Lunch today likely looks familiar if you stopped by the blog yesterday.
More noodles with peanut sauce, chicken and veggies!
There was a bit of yesterday’s lunch leftover today and I ate the remaining noodles around noon. I took a bite of the noodles straight out of the fridge and ended up liking them so much cold, that I didn’t even bother to heat them up.
Since today’s portion was a bit on the small side, I supplemented the noodles with a fresh pear and a cup of honey vanilla bean Voskos Greek yogurt.
This may be a bold statement, but Voskos honey vanilla bean is one of my all-time favorite Greek yogurt flavors. I’m a sucker for the flecks of vanilla bean in every container. They remind me of high-quality vanilla bean ice cream.
Yoga Mat Mission
The first and only yoga mat I purchased came from Marshalls and while it was inexpensive and pretty, I’m beginning to realize it’s lacking in two very important areas. It’s too short (I’m 5’7’’) and it’s too thin. The length isn’t a big deal, but I’d love a mat that’s a little longer so I don’t have to scoot forward or backward on the mat as often, interrupting poses.
The thickness is my main issue. My current yoga mat is very thin and I’ve found myself coming out of poses prematurely because my knees hurt from digging into the hard floor since my mat provides next to no cushioning.
When I asked you guys for your recommendations on Facebook and Twitter, I received a bunch of feedback and now have my research cut out for me.
A couple of you asked me (via Twitter) to share the most commonly recommended mats with you, so here’s a line up of the current top contenders, as recommended by PBF-reading yoga masters:
- Jade: Harmony
- Lululemon: The Mat
- Aurorae: Classic
After reading reviews and descriptions about the above mats, they all seem to be thicker and most are a bit longer than the typical yoga mats. Unfortunately they’re all pricier than the yoga mats I’ve found at random stores like TJMaxx or Target, but if they last forever, as many claim they do (Manduka even has a lifetime guarantee), and make my yoga experience more comfortable, perhaps investing in a high-quality yoga mat that I won’t have to replace is worth the splurge? Or at least maybe it’s worth putting on my birthday wish list for the end of the month!
If you have additional thoughts about any of the above yoga mats or if I should investigate another mat all together, please let me know in the comments section.