This week’s WIAW rewinds back to this past Monday, which happened to be President’s Day! Were you one of the lucky people that had the day off? I was not… but the only day I really ever have off (always) is Christmas, because that’s the one day of the year that the gym is closed!
Greg happened to have the day off, but he is good about sticking to his regular routine and still woke up at the crack of dawn (4:30ish) to work out. He’s crazy! Since he didn’t have to worry about being back home by a certain time, he agreed to come with me over to the gym I was teaching at to take my classes! (I teach Spinning and Bodypump Monday mornings back starting at 5:30 am.)
After two hardcore classes- and no, we didn’t plan on matching.
Greg’s only taken my Bodypump class one time before (and it was over a year ago), but he was great! And he hadn’t taken a Spinning class from me in about three years. He regularly lifts weights and mountain bikes, but it’s always good to switch it up. And I think he may have even been a little sore the next day.
On the way home, I couldn’t resist stopping by my favorite coffee place (since it’s right next to the gym) and grabbing a cup of joe.
After getting home, I made a post-workout smoothie.
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I had to head back out to train some clients a little bit later, but made my “actual” breakfast before I left, which a bowl of oatmeal that was way too small.
In between clients I snacked on an apple and drank some ‘buch.
When I finally got back home that afternoon, I made myself some lunch. I discovered this cool trick somewhere (a blog? Pinterest?) to make taco shells- but can’t remember where exactly that was! (If it was you, please let me know!)
You just take corn tortillas, spray them with a little nonstick spray and fold them over the rack in the oven. I baked mine at 400˚ for about 7 minutes, and they were perfect! They’re a little lower calorie than regular taco shells, but I also really love the shape!
They hold all of the filling much better. I filled mine with tomato, onion, red cabbage and Beyond Meat “chicken.”
On the side were roasted Brussels sprouts (with a little balsamic vinegar) and spicy ketchup (siracha + ketchup). It might sound like a weird lunch combination, but I will never claim to be normal.
I had registered to take a hot yoga class that evening that started at 6:30 and knew that I wouldn’t get home until sometime after 8:00pm, so I wasn’t really sure what to do for dinner. I knew that I couldn’t eat right before I went, but didn’t want to have a grumbly tummy during class. Around 4:30, I ate a piece of bread with peanut (flour) butter and some mashed strawberries.
This did the trick! I was definitely satisfied but not full and my tummy was quiet during yoga.
Hot yoga was great! This was only my second time taking a hot yoga class, and I think that taking it in the evening suits me much better than in the morning. My lovely friend Brie joined me- can you guess which feet are mine?
If you guessed that they are the gigantic ones on the left, you are right!
I was definitely wiped out by the time class was over, which isn’t a bad thing. It may have also been due to the fact that I had been up since 4:30 am! I got home a little after 8:00 and didn’t want to eat a real dinner, since I’d be going to bed in an hour (I also wake up at 4:30 on Tuesday mornings to teach back to back classes!).
I settled on some Greek yogurt and a pear.
And I drank a lot of water (not just at night- but during the entire day!)
Shortly after eating “dinner,” I headed upstairs to go to bed, but two other guys had already beaten me to it.
Have a great Wednesday!
Have you ever taken a yoga class? What are your thoughts about eating before/after exercise (including yoga)?