Guess who was up at 5:45 this morning to practice ashtanga for the first time since January?
Primary series with the sunrise. I was very surprised to discover that my body fell back into the practice with little resistance. Yes, some of the poses didn’t come as easily but overall it felt really good. For a year an a half I was extremely dedicated to ashtanga and self-practiced at least 2-3 times per week. Eventually I hope to return to that. For now, getting up and practicing today was a step in the right direction.
I was on top of things last night and made overnight oats so breakfast was easy this morning. Quick oats, Coach’s Oats, cinnamon, dried cranberries, plain Greek yogurt, vanilla soy milk, strawberries, blueberries and banana in an almond butter jar with jam on top.
And a quick overview of Monday…I taught an early morning BodyPump class at the Y and then headed into Metro to teach the midmorning circuit training class. It was pretty killer. 30 reps of 10 different exercises for a total of 300 reps in the workout.
I came home for lunch and made an open-faced veggie burger with mayo, mashed avocado, tomatoes, spinach, sprouts and pepperjack.
I worked for a few more hours at Metro and then when I couldn’t possibly sit any longer I took off for a run. Lucky for me, the club is located in my favorite area of town to run in so I enjoyed four miles with beautiful surroundings.
I taught hot class at Y2 and then came home and assembled dinner from the leftover grilled asparagus and Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend. I reheated the Harvest Blend and placed it over a bed of spinach and sprinkled it with feta. I sautéed baby portobello mushrooms with artichoke hearts and then added in the asparagus and placed that over the grain mixture. I finished it off with chopped kalamata olives and a spoonful of hummus and plain Greek yogurt. Such a great mix of flavors!
And now I’m off for a preview workout at FlyWheel. I haven’t been on a spin bike in years so this should be interesting to say the least. Full details to come later!