I’m in a weird time warp right now as jet lag hasn’t really hit me but I feel as if I’m repeating days since my Sunday was SUPER long due to the time change.
I left Verbier at 5am Sunday on the AlpyBus back to the Geneva Airport in order to catch a 9:15am flight to Amsterdam. The wakeup time was not easy as I didn’t sleep well Saturday night. Even though I was in bed by 11:30 and exhausted after a long day of skiing, sledging, wine, and fondue I woke up almost every hour fearful that I’d overslept. I slept the entire shuttle ride to the airport and had just enough time to check my baggage and grab some breakfast before boarding the flight.
I enjoyed a three hour layover in Amsterdam in the best way possible – soaking up the sun from their rooftop lounge area while reading a book and sipping a green juice. I’ve fallen in love with kale, lemon, ginger, cucumber, mint and pineapple flavors lately and order this any chance I have at a juice bar! It is great to have a few favorite standby juice combinations which I know are reliable especially when traveling. There is nothing worse than paying an exorbitant amount for a juice and spit out the first sip after a flavor experiment.
The flight from Amsterdam to New York was another smooth, uneventful one as I spent half the time on my iPad either catching up on tv shows or reading and the rest of the time sleeping. Before I knew it we were landing at JFK! Upon landing and fighting through the cab line I spent the evening laughing and catching up with some of my good friends over a healthy and delicious dinner. Liz and Mike hosted four of us ladies in their home for a Sunday night dinner including lemon chicken, sauteed kale, quinoa, and plenty of wine.
By the time I left I felt like their dog Reemus – ready to sleep anywhere, even on the floor. I was completely exhausted by 10pm when I reached my hotel room as I’d been up for 22 hours!
This morning I cancelled my Barry’s Bootcamp workout in order to make sure that my body got the rest it needed before a busy week. It’s so easy to push myself, especially when I’m traveling. The last thing I want to do is get sick or make stupid decisions especially while trying to improve my health and iron levels. Instead I enjoyed a leisurely commute to the office with my co-worker, Ema. It’s been so fun to share with her some of my favorite New York City spots such as the small juice bar near our office or the salad bar at Toasties. While I love our salad bar in Geneva I miss the made to order chopped salads sometimes! Today I made a great combination including kale, walnuts, egg whites, green apples, mushrooms, chicken, celery, lemon, olive oil and balsamic!
Tonight I am going to catch up with another friend before crashing in bed. The time change is definitely starting to catch up with me and I want to be rested for a fun Soul+Cycle date tomorrow morning before a long day of meetings.