Look what finally happened in yoga yesterday!
I was taking class from one of my fellow teacher trainees and decided to try revolved bird of paradise when I was in crescent lunge with a twist. All previous attempts at this pose had resulted in a complete topple over so I was in shock when I went for it…and it finally happened! I stayed after class and made Adam take my picture. He kept asking me if I could straighten my standing leg but it was all I could do to stay in it and smile. Baby steps! 😉
This is one of the things that I love most about yoga. There is always somewhere else to take your practice…whether that is on a physical or mental level. My “new place for my practice” in 2012 is going to be meditation. (Sneak peek at 2012 goals!) Yesterday, it was finally getting revolved bird for the first time! Totally made my practice.
Are you sick of seeing this sandwich yet? I think it’s safe to say that the panini with cranberry sauce is my lunch of choice at the moment. This one featured baked tofu, spinach, avocado, cheese and cranberry sauce. I cook them in a cast iron skillet with a little bit of butter and kind of flatten them down with the spatula.
Our friends are in town from San Diego so a big group of us met out last night for pizza at Brixx. I started with a salad.
And then I split two different veggie pizzas with the girls. The Artichoke Pizza is my favorite at Brixx – herb-marinated artichokes, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, basil pesto and mozzarella.
We also tried the Pesto Portobello – basil pesto-marinated Portobello mushrooms with mozzarella, goat cheese and sliced roma tomatoes. It was okay but the Artichoke is still number one!
Pizza night is my favorite. Mmm…
On a less fun note, I am sick. I ended up taking a rest day today and subbing out some of my classes. Word on the street is that there is a bad cold going around. I will be very sad if I am sick on Christmas. 🙁