A rainy and cold Monday here in Scottsdale. Perfect for hot yoga!
We had a busy weekend and somehow it seems it was gone with the blink of an eye. Friday night was the usual pizza/appetizers and vino.
I got up Saturday morning and had a glorious 5 mile run. It was a perfect morning for running, temperatures in the mid to high 50’s and a bit cloudy. It was one of those days where the playlist is going and you just feel like you could go forever.
Other eats of the weekend included:
The infamous “egg puff” made with Eggland’s Best eggs that I was sent to sample. Thanks Foodbuzz!
And a veggie-licious grilled sandwich with goat cheese.
A snack of veggie wrapped goodness:
Inside was more goat cheese, tomato, mushrooms and nutritional yeast. nom, nom.
Dinner Saturday night was cooking at our friends’ house. We always have fun on our “cooking nights” and it gets our creative juices flowing with trying some new recipes. I used some of the arugula overflowing in my garden to make a salad that I had seen that morning on the CBS Early Show. From the same segment, I also made a chocolate cake with peanut butter glaze. Renee made a delicious flank steak with cilantro garlic sauce. We don’t have red meat very often at our house and I realized the reason why. It never turns out as good as when I have it made by someone else! This was cooked to perfection and had so much flavor! We also had taters and roasted asparagus with parmesan. A little red vino and this was much better than going to a fancy steak house! I took a few pictures with my cell phone but they didn’t turn out.
Seafood Sunday was fresh northwestern cod served in a tomato and fennel sauce. It was a modified Cooking Light recipe that turned out really tasty.
New/Different workout class everyday this week challenge:
I decided to do a little challenge this week to not only mix up my routine, but to better utilize my fancy gym membership. My challenge is to do a new or different class everyday this week.
Day 1-Monday: Hot power flow yoga. Technically this isn’t at my gym, it’s at the yoga studio I go to, but it is a new class. A few weeks ago, they started offering a power flow class in addition to the regular hot yoga classes. This class was only 60 minutes instead of the usual 75 minute classes this studio offers. I thought the shorter class would be appealing since I sometimes find myself
watching the clock being tired the last few minutes of the 75 minute classes. The verdict: I didn’t care for it. It was missing some of my favorite poses and I don’t feel like my legs go the same stretched and strong feeling they normally do. I’m super glad I tried it, but I think I will stick with their traditional 75 minute class.
Stay tuned for tomorrows new workout class.
Have you tried any fun new workouts lately?