I did tons of yoga and tons of driving today, and then ended up wandering around Ralph's supermarket in a daze for like half an hour.
I know that you guys know what I'm talking about. I believe the official term is "yoga stoned." This is what happens when you do a lot of stretching and sweating and working hard, and then you find yourself wandering around for hours trying to remember where you left your own HEAD.
Back to my day: I trekked down to LA for beginner's and advanced class again, did some socializing, bought some stuff for my studio, and drove back up. I snacked on trail mix in the car, so I wasn't too starved when I got home, but I was definitely in need of food. Since I was stiff from driving, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and walk 10 minutes to the health food store near my house.
Plan A: Go to health food store, get some of that nice egg salad, eat.
I get to the store and of course there's not any good ready-made food left, since it's the end of the day. Also, everything is really expensive. Ok, let's try the supermarket.
Plan B: Go to supermarket, find egg salad, walk home, eat.
Of course, all the deli stuff at the supermarket is looking kinda nasty, too. Forget that plan! I'm doing a really good job of "listening to my body," but unfortunately my body hasn't quite decided what it wants me to put in it, so the two of us decide to just make a couple laps and find something that looks good.
Wow, pre-made guacamole!! That sounds great. Ooh, and they have whole-wheat tortellini on sale! Hmm, we're gonna need a basket.
Plan C: Have pre-made guac and tortellini. Need good chips and some frozen veggies, and then we're in business.
I made like 4 laps around the store trying to find chips that I wanted. Hmm, where are the blue corn chips? They're in the "natural food" section on the other end of the store. Hmm, but all they have here is the huge party size bag, which I don't want! Back to the other side of the store. Meanwhile (or simultaneously), why am I buying guac when I could just buy some avocados? Oh YEAH, I have those cherry tomatoes at home, those would be good in guacamole.
Plan D: Have avocados, whole-grain Tostitos, tomatoes (at home), and tortellini. Still need veggies.
Fresh spinach is good, but expensive. Check frozen veggies aisle (on other end of store). None of these look good. What about fresh asparagus? Back to other end of store. Hey, here's a cheaper bag of spinach. Hey, don't I need crackers?
At this point my body is suddenly sending out serious hunger distress signals! Uh oh. I'm gonna need a snack for the walk home. I'm sooo tired. I'm not gonna make it!
Final contents of shopping cart: 3 ripe avocados, Tostitos, tortellini, fresh spinach, sugar snap peas (for snacking!), Triscuits... and CHEEZITS. So much for the one-egg-salad shopping trip.
By the way, the peas and the homemade guacamole totally hit the spot. In fact, now I'm pretty full! Maybe I'll save the spinach and pasta dinner for tomorrow night.
And that's my exciting life!