Remember this post where I mentioned that I drink coffee, it’s my vice, but that I am not giving it up anytime soon? Well, after 5 years, my coffee maker crapped out. Rather than saying, oh this is a sign from the Universal Coffee Gods that my time is up with coffee and that I should move on to greener (no pun intended) pastures and a healthier beverage….oh no, I went to the nearest Bed, Bath, & Beyond and purchased this little Cuisinart diddy. It is carafe-less and I feel so powerful pressing that little lever to dispense my happy nectar. The coffee tastes way better in it that it was in my old machine, and because I had a handy 20% stash of BB&B coupons, I scored on the price, too. We all know that those coupons they send in the mail never expire, so you should hoard them for a rainy day, like when your coffee maker blows up and you need a quick fix. Or organic bedding is calling your name, or you “need” yet another kitchen gadget…hang on to those coupons everyone!

Cuisinart Coffee Maker
Last night’s dinner. I never get sick of broccoli.
Bowl full of mixed vegetables
Also in that Bowl:
*Broccoli
*Mixed organic greens
*Brussels’s Sprouts
*Tomato
*Raw corn shaved from the happy cob TJs
*Red Pepper
*Yellow Pepper
*Carrots
*Black Pepper
*Juice of a half an orange
*Agave drizzle

Oh before dinner, Scott and Skylar and I were about to embark on our 5 mile power walk through Balboa Park and I needed a little snackie. I don’t eat Mary Gone Crackers too often, but when I do, they hit the gluten-free, lots of nice fiber & pretty healthy ingredients, spot. And a little slab of TJ’s raw almond butter, perfect.
Mary's Gone Crackers and Almond Butter Packages

This morning’s yoga practice. Pincha Mayurasana. Also called Peacock Pose. This is one of my all time favorite yoga poses ever! Hands down, I love this pose. I feel really strong in it. It makes my back muscles like traps, my shoulder girdle, bi’s & tri’s, abs & core, and even legs, all work at once. I like trying to lower my chest just a couple inches from the ground while I am inverted and see how close I can get. Gravity is pretty strong though! The inversion helps clear brainfog, depression, and gives a nice little mood boost.
Woman doing peacock yoga pose
Woman doing peacock yoga pose

:)
Averie

Tip of the Day: Working out doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You’ve got 5 minutes? Great, go run up and down the stairs as fast as you can for 5 minutes. It’s 5 minutes of cardio you otherwise probably wouldn’t do. Or bust out some crunches or a few sun salutations. Just do something. Very few people I know have huge blocks of time to devote to working out. So, if you can get in 25 push-ups or 10 minutes of yoga or whatever floats your boat in those times you think you “don’t have time”….well, just take baby steps and fit it all in.

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