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Another CRAZY sesh of Baron Baptiste power vinyasa yoga.  These 80-minute classes are killer!  The 90 degree room makes me sweat like you would not believe.  I was forced to give my mat a bath when I got home.


Fellow power yogis, what do you wear?  One obvious advantage to wearing more clothes is you don’t slip and slide when you do inversions!  But seriously, all I can stand to wear is a sports bra and shorts.  Sometimes I feel a little awkward wearing next to nothing, but I remind myself my body ROCKS because it lets me do things like power yoga!  If you’re feeling sweaty and want to shed that shirt… please join me.  :)  Don’t feel like you have to cover up if you don’t want to!  


Afternoon snacks included salsa and chips.  I’m slowly working my way through the largest bag of blue chips ever.


And a Cherry Chocolate Bomb:


My smoothie contained:


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • Scoop of Nesquik
  • Frozen cherries


Post-yoga (and post-shower!) dinner:


Egg sammies are made infinitely better with cheddar cheese and arugula.


And a side of Brussel sprouts and an orange.  Is this a weird combo?  It tasted good! 🙂


Off to drink TONS of water and relax with the Husband.


Thought for the night:  “You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.” (Anonymous)



  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 21, 2010, 9:30 pm

    That’s a beautiful quote. I just bought a bag of blue corn tortilla chips and I’m so excited to demolish it 🙂

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) April 21, 2010, 9:31 pm

    yolk oozing out of an egg sanddwich is…the…best.

  • Cyclist Kate April 21, 2010, 9:31 pm

    Sister, wear what you’re comfortable in! The whole thing with yoga is that it’s *your* practice. Do what works for you :).

  • ashleigh April 21, 2010, 9:31 pm

    Blue corn chips are the best! So are egg sammies.. I almost had one for dinner but went pita pizza route instead!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 21, 2010, 9:32 pm

    I love that heart shaped bowl with the salsa though I’ve seen it before. I’ve never done hot yoga, in fact I’ve only done yoga in front of my TV with ExerciseTV on Demand because I’m really not flexible and embarrassed to go to a class. I’ve been doing it for a few weeks and I feel like I’m getting close to going in “public” to do it though! 🙂

  • Jenny April 21, 2010, 9:32 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of that quote lately (breakup- blegh!) and am truly starting to believe it. Your body does rock, and so does Operation Beautiful! Glad you had a great yoga class tonight:)

  • Wei-Wei April 21, 2010, 9:33 pm

    I’ve only recently tried yoga, and I’m sorry to say that I didn’t enjoy it. I couldn’t relax enough to get into the mood (the deep breathing and spiritual connections and all) and was jittery when I realized I didn’t know any of the poses.

    Oh well, maybe it’s because I didn’t go to a class and used a 20-minute “Yoga for Strength” video from…

    What suggestions do you have for me to start getting into yoga, besides taking classes? Or is that the best choice?



    • caitlin April 21, 2010, 9:36 pm

      i would just practice! you can learn at home. i think the yoga download ones are just voice, right? find one with a video so you can learn the poses.

      if you can learn:

      downward dog
      up dog/cobra
      warrior i, ii, and iii
      sun salutations

      you can do a lot! you can google those moves if you want.

      i bet other readers can add a lot…

      • Tiffany @ Moving Meditation April 22, 2010, 1:09 am

        I agree that videos are a great option, and books can be useful too. That said, I think going to a class is really the best way to learn if you’re a beginner and have that option. I know yoga classes can be expensive and, in some places, impossible to find, and I’m not insensitive to that at all. I also know that attending a yoga class can be scary and intimidating, especially if you’re new to yoga. But, if attending a class is an option, I highly recommend it. If the instructor is good, you will be able to learn the main poses in a comfortable environment where you can watch the instructor and the more advanced students around you. The instructor can give you some individual feedback, and you can ask him/her questions after class if you have any.

        A lot of studios offer specials to new students (many even do the first class or first week free), so perhaps you could try a few classes that way. Other options are churches and community centers; yoga is popping up all over the place! Once you know the foundational poses, you will have a much easier time if you do decide to practice at home.

        BUT (and it’s a big “but”!), lots and lots of people have started their yoga practice at home, and many people only practice at home – it can definitely be done, and it can be amazing 🙂

        • Christie {Honoring Health} April 22, 2010, 7:23 am

          I agree that if classes are an option at all then they should be the first choice. Learning proper alignment is really important so that you don’t hurt yourself and so that you really get the most benefit from the poses. It is really easy to do long term damage to your knees, especially is the warrior series, lunges, twisted chairs if they are not properly aligned. And then once you started getting into more advanced poses like wheel, shoulder stand, headstand, proper alignment is crucial to avoid injury.

          Like Tiffany said, many studios offer awesome packages for beginners. The studio I go to offers all new students a month unlimited package for $40 and they are regularly $125, you can not beat that at all!

          If you must practice at home, I would really start with dvd’s or on demand classes on your cable or satellite channel instead of podcasts so that you can see and also use a beginner dvd that really focuses on alignment.

          And don’t be shy! The teacher is there to help you and no one is looking at you, they should be focused on their yoga 😀

  • maria @ Chasing the Now April 21, 2010, 9:33 pm

    I wear a sports bra and shorts at home, but I don’t know if I could be that brave in a studio filled with others. Hmm. Nice to think about. I am tempted to run in a sports bra in the summer, but being a gaijin (foreigner) in Japan, it’s important to not stick out any more than I already do… so t-shirts it is!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 21, 2010, 9:33 pm

    As long as it tastes good, who cares if it’s a “weird” combo or not? That’s my philosophy! 😀

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit April 21, 2010, 9:35 pm

    I tried bikram yoga this past summer and liked the heat but I was embarrassed and distracted by how much I sweat. It was a problem bc it would get in my eyes! I might go back though 🙂
    I like that thought for the night… it definitely helps to be strong and in touch with who you are in order to fully love someone else.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite April 21, 2010, 9:35 pm

    Hot yoga is my favorite! Very few women in the studio I go to wear pants. Majority are in short bike shorts and a sports bra or tank. I’m so glad you like it! Hot yoga’s addicting!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 21, 2010, 9:36 pm

    I rarely sweat at the gym and never have. But man when I did hot yoga I was drenched like Chris Farley doing jumping jacks. Oh, and I wore yoga pants. Like an idiot. After doing that, I’d say sports bras are totally OK!

  • Marla April 21, 2010, 9:46 pm

    I do wear yoga pants and t’s….I would be mortified to wear anything less in front of mirrors and it would distract me from feeling peaceful.
    I do have body issues and people ask me if I get too hot…but I feel better “covered up” and am just gonna accept that issue I have and not beat myself up over it….

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 21, 2010, 9:48 pm

    I think this is the first I’ve heard you talk about yoga – hot yoga is so cleansing! I need to do it more. If I had the body, I would wear bootay shorts and bra too ; )

  • steph-exercise physiologist and artist! April 21, 2010, 9:50 pm

    I always wear shorts and a sports bra-ish top when I go to “hot yoga” I make sure everything is snug so I don’t flash anyone. Usually I wear my tight not to short or too long Nike dri-fit shorts in black (so as not to show sweat marks in certain unmentionable areas!) and either a sports bra only or a tight fitting longish bra top.
    it is waaaayyyy toooo hot to wear pants and tshirts. the thought makes me hot 🙂
    I hope that they aren’t wearing that b/c they want to cover up. I am sure before I lost 60LBS (did I tell you that before??) I would have (and did!) cover every part of my body possible.

    • caitlin April 21, 2010, 9:54 pm

      well, i’m not exactly rockin a six pack, haha. there’s lots of ladies with tons of different bodies who wear just the sports bra. i think yoga is about acceptance… i love seeing all the different bodies and doing the awesome poses. no one should feel like they have to cover up in yoga! seriously.

      • steph-exercise physiologist and artist! April 21, 2010, 10:07 pm

        Oh my gosh I totally agree!
        I wish I could go back in time and shake the overweight me and say “love yourself! you are beautiful enough to wear a tank-top to the gym!” “don’t over heat b/c you are embarrassed and ashamed!” 🙁 poor old me.
        Oh just for the record… I def don’t have a 6 pack either 🙂 I feel a bit self conscious wearing just a sports bra but then I think exactly what you said- my body rocks and I am so grateful to have it.

        • caitlin April 21, 2010, 10:11 pm

          yay body love!

  • Sara April 21, 2010, 9:50 pm

    I used to do vinyasa in a studio that didn’t make much use of its air conditioner! I have a yogitoes towel (it’s the size of your mat, with little rubber nubs to keep you from slipping). It was a lot easier to toss the towel into the wash than clean my mat, and if you ever have to borrow a mat, it keeps you from feeling icky about it 🙂

    • caitlin April 21, 2010, 9:52 pm

      I want that towel! I just use a regular one (and sweat through it like its my job).

      • Kellie@obsessivelyhealthy April 21, 2010, 10:19 pm

        Yoga towels are a must. I slip and can’t hold my poses without one. I love mine.

        • Tiffany @ Moving Meditation April 22, 2010, 12:58 am

          Yogitoes is the brand that I use most for the hot yoga towel – it’s around $60 so it’s not cheap, but I’ve had a few of them for several years, and they’re still in good shape. I would not enjoy my practice as much without them – I sweat like crazy and slide all over. You can also get something similar through Gaiam, which I use too (these may be the ones sold at Target; Target sells other Gaiam items), and I think Manduka and some other yoga product companies sell their own versions.

          Hints about the Yogitoes:
          – If you’re STILL slipping, even when using the Yogitoes (which means you’re like me!), you can spray/shake some water on the top and bottom of your Yogitoes where your hands and feet spend the most time. This adds even more traction. Be careful not to get water around your mat – you don’t want to move your foot or hand outside the mat during practice and slip on water (I speak from experience).
          – I personally have to wash my Yogitoes every time I use it (or else it stinks the next time I use it). I hate wasting the water to do this, and I practice 5-6 times per week, so I have a few Yogitoes and wash several together at one time with towels, etc.
          – They tell you to wash the Yogitoes once before using it – I think this is so the color doesn’t bleed when you first use it.
          – Sometimes my Yogitoes can get smelly even when I’m washing it after each use. I usually find that soaking them in hot water with laundry detergent does the trick, but, if that won’t work, try soaking with baking soda.

          Also, I almost always wear Lululemon pants and tanks. Their pants fit me better than any I’ve ever tried, and, like the other commenter said, the wicking fabric keeps me pretty cool. I like pants because then I don’t slip in some poses. Lululemon is quite expensive, I know, but their clothes do last for years and years. I’ve also purchased some great yoga clothes at Target. And I agree with everyone else that you should wear whatever the heck you want – the most important thing is to be comfortable.

          Yikes! I’ve written so much! But I hope it helps a little. Oh, and one more thing about the Yogitoes – when I travel, I usually just throw one in my suitcase. Then I rent a mat if I visit a studio on my trip – a very hygienic way to go 🙂

      • Christie {Honoring Health} April 22, 2010, 7:26 am

        I would actually recommend the “travel towel” by gaiam. It is only $30 and is a thin rubber mat on one side and towel on the other. Target and Whole Foods sell them, as well as Amazon, and they do not move at all. I learned about them at the Baron Baptiste workshop I went to and I would never go back!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 21, 2010, 9:51 pm

    I love that quote! It is so so so true, about learning to love yourself before you can really love another. I’ve learned that the hard way.

    You are really making me jealous of the yoga fun! I sweat like CRAZY so I’m sure I’d be sweating gallons but I bet it feels so amazing to get all of that out of you!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 21, 2010, 9:52 pm

    Well I don’t do power yoga but my bf does. He wears lululemon yoga shorts and a really foolish looking tank top, or no top, but that’s not really an option for you, hahaha

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 21, 2010, 9:56 pm

    I always wear a t-shirt and shorts, no matter what the exercise. I guess it’s just what I feel comfortable in!

    Thanks for sharing that quote. It’s so true!

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health April 21, 2010, 9:58 pm

    ahh I’m jealioso. I’ve been on a major yoga kick lately but have yet to try HOT yoga. I need to find a studio that offers it asap. Although, I don’t know how I’d hold a pose because I sweat bullets in regular power yoga and can barely stay on the mat…

  • Kelly April 21, 2010, 9:59 pm

    I agree with the poster who recommended the towel. I actually got mine at target for much cheaper and it works the same. The main reason I use it is so that when I sweat insanely I don’t slip all over my mat. Haha.
    Also I wear yoga capris and a tank top. I could never wear a T Shirt, I would die haha.

  • Amber April 21, 2010, 10:05 pm

    hey Caitlin,
    I also take hot power yoga classes, and I usually wear a sports bra tank top, (one that absorbs sweat, not cotton) and spandex legging capris or yoga pants. I was told once by a yoga instructor that wearing shorts actually makes it harder to do some of the arm balances because you have no traction/grip, for example when you do crow: pants/capris make it easier so that your knees don’t sleep from all of the sweat lol!

    • caitlin April 21, 2010, 10:05 pm

      i definitely believe that! i think capris would be good… or hand mittens. LOL

  • Camille April 21, 2010, 10:07 pm

    I love your quote. That is definitely a lesson I have learned over time 🙂

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 21, 2010, 10:21 pm

    I forgot my shirt a while ago at the gym and I though about going with just a sports bra (for about a second) and then I ended up buying a shirt with the gym logo. 😕

  • Candice April 21, 2010, 10:29 pm

    I really want to try power yoga, but my gym doesn’t offer it. Hmmm, I may have to check around some places. Sounds exhilirating!

    I love the quote…such a good reminder.

  • zoe April 21, 2010, 10:31 pm

    quick suggestion: instead of adding nesquick powder, try cacao powder! i use it in my GM’s and it’s SO yummy! it has no sugar AND is one of the superfoods. it makes my smoothies taste super decadent without being so 🙂 dunno if you’ve tried it but…just a suggestion!!

    • caitlin April 21, 2010, 10:35 pm

      where do you get cacao powder? is it like cocoa powder?

      • zoe April 22, 2010, 12:45 am

        i get it at any local health foods stores. i’m sure places like whole foods would carry it. the brand i use is called navitas naturals. it tastes chocolately like cocoa powder but it’s not as sweet. but it definitely adds a richness to things and satisfies my chocolate cravings (which are basically ALL THE TIME haha :))

      • Laura April 22, 2010, 4:40 am

        I’m pretty sure ‘cacao’ is just another (fancy?! eek!) name for good quality cocoa powder- as the cacao tree is the cocoa tree right? So if you went for an own brand, it wouldn’t be too expensive!

        • zoe April 22, 2010, 1:02 pm

          yuup! they’re definitely related all right 🙂 i’ve just found cacao to taste less sweet. carob powder is pretty good, too!

      • jessica April 22, 2010, 2:00 pm

        You can just buy the Hershey’s unsweetened kind in a regular grocery store in the baking section (the same thing you use to bake brownies – but of course you add sugar to brownies)

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 21, 2010, 10:39 pm

    What a yummy day of eats!!!

  • Run Sarah April 21, 2010, 10:47 pm

    Love the quote! I have yet to do hot yoga but it sounds intense!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 21, 2010, 10:50 pm

    I wore a moisture wicking tank and capris. I was dying in that.

  • Kait April 21, 2010, 10:53 pm

    Thats a great thought at the end of your post. It reminds me of one of my favorite song lyrics “To find someone you love, you gotta be someone you love” I think its so true!

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind April 21, 2010, 10:57 pm

    Dumb question from yoga novice over here: What’s the advantage of HOT yoga? More sweat = more toxins and/or impurities out of the body???

    • caitlin April 21, 2010, 11:04 pm

      i think im going to do a post on this tomorrow.. but yes, more sweat = releasing toxins AND more flexibility.

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats April 21, 2010, 10:58 pm

    wowza that does sound intense! mad props for doing hot yoga in hot florida 😉 great quote!

  • Cindi April 21, 2010, 11:10 pm

    How do you cook your brussels sprouts? I went grocery shopping last night and they were calling my name, so I bought some (I’ve never had any before!). Brought them home, tried to roast them in the oven with garlic and mushrooms and did NOT like the end result! Maybe I just don’t like them? But I’m willing to give them another try!

    Also – I’m way too chicken to try hot yoga! I SWEAT like a mo fo after a short run – I’m scared to see what I’d look like after hot yoga. Perhaps once you get to Charlotte I will let you inspire me to join you at a session……:-)

    • caitlin April 21, 2010, 11:22 pm

      i feel like they are an acquired taste to a point. i either eat mine plain and steamed or you can roast them with a little maple syrup. you might like the second method more!

      • Cindi April 21, 2010, 11:25 pm

        Perhaps I should order them in a restaurant and have them cooked “properly” because clearly I have no clue what I’m doing. I will think about giving them another go in a few weeks – next time with maple syrup. Good idea!

        • RhodeyGirl April 22, 2010, 8:23 am

          If you overcook them they kind of taste like old garbage pails. I learned that the hard way after 4 or 5 tries- look up a recipe and follow it exactly and hopefully you will love them! Good luck!

          (hope you don’t mind me chiming in!)

  • Anna April 21, 2010, 11:13 pm

    I wear lululemon pants (and tanks) for hot power yoga, which is the key to not suffucating in them or feeling like you’re wearing a sweaty diaper. Cotton pants = bad news bears. Gotta wear the synthetic sweat-wicking material (but I’m sure you know that from wearing running clothes!) I figure I’m going to be sweating buckets anyways, so what does it matter if I’m wearing pants or shorts?

  • Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition April 21, 2010, 11:17 pm

    Isn’t Yoga wonderful?! I’m addicted to it : )

    I always feel liberated in my sports bra!

  • Rebecca April 21, 2010, 11:29 pm

    Frankly, hot yoga is how I got over feeling self-conscious! I do my yoga in a sports bra and yoga capris rolled up to act like shorts (I’m too cheap to buy actual booty shorts, and running shorts would give the folks behind me a show). Every body looks/feels amazing in hot yoga!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething April 21, 2010, 11:51 pm

    I have not tried hot yoga yet. It is one of my summer plans for sure!

  • Claire April 22, 2010, 12:50 am

    I had brussels for dinner too, they are so good! That quote is so refreshing to read at night before bed, thanks lady!

    In terms of my hot yoga clothes, I usually wear my spandex capris and a tank top/sports bra. I think it helps with traction for sure. I also agree with the person who said to add cacao in the cherry bomb smoothies! It is a raw chocolate source that is so tasty in the drink. I buy this brand at my local health store:

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 22, 2010, 2:51 am

    The whole sweat thing really puts me off hot yoga…I WANT to try, but isn’t is just extremely uncomfortable!? Why does it have to be done in 90degree heat!?

    • caitlin April 22, 2010, 10:25 am

      it makes you more flexibility and releases toxins. its a little uncomfortable but not terrible.

  • Laura April 22, 2010, 4:44 am

    Sounds like hot yoga would be a type where I would NOT fall asleep in 😉 I can’t remember, since I’ve been ‘following’ you for ages, but have you ever done/written an online article, or thought of doing, a post about steps to/how to begin loving yourself more- or is that saved for your book? I think you would give so much better advice than any Glamour article!

    • caitlin April 22, 2010, 10:26 am

      aww thanks. 🙂 i appreciate that. it’s kind of all in the book! hehe i would share now but my publisher might murder me.

  • Jenn ( April 22, 2010, 4:49 am

    Yay someone else that likes cherries!! I bought frozen ones the other day to make a smoothie with ricotta. YUM 🙂


  • Rachel (Suburban Yogini) April 22, 2010, 5:48 am

    I end up in practically nothing by the end of power yoga to be honest! But hey, a sports bra and shorts shows off not only my fab body but my awesome tattoos as well (not that this should be what I’m thinking of course during yoga, where I am meant to be transcending the ego. What can I say, I’m human!!!)

  • Amanda (Amanda "runs") April 22, 2010, 7:27 am

    I don’t do power yoga, or any yoga for that matter! However, I DO love your sammie! That quote was really good too. (More like “thought for the morning” for me)

  • Christie {Honoring Health} April 22, 2010, 7:29 am

    I wear good quality yoga pants and a tank top. I find that wearing pants really helps me with not sliding all over the place since there is more material to absorb the sweat.

  • Kath April 22, 2010, 7:48 am

    I find that the more skin I show, the worse it is because I get too slippery. So I wear cropped pants and a tank top (moisture wick)

  • RhodeyGirl April 22, 2010, 8:22 am

    I wear super duper tight shorts and a tiny little tank top, and I am not that body confident- but it is just so HOT in there! Anyway, when I bring a towel for my mat and another small hand towel for my face/body. I use it on my face for the first little bit of class but then when I start slipping and sliding I use it to wipe off a foot or an ankle haha. it seems to work?

  • Heather C April 22, 2010, 8:57 am

    I’m with ya! When I do Bikram Yoga I never wear a shirt (105*, ahhhhh). it’s too HOTT to be in clothes.

    The orange with your egg sammie is actually perfect! Vitamin C helps your body abosb Iron – eggs have 25% of your daily Iron rec 😉 so, the two together? Not a bad combo! 🙂 Just a fun fact

    • caitlin April 22, 2010, 10:15 am

      awesome fact!

  • Therese April 22, 2010, 9:02 am

    Hot yoga freaks me out so I can’t help you there. Something about intentionally sweating your ass off with just walking into a room weirds me out (hence why I don’t use sauna’s much). But I am starting to slowly fit in a yoga day (i.e., this morning). I’ll try anything once though so who knows! At least with reading your blog I’ll know what to and what not to wear!

    LOVE that quote and highly believe in it. I started to do just what it said over the past few years. Not oddly enough, almost all of my relationships are much richer for it AND I’m a much happier person! 😀

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) April 22, 2010, 9:21 am

    There’s a girl who runs at the gym the same time in the morning I do, and every day she’s in her sports bra and shorts. Why the heck not?

  • Caroline April 22, 2010, 9:38 am

    I wear lulu wunder under pants (tight crops) and a lulu top that is made for hot yoga it breathes a ton! I sweat a lot, so much so that it’s in my eyes sometimes but I just keep a small hand towel next to my mat and if it gets really bad I’ll wipe my face when were in “rag doll” or something. So glad your enjoying yourself!!!

  • Joanne April 22, 2010, 9:45 am

    Love blue corn chips.
    I tried to take a Bikram yoga class around here and the heat wouldn’t go up to the required temp. Disadvantage of living in a small town.

  • Ashley April 22, 2010, 9:46 am

    i’ve got to wear crops, because when i go into crow and i’m so sweaty i’ll slip right off my arms because they’re so wet if i don’t have pants on. I’ve worn shorts and slide all over the place. in bikram i would wear crops and a sports bra, SO hot. but regular hot vinyasa which isn’t so hot i wear crops and a tank.

  • Nicole, RD April 22, 2010, 9:52 am

    I sweat so easily, I don’t know how I would do with hot yoga! I would need to drink a TON to make it through, I’m sure! I still want to try it though 🙂

  • Gracie (complicated day) April 22, 2010, 10:13 am

    In the heat of the NOLA summer I’ll run in a jog bra and shorts but I do get annoyed at the comments/catcalls. I try to run at a low-construction-worker time of day, lol.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 22, 2010, 10:18 am

    i love that you said your body rocks…definitely a reminder that i needed today!

  • Lauren April 22, 2010, 10:19 am

    Hi Caitlin + Readers,
    I have been visiting the blog for a while now, but yet to comment. I like to see you getting into yoga! I practice hot power yoga (not bikrams) 5 – 6 times a week here in Vancouver. I love my teachers and my studio, which are HUGE reasons for why I have been able to keep up my practice so well. On the issue of what to wear… I think it’s awesome that you are supporting women to just strip it off in class, regardless of their body shape. However, I have a “great body” according to the media etc.. and I actually choose to wear a tank top and shorts in class because I feel that if I were to wear a sports bra then it could make other people in the class compare themselves to me and feel badly. I am NOT trying to toot my own horn (this is anonymous anyway). But I am just trying to say, that even women who have nice figures choose to not strip down because we believe in supporting all types of figures and do not want to neccessarily add to the overflowing pressure there is on women to look perfect.

    …just thought i’f lay out another point of view on what it means to have a nice figure but not feel the need to show it.

    • caitlin April 22, 2010, 10:21 am

      this is an awesome and interesting comment. i commend you for being so honest!! it helped me think about it in a new way. you rock.

  • Ambre - The 3-Day Walker April 22, 2010, 10:19 am

    When you make your cherry chocolate bomb shakes – does it taste very cherry-y to you? I made mine last time w/ like half a bag (frozen) of cherries, half a banana, 2 handfulls of spinach, and a package of chocolate amazing meal…and it didn’t taste very cherry-y to me. What am I doing wrong?

    • Ambre - The 3-Day Walker April 22, 2010, 10:20 am

      Maybe it’s the cherries? Because when I have some left over in the smoothie that didn’t blend up all the way, they’re pretty taste-less. But I used the Dole cherries. SOOOO I’m not really sure?! LOL 🙂

      • caitlin April 22, 2010, 10:21 am

        i use organic cherries. its not overwhelmingly cherry-ish. just a subtle hint!

        • Ambre - The 3-Day Walker April 22, 2010, 11:22 am

          I’ll have to buy organic ones next time.. Every time I put the dole ones in the smoothie, I can’t taste them at all.

  • Leslie April 22, 2010, 10:22 am

    At the top you wrote that you wre suddenly “crapping” the bottom instead of “scraping”. I giggled, becuase I thought you acutally meant that it was so yummy, and you ate it so fast that you immediately had to use the restroom. Sorry. I just had to tell you. It made me smile.

  • Kristin P. April 22, 2010, 10:30 am

    I love hot power yoga. I’m actually going today. MY fav thing to wear are these short yoga shorts and a thin, sweat wicking (non cotton) racerback tank top with shelf bra.

  • rachael April 22, 2010, 11:56 am

    I usually wear cropped leggings, though I think I am going to invest in some yoga shorts soon. I always wear a tank with a shelf bra so there not too many layers.

  • Melissa April 22, 2010, 5:59 pm

    I’m really glad you posted your preference to do hot yoga in a sports bra.

    I’m much more comfortable working out in just a sports bra and have had several uncomfortable situations at the gym. I’m totally ok with my own body, but other people seem to disapprove of my wardrobe choice. I’m glad there’s someone else out there who is proudly working out in a bra. Besides, t-shirts=sweaty armpits. Yuck!

  • Tara April 22, 2010, 10:21 pm

    hmmmm, I am wondering what prompted you to share that quote… and in pink font, no less! I never see you using different color font!

    I totally agree with that though – my husband (then boyfriend) told me I needed to start seeing a therapist after we had been living together over a year. I was in such a bad place with hating my job and I was not happy and not loving myself… and that was really hard on him! I’ve been seeing that same therapist for 2.5 years now and I can’t tell you how great it’s been for my overall health and happiness, not to mention my relationship with the Husband!

    • Caitlin April 23, 2010, 10:36 am

      it was the quote at the end of yoga class 🙂

      therapy is awesome… im glad to see it helped you, too.

  • Steve April 25, 2010, 6:25 am

    I usually wear cropped leggings, though I think I am going to invest in some yoga shorts soon. I always wear a tank with a shelf bra so there not too many layers.

  • Julie April 25, 2010, 3:03 pm

    it was the quote at the end of yoga class 🙂

    therapy is awesome… im glad to see it helped you, too.

  • Simon April 25, 2010, 6:46 pm

    I love hot power yoga. I’m actually going today. MY fav thing to wear are these short yoga shorts and a thin, sweat wicking (non cotton) racerback tank top with shelf bra.

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