Hi pooks! It’s a little late for me to be posting, as bikram class was from 7-8:30 pm, then the gang stopped to get groceries and then I finally made it home. Another speed round, you say? Correcto.
When my alarm went off this morning I did not want to get out of bed at all. It was gloomy outside, and although I got a solid eight hours of sleep (yes! I am finally getting a hang of this sleep thing), I just wanted to stay in bed. Alas, I pulled my drool-encrusted self out of bed, washed the face and made a greenie:
In the mix: 1 banana, tons of spinach, pumpkin pie spice, 1 1/2 cup water+almond milk mixture and a spoon of almond butter. This “recipe” will most likely always be the same. It needs nothing more. Actually, that’s a lie. I’d love some VEGA up in thurr, but I’ll wait until I have money so I can purchase some hemp protein.
Work was, surprise, surprise, supah busy. A lot of writing, brainstorming, researching, editing, you know how it is. I was starving by 10:30 am and had a Fuji. Why are they the best? Fujis and Honeycrisps. And I used to be such a Pink Lady…don’t know what happened.
Lunch was spectacular today:
Elizabeth whipped together a bangin’ stir-fry using Gardein beef tips, which are made partially from quinoa and kamut (like the chicken from Monday’s ridiculousness). Seriously, when these products hit the freezer section, TRY THEM. I wouldn’t steer you wrong.
We also had some cheesecakes sent to us, and we absolutely had to try them today. My tiny slivers:
I’ll be frank: I think raw cheesecake is better than real cheesecake. Call me crazy, but this stuff was delicious! It’s made by Earth Cafe, which I was told is available at some Whole Foods. Every bite I was thinking, “no way. No f-ing way!” But yes, yes way.
We had a gigantic afternoon meeting to plan out the 2010 issues of the magazine. I love hearing everyone’s ideas! Brainstorming meetings have to be one of my favorite parts about the whole magazine process, and I’m so thankful to be a part of it at VegNews.
Our meeting lasted from 3 pm till past 5, almost 6. I quickly hopped to my apartment, changed for yoga and then went back to the office so Elizabeth could drive us there.
SnackFace’s first bikram yoga experience? Phenomenal. I’m in LOVE! Never has my body been pushed like that, nor has it ever sweat that much. I mean dripping. Like, maybe the first layer of sweat to come out was just stank, but after that, I swear water was simply pouring from my body. I’m not a super sweaty person, so this was all fascinating to me.
I didn’t sit out on any of the poses; I really pushed myself. Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I’m really competitive, mostly with myself. What I loved most about bikram was the intense concentration on the body– not what the body looks like, but what the body can do and how it feels. The instructor, Ryan (she was amazing), told us to leave our brains outside; this is solely about the physical body. So I did. I didn’t care whether this was hanging out or that was bulging, or anything like that. It was freeing. I didn’t think about much at all. Now that’s a rarity.
At the end of the class I was laying in savasana (I think that’s what the corpse pose is called?) and I felt my blood flowing through me, my heart pumping, my lungs expanding and contracting, and I felt alive. My whole body was humming. And my asscrack was sweating.
Actually, my entire body was drenched and glossy with sweat. Sex-ay. After class we hit up a grocery store for a bit and I got essentials. By the time I got home it was past nine. Dinner was pure SnackFace:
On the plate: Kashi Heart to Heart woven crackers, carrots, mushrooms, cherry toms, baked teriyaki tofu that I put on the crackers and pretended was cheese. I went back for a few more crackers after I finished the plate, naturally.
And now that I’m showered, it may be time for bed. Tomorrow is going to be huge: vegan sammies and karaoke after work! Woopwoop! If you have any questions about my bikram experience, please feel free to ask. OH! And I paid for a whole month of classes, if that gives you any indication of how much I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Alright pudding pops, I’m out!
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: What’s the last thing you purchased that’s good for your being?
Other than delicious food and The Time Traveler’s Wife, buying a month’s membership is kind of a big deal to me. One of the main reasons I started to run this summer was so that I didn’t have to spend money on a gym membership. But this is something so different than going to the gym, wheeling on the elliptical and pushing a few machines up and down. Mind you, I’ll do that when I go back to school, but one bikram class has made me feel more alive and happy than any gym session has. Or maybe I’m just on some sort of yoga high right now… 🙂
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