Monday, May 12, 2008

Feelin' Fresh

Sorry for the late dinner post, I had a busy evening and got caught up watching tv. Monday nights are my new favorite t.v. night. There are 4 shows I like! I rarely get a chance to watch them all. Usually, I just watch Medium with my parents and tivo the rest to watch throughout the week. I really want to watch some of the other shows now...but I should get to bed.

My snack today was a Cherry Pie Lara bar. Really, really bad picture.

This flavor was good, but not as good as the Cashew Cookie. It was kinda of tart and really sticky! It did wonders on my hunger because I ate it at 4:30 and didn't eat dinner until 8:30. This little bar fueled me through a short run and sweaty yoga session. I wasn't even that hungry for dinner.

As soon as I got home I ran into my room and changed into my workout clothes. I didn't want to get too comfortable and not workout.

I had made up my mind that I was finally going to try the new yoga studio by my house. YogaFresh offers a free week pass to new students. I'm not meeting with my running group this week because we are in between sessions so this is the perfect week to take advantage of the free classes.

I had about half an hour to kill before class and I knew if I stayed at home I would get lazy. Since the yoga studio is next to a lake, I warmed up by running around it. Even though, I live pretty close by, I had never been around this lake. It took me about 16 minutes to get around it. According to Map My Run, it's about 1.65 miles around.

Yoga was AWESOME. Tonight's class was called Yoga Sculpt. The instructor incorporated resistance bands into some of the poses for a stronger upper body workout. The studio was heated to a balmy 90 degrees. It got super hot in there, by the end of class my clothes were soaking wet (gross, I know). But I loved it and felt so great afterwards.

I am so happy I finally gave this studio a try. The instructor was great and walked around class adjusting our positions to make sure we were doing it right. Some people might not like this, but I actually like the instructor correcting my posture. I want to be sure I am doing the poses the right way. This was my first experience at a real yoga studio. I've been practicing yoga on and off since high school, but usually I take classes at my gym or do DVDs at home. I loved the atmosphere and coziness of this studio. I will definitely be taking advantage of the free week.

I jumped in the shower as soon as I got home since I was so sweaty. I wanted to be fresh and clean while enjoying my dinner.

My mom made a spinach, carrot and feta salad, brown rice, and a Mexican dish called Picadillo. Basically, it's lean ground beef with potatoes, green peppers, onions, beans, and some spices. I don't care for red meat but this is one of the only beef dishes I can eat because of all the flavors in it. I like the big potato chunks the best.

Instead of watching tv, I think I'm going to read in bed before falling asleep. It's much more relaxing and I have lots of good books waiting to be read! Night everyone!


VeggieGirl said...

Yeah, the cherry pie flavor is actually the ONE flavor of Larabar that I don't like - too tart, indeed.

The picadillo dish looks great!

Happy Tuesday! :0)

Monica said...

Thanks, and a happy day to you too!

Becca said...

Dinner looks great!

The yoga studio sounds interesting, especially that class! I enjoy the yoga class I go to, but its kind of slow...and we spend most of it doing stuff in table position.

Breakfast today looked good as well!