As an avid morning exerciser, once lunchtime rolled around today, I figured my chances of actually making it to the gym were slim to none.
Turns out I was right. I didn’t make it to the gym, but I did make it to a local yoga studio this evening for some much-needed stretching!
When a yoga craving hits me, it hits me hard. I start to feel antsy. My body starts yearning for a deep stretch. I needed yoga in my life today!
I was also anxious to try out my previously way-too-slippery mat again now that I wiped it down with tea tree oil and purchased a yoga towel to use on top of it during my practice.
I bought a Manduka eQua Plus Towel after reading all of your suggestions and receiving multiple texts and emails from my friend Leah telling me what a difference the use of a yoga towel made for her. (Most of you recommended Yogitoes towels, but since I’m not very regular in my yoga practice, I opted to save money and bought the Manduka towel for half off when it popped up on sale through RueLaLa back in June.)
So what did I think of the towel?
The towel made a huge difference!
I didn’t slip at all and felt very secure transitioning through all of the poses. I’d like to try my mat without the towel since I used the tea tree oil on it to see whether or not that made a difference as well, but I am definitely singing the praises of my new towel.
During today’s yoga class, the instructor asked if we had any areas we’d like to focus on and I was happy when she seemed enthusiastic about working on our hips. She said that the hips are the “junk drawer” of the body for many people where tension goes to hang out. They are definitely the junk drawer for this girl and I loved chilling in the pigeon pose at the end of the class. It felt amazing.
When I arrived home, I wasn’t very hungry, but once I started assembling a plate of food my appetite returned without fail. I can always count on that little guy to pop up when tasty food is around.
Earlier today I prepped some chicken using my go-to crock pot method and by the time dinner rolled around, all I had to do was shred the chicken breasts, add some barbeque sauce and dig in.
I ate the chicken with a side of roasted broccoli and carrots that I tossed in olive oil and garlic salt.
For dessert, Ryan and I shared the most delectable bread pudding that he brought home from Betty Cakes, a local bakery that apparently believes in absolutely packing their bread pudding with pecans.
I was in heaven!
Now it is time to curl up in bed with my book. Goodnight!