So first of all, the raw granola bars turned out amazingly. I really have to make a big batch of these before all my spring and summer travels start (hell0…they start in less than 3 days!). Besides, my oldest keeps taking them all and I’m almost out…
Breakfast Sunday morning was a cup of coffee and a green juice. Celery, apple, lemon, parsley, and kale. Lunch was a BAS from Whole Foods that I picked up after yoga (sorry, no picture of either!). Dinner is a raw pizza! The crust is a zucchini/buckwheat/oat recipe (slightly modified) from Chef Amber Shea. The sauce is a raw marinara, and topped with onion, pineapple, garlic, fresh basil (that I’m growing!), and bell pepper. After starting the crust in the dehydrator around 10am, I flipped it, dried it a few more hours, then topped with my toppings and put back in for an hour to warm up a bit. Very, very yummy!
I also made some sweet potato hummus and a few salads to keep for the week.
This morning was a green juice for breakfast (I actually made this one instead of buying it!), and a snack of Suzie’s quinoa cakes topped with the sweet potato hummus and pickles!
I actually slept in yesterday (930 am!), so I really missed any opportunity to hit up a Bikram yoga class. After checking out local yoga and YMCA classes, I decided to go to a Hot Vinyasa yoga class.
It’s been awhile since I’ve worn a HR monitor to one of those, but since I want to compare it to Bikram, I did.
I want to start off by saying this was a tough class. It was 60 minutes, but for those who don’t know what vinyasa is, it’s a constant flow from one posture to another. I had a few moments where I felt I was pushing past my comfort zone, and struggled for about 5 minutes where I took a few child’s pose breaks.
I was shocked (and disappointed) to see my HR monitor only register 247 calories in an hour. I really felt I worked even harder than I did at the Bikram class, but just a portion of the burn. Wow. I did take the watch off for a bit, but put it next to my mat, so I’m guessing the monitor around my chest was still transmitting.
This morning I hit up a Boot Camp class at the Y. I figure I have this membership, right…may as well use it to check out group classes other than spin.
I will say that, having been in the military personally, my idea of boot camp is FAR different from the suburbanites I was in class with. Quite frankly, it wasn’t my thing. I was disappointed in the class, and while I got a pretty good burn (368 cal in 45 min), I didn’t feel very “worked out” by the end. I’ll check out a few others with different instructors to see if I take to them any better.
Life was quiet this past weekend. D was feeling a bit under the weather, so we really all stayed home. A had volunteering Saturday and Sunday and worked Saturday night, so other than that, it was grocery shopping, farmer’s market hopping, laundry, and kitchen fun.
R swam with her new perspective team again tonight, and it’s so very different. She seems to like it more, so we’ll see if she tries out and makes the switch!
T minus 2 1/2 days to Portland and Vida Vegan Con 2013!!!