I was really looking forward to Yoga this morning because my legs/muscles were pretty sore and I LOVED how I have been feeling after. This morning I decided to try a new session from yogadownload.com and did the Lunar Flow#1. I was a little intimidated by the Deaf Man's Pose which I didn't manage to do. I did however successful perform a Plow and held it there! Somewhere along the way I lost my breathing technique and I really think that impacted my stress release from yoga. I think that when the instructor said that this session was better done at the end of the day, it somehow changed my mindset. I know, you are supposed to turn your brain off during yoga, but, I think indirectly it stuck in the back of my head. It could be sleep deprivation still, but, I just didn't feel the same relaxing at peace benefit this morning. I will give this session one more try at the end of a day and see if that changes.
For breakfast today I decided I have been missing my oats and almond butter. I made up a berry-licious bowl:
In the mix:
1/2 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup water
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp wheatberries
2 Tbsp Trader Joe's Berry Blend
dash of cinnamon
All microwaved for 2 minutes and topped with:
1/2 cup blueberries
2 sliced strawberries
2 Tsbp Trader Joe's Low Sugar Organic Apricot Preserves
1 tsp unsweetened organic coconut
1 Tbsp freshly ground almond butter
I was hungry again mid-morning and snacked on some grapes and some nuts.
5 days down, 2 to go......
Day 5 Vegan Week Recap ~ yesterday I woke up starving and pretty much stayed that way ALL day no matter what I ate. I tried to focus on adding more protein and satisfying foods throughout the day, however, I am sure having just a cupcake for snack may not have been the most filling. I guess some days are just like that, but, I am hoping today is better.
Calories burned: 3,148, Steps taken: 14,955
Calories consumed: 1,935 (the cupcake was STILL worth it)
9% protein, 58% carbs, 12% fat
We are going to a Vegan Restaraunt today for lunch ~ http://www.ubuntunapa.com/
Tell me if anything sounds good to you! Check back later for my review.