Today’s post is a mix of yesterday’s eats and activities. We’ll begin with dessert as it is my favorite meal of the day .
I don’t know if the rest of my day can really compete with dessert, but here goes…
Monday nights used to be filled with my favorite yoga class at the local YMCA. Gillian, the best yoga instructor ever, lead us through Vinyasa after Vinyasa. It wasn’t easy, and there was a lot of sweating involved. Even so, I looked forward to every class, and it was the only one I ever regularly attended. Sadly, when Gillian left for another studio, I cut out yoga all together. Big mistake!
Since I recommend yoga to numerous clients, I’ve decided I must recommit to my own practice. Surely there are other Gillians out there, right? 2009 is going to be the year of yoga for me, and I figured an early start couldn’t hurt. My intentions for this final week of vacation are plenty of rest and lots of yoga. Today, I accomplished the yoga but didn’t do too well with that whole resting thing (more on that tomorrow). However, I had no problem eating half a bag of carob chips.
I checked out the local gym’s holiday schedule and circled a yoga class for everyday that I am here. Unfortunately, they are closed New Year’s Eve & Day. So, I might try Yoga Download those days. Please leave any recommended classes in the comments below. Today’s class was Yoga For All Levels, a perfect re-introduction into the Yogi world!
Back to yoga. I lift weights 3-5 days a week, but I am always amazed at the strength required by yoga. Damn those Chaturangas! Love them so much, but my arms were hating me today as I haven’t done anything resembling a Vinyasa in months! It’s amazing how fast you lose your yoga muscles and flexibility. Throughout today’s class, I kept praying for no more Down Dogs…please just say Child’s Pose again. I know it won’t take long to get back into the swing of things, and with a little consistency, I’ll be doing headstands again before you know it!
My yoga appetite necessitated a post lunch treat…
Please join me everyday this week as I blog about my journey back to yoga…carob chips and other yummy eats to be included .