Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Starting my day with a little Morning Flow...

This morning I struggled a bit to get out of bed after staying up way too late to watch The Biggest Loser AND Law and Order. I really do love both shows and once The Biggest Loser was over, I told myself I was not tired so I should stay up longer :D It felt great last night, but, not so much this morning.

BTW, Didn't The Biggest Loser rock last night? I think this might have been one of the best shows of the season. Since I know some of you may not have watched it yet, I won't spoil it for you...just make sure you do though!

To wake up my sleepy self this morning, I started my day off with Morning Flow #1 from I had envisioned a nice, relaxing, stretching class, but, this class was a definite work out. It was a nice change to focus on balance, strength, posture and stretching. It made me realize that I am actually starting to make some progress in yoga. My heels are almost flat on the ground in my downward dogs, I don't shake while balancing and I can stretch further each time. I still wasn't able to do a full wheel for fear of falling on my head :) but I made an attempt and that is what counts, right? I was definitely awake and alert after this class and ready to start my day. It was a nice change from being in my set, relaxed state that yoga usually puts me in.

I had sort of a funky stomach going on this moring that I am sure was due to my indulgences yesterday. So, I decided to have a nice, soothing and refreshing breakfast today.

03/11/09 Upclose

I layered all of the following to make this super filling bowl of Greek Yogurt.

1 cup Trader Joe's Fat Free Greek Yogurt
Drizzle of Agave ~ about 2 tsp
1/2 cup Natures Path Pumpkin Flax
1/3 cup Trader Joe's High Fiber Cereal (aka fiber worms)
1/2 banana
2 big strawberries

This really hit the spot and packed alot of protein plus fiber and a little fat to help me stay full all morning. I had it together with my SIGG water bottle and real coffee this time - 1/2 coffee and 1/2 water. The caffeine is sure to make me bounce off the walls, but, sometimes, you just have to have it :)

03/11/09 Breakfast

Today is a short day for me as I am leaving work early ~ yahoo! It's also a fun day because tonight I am getting my hair done. While I chat it up with my friend & hairdressor, The Husband gets dropped off to play poker. He says he doesn't want me to have to drive alone ~ ha, he's funny! I don't mind the company though and it gives him a little fun play time.

Happy Hump Day all! The week is half over and I couldn't be happier about that. Enjoy the sunshine.....


  1. I'm so glad you posted about the Morning Flow download. I've been wanting to try it, but haven't yet. I actually downloaded it for this morning, but didn't get up in time--daylight savings is killin' me this year!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's always nice to read other blogs about food.

    Thanks again,


  3. Kirwin ~ I think you will like Morning Flow. It is a nice change from the stretching/relaxation of gentle hatha. It definitely gets your heart rate up.

    Eric ~ Thanks for stopping by. Your blog rocks and your food looks amazing.