Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WIAW: Sick day yoga, snacks, & TV

After the mud run, I took a couple of days for active rest. I practiced yoga Sunday and fell down in side crow pose then proceeded to laugh it off. On Monday, I did PiYo, attempted to work, and got sent home and Tuesday, I went to the gym in the evening for 10 minutes on the stair climber before a power yoga class.

Yoga is awesome. Sure, you don't have to do it or some of these other 51 things. I know quite a few people who are active and do everything but yoga.

A lot of people I know started practicing yoga due to an injury. I did. I wasn't really injured but knew I needed to stretch more. Not only did I realize that yoga was stretching, I built strength!

Fortunately for me, I already had a lot of training in place. Yes, all that cross training does help with running as well as yoga. Plus, I have short legs and longer arms... and I'm a short Asian girl. Don't even try to Google that, it comes up with disturbing results. What I mean by being "short" and "Asian" is that, for some reason, yogis who are short and Asian next to me end up being pretty flexible to begin.

Balance is my thang. Yep. I love those poses. I also enjoy anything bendy. I can't fly much and today was first day I did a headstand. Ever.

Onto the eats... mostly snacks.
Only 8 peanut butter froyo is a complete win for a scratchy throat. Right?

Breakfast: baked chocolate coconut banana protein mini pancakes

Oh Trader Joe's, you never cease to surprise me. This is the best hummus ever though it does leave a lingering taste in my mouth.

Pumpkin "cheesecake" mousse is back!

As for veggies, I've converted! I'm now a carrot lover. I used to only enjoy them super soft but now eat them raw.

I watched lots and lots of "Basketball Wives." I started watching the show because the former basketball lover in me loves All-Star Weekend and Michael Jordan turned 50! What?!

Okay, and truth be told, I love bad reality shows like "Flavor of Love" and "I Love New York."

Knowing that it's rainy again, which is pretty much like snowing for us here in California, I will be watching more shows and attacking some of these to dos.

What type of yoga do you enjoy? I like it hot, and power yoga!
Have you ever changed your mind about a food? Coconut and mustard are now favorites of mine. I hated them as a child.
What was your first reality TV show? Mine must have been "Making the Band" with O-Town!
What types of reality shows do you like? I was into "America's Most Smartest Model," "Love in the Wild" season 2, and "The Ultimate Fighter." I do/did not watch "American Idol," "Lost," "Big Brother," "The Real World," "The Amazing Race," etc. I only watched "The O.C." years later.


  1. I just had a few bites of the same Trader Joe's hummus. Isn't it awesome. Great eats

    1. Kathy, which one is your favorite of theirs?

  2. Wow, jalapeno hummus? Look out! And way to go on the headstand!

  3. I've become a huge yoga fan in the last 6 months or so. As in it is my primary workout now and I've never felt better. I actually was at the chiropractor yesterday and she asked if I had increased my weightlifting frequency because my back felt so much stronger. I happily said 'nope, just yoga.' :) I'm an Ashtanga fan, but I like a good vinyasa or power flow class too.

    1. ps - good job on the headstand. today in yoga I got called out of class just after I got up into my headstand to come retrieve my little guy from childcare due to a bathroom accident. something you don't have to remotely worry about. :) :)

    2. Yoga makes me feel so strong. Who knew bodyweight training was so effective.

  4. PB froyo is a complete win for ANY ailment ;) Way to go with the headstand! I'm not a yoga fan, but it would be pretty cool to able to do difference balance/flexibility things like that!

  5. Pb froyo, hummus, and carrot hearts? I like the way you think.

  6. I always have fro yo when I am not feeling 100%, totally acceptable and necessary! :)