Thursday, April 2, 2009
Thursday Things to Talk About: Contest+Vote 4 Me!
This morning I woke up at 5am ready to drink my cup of Joe and hit the pavement. Well I did hit the pavement, but no coffee. You see when you get up so early, sometimes your brain is not fully awake. When I went to put creamer(silk) in my coffee I accidently grabbed the egg white carton(it looks very similar) and poured egg whites in my coffee instead:( Twa’s not funny at 5am, but now I can laugh about it!
I went out for a 3.25 mile run with the running gang, and then came straight home and hit the play button so that Jillian could kick my butt!! I did level 2 today, but skipped the last cardio circuit because of time.
This morning I have so much to do that I didn’t get to make quite the breakfast I wanted, I went ahead and decided on a quick and easy MONSTER.
- 1 c almond milk
- 1/4 c blueberries
- 4 black cherries
- 1 small gala apple
- 1 tbsp of natural pb
- 1/2 banana
- couple of cups of spinach
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME+ A CONTEST
I put in an entry into Carrot’s N’ Cakes 31 Days of Yoga Challenge Essay Contest, and I am really hoping I WIN!!! Please swing by HERE today and Choose #1. , she will be picking three lucky winners by the end of the day.
Here is my Essay, its the first one on her page:)
#1. “Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit.” As I took on Tina’s 31 Day’s of Yoga Challenge, I didn’t fully realize what I was getting myself into. As a runner/athlete I know how important stretching is, but what I didn’t know was that Yoga is not just about “stretching”. When I started the challenge I practiced for 20 minutes a day, every day for the first week. I came to realize how WEEK I truly was. I could barely hold any balancing poses, and caturanga push up’s,were nearly impossible. I was realizing that Yoga with time was going to help with my strength and balance,not just my flexibility. I began to light candles while doing my Yoga practice, and through this I felt peace and serenity. A calm that I needed to get through my day. I started to use my Yoga practice as a time to feed my soul and not just my body. I pushed through some harder positions, camel, half moon, and a head stand toward the end, things that I NEVER thought I would be able to do. My core has become so much stronger, and caturanga push up’s aren’t as difficult anymore. The practice of yoga has fed my body,mind and soul more then I could have ever known. I know now that Yoga isn’t just about stretching,it is about so much more and I am so glad that I have discovered what Yoga is for me in each of these 31 days.
Later today I will be posting a giving away, something from Danskin, so STAY TUNED
Have a beautiful Thursday, remember ….
LIFE IS FOR THE LIVING!