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So Much Yoga

It’s been a yoga-rific week. Over the past three days I have taught ELEVEN classes/privates. While I love yoga with all my heart, I do not even want to say the words “inhale upward facing dog, exhale downward facing dog” right now. And I’ve only been able to personally practice one day this week and that makes me sad. Maintaining my personal practice is important to me and helps me be a better and more connected teacher.

But…whine over…I can legitimately say that I am thankful for every single class and for every single student that I’ve had the privilege to teach this week.

I made overnight oats to eat after my first private client this morning. Apples, bananas, oats, plain Greek yogurt, milk, dried cranberries, cinnamon and chia seeds and topped with apple butter and Justin’s Maple Almond Butter. Love this breakfast.

Ummmm…I ate at Energy Cafe again today. It’s becoming a problem. It’s just such a good deal and so delicious and convenient when I have a 30 minute break between class and my yoga private client. It’s nice to take a break and catch up on email and blog reading on my iPhone. Today I had broccoli cheese soup, build your own salad and unsweet peach black tea.

It was 70 degrees here today. We have had the mildest winter and I love it. I have said about a million times how much I hate being cold so this is the winter of my dreams!

I finished with teaching yoga for the day at 3 and made a beeline home to squeeze a run in before teaching BodyPump. I covered a little over four miles and the first two were with Sullie. It was perfect and felt so good.

BodyPump was so hard tonight. We taught the new release again and it is challenging. I was shaking during the hovers in the ab track at the end of class. I am going to post a review on BP 80 in the next couple of days!

When in doubt, roast veggies for dinner. Oven at 400 and lots of olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. The kale and carrots were from the farmer’s market and I also added in a yukon gold potato. I dipped the kale chips and potatoes in lots of ketchup.

I am DONE for the day. Tomorrow is pretty manageable and I have some major organizational goals for the weekend. I am determined to get caught up 100% on email and I am going to tackle some work around the house that I’ve been putting off forever. Does anyone else have any home/life organizational tasks that you want to knock out this weekend?

Enjoy your Friday!

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  • 1
    natalie February 2, 2012, 10:35 pm

    Aaaaah love roasted kale! Sounds like you’re having an amazing day – hope that spills over into your Friday and weekend!

    • 2
      Jen February 3, 2012, 9:49 am

      for year and years the only way i ever ate kale was cooked soft and doused in vinegar. my grandmother makes the best kale! i’ve just start to experiment with other ways of preparing it in the last couple of years. it’s taken me a while to develop a taste for roasted kale but i like it now!

  • 3
    Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles February 3, 2012, 4:59 am

    Yummy looking eats for the day!

  • 4
    Ashley E February 3, 2012, 8:17 am

    BP was a great ending to a long day last night….thanks!!! my arms are still screaming a little bit thought 😉 Have a great weekend!

    • 5
      Jen February 3, 2012, 9:49 am

      ashley – thanks so much for being there! it was a great ending to the day and HARD! i was literally shaking at the end. happy friday!

  • 6
    Bess @ Bess Be Fit February 3, 2012, 8:51 am

    Girl I think you get fitter and fitter every time I see you! I can’t wait for my gym to do the new Body Pump 80 release…they keep saying it’s coming soon but I feel like I’ve been hearing that for a few weeks now! And yes, I do have some home chores this weekend…Mike and I are setting up new bed frames for BOTH our room and the guest room…and I plan to do this after a 10 mile run on Saturday so we will see how that one goes! LOL 🙂

    • 7
      Jen February 3, 2012, 9:50 am

      haha, thanks! it’s all that bodypump! 😀 80 is insane. you’ll love it!

      good luck with the long run!

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    Sierra @ Posh Meets Pavement February 3, 2012, 10:05 am

    I am also in awe of this winter. I have been running in a tank top in the mornings (in the Triangle area) and it blows my mind that this is Feb. Your overnight oats always look so good, I was in that phase for a while, but haven’t had them for over 6 months. I am going to have to put some together soon.

  • 9
    Nicole February 3, 2012, 10:44 am

    I also was able to fit in a run yesterday–and a long walk. Had to soak in that vitamin D! On the organizational front, I’ve spent the last 2 weekends glued to my laptop, staring at accounting spreadsheets, receipts, and checks. I probably still have a few hours of work this weekend, too; I’ll be right there with you. 🙂

  • 10
    Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) February 3, 2012, 10:46 am

    Oh this weekend is a BIG home project weekend around our house. David is finishing up building his work bench and I’m finishing painting the master bedroom. It will feel so good when it’s all done though 🙂 Happy Friday!

  • 11
    Sherri (@ThisLittleLambe) February 3, 2012, 1:11 pm

    Sounds like an amazing day Jen!

    Hey – wondering if you can follow me on Twitter @ThisLittleLambe. I’m about to start yoga teacher training and would be great if you could follow me back 🙂

    • 12
      Jen February 3, 2012, 2:41 pm

      done! i can’t wait to hear about your experiences!

  • 13
    lindsay February 3, 2012, 2:04 pm

    i roast anything and everything too! love it. And 11 classes of anything is draining. You need some solo Jen time to recoup, totally can relate.

    • 14
      Jen February 3, 2012, 2:41 pm

      i just got home and don’t have to talk to anyone for the rest of the afternoon and have saturday off. ahhhh….

  • 15
    Nancy February 3, 2012, 6:38 pm

    Random question out of curiosity – do you ever do any of the other Les Mills classes? I personally like body flow and body combat, but I’ll do body pump too when my schedule permits.

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