“Faux” apple pie for breakfast was on the menu for today. My last one that I had frozen. Time to make some more asap!
Allan was coming over to hang out. For lunch, I had the other set of the mojo turkey I made but I added some plantains. Anything with black beans and plantains and I am in heaven!
We walked around my old neighborhood, since I haven’t really been around in a while. While on our walk, I munched on an apple. We ended up renting a couple of movies from Blockbuster since there really wasn’t anything out in the theater that sparked our interest. We chose The Ward and The Man With The Iron Mask.
We first watched The Man With The Iron Mask together since my mom wanted to see The Ward after dinner. I munched on a dark chocolate square while watching the movie, yums!
The movie was actually pretty good. It was Allan’s pick and sometimes we don’t have the same taste in movies but this time it worked well. For dinner, my mom mad some spaghetti and meatballs. I had my own pasta, which was this wheat, egg and gluten-free brown rice pasta by Gillian’s, along with some pesto sauce and a mini caesar salad.
To top it off, I had a scrumptious chocolate protein “dessert” cake with some whip cream and dark chocolate shavings. There goes my four-day no chocolate eating streak.
We ended the night watching The Ward, which was pretty good until the end. Oh well!
Happy Sunday! For breakfast I had a gluten-free “peanut butter” banana muffin with a banana. Perfect for pre-yoga!I let my body digest breakfast for almost two hours. I cleaned and spruced up my room during that time. I did the upper body segment from the 15 Minute Results Yoga DVD by Gaiam.
Here is the DVD cover:What I like about this DVD is that it’s great if your pressed for time. All the segments start off slow for a quick warm-up but then get a bit more fast paced. There is a lot of focus on building strength and attention to your breath and body. I’ve been doing the DVD for about a couple of weeks and feel much more stronger than before. I’ll go into a tiny bit detail of each section, but if you would like more, please feel free to leave a comment below!Upper Body: I love this one because there is a lot of strength building for the arms. Doing this segment has allowed me to do a push-up that is not on my knees, which is a real struggle for me. The one includes some core workouts as well but as it states, is mainly upper body.
Lower Body: Hands down my favorite of the four. This really gets your thighs burning with many warrior and triangle poses. The best this is that because of the many warrior poses, you actually toning your arms at the same time. I find that this one is more total body than lower body, which is a good thing!
Abs: This segment really engages your core. There are many boat poses, which are very challenge, but it really makes you develop your core strength. I like that it’s not all faced paced like your typical crunches or twists, but rather more of a focus on isolating each muscle in the abs.
Total Body: This one is my least favorite, but I still like it. I find it to be a little more laid back for my taste, which is good when you just want to stretch out or awaken for your day. I like to do this one if I am having an “active” rest day.
Mr. Hercules would love to do yoga, if only he wasn’t in love with napping.
The upper body segment plus a 40 minute walk was a nice workout for the day, even though it was supposed to be a rest day! I do like segments from Yoga Today, but they are more for relaxation and stretching. For a post workout snack, I had a vanilla yogurt.
Later on, my mom and I went running errands. Before we left, I had lunch, which was the same as dinner from the night before.
I munched on a s’mores Clif kids bar while driving to our destination. The wrapper is all I have left -.-
One of our errands was to pick up my computer from repair, finally! They had a kitty hanging out at the front desk. It was absolutely adorable.
Back from errands and busy cooking up a storm. Hope everyone had a great weekend!