Since I am The Salad Girl, here are my two salads from yesterday and today… (I think this is what was in them. I can’t remember exactly.)
- base: romaine heart
- toppings: steamed kabocha!; sauteed eggplant, carrot, mushroom
- protein: parmesan, bacon bits
- dressing: annie’s lite honey mustard vinaigrette
- base: lots of cups of spinach (5?)
- toppings: sauteed mushrooms, carrots, leeks; steamed kabocha!; tomato
- protein: parmesan
- dressing: the last of newman’s own lowfat sesame ginger
I packed today’s salad to take as part of lunch since I had my YogaFit level 2 training today (and tomorrow!).
Friday’s yoga was a 60-minute power class by Philip Urso, but it wasn’t nearly as sweaty and challenging as my Thursday class. It was from 12/14/2006 if you’re interested in a simpler power flow. It was fun, but I definitely preferred the intense Thursday class.
As for today’s yoga – it was amazing. This morning we had a 75-minute class to start off the day. It was typical YogaFit style – warm up, sun salutations, work (lots!), and a cool down. Today we learned a few more advanced poses (wheel, splits, standing splits, boat wide leg toe hold, shoulder stand, plow, etc…) which was fun.
Today’s session was a lot more introspective than my last YogaFit training. We worked on communicating with ourselves, letting go, understanding the obstacles that we have/create for ourselves, and how to learn from all of this. My friend sitting next to me said it best, “we can’t lead where we haven’t been.” We journaled a lot. I wrote several pages of single-spaced, tiny print – and I didn’t even write down 1% of what I wanted to.
My teacher had a few book recommendations – The Power of Now, Growing the Positive Mind, and a children’s book called You Are Special by a Christian writer named Max Lucado. They all deal with the idea that you are your thoughts, and that judgement/expectations/competition shouldn’t matter (part of the YogaFit essence).
This post is only a smattering of everything that I experienced today. After each of these trainings I feel so full of enlightenment, information, and hope – I just wish I could put it all down on the page. For me, today was incredibly inspirational and gave me hope!
What inspires you?