Hey there! Hope your weekend is going well. I went to Sunday morning Yoga class today, for the first time. Normally I go to the "absolute beginning" class which is for people who have NEVER done yoga, or for those of us who like SLOW and relaxing class. Today's class was "Flow" class which is more of a constant movement kind of class. It was a lot harder; there was a lot of poses I could not do beyond stage 1 (where most of the class moved into stage 2 and stage 3.) It actually made me sweat and I am sure tomorrow my muscles will be hurting. I had a lot of fun. We did Wheel Pose (back bend) and Crane Pose and Tripod Pose (headstands!) and a bunch of other stuff I have never done before. Here are some pics from Yogajournal.com
I think I am going to keep going to the Sunday morning class. So, for now I will be having 2 yoga classes a week. Starting on SEP 14th that will change. I enrolled in a Yoga class at Fayetteville Technical Community College (continuing education department) and will be having class on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. (Pottery Class on Saturdays!!) I think I will keep going to my current yoga studio on Sundays so I will be doing Yoga 3 times per week and Water Aerobics 3 times a week; hopefully this will help my leg/hip get stronger.
September is National Yoga Month, and you can get free yoga classes at lots of studios. Here is the link for the information for Dallas: DFW Free Yoga. Free Yoga in Dallas is on SEP 6th. Search for other Free Events on this page. I encourage you to go try out a class if you have never done it before.
Today's food was not very interesting, but I did make my first ever poached egg. Here is what it looked like:
|My first ever poached egg! First one cooked, first one eaten!|
It was not hard really, so I think next time I try it the egg will look even better.
After yoga I stopped at Harris Teeter (since I was on that side of town) to get some Vitatops and a Multivitamin since I took my last one this morning. I got some grapes (and a lot of other misc. items....I should ban myself from grocery shopping!)...look how HUGE this one grape was:
|Huge Grape! (next to my thumb for comparison purposes)|
While shopping I went past the salad bar which had chili ... so, ended up wanting Spicy Turkey Chili again and got the ingredients to make it. Yep, I just had it for dinner and it was outstanding. I made it a bit spicier this time (added a jalapeno and went heavy on the cayenne) and it was GREAT. Of course I had the broccoli cornbread with it as well; that last bite of cornbread was so sweet and yummy.
Somewhat out of order but lunch today was a baked potato w/ cottage cheese, black beans, and cherry tomatoes. You are probably thinking its a weird combo but trust me it is so very good. It is also very filling.
That's pretty much it for now. I can't believe its 6pm already! Where does the time go? I need to study for the GRE... "see" you guys tomorrow.