Itâ€™s funny how my yoga practice can be a terrible suckfest one day, and awesome the next. Yesterdayâ€™s class was torturous, but from the moment the instructor said, â€œLetâ€™s meet in childâ€™s poseâ€ at 6:30 AM this morning, I knew it would all be good.
Plus â€“ now itâ€™s 9 AM and my workout is checked off my to-do list! :) Hot vinyasa never felt so good.
Something new Iâ€™ve been doing in class â€“ instead of just plopping on the mat and staring at the ceiling while I wait for class to start, Iâ€™ve been banging out the ab workout from the Modified Boot Camp. Since Iâ€™ve been out of running commission, Iâ€™ve been doing tons of ab and arm exercises â€“ sometimes I even add in a couple of push-ups during vinyasa transitions during the class. It really maximizes (physically) the time Iâ€™m on the mat, and I leave feeling like I got a great strength and cardio workout.
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 banana
- Chia seeds
- Toppings: Cashews and strawberries
Everyday on Operation Beautiful, I post a Post-It Phrase of the Day. I usually have some sort of theme each week, and todayâ€™s theme is gratitude. Todayâ€™s quote is a great one: â€œLearn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can â€“ there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.â€ <3
Off to be productive! I hope you have a great day.