Nashville Plan Update

by HEAB on September 10, 2009

Before we left Colorado to come back home, I posted some of my thoughts/goals for my return to Nashville.  You can read about them here.  This morning I was thinking about them and thought I’d share an update.

  • Fermented Foods – I’ve already finished off a batch of oatgurt, and our fridge is stocked with miso paste and tempeh.  Check.
  • Caffeine – I’ve been drinking mostly decaf.  Every few days, I might add a scoop of regular to the pot, but I no longer feel addicted to it. Check.
  • Macrobiotics – Haven’t done much with this to be honest.  However, it still interests me.
  • Oat Bran – Duh.  First thing I ate after going to the grocery store. Check.
Fall themed oat bran: vanilla protein oats topped with apple, walnuts, & cinnamon.

Fall themed oat bran: vanilla protein oats topped with apple, walnuts, & cinnamon.

  • Fish – Our freezer is stocked with wild Alaskan salmon, and I’ve been thawing out individual servings for our dinner at night.  Last week, I made Faith’s Pouch Perfect Salmon. Delicious. Check.
  • IMG_3101Seaweed – So excited about this one.  I’ve been incorporating soaked arame into my dishes.  So easy!  For last night’s dinner, I soaked the arame for about 20 minutes, and then rinsed it before adding it to a bowl of quinoa, roasted veggies, roasted tempeh, Braggs, and oyster sauce.  YUM! Check.


  • Books – Totally bombed on this one. I did so much reading in Colorado, and I miss it.  Definitely need to work on using my time more wisely.
  • Walks – I’ve been taking walks almost everyday.  Although I miss the amazing mountain views, I’m loving spending time outside moving. Check.
  • Yoga – I’ve taken several classes since I came home, everything from Yin to hot Vinyasa classes.  Last week, I went back to 12th South Yoga, Nashville’s local Iyengar studio for a beginner’s class.  My brother scored me a free pass – thanks Scottie! The class was super basic, but I liked the focus on form. Just what I needed. Check.

Funny thing is, I hadn’t really thought much about my goals until this morning, but I actually followed through with most of them.  I think all that fresh mountain air really did me some good!

Another goal I had upon my return was meeting up with some fellow local bloggers/readers. After emailing with some of you, I was thinking dinner at Calypso Cafe on Elliston Place one night soon.  So, if you’re in the area, please email me if you’d like to join us.

I hope everyone has had a good week thus far…it’s almost Friday. :)