A Belated Christmas Gift

December 27, 2010

Let’s get started with week #2 of Christmas break! 🙂

There was no sleeping in for me this morning though! Both Craig and I were up at 6:00 a.m. to hit the gym. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill while Craig rode the stationary bike.

We we got home, I made breakfast for Craig and myself while Craig got ready for work.

I had a bowl of Cheerios with soymilk.


I also had half of a bagel with peanut butter that went unpictured.


Since I missed hot yoga last night, I was really itching to go to a class. I decided to go to a Bikram class at Anchorage Yoga this morning.


I have never been to this style of class before, but after reading the description, I was excited to try a new style. (Last time I took a Hot Yoga class.)

Overall, I don’t know if I liked it as much as the hot yoga class. There were some poses I have never done before, so the unfamiliarity of them caused me to struggle a little bit. There were also a few poses that were uncomfortable and hurt various joints/parts of my body, but then again maybe they were supposed to hurt?!?! Camel pose anyone?

With all that being said, I loved the good sweat and for the first time in my life, my muscles don’t feel so incredibly tight. I know running makes my muscles really tight!


After yoga I hurried home because my stomach was empty!

I refueled with some cottage cheese and pineapple. I figured the protein and sodium from the cottage cheese would be a good option after a sweaty workout.


After a bit, I prepared myself a more adequate lunch.

chicken salad sandwich + veggies


This chicken salad features Greek yogurt instead of mayo!!

I followed this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats. (Love her blog!)


And some veggies on the side.


Craig brought this macaroon home for me yesterday and could not stop raving about how good it was. He definitely wasn’t fibbing. This baby was coconuty, chewy, and delicious! So good!!



Check out my belated Christmas gift that I got today!


j/k – We didn’t buy this; our landlord did because our previous one was ancient!



And speaking of presents, I haven’t shared what Craig gave me for Christmas! 🙂

Marmot Ouray +0 Sleeping Bag

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This sleeping bag is rated to 0 degrees!! It isn’t that we go camping in the winter, but since the summers here in Alaska aren’t very warm ( highs in mid-50s to 60s; 70s if we are lucky), I freeze when we go camping!! Hopefully this will solve my problem–at least during the night.



What was your favorite gift you received?

    1. Oh my goodness! I hate mayo and have been looking for an alternative to it in chicken and tuna salad! You have seriously made my night ahh.

      I went backpacking a while back and I can understand the zero degree sleeping bag.

    1. I got a griddler from my grandma, love it.

      I am so envious of your dishwasher! Our apartment doesn’t even have one! Enjoy your new beauty!

    1. ooh i had chicken salad today too! except it was at a cafe and was uber heavy on the mayo. my favorite christmas gift was from my parents- a set of bowls from crate & barrel that i’ve been eying for awhile 🙂

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