Last night Ian and I were planning on going out to dinner to a restaurant way north of us. However, by 6 p.m. (around the time we both got home), it was really cold and windy, AND it was spitting rain. Neither of us really wanted to go back out into the elements, so we decided that it was a perfect evening to order delivery and chill on the couch.
I love this dish because of the amount and variety of veggies that come with it! Also I think that this time they packed in more than usual, there were pieces of portobello mushroom cap that I don’t remember from before (and they were amazing!).
After dinner, Ian and I caught up with our DVR (read: Jersey Shore) and talked for a long time. Both of us were incredibly busy this week so we didn’t get to really talk much besides the basic “how was your day?”. It was nice to fill each other in a little bit.
On Saturday mornings I really like to take my time and eat a breakfast that takes me longer than 5 minutes to throw together, so even though I’m going to the gym earlier than normal, I didn’t want to lose my lazy morning and woke up to eat beforehand.
Today I decided to try a recipe for single serving baked oatmeal.
I made a few substitutions, walnuts for sliced almonds and brown sugar for white (I didn’t want to open a new bag) but I pretty much stuck to the recipe. Unfortunately, my oatmeal would not set. I even baked it for 5 more minutes! Eventually, I got impatient, took the oatmeal out of the oven, and spooned it into a bowl.
I’m not sure why it wouldn’t set? Maybe the walnuts were too big or my blueberries too frozen?? Oh well, it still tasted pretty good .
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve swam! Getting in the pool felt really good but also really foreign. I did my interval workout but cut out the pulls and kicks because I figured swimming one mile would be hard enough without much base. It was, but I was pretty surprised that my breath was still there. I felt a little awkward and slow but overall it felt great to be back in the water .
I finished swimming earlier than expected and casually biked until the yoga class started. I honestly should have skipped yoga altogether. I’ve been to a class once before at my gym and wasn’t thrilled with the instructor. I figured I’d give it another shot today but again was disappointed. Part of this could be my preference, I like hot yoga and bikram style (not taught at my gym) but I also think her moves were too advanced for the class. Most times she was the only one who could even get into the pose, let alone hold it for the whole time.
I guess I’m glad I went but if I decide to start practicing yoga regularly I’ll have to find a good studio.
Now I’m snacking on a 1/3 banana microwaved with peanut butter and mixed with yogurt (it’s good, I swear) before Ian and I head out to run errands and grab some lunch.
What do you look for in a yoga class? What are your plans today?