Hey Spring… You Can Come Out Now..

 
It’s Tuesday, April 5th and it’s 28 degrees outside! Where is spring? I’m ready for warmer weather where it’s the perfect balance of warm but not DC Summer’s hot. 

This weekend was a lot busier for me that usual (which I’m not complaining about!) I went and took yoga on Saturday with my girlfriend Kristina at Epic Yoga and then went to a first time home buyers class with Santosh. Yes we are getting everything ready to start looking! I’m excited and nervous (but a good nervous) at the same time. I then went up to friendship heights with my girlfriend Kerie and got all new makeup at Mac. I really like it it’s just a new adjustment to put on new makeup and get into a new habit of using this makeup compared to my old one. 

This was my second attempt at doing it myself (compared to the woman who did it in the store):

  
  
Sunday, Santosh and I went to visit Santosh’s parents, ran errands and came home to prep for the week. I baked the oatmeal cranberry bars (which have become a favorite of ours) and the oatmeal no bake bites. I also tried for the first time one of Santosh’s mom’s recipes and it turned out so well! 

The recipe includes: 

  • 1 onion
  • Cumin
  • Puréed Tomatoes (1 can)
  • Turmeric
  • Dal Masala
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Lentils 

Sauté the onion in a pan with a little olive oil and cumin until the onion becomes clear. Add in the puréed tomatoes, turmeric, dal masala and salt and pepper. If you have lentils that cook really quickly, add them directly into the same pan. If you have lentils that cook longer, put them in the rice cooker and once cooked, add them into the pan for a few moments. 

  

Cooking this weekend reaffirmed for me how much I enjoy cooking and how important it is for me to continue the habit of doing it. I am going to make an conscious effort to keep my word to myself and Santosh for us to cook. 

What habits do you notice that you would like to keep or change? 

When in Doubt, Blog it on the Metro

The last few days have been been busy and i fall asleep each night realizing I haven’t posted. That’s a resolution I’m going to work on changing. But today’s post is brought to you courtesy of the daily delays of WMATA.

Monday I went to yoga with my one of my best girlfriends at Epic Yoga located in DuPont Circle and then we got lunch at Jose Andres’ new place Beef Steak which was quite good and reasonably healthy. Monday night I had a seminar with Santosh and didn’t get home until 11, but despite the time still put chili in the crockpot, which turned out to be quite good!

Tuesday (aside from being only 12 degrees when I left for work) was really busy! I hit my 10,0000 steps even before I got to class to teach. Metro caused me to be about 15 minutes late to class but my customers waited and we were able to do the cardio portion of the class before we had to leave. This was the cardio portion of my (which helped me burn about 500 calories!):