This past Sunday I made a spinach and black bean lasagna and prepped my crock pot Thai chicken thighs. So last night after my vinyasa flow class at Back Bay Yoga all Dave and I had to do was pop the lasagna in the microwave and eat away! Best feeling ever to not have to worry about making dinner after my class.
(Recycled picture from my first lasagna post )
The class was different than the Samara Yoga classes I attend, but not in a bad way at all. I’m really looking forward to the class that my hips feel absolutely no pain in warrior 3 or standing split. Whenever I do a one legged pose, I can feel how weak my hips are. I had to stand in forward folded position a few times so my hips wouldn’t get strained too much, but I think it was a good way to start to work on strengthening.
I enjoyed when the teacher, Kate Heffernan, would adjust me in my pose to make sure I was getting the most of it, particularly pigeon pose at the end. And I liked Kate’s little bits of humor that she would throw into her instruction. It wasn’t cheesy and Sam and I often let out a giggle. I felt very at peace and relaxed after the class.
I feel ready to tackle my energy model today at work that is really stumping me. I have found that I sometimes need to take a step away from work to clear my mind and be able to start fresh to become more productive. Staring at code all day and searching for solutions can be a bit tiring
Speaking of tiring…I am starting to get out I breath walking up stairs! I realized all this yoga is great for my flexibility and strength but I need to start swimming more regularly to keep up my aerobic endurance. I’m thinking I should try to swim at least two days a week and maybe a day or two of trying to jog/walk depending on my hip pain. I need another thousand credit card points and then I can get the Garmin Forerunner 910…hmmm…may be a good way to motivate me to swim!
Do you prep meals ahead of time when you know you will have a busy night?
I try to, but it doesn’t always work out. When I don’t take the time to prep, we often end up eating out or eating pasta!
Do you find an exercise break and a good nights sleep help you become more productive?
Most definitely. I can go two weeks of pretty much all work from 6 am til 11 pm but after the two weeks I go insane. Marathon training comes in handy for work too-one of my coworkers said I had some impressive endurance during one of our deadlines!