Low Impact Morning Workout!

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Wanna see my yoga room?

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Ah yes, that room (I’m sure every home has one!), the one that serves as part “storage” for clothes that need to go to the dry cleaners…

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part “office“, containing my non-working desktop computer, empty Anne Taylor Loft Bags and wrapping paper (??)…

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part “your guess is as good as mine!” A feather bed and dehumidifier? Really?

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Yes, that room has now become part “yoga sanctuary!” It’s where I ooo and ohm to the yoga classes playing on my laptop…and pray that my backyard neighbors can’t see through the blinds as I stretch into my Tedasana pose! ;)

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It’s a little tight, and sometimes I have to bend & twist more than my class requires, just to squeeze into the little space, but, it works for me. I love it!

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This morning, I bit the bullet and bought a 45 Minute Power Vinyasa Flow #2 class from YogaDownload.com. $3.99 for a challenging, well guided class that I can do anytime I want? Yes please! And here’s the thing – I think working out in the morning is the bees knees. The later it gets in the day, the more my resolve to work out dwindles – so taking care of it in the morning is absolutely ideal, in my opinion.

But, working out in the morning is also very challenging. I am 100% a morning person mentally, but I feel like my body doesn’t work as well in the early a.m. as it does in the afternoon. It’s like my limbs can’t sync up or something! Yoga at 6am (while definitely not easy – my shoulders and thighs were handed to me on a silver platter this morning!) is definitely not as jarring as a run at 6am, and is a much nicer workout to look forward to. Know what I’m sayin’? At any rate – no buyer’s remorse here. I am now ready to start my day – boo yah!

With Strawberry Banana Oats, no less!

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In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • Vanilla
  • Strawberries
  • Almond Butter

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Creamy, sweet, fresh and filling. Love that straw-ban combo!

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What did I do before oatmeal? ;)

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Lunch will be just as good – I’ve got Thai Tofu Pizza, Pineapple and a Granola Bar!

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Nature’s candy.

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Manufactured candy.

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But tasty, nonetheless. ;)

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And Thai Tofu Pizza! Ok, a lot of you asked so I’ll just tell ya’ – the contest prize was $500! :mrgreen:

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This pizza is JUST as good cold, as it is HOT and fresh from the oven.

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I would have had two pieces to take for lunch but, cough, I ate the other one last night. :oops: It was totally worth it!!

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Gotta jet – that early morning yoga sesh, coupled with my morning Mom walk, has me running later than normal. Namaste!

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Where do you workout? At the gym, home, both? How do you carve a space out for yourself?

Morning workout fans: do you prefer a more low impact, or high impact workout in the a.m.?


Thai Tofu Pizza

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Do you remember – way back in February – when I entered my Thai Tofu Pizza in a recipe contest, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best?! I flipping WON. It’s true!!! I won the Nasoya Tofu Recipe Contest!! I got an email last month telling me that my…

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