’d only dance for a minute or two, then wait several minutes for another turn.  But man, I was so winded.  Towards the end of the class I could barely catch my breath!!  I was practically hyperventilating!!  Wow, I thought I was in better shape than that.  I can run two miles but I can’t dance across a 50 foot floor without feeling like I’m going to pass out?  Crazy!  It was hot in there too!!  I sweat more in that class than I do in the hot yoga class!!  I’m not kidding!

THEN, I went indoor rock climbing!!  My friend bought us a pass for a two hour lesson.  I’ve done the auto-belay, but I had never learned to belay or let anyone (human) hold the ropes for me.  It was really fun!!

Variety is probably overrated, but I did really miss dance so I’m glad I’m fitting that back in.

Hey, I’m getting better at not buying stuff!!  My friend talked me out of getting the fitness bands for my kids (for now, anyway.)  He’s really broke, so he’s on the “not buying it” plan all the time.  He told me they’d think it was cool for a week and then forget about it.  Could be true.  My daughter has an iPhone, and like me, ALWAYS has her phone with her, so we’ll start with an app that counts her steps and see how that goes first.

I went into Trader Joe’s and bought exactly two things, sesame oil and rice noodles (usually when I think I’m going to do that I end up spending $100.)  I used up the three half bags of peanuts I found in my freezer this week, and made Thai peanut pesto with sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, agave, and red chili pepper.  I put it on the rice noodles with sauteed tofu and steamed broccoli, and topped with scallions.  These are all things I already had at home.

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I’m tempted to buy more quinoa or noodles because I’ve used them up, but instead I’m going to try to move on and use the rice.  Including my forbidden rice : )   It’s been in my cabinet for at least two years.  But no matter how delicious that forbidden rice turns out to be, I promise I will never buy it again.

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