Well, I hope you’re all doing well.
Today’s workout was all over the place, because Ant and I only had 25 minutes to work out so he could get to work on time. So I could piece together at least 45 minutes, I combined about 700 workouts for a lil baby that looked like this:
Workout of the Day:
- 5 minutes incline walking (7.5 incline, 4.0 mph)
- 2x Body cross punches with cable pull (15 reps each side, 25 lbs)
- 2x Step ups (15 reps each leg, 20 lbs total)
- 2x Lunges (15 each leg, 20 lbs total)
- 2x 50 various crunches on the exercise ball
- 7 minute run with my moms dog
- 10 minute run to my clients house
- 15 minute speed walk back from my clients house
It was a hodgepodge, but it worked!
Breakfast was a divine pumpkin spice smoothie that absolutely hit the spot. It hit the spot so quickly, however, that I totally forgot to take pictures. I’m working on that one.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup goat yogurt
- 3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 6 cubes ice
- 1.5 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 packet stevia
- big dash vanilla
- lots of cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- smaller dash cloves
But enough of that. I have a big announcement to make.
I’m moving to Australia!
:: sheepish grin ::
I wasn’t able to blog about it before because of personal reasons, but finally I’m able to write and share about it. Anthony and I are moving to Brisbane, Australia, which is about 45 minutes away from the gold coast.
Now, in total honesty, our first trip there is just three weeks long, and we will be returning to New York on December 31st. More on our future (insane) travel plans tomorrow, but it involves trips to Florida, two months in Europe, and an hour and a half in Seoul.
The past three months of preparing for this trip has been some of the most intense of my life. While it is undeniably exciting and joy-filled, it’s also hard. I’m so close to my family – I see my parents two to three times per week (I’m my mom’s personal trainer and yoga teacher, as well as, ya know, her baby.) I love being just a walk from my sister, brother-in-law, niece and aunt, and 45 minutes by train from my extended family. Moving to the other end of the world is inconceivable to me, even though I am so blessed as to have the most amazing Australian family, by way of Anthony.
It’s also involved getting rid of basically all my possessions. My furniture, most of my books, my beloved kitchenware – it’s too expensive to move, and more expensive to store than to replace the necessities, so we got rid of almost everything, save for the precious and personal (aka every yoga book I have. I just couldn’t let them go after taking so long to build the collection.) . As a yoga teacher, I really do try to practice non-attachment, and remember that stuff is just stuff. But in the end of the day, letting go of everything that you’ve created and built into a home is just plain tough.
So, I’ve been on a roller-coaster of excitement, terror, sadness, unbridled joy, and anxiety. I can’t wait to go, but I also want to stay with all of my heart. Needless to say, it’s complicated.
But, for now…
I am so excited to get to experience the world and travel with my love. I can’t wait for the opportunity to explore Australia, Europe, and the rest of the world. I hope you’ll come along with me! More details on the trip tomorrow, but I just wanted to let you know.
Much love and happy days,