Review of YogaToday

On Sunday night I got a chance to relax for an hour with a video from

The class: “Forward Bending Class” instructed by Neesha.  Advanced level.

My rating: 3/5 stars.


I may be slightly biased here, because of the type of yoga that I normally do.  This video (57 minutes) started out quite slow.  Too slow for my liking.  I like to do more fast-paced yoga that leaves me sweating.  I like the intensity of a smooth flow with shorter holds and a great focus on the breath that creates an almost cardio workout.

This class spent a lot of time describing what the poses were, which was surprising because it was an Advanced class.  I wish that more time had been spent on pointing out common errors that people (especially people that have been practicing a long time) tend to make and how to fix them.

It’s a very visually appealing setting – the instructor and two students practice out in a field on the grass with some pretty trees behind them.

The instructor was very softspoken and even with my speakers on the highest setting there were many times that I couldn’t hear her, or her voice was drowned out by an airplane or the sound of a truck backing up (?!).

Overall I enjoyed my hour of yogatoday, but it wasn’t what I was expecting!  Once I stopped wanting it to be a workout I enjoyed it more.  However, I think I will stick with my audio downloads from – they really push me and make me work for it.  I would definitely try this again when I am in the mood for a very relaxing session though.  It would probably be good for preparing to sleep or to awaken slowly in the morning.

Has anyone else tried YogaToday?  I know Heather has (she recommended that I try it – thanks!!) – what are your thoughts?  Are there more workout-y yoga classes there?  Did I happen to pick one that was slower than usual?  If anyone knows of a more invigorating and intense class/instructor on YogaToday I’d be happy to try it.

Hope you all are enjoying your week!  I do have several recipes and an exciting lunch post lined up, so stay tuned.

Anniversary Day :)

Today is our anniversary!  3 years 🙂  Still not sure what we’re doing tonight, but I’ll fill you in later…

Review: Cassava Chips

These are really good!  They have double the fiber of normal potato chips.  Bobby got them at Whole Foods and I had to try them.  I’m guessing I had about 1 serving (23 chips is the serving size, 150 calories, 6 grams fat, 2 grams fiber).  No preservatives in these guys either, and 70%+ organic ingredients.

Yesterday (Tuesday) morning I woke up before the alarm and got in a lovely 40 minutes of yoga from  Thanks so much Julia for recommending this!  I also got a rec from Heather to check out, so I’ll let you know what i think of that too.

Breakfast was a standard – 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water plus a splash, and a whole sliced banana.  Add in at the end: 3/4 cup soy milk.

Mid-morning I snacked on an apple, then went for my lunch walk.

Lunch was a sandwich made of 1/4 cup lowfat ricotta and 1.5 tablespoons of olallieberry jam (all out now – I scraped the inside of the jar).

On the side I had a salad – 1/2 an apple (the other half is in Bobby’s lunch), broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, onions, vegan nacho cheese, topped with olive oil and lemon juice.

And an apple on the side (love apples).

Snack was the same as yesterday – a vanilla Chobani Greek yogurt and a BSI muffin, and later another apple.  Bobby and I really like these muffins.  I think there are only 6 left and we started with 16!

Bobby and I went to guitar center to look at things… He’s getting me a piano!

We went out for dinner – the pre-anniversary dinner – to a Thai place called Blue Mango.  We got 3 things and shared them all.

  • Shrimp Papaya Salad
  • Chicken Pad See Ew (thick noodles stirfried with a few veggies) – kind of oily but that didn’t stop me.  So good.
  • Mushroom Mountain (self explanatory name; also had baby corn, bamboo shoots, and tofu)
  • Brown rice

So I was very very full after this meal.  Definitely a splurge.  It certainly was delicious.

Can’t wait until tonight… thanks for all of the lovely suggestions!