Good morning everyone! I can’t believe it’s already Thursday! I feel zen and centered right now, as I just finished a 20 minute session of heart-opening yoga from yogadownload.com. It left me calm and ready, and also shaky, warm, and a little sore (how I like to feel after yoga!) I just discovered this website last night, and it’s awesome! They offer tons upon tons of classes, and the 20 minute ones are free!
When I went to visit my friend Destiny, she was telling me how much she loves yoga and how I should do it more often again. My last year in college, I got really into it. I found an instructor that I absolutely LOVED, and went twice a week. Then, the instructor left, and her replacement was all about yogalaties (a fusion of yoga and pilates.) I am not all about that. So I quit and didn’t really practice much except for doing a video at home here and there. Hopefully yogadownload will be my yoga saving grace:D
I have a short day at work today, because Niko has to get some shots, plus I’m going to a birthday lunch, so I suspect today will be a good one. However, later on tonight I have my muscles, bones, and blood quiz! I studied my little
tail coccyx off last night, so hopefully I’ll do well
So didja miss me last night? If you’ve noticed, I’ve been posting twice a day lately – once in the morning, and once in the evening. Except last night I did now. I decided last night that I’m going to switch over to posting only once daily for a while. And I decided this for a few reasons:
-My life is getting very busy with 40 hours of full time job + commute, night class, studying, working out 5-6 days a week, cooking, cleaning, and keeping a social life
-Sometimes my day just isn’t that interesting, and I don’t have two posts worth to talk about – and I can’t always crank out a hot topic on those days
-You guys have super busy lives, and I know le Google Reader can be daunting at times
What do you all think? Do you like when I post twice daily more? Once daily? Does it even matter? heh. I’d love to hear your feedback
Anyway, when I got home from work last night, I had planned on doing a 3.5 mile interval run. It was almost 60 º out, and I wanted to take advantage of it. However, something strange happened when I got home. I didn’t feel like running. At all…so I didn’t run. And I didn’t feel guilty about it. Instead, I decided to take Niko on a nice long, brisk walk.
Hubski didn’t believe me that I didn’t want to run, and wanted proof:
We had a great walk together. I realized it had been a week since I took her on a walk, and looking down and seeing her so happy on our walk made it worth it to skip my run.
During the walk, I decided that I’m unofficially making this week Cross Training Week. Unofficially, because it was already Wednesday, and I was just declaring it then. I’m going to do something different than running each day this week Niko walking was UCTW exercise #1
After our walk, I indulged in cross training week by downloading some yoga! I turned the computer room into my own personal yoga studio, and did an amazing hip opening session (exercise #2!).
And for that picture above, I was mainly concentrating on keeping my foot from catching on fire, mahaha. (And my yoga this morning was my UCTW exercise #3 )
After yoga, I was starved, and decided to make Mac n Cheese Stuffed Peppers for dinner, starring…
Seriously, this meal is super easy and super delicious. Try it if you’re in a time crunch. And if you like stuffed peppers.
Artsy Fartsy red peppers
I also sautéed some frozen veggies in EVOO, chopped garlic, and cayenne.
While I was waiting for the pasta to cook, I had some of my latest snack obsession:
Really, can you beat that now?
Right around the time we finished cleaning up dinner, we had a guest arrive! Remember this super cute yorkie/min pin mix?
Well, she got all her shots, and was able to be introduced to her future BFF tonight!
Aren’t they adorable? I think Niko was full out astounded that she had a friend smaller than her!
Awww They got along instantly. Arizona stayed for about 45 minutes, and the entire time, she and Niko chased each other, rolled around, and sniffed butts. I think they’re pupster soul mates! Niko even looked sad when they left She kept going back and forth from the door to the front window, to see if she could see her! LOL It was a nice break from studying, too:)
After the study break, I got back to memorizing parts of the body, and had a snack to power me on:
Oh yes, I made a GHB stop today. The samples! The samples! They get me every time. I walked out with some pumpkin spiced coffee, and this apple rhubarb bar to split with the hubski:
He gobbled up his portion as well. I love Great Harvest Bread! Unfortunately, I didn’t walk out what I came there for, which was a loaf of either one of their nuttier, grainer breads, or an extremely decadent dessert bread. I was too little too early. The bread I wanted didn’t get done until 12:15. Oh well..saved my waistline a few notches
Well time to grab one more mug of coffee and get ready for the day! Look for opportunities to be your best today.
I hope you all have a wonderfully zen Thursday