Sometimes, all I need is a good hour on the mat.
The Husband and I hit up a power mixed yoga class during lunch. I was hoping for a very easy and very slow class because Iâ€™m running a 10K race tomorrow. But class was challenging! I spent a good 10 minutes in childâ€™s pose while everyone around me flowed and sweated.
One of the nicest things about yoga is that itâ€™s taught me not to compare myself to others. Just because the chick next to me can do a one-armed pushup with one leg in the air doesnâ€™t mean I have toâ€¦ or feel bad if I simply donâ€™t want to. I like to think if Iâ€™m on the mat and Iâ€™m breathing, Iâ€™m doing yoga. The poses are just extra.
Came home and rushed to put together lunch before we leave for a little road trip.
Hereâ€™s why Iâ€™ve been eating so many damn rice cakes: Brown rice cakes are gluten-free and cheap. Since Iâ€™m trying to cut down on my gluten intake, per docâ€™s orders, rice cakes are a more affordable alternative to gluten-free bread like Udiâ€™s (which I love). A loaf of Udiâ€™s is $5; a packet of rice cakes is $2. Also â€“ they actually arenâ€™t that different, calorically, from the gluten-free bread I buy.
Plus, rice cakes are tasty! Especially when smeared with refried beans and goat cheese.
On the side: steamed mixed greens and a sweet potato.
While eating his lunch, the Husband randomly shouted out, â€œI LOVE KALE, SPINACH, AND COLLARD GREENS SO MUCH.â€ Seriously.
Where are we going, you be wondering? Well, weâ€™re heading out to see Ashley. Earlier the week, I talked about her very scary bike accident â€“ she broke her pelvis in three places â€“ and Katy and I are going to visit her in the hospital.
Weâ€™re bringing her a gift. Any guess what it is?