I love days like today! I ate great food, had an awesome workout, did some important law school work, and hung out with one of my best friends!
I took a break from work and went swimming around 12. I had a reduced fat string cheese before I left.
I swam for 35 minutes, alternating free style, breast stroke, and did about 8 minutes of kicking. I pushed myself to keep up my speed, and it was tough at times, but I kept picturing my muscles growing, and that kept me going! I stretched for a while when I got home. My back still hurts! I must have really strained some muscles yesterday.
I left my apartment around 2 to meet my friend Annie in at Grounded, a coffee shop in Manhattan to do some work together. On the train, I drank a coconut water for some instant rehydration. Love this stuff! It has the electrolytes and potassium of a sports drink like Gatorade, but it is all natural with much less sugar!
When I got to Grounded, I was huuungry. I love this place. It is the perfect place to work (free internet) and has amazing food, tea, and coffee. I ordered an iced soy chai latte (can you tell its my favorite drink?) and a turkey sandwich on mutligrain bread with arugula, tomato, and lemon aioli.
It was soooo good!
The turkey was very fresh tasting. And there was lots of it!
I also munched on a granola bar throughout the day. I love Bare Naked Granola, so I was excited to see they are now making bars. This chocolate + cherry bar was chewy, satisfying, and not too sweet.
Around 8:30, we stopped working and grabbed dinner. We were in the West Village, so we decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants, Westville.
This place is known for its fresh food, amazing array of vegetable dishes and salads, and its reasonable prices. It is a very small little spot, so there is always a wait. But it is well worth it! The menu is always changing- there are a ton of specials that they write out daily.
Annie and I had some sparkling water.
I ordered one of the Specials: Almond crusted trout over greens with sliced pear, avocado, marinated red onions, and lemon dill dressing.
It was huge- a whole fish! The dressing was wonderful and light, really lemony and the fish was light and moist. I loved the almonds on top- they added a great crunch.
I ate half of the fish and all of the greens. I took the other half to have for lunch one day this week.
Annie had a veggie plate of 4 sides: beat and goat cheese salad, marinated and seared tofu, soy glazed snap peas, and zucchini, tomato and mozzarella salad. We shared some bites… they were all so tasty!
After dinner, we took a nice long walk to the subway. It was such a beautiful night- nice and cool. Fall is coming!
I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend filled with good eats, friends and family, and lots of fun.
See you tomorrow for the first day of a short work week! 🙂