A New Restaurant & Some Old Yoga

by HEAB on January 11, 2009

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Everyone enjoying their weekends?  I know many of you are blanketed in snow…Nashville is cold and rainy once again. :(  I’m already counting down the days until Spring.  April will be here before we know it!  

My Saturday morning was busy.

5 AM: Breakfast with the pups.  Einstein & Radley: Dog food + 1/4 tsp peanut butter.  My dogs love their nut butters too! :)  Heather: Big a$$ cup of coffee with lots of cream.

6 AM: Yoga

7:30 AM: Quick bowl of cottage cheese/cereal/almond butter & off to work.  I had two clients – a 60 minute session followed by a 90 minute session.  Both sessions went very well, but by the time I got halfway through my second session, my belly was growling.  I think my client was in la-la land, and I’m hoping she didn’t notice. :)

What a productive start to the day!  My morning yoga was awesome.  When Chris and I moved into our house 2 years ago, I shoved a bunch of workout DVD’s in a cabinet during the unpacking craziness.  Since our DVD player is not set up in the most exercise friendly room of the house, I guess I simply forgot about them.  Well, enter my new laptop!  Now, I can do workout DVD’s anywhere in the house.  I sorted through my collection yesterday morning and was so excited to find Iron Yoga.  According to the Website, you can achieve both the rapid spot toning of strength training and the lean flexibility of yoga.  Developed by Anthony Carillo, a nationally ranked Ironman triathlete, this yoga workout gives you double the body-sculpting benefits.  Basically, it’s 60 minutes of yoga using lightweight dumbbells, and let me tell you, it works!  My triceps are so sore this morning, and I only used 5 lb weights.  I’m going to do this DVD once a week for a while in place of one strength training session at the gym.  Weights and yoga in one.  I love it!

I did not continue with my New Recipe A Day Experiment yesterday for two reasons.  First off, we had so much leftover quinoa from Friday night, and I wanted to finish it off before adding another dish to our fridge.  Secondly, we dined at a new restaurant for lunch, and I figured that would suffice.

I was so hungry by the time Chris and I met our friends for lunch at PM, that I was practically drooling over the menu.  This restaurant has been around for several years, but I had only been there once for appetizers.  What was I thinking?  PM is so delicious!  I ordered the Thai Wrap with tofu and sweet potato fries.

Crispy tofu with veggies, crunchy rice noodles, and peanut sauce with a side of fries

Crispy tofu wrapped with veggies, crunchy rice noodles, and peanut sauce with a side of fries

The wrap was sweet and filling, and the round sweet potato fries, a rare find in Nashville, were fried to perfection – not greasy at all!  On the side, there was wasabi mayonnaise and extra peanut sauce for dipping.  I’m not sure if the mayo was for my wrap or the fries.  At first I tried to avoid it…but then I indulged and spread it on everything.  Yum!  I will definitely be dining at PM again, as it was quite tasty and very reasonably priced.  The restaurant is less than a mile from my old apartment…to think, I used to live in walking distance of sweet potato fries…what a waste!  I’m so excited we finally discovered this place.

So, PM served as the grand finale for my experiment of all new meals all week.  Stay tuned tomorrow for a recap and results.  Happy Sunday everyone!