Posts Tagged ‘Yoga’

Happy New Year

Posted: January 7, 2013 in CrossFit
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I took a bit of a break from eating right over the holidays and guess what?  I gained 6 lbs.  Yup.  That’s what happens when you eat pie like the world is gonna end.  Since the world didn’t end and I’m still chubby, it’s time to get back on the wagon. 

CrossFit is still pretty good.  Weight lifting is alright, but mornings are still not my thang.  I’m having a super hard time getting my lazy bum outta bed before dawn.  My body and coach just disagree about what constitutes morning.  He says 5am, and my body says whenever the sun has been up for at least half an hour. 

In an effort to make him happy (and not hate me for missing class) I decided to get a sunrise alarm…. until I saw the prices for such beasts.  $120.00?! 

So I thought of another option… a CFL bulb (because they take a while to warm up and get to full brightness) and a lamp timer.  Bam!  I’m going to pick them up from Home Depot before class.  When I get home, I’ll set it up with my bedside lamp.  I’m excited to see if this works, but I’ll post pics either way.

On a more fitness related note, I tried Hot Yoga for the first time yesterday.  And I thought about passing out once… maybe twice.  I just relaxed on my mat for a good 5 minutes toward the end of the 1.5 hour session because I didn’t think I could handle even stretching out my legs. 

They say the goal of the first class is just to stay in the room, and luckily, I managed it.  A couple of my fellow CrossFit friends came, and they loved it, too, even though they had similar reactions to mine toward the end.  Yoga in 105 degrees is HOLY HOT, let me tell ya… and we’re from Texas.

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There we are afterward as proof that we survived.  I’m a bit shell shocked here, and we were all monstrously sweaty.  Happy nonetheless.  😀  (Mostly happy it was over.)  We’re going back for more torture 3 times a week together now.  It’s a good complement to CrossFit because it helps with injuries, mobility, etc.

Oh, and I wanted to share something that I thought was amazing… banana ice cream!  I didn’t know you could make ice cream from bananas, but you can. 

It’s super easy, too… peel 3 bananas, slice into 1/4 inch slices, freeze the slices, then once frozen, process them in a food processor until smooth.  (You have to occasionally scrape the sides of the processor down, btw.)

Delicious!  Put some almond butter and cocoa powder in there, too for more flavor.  Enjoy!

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