I have officially taken on the June Yoga Challenge along with Courtney at SweetToothSweetLife and other lovely readers and bloggers.
(You can click on the above photo if you want to check out Courtney’s page)
Basically, the challenge is to incorporate more yoga into your life. You set your own goal as to how you wish to do so. Courtney’s challenge was to incorporate three yoga sessions into her weekly routine. It doesn’t matter how long the session, or at what difficulty, just as long as you do it keeping your own personal goal in mind. Or, you can create a different type of yoga-related challenge, such as mastering a new pose or trying out a new yoga studio for the first time. It’s up to you.
On Fridays, we all check in with our weekly yoga status updates and motivate eachother through those weekly updates as well as through twitter. It’s always more encouraging and motivating working out with others, and this is a fun and different way to do it!
At first I was thinking my goal would be to incorporate one yoga session into my weekly routine, but considering I have already tackled two yoga workouts in the past two days, I figured I could create a heftier goal. I am going to also have a goal of completing three yoga sessions through the week. I am finding I am enjoying this workout first thing in the morning; it is very relaxing and allows me to mentally and physically relax as I begin my day.
The other part of my challenge is working around this big dude who likes to sit directly next to me on the carpet during yoga time.
And inevitably he just HAS to go outside during this time.
He keeps me smiling at least. 🙂
My brain and body could really use the stress relief from yoga. Thank you Courtney for creating this and motivating me to get yoga’ing! It’s always a good idea to set fitness goals for yourself, and I look forward to continuing this challenge.
Food Recap from Yesterday
I had a day full of small meals and snacks versus three bigger meals and small snacks in between. I prefer to eat this way, but my work situation doesn’t really allow for this type of structure. Well, our schedule was a little different yesterday and it just so happened that it did work out for me. So, here it goes.
Breakfast: Cream of Wheat with cinnamon, brown sugar, and bananas with a cup o’ decaf coffee with cream and stevia on the side.
Snack: the rest of the banana from breakfast with PB2
Snack #2: Unphotographed tuna noodle salad at work
Lunch: Lower-sodium turkey breast, hummus, and avocado wrap
A spoonful (or two) of peanut butter…
Pomegranate no-added sugar applesauce…
Snack: Unphotographed peanut butter M & M’s at work
Dinner: Cooked spinach, pureed black beans, cheddar cheese, and avocado with salt and onion powder
Lastly, pretzels with honey mustard dipping sauce, and then I made myself I small batch of PB2 with honey to finish’er off!
I love these kinds of days! I get to eat all day long. I was extra hungry yesterday too so this worked out perfectly.
I slept much better last night by the way and am very thankful. I had a rough night of sleep the following night and was hoping it wasn’t going to be a reoccurring theme.
Alright, I’m off. Happy Thursday everyone.
Question of the Day: Which do you prefer? Small meals and snacks throughout the day/grazing or 3 larger meals?
I prefer grazing throughout the day but like I mentioned, work doesn’t always make that possible. I feel like my energy level is so much greater when I am eating smaller meals throughout the day and I am able to regulate my blood sugars more evenly versus many highs and lows which makes for a happier me overall.
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Smaller meals makes me feel as if Iam cheating, I know I am not but I love snaking thoughout the day. Happy Yoga to you.
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