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Yoga and Birthdays

I am pretty disciplined about my yoga practice. There are certain yoga classes that I love to attend and try not to miss. One of those is the Saturday morning Super Flow at Y2. Despite the early 7:30 starting time, I never have a problem motivating myself to get out of bed for it because it’s such a fun class. I think it may be the 62 day challenge finally beginning to take a toll on me but when my alarm went off at 6:30 a.m. I promptly turned it off and went back to sleep until 8:15.

This ended up being perfect because when I awoke the second time I remembered that one of my favorite teachers was teaching the 9 a.m. at Charlotte Yoga. I rarely practice anywhere other than Y2 so a change of yoga scenery sounded appealing. While I love practicing at Y2, it is nice sometimes to walk into a studio and not know anyone or have to catch up on the latest news.

And while the class was no where near as intense as super flow, it was exactly what I needed and completely perfect. Thank you, Suzanne (xoxo). You jut can’t (and don’t have to) go “super flow hard” every day. Instead of leaving completely physically exhausted, I left feeling content and energized. Day 12 of 62 done.

When I arrived home from yoga I assembled a quick frittata for brunch. I sautéed onions, mushrooms, green chiles and crumbled soy sausage and then heated a cast iron skillet with a bit of butter and poured in 5 lightly beaten eggs, the sautéed mix ins, shredded cheese and parsley. I cooked the eggs over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes until they began to set and then placed the skillet under the broiler to finish cooking, about 3 more minutes. Served with toast and fruit. Delicious!

I spent Saturday afternoon planning for today’s bootcamp and yoga class and then we got ready for a family get together.

It was my sweet niece’s second birthday!

To say that she was not excited about being the center of attention during the birthday song would be an understatement. 😉

Luckily big sister was there to help with candle blowing out. Once cupcake eating started, all was good!

Sunday update (it was a working day!) coming a little later. I’m off to cook dinner. Hope it’s been a great weekend for everyone!

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  • Sana November 13, 2011, 8:53 pm

    Awww, your sweet niece was not having it today 🙂 She will learn to appreciate b-days!

  • Ally Garner November 13, 2011, 9:01 pm

    I’ve taken many yoga classes at my gym, but I’ve heard such great things about Y2 and Charlotte Yoga. I need to jump in and take one of your classes Jen! Happy Birthday to your cutie-pie niece. We were in Athens for our last UGA game of the season & it was awesome 🙂 Go Dawgs!!

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 13, 2011, 9:19 pm

    Your nieces are too cute. Being an aunt is the best isn’t it? 🙂 Glad you had a nice weekend!

    • Jen November 13, 2011, 9:21 pm

      yes! being an aunt is great because i can soak up all their cuteness and then leave when they have the pre-bed meltdown! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets November 13, 2011, 9:23 pm

    I’ve finally taken some Bikram yoga classes and although I am hooked on it, sometimes I feel overwhelmed and I don’t enjoy or focus on the class. This is a simple reminder to know you don’t have to push yourself to your limit every time. I’m starting to do just gentle yoga classes and really focus on perfecting the staple poses.

  • Brooklyn @ Veggie Table November 14, 2011, 10:06 am

    The frittata looks amazing! Your nieces are so cute – and the youngest one shares a birthday with Salvie, ha 🙂

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