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?