Time flies, huh? I took a few days off from blogging and now here we are at Wednesday already. How have you been? There’s a good reason, I assure you, but I am glad to be back
I appreciated all of the honeymoon destination tips I received on my previous post. You have all convinced me that Europe is the way to go and we are leaning toward Italy (but not necessarily the Tower of Pisa). Tough choice because a few of you suggested Spain over Italy, but we’re going to do a bit more research on costs, locations, etc. before making the final decision. I just feel very fortunate to have this opportunity!
This weekend was spooky, indeed. It started off with a trip up to my alma mater for the Northwestern v. Penn State game. Everything was going so well — until half time. I don’t want to hear it, Erica! We ended up getting creamed, but Bobby and I did score some awesome foam claws 😉
Following the game, I went a little further north to visit my friend in the suburbs. We wanted to go apple picking but the orchard we had selected turned out to be closed down Instead, we took a beautiful walk around the trails near her house. It was a wonderful way to celebrate fall.
It felt so peaceful, like we were the only ones out there! That’s probably true anyway, but it was nice.
Can you count the tree rings? I think it’s at least over 30 years old 😉
I also had the chance to try out my Cory Everson Yoga Sticky Mat from Erica’s giveaway.
It worked pretty well! Toward the end my hands were slipping so I put on weight gloves, which is a neat trick that I’ve found makes a huge difference. Don’t mind my messy apartment background as I pose in Warrior II for you all Did I mention that I’m really enjoying this yoga kick? I looked at pictures on Google and decided my chest needs to be turned a bit more, but I’ll give myself a compliment and say that I think this looks pretty good for a beginner. We could all stand to compliment ourselves more, right?
Moving right along with the randomness of this post, I would like to end by showing you what I used to refuel after my most recent yoga session. Thanks to the people at Vega, I received a sample of their new sport “performance optimizer” powder in the mail recently.
I chose the acai-berry flavor, which boasts a plant-based ingredient list including coconut oil, kombucha, yerba mate, green tea and many more that they claim will help boost athletic performance. Now, I’m not an “athlete” by any stretch of the imagination, but I do enjoy my exercise and thought it was about time to bring back an edition of Bender’s Blenders.
Wine in the background is optional 😉 Here are the ingredients I used:
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 scoop Vega Sport
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 5-10 ice cubes (depending on desired thickness)
I’ve seen on some other blogs that the powder mixed by itself with water isn’t that great. However, I loved adding it to my smoothie because you could barely taste it – the hint of flavor from the acai-berry was the only part I could taste and it was not chalky at all. It made for a refreshing post-workout snack and I am already a big fan of Vega, so this is just another great product to add to the list. I would probably purchase it on my own again once I run out.
The only thing that surprised me was that it doesn’t actually have any protein in it. I would have thought being a sport powder that there would be some in there, but perhaps they know something I don’t. Does anyone have any perspective on why this would be? Just curious!
Nutrition Information (1 serving):
- 260 calories
- 1g fat
- 62g carbohydrates
- 6g fiber
- 3g protein
I’m looking forward to checking in around the blogosphere tonight! I have been pretty out of the loop so I’m excited to see what you’ve been up to.