The wedding went by pretty quickly yesterday. I was working with two photographers yesterday and ended up carrying all of their stuff. One bag was at least 40-50 lbs alone, then I had two other smaller bags to carry. Needless to say my shoulders and back are feeling a bit jacked up today but I was able to rest and hopefully I'll be ok for my training session tomorrow. They had a great party though so the time went quickly! They were standing on chairs and jumping off speakers, it was hilarious! Cocktail hour wasn't as good as the last time I was at this hall but I still had some fruit and they had stuffed grape leaves! Score!
I woke up at about 7:15 today (after not so much sleep) and decided that it was a gorgeous morning and I'd be silly if I skipped the farmers market to stay in bed. I dragged my ass out of bed and drove about 30 minutes to the market. I made today a rest day for working out but still decided to park on the other side of town so I'd get a nice walk in. The weather was so perfect this morning I'm so glad I did that. We had a bit of a sun shower this afternoon though, more on that later ;)
The market was much bigger than last year, some more vendors must have signed up. There were still only 2 produce vendors but they had some more bakery type stalls, some with home made spreads, one with aromatherapy type stuff which was vegan friendly and smelled so good (I'm going to get something next time) and some other ones. The produce stalls had the same stuff too so I went to the one with a slightly better selection and picked up a few goodies!
Some baby bok choy (!!!), a big bag of mesclun greens, a big ol' carton of strawberries, some sugar snap peas and some new dill pickles from the pickle vendor!
I had a really lovely morning. The best part was that I was home by 10! I was able to load up my dehydrator for the first time and then relax for the rest of the day. More on the dehydrator later ;)
For breakfast I had my non-smoothie breakfast for the week :) Banana with raw pecan butter, raisins and cinnamon with some farmer's market strawberries! Yum!
For lunch I had these gorgeous spring rolls I picked up from the Wild By Nature that is by the Farmers Market. I figured I deserved to eat a meal I didn't have to prepare ;) So good! This had rice paper, lettuce, cucumber, carrots and avocado. There was a Thai Chili Sauce but I didn't eat it because it contained wheat. I don't really like sauces on my spring rolls or sushi anyway though...except peanut sauce. Yum. I ate 2 of the 3 pieces and figured the other would be great as a quick snack!
Dinner is an uninspired plate of carrots, stuffed grape leaves, hummus and Farmers Market pickles. Good but nothing interesting. I think a headache and fatigue won this battle.
I didn't eat too much during the day because my appetite was a bit low and I was feeling a bit headachey so I knew dessert would be in order tonight. It is pretty hot here so I wanted something cold so what better way to end a day than with some icy, sweet frozen fruit! I have a few frozen grapes mixed with some frozen pineapple (anti-inflammatory food!). It'll be the perfect sweet dessert. It's a bit icy but I'm ok with that ;) That's on tap for a bit later!
I became incredibly aware that my nails needed to be done immediately so in honor of the last week of my cleanse I decided to "go green." ;) I have since cleaned them up around the edges.
Check out this double rainbow I saw outside my window after a brief sun shower! You can only see the second one in the upper right corner of the photo but it was so pretty!
I took my dehydrator out for a test drive but it's still going after almost 8 hours! I'll have to show you what I made tomorrow!
Yikes, this is a long post :) Hope you all had a great weekend! I'm not going to lie, I could totally go for another day off :X Have a great evening!