Well good afternoon! I’m so, so excited to see that there’s already bunch of you who are IN for the October Yoga Challenge. Hopefully by month’s end, we’ll all be nice and limber and feeling totally OHM-tastic.
I actually got things kicked off early this morning with my first session of the challenge!
A very humbling 30 minutes of Jillian Michaels’ Level 1 of Yoga Meltdown. I say humbling because, good lord, was I feeling out of it. It definitely was not my best yoga session ever, but hey, they can’t all be great, right? Regardless, I was still happy I did it and am feeling super pumped for this challenge.
Before I hit the yoga mat though, I actually made a date with the treadmill for a little interval walk with some inclines.
Overall, today’s workout lasted a bit longer than usual, but it felt good after taking the weekend off. Monday mornings are always a great motivator for me to get back to business.
Also motivating me today was the fact that I had a yummy breakfast waiting for me once I was finished up.
We’re all out of eggs right now so I had to stick with egg whites this morning; I paired about 1/2 cup of egg whites with fresh spinach, grape tomatoes, and ketchup.
On the side was the thing I was most looking forward to: a slice of browned butter banana bread topped with some peanut butter.
I know I mentioned this yesterday and a few of you are curious about the recipe…I’d love to say it was mine, but the credit has to go to Cooking Light. I came across THIS RECIPE in my latest issue of the magazine and had been waiting ever since for a batch of overripe bananas.
My changes: half whole wheat flour and no glaze (although I’m sure it’s incredible)
I would absolutely, 100% recommend you try this recipe out. The caramelized bananas are, well, just that…bananas.
I spent most of the morning working on a few odds and ends and by the time 12:00 hit, I was ready for a little lunch.
I put together a little snack plate with baby carrots + hummus, an apple + peanut butter, and a handful of Sea Salt Chip-Ins (aka, my latest salty snack obsession that I have been chowing on for the past three days).
Now that I’ve got a full belly, I think I’m safe to take care of the grocery shopping.
Empty stomach + Courtney grocery shopping = a not-so-happy wallet or hubby.
Question for the Afternoon:
What are some things you’re looking forward to this October??