As I’ve mentioned, I’ve decided to switch my workout routine from a more traditional one (running, cross training, Body Pump and occassional weight lifting on my own) to a more yoga-centric one.
I signed up for a month of unlimited yoga classes at a studio I enjoy and I’m already in love with my decision. I feel so much less pressure because I’m not training for anything or stressing myself out over doing cardio or weights a certain number of days per week.
I’ve been to two yoga classes so far and after each class I’ve felt so rejuvinated that I’ve gone for a run. It’s like the two go hand in hand.
Last night, for example, I went to an awesome class filled with many hip openers and back stretches and other fun things (this particular instructor focuses a lot on energy-building breath techniques and intense movements that result in an awesome muscle burn).
Then I got home and went for a 3-mile run around my apartment. I took it easy, with an average 10:12 pace and negative splits and was very happy with the run.
It just goes to show that if you’re feeling like you’re in an exercise rut, sometimes all it takes is changing it up. I completely adjusted my regime and now I’m excited for every workout.
And if you want to say that yoga isn’t a workout, that’s cool it’s a free country, I’ll just probably stop liking you
Before my workout I “fueled up” with one of these babies.
Can you believe that before last month I had never had a Cadbury Creme Egg? The innards of them always kind of grossed me out, but I grew a pair and tried my first one while I was in D.C. and it was pretty life-changing. I’m also a huge fan of the mini eggs. I had some of those last night as well.
When I got home I had this new, amazing cereal for dinner.
Best. Cereal. Ever. It tastes like Captain Crunch. Get some.
For the record, I did not consume one vegetable yesterday. I really have nothing positive or negative to say about that, I just felt it was worth mentioning.
Do you switch up your workout routine often, or is it pretty steady?
Have you ever had a Cadbury Creme Egg? Love em or hate em?