How great does it feel to start the work week on a Tuesday? Considering I don’t have Friday classes, it’s even more awesome.
Now that summer is unofficially over I’m (fittingly) read for a change. It’s weird because as much as I love summer I’m ready for it to end. I may only be saying that because it means I can soon walk outside without sweating like a madwoman. There are many inherent qualities about summer that we can’t hang on to year round (the weather, obviously) but many things we CAN continue to feel or do: the sense of adventure and freedom, fresh food, lazy days, time with family and friends….none of that has to end. Plus, we can add even more awesome things like football, holidays, pumpkins and cozy nights at home to the list.
Instead of fighting the change, I’m go to live in the season but take my favorite things about summer along with me. I think this change, and often resistance to change, happens with every season in life, literally and metaphorically speaking. Eventually things run their course and it’s time for something new, whether we like it or not. But we can always take the (best) parts of our past with us, right?
Onto my weekend.
Due to the weather, my plan for a long day at the beach was scrapped. I’m so over rainy season. I managed to get in some sun for an hour or so on Sunday but that’s it. I made up for it other ways…
Free yoga in Lululemon (free is a college student’s favorite word)
A very sweaty 4 miles along Ocean Drive in South Beach.
Jetset Pilates in South Beach. This is a megaformer class, equivalent to SLT in NYC. Now that I’ve been to three different studios I still prefer the studio in Tampa, Mantra. Still, it’s a great workout.
And the most entertaining part of the class? Seeing a woman walk in wearing workout clothes and high heels. Only in Miami would someone wear heels at 9 a.m. on a holiday to work out…
A green juice (kale, spinach, pineapple, apple and celery) from a super small, hard to find store called Under the Mango Tree. They also have a bunch of acai bowls but it was too crowded to sit and enjoy one inside.
And I ended the weekend catching up with some of my favorite people. Wish is was in person but the phone and FaceTime will have to do!