after a heart-pumping session at the gym yesterday afternoon (yay for not taking a third day in a row off from working out!), marshall and i cleaned up and headed to kristen & rory’s for a barbecue.
the first barbecue of the year, in fact!
marshall wanted a burger and i wanted a salad, so we compromised and i had a hamburger salad and he had his burger! he stuffed his with bleu cheese.
i watched.. and diligently ate pita chips & hummus.
and snacked on some fresh fruit..
i absolutely cannot wait for melon season. just sayin.
kristen was the grill masta.
kane was on the lookout.
when it was time to eat, i laid my burger patty atop a big bed of various salad greens and veggies—all straight from the whole foods salad bar. yep, lazy girl’s salad.
this morning was another first for breakfast..
cinnamon raisin bagel thin + mighty maple + banana & coffee + skim.
the part that was a first was the cinnamon raisin bagel thin. like i mentioned when i tried the whole wheat ones, you can’t eat these thinking you are eating a bagel. it’s not a bagel, no. but it is definitely tasty, yes. i dig ‘em.
J mug o janetha java.
next up: another first. a very, very, very big first!
YOGA. i have never in my 27 years, 10 months and 1 day of being alive done yoga. some people find that hard to believe—but i just never got around to it! my friend lindsay invited me to tag along to a free bikram yoga session, so i bit the bullet. now or never, right?
we went to the bikram yoga sandy studio—here’s a tip, the first saturday of every month has a free 10 AM class for new students. so this was 90 minutes of free, hot fun. i wasn’t sure what to expect, so i went in with an open mind. i mean, i have to figure out a way to touch my toes before the end of the year (it was my new years resolution) so i decided yoga was a good place to start.
it. was. hot. but it was also amazing! i actually really, really, REALLY enjoyed it. every sweaty minute. i am not a fan of posting post-workout sweaty photos of myself, but this is an exception. my hair was soaked through!
we ended up paying $20 for a month of unlimited classes—it is usually $100 a month, so this was a great intro deal. if you live in the area you should check it out!
i am going to try to go as much as i can this month.. but it takes about 30 minutes to GET to the studio, so we will see. even if i only go 3 or 4 times, that is totally worth the twenty bucks.
we felt much better once we got outside in the cool, breezy air!
on the way home i cheated and ate in the car—my breakfast was SO light (they said to show up to the class with an empty stomach) so i practically inhaled another first.
my first blueberry muffin larabar.
loved it, but not my favorite. PB+J or cherry pie are my faves at the moment.
and i stopped into starbucks for my first iced americano of the year. this had a splash of soy and a heavy sprinkle of cinnamon.
yay for it being warm enough for iced coffees!
and now i am lounging on my couch, eating bell peppers & hummus, after a nice long shower. is it weird that i feel like i just got a 90 minute massage instead of a workout?! i could get used to this yoga thing.
we start insanity tomorrow morning.. better get some R&R in while i can!
1. what is one FIRST you have had lately? big or small.
2. yoga: love it? hate it? never done it? is there a kind you love? talk to me.
xo. janetha g.