We love to see both members and non-members checking out the new space through the storefront windows! Electrical and plumbing crews have been working for several weeks to complete internal work. Sheetrock is scheduled for friday and once completed, crews will be able to put in the new flooring. New Glass will be put into place during the next couple of days as well. Keep checking out the blog and be sure to ask us if you have any questions about our new addition!
Three Morning Habits That Can Wreck Your Day
So many things can make for a less-than-ideal morning: like hitting a traffic jam in the middle of your commute or realizing you’ve forgotten an umbrella just as a downpour hits. Some things are out of your hands—but other little morning habits could be starting you off on the wrong foot. Set yourself up for the best day possible by nixing these bad-for-you a.m. behaviors.
You Drink Coffee Too Early
Is there really a bad time for coffee? Yup. Energy levels rise naturally when you first wake up, so drinking coffee then causes an extra energy surge that can leave you jittery, says Steven Miller, a Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Maryland. You’ll reap the most benefits from coffee if you save it for an hour after you’ve gotten out of bed. That’s when your energy levels begin to plummet, so coffee keeps them up well into the afternoon.
Your Breakfast is Too Small
A handful of berries mixed into a container of Greek yogurt may sound like the perfect healthy breakfast, but it can set you up to binge in the afternoon. Not only is it just not enough food, but it’s also lacking in some nutrients that are key to ensuring you feel full until your next meal, says nutrition expert Michelle Davenport, Ph.D. A filling breakfast should consist of around 15 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fiber, complex carbs, and some healthy fat, says Davenport. A morning meal that contains all of those isn’t going to clock in at less than 450 calories—it’s just impossible—so you’ll want to make sure your breakfast’s at least that big.
You Check Your E-mail First Thing
This is one nasty habit you should break ASAP. Checking your inbox the moment you open your eyes in the morning can set you up for stress all day long, says Melissa McCreery, Ph.D., founder of Too Much on Her Plate. Instead of worrying about work first thing, focus on starting your morning with an activity that calms you—exercising, sipping a cup of tea, or talking to a roommate. This will actually help boost your productivity and get your creative juices flowing—which will pay off at work way more than checking that e-mail from your boss would.
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Recipe of the Week
Warm Zucchini, Corn, and Black Bean Salad
In a large pan with olive oil on medium high heat saute:
-2 medium zucchini, diced
-2 ears of corn, cut off the cob
-1 small red onion, diced
-1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-large pinch of coarse salt
When zucchini starts to get tender (I cooked mine for 7-8 minutes, but you can cook it as long as you like, depending on how small you diced it, and how firm you like it), add:
-2 cups of black beans, drained and rinsed
cook for a few more minutes until beans are heated through.
turn off heat and add:
-zest of 1 lime
-juice of 1 lime
-a large handful of chopped cilantro
mix together and enjoy!