Yoga – No Excuses

Hey There! 

I don’t know what the problem is  – yesterday and today, running has been so HARD! I could barely make it through 4 miles on the treadmill. Spring weather can NOT come soon enough!

After my mediocre run, I replenished with some Kashi Go Lean Crunch…

12.28 Kashi Go Lean Crunch

Then, it was off to my first day of work after 10 days of being off. The day was actually really good. Half the office was still on vacation so it was nice and quiet. I ended up getting a ton of things done. I hope that it’s the same way tomorrow. Plus, when I walked to my desk this morning, there was a cute little Christmas card and a Christmas tree magnet on my desk from a coworker – how sweet!

12.28 Christmas Tree Magnet

About 11 AM, I started getting a snack attack but just wasn’t ready for lunch. Instead, I grabbed a peppermint chocolate Luna bar….

12.28 Luna bar

It tasted sooo good going down, but I think I ate it way too fast because I had stomach cramps for the rest of the day, ugh!

Lunch ended up being leftovers from the other night – a little spinach risotto and mesquite chicken…

12.28 Spinach Risotto

Luckily, my stomach eased up enough to let me eat this, but then it was back to cramping again. Later in the afternoon, I found out some GREAT news! A few months ago, I mentioned on one of my posts that my office was going to offer onsite yoga once a week. Well, our office yoga starts next week – woo hoo!!! I am so excited! My colleague who is arranging the yoga class brought the instructor by my desk to introduce me. How cool is it that I can now practice yoga at least once a week and not even have to leave my office? Now I have no excuse not to practice. Hmm…I think I might have to buy a new yoga mat to celebrate!

Any recommendations on a good yoga mat????

A great thing about the yoga class, aside from it being onsite, is that my company is paying for the majority of the class. Perfect – nearly free yoga! I was so thrilled that my stomach felt a little better. I decided to splurge and have some this….

12.28 Enstrom toffee

Mmmm, melt in your mouth, Enstrom English toffee! This is my absolute favorite toffee and I only have it once a year around the Christmas holiday (good thing too, or else I’d be huge!). If you have never tried this toffee, I highly recommend it. But a word of caution, it is very hard to STOP eating it. I took two small pieces from a gift box that was delivered to our office. But, while walking to the staff lounge, I accidentally dropped one piece on the ground. I contemplated picking it up and eating it anyway (yes, that’s how good it is!), but decided to just throw it away and – what else? – get another piece to replace it!

My commute home was a breeze and I was happy to see that dinner was nearly ready when I arrived. It was a basil chicken stir fry kind of a night…

12.28 chicken stirfry 1 good, and not too spicy, which was good for my tummy…

12.28 chicken stir fry 3

Scott’s parents are taking us and Scott’s brother and sister-in-law out for an early New Year’s dinner tomorrow night. Can’t wait!

Have a great night everyone and see you tomorrow.


  1. No yoga excuses–nice! I actually teach the after-work yoga classes at my workplace. It is a sweet little perk to be able to offer to employees. Enjoy!

    In terms of mats, there are a number of good eco-friendly ones out there. I have a Manduka mat–and I love it. They’re pricy, but designed to last a lifetime (or longer–according to their website). Another eco-friendly brand is called Jade, but I’m not a fan of these mats because they have an odd smell–and they get very crumbly in the hand and foot areas. There’s a Boston-area woman who has an eco-friendly line of yoga mats. A friend of mine just got one–and she is in love with it. (Adorable matching mat straps, too!) Here’s the link:

    Look forward to hearing about your upcoming yoga experiences 🙂

  2. I’ll be interested in seeing which mat you choose, because I’m not a huge fan of the one I picked up at a sporting goods store…I thought I liked it at first, and I love the length of it, but my hands are continuously slipping and sliding.

    I love the idea of office yoga…how cool is that? 😀

  3. Saleblan – We start our first office yoga class on Thursday and I’m so excited! I’m using my old yoga mat until I buy a better one.

  4. Holly – great to hear from you, as always 🙂 The lotus yoga mats look great and very affordable. Thanks for the suggestion – you really know your yoga!