I hope everyone had a nice Monday. I’ve said this before but it’s one of my very favorite days of the week. I love that everyone has a “fresh start” attitude. I always say that the energy in my Monday evening yoga class is the best of the whole week.
I also love starting my week by teaching 6 a.m. BodyPump. I am so inspired by my Y members who get up so early on Monday mornings to strength train.
I had a personal training client immediately after teaching BodyPump this morning. I ate one of Emily’s Hungry Bars in the car on the way to my session. I am officially a fan of Hungry Bars and will be doing a review with a reader discount very soon!
I went to the studio and took a hot vinyasa class after my personal training session to complete day 14 of the 62 day yoga challenge. It was probably my worst practice of the challenge so far. Everything felt like a struggle. I ended up stopping halfway through the seated postures and just taking a 15 minute savasana…during which I completely passed out. It’s funny because yesterday I had a super strong practice and felt really, really good. Oh well…not stressing. I still have 48 days to go.
Lunch after practice was a salad with green apples, carrots, edamame, avocado, feta and dried cranberries with lemon dijon honey vinaigrette and a side of this amazing cheesy sour cream rice that my mother-in-law made.
I had an afternoon yoga session with the guys from the Charlotte Hounds, they are starting a professional lacrosse team here in Charlotte and I’ve had so much fun introducing them to yoga!
When I got home I made a snack with my newest obsession – Wild Squirrel Pretzel Pizzaz peanut butter.
It’s all-natural peanut butter with honey and salted pretzel pieces. I don’t know how they do it but the pretzel pieces stay crunchy and it’s so addictive. I can’t get enough! I love it most on toast (or today a cinnamon raisin English muffin) with an extra drizzle of honey…mmm. Their products are available in some stores in Oregon and Washington but you can order it online and it’s only $5.99 a jar. Worth it. I swear. I appreciate them sending me a jar to sample. I will be ordering more!
I washed it down with a mug of Awake tea with a splash of vanilla soy milk. I have a bad habit of ordering this at Starbucks when I can make it at home for a fraction of the cost. I really love hot tea and now that it’s getting cold I am drinking multiple cups a day.
I worked on my yoga playlist while I ate my snack. I had quite a time getting my music from the PC to the Mac but we finally have it all transferred over. I was so ridiculously sick of my music and I’m so happy to have my iTunes all set up again. Here’s a look at today’s playlist. It was a good one!
I am always accepting ideas for songs/new artists to add to my playlists so send them my way! (Oh and “track 10″ is Britney Spears Criminal.)
Post-class dinner was mahi with a Cajun seasoning/maple sauce, roasted acorn squash and kale.
I finished the evening with a slice of rum cake with vanilla ice cream. When I arrived home today, I was thrilled to find two big slices of cake in the fridge. My mother-in-law sent it home with Brandon. Bless her.
Off to answer emails and head to bed. I slept horribly last night and hoping I can make up for it tonight. I find that I get in patterns of bad sleeping…it’s like once it’s in my head it messes with me. Does that happen to anyone else?