Best.

You know that saying “less is more”? Yeah, I know it too, but I disagree completely.

Let me put it into context for you: Thursdays are my week day off. Usually this means I stay up until midnight Wednesday evening (I know I am crazy!) and wake up to no alarm. It’s a glorious little routine I’ve got going. This morning was no different. I slept until 10, made a green smoothie, and caught up on blogs until noon when I high-tailed it down to Tribeca for a SoulCycle class and video shoot with Melanie G. The workout was bananas and I left completely exhausted and smiling, the effect of any SoulCycle workout.

I scrambled back uptown for a staff meeting where I enjoyed an array of delicious treats including bites of every flavor of Levain Bakery cookies. I wasn’t stuffed but I was certainly not hungry. Back at home I read a bit, caught up on email, cleaned, and then the clock stuck 7pm. Instead of putting on my pj’s I ran back down to W77 SoulCycle for another class, a Summer Heat Wave ride with the lovely little Elianna.

Blood. Sweat.Tears. Amazing workout #2 of the day, I left exhausted and smiling, as per usual.

I arrived home to find a sweet husband and a lovely plate of food waiting for me. And then instead of hitting the hay I baked these chocolate chip cookies that I had been waiting to bake for months ( spoiler alert: the recipe calls for a full 24 to 48 hours of dough refrigeration, talk about patience).

 

2 workouts, 2 desserts. A double dose of a damn good day. I pedal that bike so that I can enjoy every single bite with nothing held back. I am of the persuasion that you only get on life to live and I am committed to milking the one I have got. Continue reading

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Things I Am Loving As Of Late

Antigua honeymoon (Photo courtesy of my husband, Chris)

1. SoulCycle. Most amazing total body workout I have ever experienced and I am not just talking about the muscles part. It’s a complete mind and body experience.

2. This chocolate chip cookies recipe. If only I had the patience to follow it–24 hours of dough refrigeration is asking a lot of me.

3. What a beautiful blog, makes me want to run away to Charleston and never come back,

4. The new Matisyahu album, I can’t help but dance.

5. My new and most favorite workout pants ever

Birthday Cookie Competition

The way I see it you only get a weekend birthday every six years. Saturday birthdays are the most glorious of the post-work week b.day variety. Hence this has been a day of full-fledged celebration. I cannot even count the number of times I have said “It’s my birthday.” Tone is everything with that little sentence. Say it in a whiny way and you get the dishes washed for you. Say it in a cheerful way and you get a smile. Say it loudly at a restaurant and you get a free dessert.  Continue reading