Happy Hump Day all! It was pretty hard to get up at 5 AM today, but, once I got up and working out I was energized and ready to go! I woke up and did an intense Circuit Strength Training session followed up with an ab burning CORE routine. I lit my Mandarin Aroma Oils and put on my calming seas CD to do meditation and Yoga.
Meditation today was focused on today’s theme “Compassion” ~ Compassion towards others and compassion towards yourself. With each breath in you breathed in all the negative thoughts and as you exhaled, you cleansed your mind/body of these negative things. It was a pretty empowering exercise and I found my breaths matching up with the waves in the ocean.
Yesterday I was asked to tell you all the Yoga Sun Salutations series that I do in the book. It’s a simple series for beginner yoga people and they have intermediate/advanced levels in the book. I sort of add a little to it too. You do each of these 5 deep Ujjayi (deep) Breaths in/out. I go through the series twice – once for each side and focus on form over speed.
Ending with a few minutes in Childs Pose and then Savasana (Corpse Pose)
If you are interested in trying out some online yoga classes or want to see pictures of how to do these poses, I highly recommend YOGADOWNLOAD.COM. They have a bunch of FREE 20 minute sessions you can download onto your computer or ipod along with the step by step printouts. I LOVE them and do them often!
I started off my day with my Morning Burst Lemon Water at home and togo :D LOVE this stuff!
Breakfast today was perfect for the spa experience ~ A Mango Tropical Parfait! Today is ALL about tropical fruits so you will for sure be seeing a lot of them – yeah!
1 c chopped Mango
½ c TJ’s 2% Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp Kashi Go Lean Honey Almond Flax Crunch
A few raspberries & blueberries for color
15 calorie 1 Tsp drizzle of Sweet Cactus Agave Nectar (VEGAN Honey)
I honestly felt like I was having DESSERT for breakfast ~ who doesn’t LOVE that!!! All of that goodness 3 Weight Watcher Points – yum, yum! On the side, I had a cup of Celestial Seasonings Decaf Sweet Coconut Chai Tea from my Tea Bag Swap. I LOVED this flavor – it’s really coconutty with a hint of chai spices. I bet it would be great sweetened with a little agave nectar. So far, I am still not missing coffee either ~ yeah!
Quick recap for yesterday:
Calories Burned: 3,190 (Rockin’ – I Heart my Body Bugg!)
Calories Consumed: 1,245
Steps Taken: 13,193
Yesterday was a good day – I seemed to be starving ALL day but I managed my hunger well, listening to my body and picking healthy snacks when needed. I didn’t have time to do my spa treatment so tonight I am making up for ALL 3 days with a spa night ~ recipes to be posted in the AM for that!
Did I mention that my pants are feeling loser this morning??? :D
I forgot to tell you all about the FUN MAIL that I received yesterday. I have really wanted to try out Mr. Krispers ever since I first heard about them. All of their products are made with 100% natural ingredients, contain 10-11 g Whole Grains Per Serving, are baked, never fried, Certified Gluten Free and you can recognize ALL the ingredients on their package!!!
And let’s be honest here, who doesn’t LOVE Rice Chips?! Crunchy, snappy and addictive. I am always on the look out for a healthy alternative to my fat laden regular chips. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to try out a crunchy, salty, 110-120 calorie snack that you get 35-37 chips per serving for ONLY 2 Weight Watcher Points!!!!
They have 6 flavors available and two of them are VEGAN!!!
Sour Cream & Onion
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil
White Cheddar & Herbs
Sea salt & Pepper
Review, reviews and MORE reviews coming in 12 days (post Bikini Bootcamp Reward #3!!!) :D But, since I know I cannot tease you all by flashing all the goods and not sharing. Be sure to check back tonight as I will be announcing a Mr. Krispers Bake Rice Krisps Giveaway!!!!
Guess what though ~ I will be announcing another fun Bikini Bootcamp Challenge Giveaway up next!!!
And, not that I am promoting making a late night run for a root beer float, but, if you live near Sonic they are kicking off summer today by giving away FREE Root Beer Floats from 8 pm – Midnight. Click HERE for details and be sure to have 1 or 2 for me!!!