Barre, Figs, and the Best View in Austin

Good morning and happy Monday!

I hope you had a fun, relaxing, and rejuvenating weekend. By the time Monday morning rolls around, I usually feel pretty optimistic about the week ahead. I try not to fall victim to a negative “Monday mentality” … but of course, sometimes it works better than others. ; )

Sunday morning began with a bit of a later start, then a free barre class at Whole Foods Domain. Thanks to Barre3 and Whole Foods for putting on this free July workout series!


Oh. my. goodness, I am feeling it today! I typically do not get sore after working out (I wish I did!), but barre totally did it for me. For being so low impact, barre is an amazing workout! After yesterday, I’m totally sold.

Barre is all about stimulating the muscles by using a small range of motion. Think a mix between ballet, aerobics, pilates, and yoga. I have yet to attend a true barre class at a studio, so if yesterday’s class was a modified one, I can’t imagine what a real class would be like. Yikes!

After class I browsed Whole Foods for awhile. As always, I had to resist the temptation to buy, well, everything!

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Instead, I opted to snack on a plain Stonyfield Greek yogurt, banana, with a little cinnamon and maple syrup borrowed from the cafe counter. =) Savvy and inventive!

Once I headed out, I decided to check out Mount Bonnell, an awesome scenic overlook with a great view of Lake Austin. I was already pretty sweaty, so the climb wasn’t bad at all!


Gorgeous view, isn’t it?

I’m heading off to work in a few minutes, and I’m already looking forward to my mid-morning snack. 🙂 More Greek yogurt (can’t live without it!) and a fresh fig. I found them on sale this weekend at Central Market, which was pretty exciting for me.

Where I grew up in Pennsylvania, you’d never see fresh figs in the grocery store. Then once I moved to Texas I started seeing them, but they would always be about $8.99/lb. Pricy! But check this out:

Super score on figs :)

Super score on figs 🙂

Have a great day, everyone!

Of possible interest – The symbolism of figs .. plus a recipe from Free People


One thought on “Barre, Figs, and the Best View in Austin

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