I repeated my relaxing morning routine today. I stopped myself from turning on the computer right away, unrolled my yoga mat, put on the hippie music channel, and do about 10 minutes of stretches and yoga moves.
Wait, that’s not right! Let’s try again — Downward dog:
Then, I turned on the pop music station and did some strength training moves:
- Physical Therapy knee moves
- 60 bicycle crunches
- 30 push-ups
You know I’m always looking for little ways to improve my life, and I’m discovering that starting my mornings this way is an investment that pays me back 10 times! It’s worth the 20 fewer minutes of sleep.
Breakfast was eaten in parts. First up: a mini whole wheat bagel with Barney Butter.
And later, a spinach Green Monster:
My Green Monster contained:
- 1.5 cup packed fresh spinach
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon flax
I’ve stopped drinking Amazing Grass, and there’s good reason — I think I’m allergic! Remember those terrible, terrible stomach pains I experienced all summer long? Well, I think they are directly related to the Amazing Grass (which I was drinking almost every day). The last time I had a really bad attack, I drank a Chocolate AG a few hours prior. I haven’t had AG since that attack, and I haven’t had any stomach trouble to date.
I’m allergic to several things — avocado, walnuts, latex, meat (just kidding!). I’ve inspected the ingredient list of AG, and nothing stands out, but it’s my only explanation at this point. So, back to from-scratch Green Monsters! Has anyone else had trouble with Amazing Grass?
Have a wonderful, wonderful day.
Oh no! That's too bad to be allergic to the deliciously gren AmazingGrass. I just had one for breakfast this morning (along with homemade banana flax bread — yum!). I haven't had any problems with it, but I don't have any food allergies, either.
Yay for another morning started off on the right foot with yoga!