My back and thighs were rather stiff and aching yesterday still, so I decided to begin the day with a session of Yoga on the Wii fit. Years ago I took yoga as a PE elective and I was pretty good at it. I do not practice it regularly any more, but a lot of the flexibility I gained from the practice remains with me to this day. Sometimes nothing works the kinks out better than a really good stretch will for me. The Warrior is one of my favorites for sore thighs, and for my back nothing can beat the Down facing Dog ! It can be bliss !! So yesterday I was practicing the pose, really enjoying the feel of my back being so wonderfully extended, when in walks my son , who giggles and says "nice butt mom ! ". Gee thanks Mister Boy ! Then he decides to roll a ball under me while I am in the pose. All the time giggling . So I tell him why I am doing it, get him to do it as well, and after a few minutes he decides to walk around on his hands and feet while in the pose, and continues to laugh hysterically.It was too funny ! Then he starts saying "Bottoms up ! ", and I could no longer keep a straight face. They say laughter is the best medicine, an I must admit after 30 minutes of yoga and 5 minutes of my son's observations, I felt like a new woman !
So here is how the day broke down with food and exercise:
Wii fit 30 min (Yoga 30 min)
Stationary bike-15 min- I have to get a different seat, this one is killing my tailbone
Filling foods 14
water 10 (80oz)
Breakfast- quick to fix and fun to eat
1/2 c cottage cheese,3/4 c Flax Plus Cereal,1 c blueberies
1 t olive oil,2 T flax meal
makes a big bowl that was fun to mix and eat
Lunch- finger food and fast!
Homemade Hummus with cucumber,carrots,celery,orange pepper
Yo Plus digestive yougert
Lunchtime often involves racing to get things done before the afternoon, and finger foods are my best friend. Yes, bad habit but one that is absolutely nessisary. At least I do not develop food amnesia.
Dinner- experiment with couscous
Ginger citrus pork (sugar free orange marmalade, ginger powder and dijon mustard)
Butternut squash whole wheat couscous,corn,salad
Wishbone Salad Spritzer,Diet Sierra Mist
to make the couscous I took 2 cups of pureed butternut squash , 1 1/2 cups water,1 tsp thyme and 1 tsp cinnamon and a shake of grlic powder, brought it to a rolling boil and then added 1 c whole wheat couscous, remove from the heat and let set 15 minutes. Results were okay- it needs something else to be great.
1 c nonfat yogert with cocoa powder and splenda
Sugar free chocolate pudding