This morning I really was just craving cereal so that’s what I had!
I combined 1 cup Kashi H2H with 1 cup 0% Fage and a sprinkle of One Lucky Duck’s Grawnola (raw granola)! I love this stuff….it was super crunchy but chewy at the same time and it had a bit of lemon zest in it for a fun bite.
I missed the usual nut butter addition in my breakfast but I’m sure I’ll get my fill of it later in the day. Obviously. 😉
This morning I’m meeting my mom for a 9 am “hot flow” class. This power flow is practiced in a heated room but is not Bikram….basically you do the 26 postures that are in Bikram but you do a vinyasa in between each one with a few other poses thrown into the mix. Its very detoxifying and sweaty! I’m going to walk to yoga today….I think its only about a mile and a half and I used to walk every single day to yoga when I lived in Charleston, and that was more like 2 miles. I would ride my bike but its still at my parent’s house…plus, I just really love to walk.
General Tuesday morning Q&A:
Jenna, just wanted to say that I just found your blog & think it is wonderful! I cannot wait to try some of the recipes on here & the pics are great. Do you feel that power/flow yoga is enough strength training in addition to your running? I am tired of boring weights, but love yoga & running. Your arms certainly look like it! I also want to say how very sorry I am for you and your family’s terrible loss. I am praying for you *hugs*. Kim
Kim, I do think that yoga is enough in terms of strength training. I actually haven’t done strength training in quite some time yet am in the best shape of my life right now and my muscles are very well defined. In yoga, you really work your core (which gives you that 6 pack!) but you also work triceps, biceps, back, shoulders, quads and calves. I can’t even tell you how my triceps burn the day after holding warrior two for a long time…..and all those chatarungas……let’s just say they REALLY work your biceps! Its like being down in a push-up, over and over and over again for an hour and a half. Yep, that’ll do it! When I am consistent in my yoga practice, I find that I am a better runner, biker and swimmer and also maintain muscle tone easier. That is the time when my tummy is the tightest and my body is the leanest since yoga builds lean muscle.
I like to supplement my yoga practice with cardio such as spinning, running, biking and swimming because I’m in training but I honestly don’t think you even need to do that if you just want to be FIT and are not worried about training for an event. I know I’ve said this time and time again, but when I was in college and lived in Charleston, South Carolina, ALL I DID was yoga and I lost 10 lbs and built a ton of lean muscle. I practiced yoga six times a week and walk to and from the studio to my home every single day….about a 3 mile walk in total. I rarely drove my car anywhere! The freshman 15 just melted off.