Lucky Number 7

by HEAB on February 16, 2009

Exercise: 60 minutes on the stationary bike with NO resistance.  I wanted to walk, but it was too cold outside.  So, I just sat on the bike while I watched the morning news.  No cardio – my legs just needed some movement after 2 days of nothing. Then I did 5 Chaturangas and held plank for 2 minutes.  I miss yoga. :(

Breakfast was much more exciting:

Turkey Scramble with Almond Butter Carob Wrap

Turkey Scramble with Almond Butter Carob Wrap

I wanted to try another protein packed breakfast.  This was great and kept me energized until a 1:15 PM lunch.  In the mix: 1 egg, 2 egg whites (thanks for the tip Bender!), 1 Laughing Cow Light cheese, 1 cup spinach, and 2 slices deli turkey.  My Flat-out wrap contained 1 TBSP Naturally Nutty vanilla almond butter and a TBSP of carob chips, all warm from the toaster oven. So good, but the cheese and meat made the eggs a bit too salty for my taste.  The stats: 455 calories, 23 grams of fat (43%), 32 grams of carbs (26%), and 37 grams of protein (31%).  Since I knew there would be more grain pudding bowls in my day (I’m obsessed), I decided a breakfast higher in protein was a probably a good idea.

Post lunch treat:

Vanilla Yogurt Blended Wheat Berries with Peanut Butter

See, I wasn't lying: vanilla yogurt blended wheat berries with peanut butter.

Sweet Julz over at Simple And Divine gave me a very special award today:

3284008968_5d0fa1929b_oI have never met Julz, but in the short time I’ve been reading her blog, I feel I have found a kindred spirit.  I remember Julz’s first comment to me here, and right away, I knew this girl spoke from the heart.  She is amazing and beautiful and hilarious AND loves yoga. Please please please stop by her blog – she has an amazing story to share and is one of the most honest bloggers out there.  I love a girl that is true to herself and to others.  In honor of this award, Julz blogged about 7 things that she truly loves, and now I will do the same.  I’m just going to go with the first things that come to mind in no particular order. This could get interesting. :)

The 7 Current Loves of my Life

By Heather McD

1) Chris, aka my CD

I love this boy with all my heart.

I love this boy with all my heart.

2) The Pups

Einstein & Radley, aka Baby Girl

My babies: Einstein & Radley, aka Baby Girl

3) The Crazy Mc’s!!!!!

My 2 brothers and my parents - I LOVE THEM!  They are hilarious and love me so much.

The McIntosh family: My 2 brothers and my parents - I LOVE THEM! They are hilarious and love me so much.

4) John & Alice

The most amazing in-laws ever...seriously!

I have the most amazing in-laws ever...seriously!

5) Colorado

Chris and I at the top of Pike's Peak

Chris and I at the top of Pike's Peak

Chris and I fell in love with the great state of Colorado after spending 5 weeks out there this past summer.  We plan to move to Manitou Springs as soon as our house sells.  Know anyone looking for a 1920’s Tudor in Nashville?  Come on, great neighborhood!

6) Polly


Sorry Polly, I couldn't resist :)

Y’all this girl has been such a blessing in my life, and we only know each other through our blogs and email. Calling all lovers of yoga and almond butter, get yourselves over to Polly’s blog ASAP, and even if you don’t practice yoga or eat almond butter, visit anyway, as Polly is amazing!  Another kindred spirit via the blog world and I CANNOT wait to meet up soon in Nashville, right Polly?   Happiness invades my soul whenever I see Yoga is Yummy pop up in my inbox as Polly’s emails are filled with the most encouraging words – ALWAYS just what I need to her.  Polly, you may not know this, but it was your comment on this post (ironically, the same one where Julz first commented) that really got me thinking about more yoga in my life. Something finally clicked when I read your comment that day, and I haven’t looked back since.   You’ve played a huge role in me growing my practice, and I will be forever grateful. Plus, you watch Lost, and I think you might love almond butter more than me…which leads to #7 on the list…

7) Almond Butter or any nut butter for that matter!

I love you all.

I love you all.

So tell me, what are your 7 true loves these days?