Big, beautiful bowl of oats!
No better way to start the dayâ€¦. especially when eaten while listening to the new Snow Patrol album. Snow Patrol is our favorite band of all time â€“ the Husband and I even danced to one of their songs (Chasing Cars) as our first dance song at our wedding. The new album is great so far; I especially love the song New York.
In the mix:
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup almond milk
Toppings: frozen blueberries and brown sugar
Guess what I managed to do this morning? A little prenatal yoga. Without caffeine in my system. Pat on my own back, yâ€™all.
Iâ€™ve completely fallen off the yoga bandwagon. This time last year, I belonged to a hot yoga studio and went two times a week, usually hitting up the 90 minute hot flow classes.
Eventually, I got to the point where I could do this (a Bird of Paradise)â€¦
I stopped going because classes felt way too hot and uncomfortable in the summertime and thenâ€¦ I just never went back. And now I struggled to stay in Warrior I position. Whoops.
But Iâ€™m going to try to get back into it. Iâ€™m doing some social media work for a website called GaiamTV, which streams yoga videos, fitness videos, and other workout videos like Jillian Michaels and Pilates on your computer or phone for a flat monthly rate (they do a free 10 day trial!). Theyâ€™ve got a little prenatal section, and I tried out Shiva Reaâ€™s standing poses video. It had lower ratings â€“ 2 stars â€“ but I thought it was a nice program. Or maybe Iâ€™m just super out of practice because although it seemed pretty basic, I felt challenged.
Steaming Streaming workout videos is the way of the future, yo. Iâ€™m hosting a #GaiamTV Twitter party tonight at 7 PM EST from @CaitlinHTP if you want to join in â€“ you could win a subscription to the service!
Do you own lots of workout DVDs or are you switching to streaming option? And if youâ€™re preggers like me, can you recommend any good prenatal yoga videos?