Weekend Dispatch

Friday, March 17, 2017
This to-do list is taken directly from my own personal calendar (yes, I put my workouts and exercise classes on my calendar!). It includes what I plan to do, eat, read, and watch this weekend and some recommendation for things I've recently done. If you have something of your own to add, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

Tonight we are going to see a performance of the musical Sister Act at my daughter's high school. We've seen several musicals at her high school, and they have been impressive. Her high school takes the arts very seriously and has quite a cast of talented actors and singers. If you live in the Jersey shore area and are looking to support a local high school and the arts, check it out.

After seeing Stacey Griffith, founder of SoulCycle, on Good Morning America a few weeks ago, I knew immediately that I wanted to read her book. Since the beginning of the year, I've been on a quest to make fitness a regular and enjoyable part of my life. In her book Two Turns from Zero, Griffith shares both inspiration and instruction for anyone who struggles with finding their fitness niche.

Because I workout fairly early in the morning, I don't usually eat prior to my workouts. But lately as I've been increasing the intensity of my workouts, I've found that I become hungry and sluggish half way through, often to the point of distraction making it difficult to focus and finish. When I discovered this list of pre- and post-workout snacks, I couldn't wait to put some of the pre-workout suggestions to the test. This peanut butter and banana chia seed toast has become my absolute favorite, and I can't wait to make it this weekend before yoga.

If I could travel back to any time period in history it would be 1920s Paris. I may not have a time machine, but I do have the movie Midnight in Paris, which has recently been released on Netflix. Owen Wilson plays a writer who is on vacation with his girlfriend, played by Rachel McAdams. Every night during a walk along Paris' historic streets, he travels back to the 1920s where he finds romance and creative inspiration from his artistic idols. So, yeah, I'll have this on repeat all weekend long!

So, tell me. What do you have planned this weekend?

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