In my old life, aka when I was teaching, Mondays were not my favorite day of the week. I (mostly) loved my job, but I hated to see my weekend come to an end. Here in Shenzhen, I LOVE Mondays because it's when I meet up with the hiking group to climb Nanshan.
This week my Monday was busier than normal. Here's what my schedule looked like today.
7:00 planking on the balcony.
I love when the weather is cool and comfy so I can step outside and do this.
8:30-10:00 hike (see above)
10:15-11:30 pool time
My favorite way to cool off after hiking the mountain. Often I'm the only one there.
1:00-3:00 Essential Oils Happy in Your Skin Workshop
I'm new to the whole essential oils world. Today I learned how to make dry shampoo, facial wipes, and a facial scrub. The main ingredient we used was tea tree (melaleuca) which is commonly used for acne, cuts, infections, sunburn and a whole lot of other things. It was interesting and fun.
Speaking of essential oils...an update: After slacking a bit, I've been doing my peppermint oil and icing routine on my achiles and it does feel better.
4:00-5:00 full body workout
Afternoon workouts always feel harder and today was no exception.
7:00-7:30 after dinner walk with mrC
What I ate: Regular Calorie Day
Breakfast: scrambled eggs and pb&j apple rice cakes
Lunch: leftover quinoa pizza bake, grapes, celery and humus
Post workout snack: Acai Mulberry Coconut Santo Pop
I found this grassroots company on Instagram. The owner makes these using local in season fruits and a tiny bit of cane sugar. And she delivers! Look her up on WeChat (santopop) if you're in Shekou.
Dinner: salmon patty and green beans
Macros: as I mentioned yesterday, today was a new day. A better day. My carbs were kind of low, but my calories were nearly perfect.
What's your favorite day of the week?
Do you use essential oils?