How can you make green oat bran even greener? Add Green Tea Ice Cream of course!
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1.25 cups plus a splash of water
- 1/4 cup green tea ice cream (full fat and totally yum)
- dash of salt
- 3-4 cups of spinach
It was green-ilicious. It fueled me well for a nice walk on the treadmill. After 3 days of intervals, I decided to tone it down. I did 60 minutes between 5-7% incline, varying speeds, for a total of 3.80 miles. Then I called my mom and walked at 3 mph, 2.5% incline for another 30 minutes (~1.5 miles).
Yesterday’s treadmill workout was less intense than the previous two days, but still good cardio. I alternated between 4.0 mph and 5.0-5.5 mph for 60 minutes – heavier on the 4.0 mph towards the end. This was all around 6% incline. I went 4.55 miles and followed it up with 10 minutes of slow walking (2.5 – 3 mph, 2.5-3% incline). Now…
I have a dilemma. I am supposed to be a yogi. But I haven’t been able to get into yoga the last few weeks. I’ve tried a few of the podcasts that I normally love, but they just aren’t doing it for me. I like sweaty incline walking and I love the stepper. When I start doing yoga I think how I would rather be doing something else. I have gone through several changes recently – I stopped my birth control pill, my eating has changed, I stopped doing yoga, I started loving to sweat, and I moved to a new apartment. I don’t know if any of these things are connected, but they all happened at the same exact time. What’s the deal? I’m not really complaining, I’m just curious.
Do you have any suggestions for getting my yoga focus back? I think I’m going to start doing the 20 minute yoga downloads again since they require a shorter attention span than the longer podcasts (Dave Farmar, Philip Urso). Has this ever happened to you (not just with yoga, but with anything)?