I can hardly believe I actually did yoga this morning at 6:30am! I usually don’t even wake up that early!

Yoga was one of the best decision’s I made all day. I’d forgotten how yoga puts me in the THE BEST mood for the REST of the day. Even a Monday work day couldn’t take the happiness away. I was so cheerful and smiley all day! lol

Yoga with friends = best part of day (except for maybe zumba which may tie) – so glad I went!

Saying “see you later” (you guys know I don’t like “goodbyes”) to Kath who’s moving this week = worst part of day. I hate farewells, and I’m going to miss my friend! Hopefully, she visits us again soon!

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I celebrated Starbucks Monday and got a spinach feta wrap and grande vanilla soy latte.

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My last fancy green tea in my desk. 🙁 Guess it’s time to re-stock.

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Lunch was leftover Lemony Lentil Soup and a piece of GH Whole Grain Goodness.

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PS I had lots of leftovers of that soup! I stored 2 medium sized containers in the fridge for lunch this week. The rest are going in the freezer to be meals when I need a quick, convenient, but healthful meal at a later time.

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Plus vegan chocolate cat cookies leftover from the vegan homemade ice cream I made this past weekend (and boy are there a TON left!).

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Larabar in Cherry Pie was my pre-workout snack of choice.

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Post work I decided a second workout for the day was in order – ZUMBA! Yes, I pushed my way through a fun-filled hour of zumba the same day I already did an hour of yoga. I’m not normally a fan of multiple workouts in one day since I like to give my body plenty of rest, but what can I say….I really wanted to zumba and my body felt up to it. Guess I was just owning my strength. 🙂

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Post zumba I had a date with some friends.

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These friends: L back to R: Michelle, Jessie, Katie, Kelly, Jen, Jen, Brittney, me.

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We met up at Dandelion Market thanks to a Groupon we all purchased to try the restaurant out. We paid $10 for $20 gift certificates! Score! Click here to check out Groupon for yourself – it’s all over the country.

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Loved their table water pitchers.

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I tried the Blue Point Toasted Lager. The beer was served a little warm but the flavor was really nice.

Michelle and I split 3 tapas:

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Aged Cheddar + Ale Fondue.

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Stuffed zucchini.

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Flat bread with caramelized onions and truffle oil.

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We chatted and snacked and chatted some more.

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I love my food blogger dinners!

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Apple crisp. The topping was a puff pastry like topping, not so much a crisp. Perhaps the menu had a different name and I’m remembering it wrong, but it was a lovely, hearty dessert. I ended up saving some for hubby to try later.

Btw, if you check out Dandelion Market, be sure to ask for Rick – he’s very nice and will take great care of you!

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Back home, it was treat time for Bailey.

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Gimme five!

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Booyah!

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Nom nom nom time for Bailey.

Remember to tell me your strength story!