Sigh It Out Loud


(long sigh out the mouth)

Bikram was AMAZING this morning. I mean, Bikram is always amazing but I just love that even though I’ve been practicing now for something like six years, each practice brings something totally new to me. Today I really pushed myself. I wanted to feel the burn and the sweat as the past 4 days of indulgence drip off me. And, wow, did I ever sweat. The high point of my practice was getting myself down in a toe stand with a full namaste (a tough balance for those of you that don’t practice). It takes a supreme amount of focus and concentration to get in this posture and its taken me years to work on….and today I did it for the entire 30 seconds! It was awesome.

Afterwards, I stopped on my way home at the health food store to pick up my favorite lunch—hummus, kale salad and quinoa tabbouli on a sprouted wheat wrap:


Along with an iced organic green tea with agave—


I just got out of the shower and I’m about to get ready and head over to the grocery store to pick up a few things. I really want to make something tonight with my new VitaMix!

Enjoy the day!

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  • Runeatrepeat
    December 29, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    You always make me want to drop everything and go to yoga! Too bad I am on vacay and have no idea where there is a studio around here 🙁

  • Sarah (now in FL)
    December 29, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I spy Village Health Market. Nice pick. So I totally forgot to ask the most important question about your KitchenAid stand mixer–WHAT COLOR?!! There are so many cute ones!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 29, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I gotta get myself to brave Bikram – I’m still afraid of the heat aspect, haha 😀

  • Moran
    December 29, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Great that you enjoyed it so much!!
    Can’t wait to see what comes out of the vitamix!

  • Jenna 2
    December 29, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    your lunch looks so good!! i wish we had fun health food stores around here that had yummy wraps like that! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you come up with using your new FANCY vitamix!!

  • polly
    December 29, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    hey girl!! Woohoo for yoga pose bliss! 🙂

    We got some sunshine today… a beautiful 40 degrees of sunshine. 😉 I did some kitchen yoga 😉 and took a walk with hub. I did another little yoga routine I found on the web. I posted it to my blog if ya wanna see it! (a fun 10 minute sequence for lower body!)

    Have a fun night!

    p.s. I switched my blog address to my new one, so you might want to change me in your comment thingy, it always says “awaiting moderation now” I promoise no cuss words or snarky comments, so you can approve me. 😉 hehee

  • K
    December 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your yoga class so much 🙂

    That wrap looks divine!

  • Alli W.
    December 29, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Hey I just caught up on all the Christmas fun! Looks like Asheville was a blast–I am going for the first time with friends in a few weeks and I can’t wait!

  • Allison K.
    December 29, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    You make me want to do Yoga this minute as well!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    December 29, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you concoct in your Vita-Mix. Glad you are enjoying your yoga practice 🙂

  • Shelby
    December 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try yoga witht he intense heat, I respond well to heat and I think it would be perfect for me.

    That wrap sounds AMAZING!!! I love how it’s on a sprouted grain wrap.

  • Lisa
    December 29, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Jenna –

    Good to have you back:)
    I’d really like to try some of the online Yoga classes you talk about but I remember you saying they weren’t recommended for beginners. I’ve done a couple of classes and do weight training and core work with a trainer. Do you think I’d be ok trying some? Which would you recommend? Or am I better off waiting to get into a class for the instructional content?

    • jenna
      December 29, 2008 at 5:43 pm


      I’m sure you would have no problem physically doing any of the classes. The reason I said they aren’t recommended for beginners is because its best if you are brand new to the practice to have a certified yoga instructor show you the correct way to do the postures. Like anything, its very possible to kink your back or mess up your knees if you are using the wrong alignment. Just as a personal trainer would show you the proper way to do a squat, a yoga teacher will show you the proper way to do do warrior one, for example. Once you know you are aligned correctly, the downloads are great!

  • Sharon
    December 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Wow, that wrap looks scrumptious. Can’t wait to see what you whip up with the Vitamix.

  • Julie
    December 29, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Jenna!
    I’m interested in trying bikram. Just curious, what do you wear? I take regular yoga classes but I’m thinking the same clothes might not work due to the sweat factor?? Tahnks!

    • jenna
      December 29, 2008 at 8:10 pm


      I usually wear yoga pants and a sports bra….and I always bring a towel!