Damsels in Distress

Goooood evening err body.

Like I mentioned earlier, Mom and I did a stretching based yoga class this morning at Hot Yoga of Huntsville.

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We held each pose viagra generic 100mg for 3 minutes and it was marvelous. Talk about some serious relaxation during shavasana.

After yoga both of our stomachs were rumbling — I’m pretty sure they could be heard during class — so we went to Panera for lunch.

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I ordered the spinach power salad sans fried onion and bacon, add chicken, dressing on the side, and whole wheat baguette instead of white. It totally hit the spot along with a hot tea, mmm.

We got pedicures before heading back home as a cherry on top.

Alrighty. Recall my mentioning a 40 mile bike ride in this morning’s post? Yes. Let’s talk about that.

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My mom and a group of her friends had planned on biking the Chief Ladiga Trail, which stretches form Jacksonville University to the Georgia line then connects to the Silver Comet Trail, and I tagged a long with.

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The trail were great — paved with lots of shade and mile markers the whole way. The plan was to bike from Piedmont to Weaver then back track and stop in Jacksonville for lunch.

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When we got close to our turn around spot, which was 18 miles out, Karen noticed that her front tire was low on air. Luckily, we stopped right outside of a car place so she took her bike to get air pumped into it. Unfortunately, instead of pumping air it did just the opposite, leaving her tire completely flat. Fail.

As our next attempt to salvage her tire, we walked over to the only gas station in the small town of {dream} Weaver to see if the tire pumping machine there would work. Close, but no cigar. At this point we felt as though we were out of options until a handsome young gent biking on his lunch hour stopped to assist we damsels in distress.

He change the tube on her wheel thanks to Jill being completely prepared with all of the tools. Finally we could head back! But wait…that didn’t work either. We thanked the minister (he informed us of this when he offered Karen a ride back to Piedmont) and then he was off and we were left back at square one.

An hour had passed and we were officially starving, when two men approached us (both with bikes). Apparently, they had watched everything play out before deciding to offer a hand. Long story short (kind of?), they road to Jacksonville where their truck was and then came back to swap one of their bikes for Karen’s and agreed to meet us back at Piedmont to switch back up.

With everyone back in the saddle, we took off in search of FOOD. Hallelujah!

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Another 6 miles to lunch spots and boy were we hungry! After lunch we realized we had another 12-13 miles left until we were finished with our ride and so we were off, yet again.

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The ride back was brutal. I couldn’t tell you what hurt worse; my butt or my thighs. When we got back Ben, our hero, was waiting for us. We returned bikes and thanked him for being so kind. Thanks again, Ben!

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After a day like that there was only one thing that we could do. 

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So we stopped at an ice cream shoppe on our way back home and all was well in the world.

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After a day like that everyone agreed they had gotten their bike fix in for a while, haha.

Back to the now, it’s currently raining outside so I think it’s time to kick back and crack open a good book. Nighty!

Wednesday Words {of wisdom}

Hey hey!

Guess where I am?

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Home! I decided on a whim on Monday afternoon that I needed to head home and so I did.

Yesterday, my mom, a few of her friends, and myself went on a 40(!) mile bike ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail.

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I’ll give you the complete recap on that later.

Breakfast

For breakfast this morning I enjoyed two Kashi blueberry waffles with almond butter and banana cheapest price viagra slices. Mmm.

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And now I’m off to a stretching based yoga class with my mom. After our bike ride yesterday you better believe yoga is the name of the game for today.

I’ll leave you with this weeks Wednesday Words!

This week’s Words of Wisdom is one of my favorite tips for staying on track in a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Write it down!

Writing things down is an awesome way to keep yourself in check with your eats and sweat sessions. Before, I would write down everything in my Hello Kitty workout journal from how heavy I was lifting and what I ate on the weekend to motivational sayings and quotes.

 

Lately, I’ve been using blank notecards to write down each meal, my workout, water intake, and my feelings from that day. It’s really helpful to be able to look at days when I wasn’t feeling all that great and compare them to the days when everything was on point to find what works best for me.

 

Also, knowing I’m going to be writing down everything that I eat makes me think twice and be more mindful about my choices.

 

Sometimes I’ll even add a “Goals for Tomorrow” category to my notecard that may include things like drink more water, swap a piece of chocolate with a mug of hot tea, or stretch before bed. It’s a fun way to challenge myself while being very attainable at the same time.

 

What tools do you use to help keep you on track in a healthy lifestyle?