Didn’t I tell ya I love the Barney Butter?!? We have so many different jars of nut butter at home, that I never eat from the same one. Therefore, I’m never aware of how much almond butter I really go through…until now. With just one jar to eat from this week, I realized I can really do some nut butter damage. Impressive, huh?
So today’s yoga was the best class yet! Since the Y was closed for the holiday, I happen to notice a yoga studio in a strip mall not to far from my in-laws. Turns out At One Yoga was open today, and they offered a Basics class in the time slot I wanted. Once again, the weather was beautiful, and I decided to walk to the studio. One mile there, 85 minutes of yoga, and one mile back – perfect.
There were several reasons why I loved this class. Since my muscles still were not in the mood for anything too intense, I figured a Basics class would be a gentle way to reacquaint my body with many of the poses it had forgotten. The instructor was everything a yoga teacher should be: kind, helpful, and quiet. As we sat in the seated position, she shared the following, “No one is good at yoga, and no one is bad at yoga.” I loved her advice as I tend to get competitive with any activity, yoga included. If the person next to me is more flexible, I can’t help but compare myself. We warmed up, and then things got intense with plenty of Down Dogs, Chaturangas, & Cobras. The last 20 minutes of the class focused on stretching and deep breathing. The studio was warm and dim which is a nice change from the large cold cardio room at the Y. I loved everything about it…especially all the Child’s Poses we did. What a wonderful way to begin 2009!
The temperature reached almost 70 degrees today, and there was not a cloud in the sky – my ideal day! I kept thinking about going outside after lunch and taking advantage of this amazing weather, but I didn’t. I’m ashamed to say I spent the entire afternoon on the couch reading New Moon. After finally giving in to all the Twilight hysteria, I am now completely obsessed! Please tell me that Edward returns to Bella at some point in this book. Jacob is sweet and all, but come on…he’s no Edward!
I finally dragged myself away from Forks, Washington to make some dinner. Chris and I like to cook for his parents at least one night while we are here. John and Alice take such good care of us, but tonight it was our turn. I whipped up a blogger inspired dinner…
I wanted to use up the rest of my Trader Joe’s canned pumpkin and threw it in the pot with the tomato sauce. Turned out to be a very tasty addition. Dinner was a hit, and I topped it all off with the last of my Fage Greek yogurt for dessert. Perfect ending to a perfect day.
I’m not sure what the plan is for tomorrow, but it will definitely include some yoga…and the last of my Barney Butter.
How is everyone enjoying 2009 thus far?