I popped out of bed this morning at the early hour of 5:30 and made my way to the yoga studio. There was no class this morning but I was craving quiet time on my mat.
I plugged in my iPod with a mix of some of my favorite chill songs and got to work on my ashtanga practice. The solitude was amazing. It was a beautiful way to start the day.
Overnight oats when I got to work.
Lunch was another tofu sandwich on a bagel thin with avocado, tomato, spinach and pepper jack cheese. Trader Joe’s honey whole wheat pretzels and grapes on the side.
When I came home for lunch I wasn’t hungry at all but I forced myself to eat anyway. And then something very strange happened…when I got back to work, I was starving. And I’m not talking “oh I think I may need a snack hungry.” I was literally feeling intense hunger pangs in my stomach. I held out for about an hour and drank water and tea to see if maybe I was dehydrated but I was still hungry. Does this ever happen to anyone else!? It was so weird!
I had an early snack of the new Blueberry Muffin Larabar.
I love Larabars and Blueberry Muffin is the newest flavor. Sometimes when new flavors are announced they are hard to find. I saw this at Common Market the other day when I was picking up a kombucha and had to grab one!
The ingredients include blueberries, cashews and dates with a bit of lemon and vanilla. I really liked this new flavor but I don’t think it can top some of the others that are my all-time favorites! I will definitely be purchasing it again though.
I ate a few more Trader Joe’s honey whole wheat pretzel sticks (they are soooo good) after work while I was making my playlist for tonight’s yoga class.
Here’s what I played. Fun and high energy to go with a very challenging flow. Everyone did awesome tonight – it was extra hot in the room since the temperatures outside are rising. Since I started teaching the Wednesday night class, Nicole (the Yuppie Yogini!) has been attending. I have loved having a friend in class every week! Thank you, Nicole!!!
I wasn’t starving for dinner after being in the hot room teaching so I made a salad for dinner.
Veggie burger salad – nothing you haven’t seen before!
What did cool me down from teaching hot class was the big bowl of ice cream I had after I ate the salad. I don’t mean to not take pictures of my dessert, I swear, but I’m always already blogging and editing pictures by the time I make it! 😉
Tomorrow is my Friday and we’re heading to visit my family in Georgia! Looking forward to a long weekend.