Health, Fitness, & Nutrition

Day 9: A Gorgeous Day for Some Tennis

I rarely write about my own tennis activity, so please indulge me today!

My ALTA mixed doubles team got to the playoffs, and today was our first round match. Since we came in 2nd place in our division, we were the “Away” team and had to play in a neighborhood not too far from my old house. Adult league mixed doubles is a tricky animal. Last year, you may remember, I played with my son and had discussed with him the expected protocol in terms of being on court with both a male and female opponent. Not all those who participate in this league abide by those expectations. We are, after all, playing in one of the highest divisions, skill-wise, and everything’s fair in love and war, right?

Today, though, our opponents were incredibly good sports, making the match a fun one even though our team lost. 🙁 It was a pleasure being out on the court on a beautiful, crisp, Saturday afternoon playing the game I love. This is what tennis is supposed to be all about. We’ll get ’em next season!

In case you missed it on the ParentingAces Facebook and/or Twitter feed, ClassPass is offering a $20 discount to new members right now. This is the app Emma and I are using to schedule our workouts. It’s a pretty great deal! Normally, you pay $100 per month for unlimited classes – anything from yoga to barre to boxing and everything in between. We’ve taken classes like Intro to Hip Hop, Aerial Yoga, and even JiggleIt! It’s a good way to try a variety of workouts and gyms/studios to see what best suits your exercise needs. If you join using the following link (just click on the image below), you and I both get $20 off:

classpassClassPass Referral Discount Code

Day 9 Menu

Pre-Breakfast: 8-12 ounces of water plus 8-12 ounces of Green Juice

Breakfast: Smoothie (for my husband: gluten-free toast spread with fresh almond butter & sliced apple)

Mid-morning snack: Apple slices with almond butter

Pre-Lunch: 4-6 ounces of Green Juice

Lunch: Veggie-Chicken Stir Fry (Note: We used last night’s leftover sauce for the stir fry – yum!)

Afternoon snack: Hummus, cucumber, & jicama

Pre-Dinner: 4-6 ounces of Green Juice

Dinner: Grilled French Rack of Lamb and Organic Farmers Market Baby Carrots with Tricolor Quinoa and Sautéed Garlic Kale

Helpful Links
Click here for Chef V’s website
Click here for the Queen of the Kitchen website
Click here for a Google list of Green Juice recipes

Workout of the Day

Define Mind Hammock Class at DEFINE-Atlanta (Emma)
Tennis (Lisa)

Queen of the Kitchen Show Instagram Feed
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