I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thanks for all of your awesome feedback on my make up and beauty stuff post – so many new products to try out! One of my good friends works in the Body Care section at the Big Carrot and is always pointing me in the direction of fun new products. I will remember to post details when I find something good! And please keep sending your suggestions and recommendations my way.

The last few days have been super busy and I have only a few pictures to show for it! I will say again, if you are in Toronto and you haven’t bought tickets for Annie, you need to get on that! I had an amazing 7 hour rehearsal yesterday and I’m absolutely thrilled with the progress we’re making. The Annies are adorable, the kids know their lines better than I do, Warbucks is perfect and I have a kick-ass dance partner who lifts me across the stage like it’s nothing. You’re going to kick yourself if you miss it!!

Yesterday morning before rehearsal, Joey, Lori and I went back to Lady Marmalade for some brunch-y goodness. SANY2428We waited about 15 minutes for a table but it was absolutely worth it. I started off with some hot apple cider. SANY2426AH-mazing. Such a lovely way to put a stressful week behind me start my meal. I followed up with a vegan “huevos migas”

SANY2429 Scrambled tofu with tomatoes, scallions, corn tortilla chips, brown rice n beans and pico de gallo salsa. It was incredibly delicious and gave me great fuel for a long day ahead! I think Lady Marmalade might be my new fav for brunch…

Other yummy eats this week included an afternoon smoothie from Sadie’s Diner, spaghetti squash mexicana, and a yummy plate from the Big Carrot. (including kale!)

I had 3 awesome meetings on Saturday where we talked about the importance of taking care of yourself. I’m always amazed when the WW topic reflects what I need to be working on for myself. It’s like the WW gods know exactly what I need!! I’m really taking my own advice and working to take time for myself this week. Remember that by taking care of yourself, you’re in a better position to do all of the jobs in your life and take care of the other people in your life and overall just be the best you that you can be. Do something nice for yourself this week by having a hot bath, making time to do yoga or take a class at the gym, taking time for a proper breakfast, going to bed an hour early or just turning off your blackberry (Yes, blackberries and iphones do come equipped with off buttons. Shocking, but true).

What are some ways that you put yourself first?

Check back later today for the continuation of the ABC’s of Vegan Goodness with the letters N & O. Any guesses??


Meg's Gut said...

I think it is SO important to take "me" time everyday, no matter how busy your schedule is.
I usually take time for myself for doing yoga or going to the gym, sometimes I'll even just lay down to watch some TV or read a book.
Sometime there are those days where you feel like taking just an hour out of your insane day will put you behind, but once you take that hour to do something you really enjoy, you won't regret it.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Ahh I wish I could come to Toronto now to support you in 'Annie'!! Can't wait for a recap though since I know you'll rock it.

Amen to that - I'm definitely trying to give myself more "me time," which I am in desperate need of. I try to do so by taking long walks, doing yoga/deep-breathing, reading magazines...

N and O... hmm... nougat and oreos?? KIDDING!! :-D

GF Gidget said...

I work out with a trainer ever Monday. It is a great way to start off the week and establishes a focus on health.

Lauren said...

That meal looks amazing!! Annie sounds so great, wish it was in NY!! :)

I love "me" time! I like to do a mask or exfoliate once a week!

Anonymous said...

those migas look great! I used to love Annie when I was little, have you heard this song Happy Home (Keep On Writing) by Kimya Dawson? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFqOxIUOvw

You post reminded me of it :)

Lindsay said...

I love Sadie's homefries and chocolate chip pancakes

Ashley Gibson said...

I love that you all take such good care of yourselves!! So important :)

OMG I love the Annie reference in the Kimya song!!

Ashley Gibson said...

And yes Ms Veggie Girl, take some YOU time!! You're so busy with school!!!

And it was really hard NOT to write about nougat and oreos ;)

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