Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Have it your way.

You probably think all my family does is eat. At least that is what all of my past posts have been about. Well, you are right. JK, I promise we do other things in between all the eating. What can I say? We like our food. Last night we decided to make omelets for dinner. Similar to the pizzas, these are a great healthy meal option that you can tailor to each persons taste buds. 
Toppings Included: 
 with some mushrooms, cilantro and cheese as well. 
My omelet turned into more of a scramble of sorts, but it was surely delicious. I wanted to nix some of the saturated fat so I did one whole egg and three egg whites. I threw in some Lowry's season salt, and a bit of fresh ground pepper. Yum. Add a side of whole wheat toast and you're happy as can be.
You know how I like my nutritional information.
The stats for my omelet... 142 calories, 6 grams of fat, 5.5 grams of carbohydrates, 1.7 grams of fiber, and 17.2 grams of protein. Hey yo! Using egg whites instead of whole eggs is a great way to increase your protein without increasing your saturated fat. One egg white only has 17 calories and 4 grams of protein. WORTH IT.

Now, I have a question for you...Are you guys Yoga people? My brother who is here with me visiting the fam is a total Yoga-er Yogi? Yogurt? Clearly I am not you can tell. I have always had the philosophy of; "If I am going to take an hour or an hour and a half to exercise I want to burn some calories. I want to sweat. I want to leave feeling ten pounds lighter, not more limber." Yoga is great for some people...but not for me.
Well this morning my darling brother, he really is, told me he wanted to try out a studio yoga class here in AZ and he was taking me with him. The end. He even paid for me. I told you, darling.
We were some of the first people there, as you can tell. It actually ended up being a pretty packed class. I wanted to sneak a photo to document this event, cause I didn't know if I was ever going to go back. The class was a level two flow yoga class. I danced all growing up, and in some of my ballet training and stretching we would do some yoga from time to time, so I have a miniature grasp on what yoga is all about, but I told my brother he was free to pretend like he didn't know me when I looked like a complete fool.
The verdict?
I actually really liked it! It felt really good to do something different. I still have no idea what was going on with the chanting and all of the talk about my heart center, but I kept up just fine. I'm really good at faking stuff like that...ommmmmmm....see? It was really relaxing and it felt good.

Now for my question. Do you do yoga? How do you fit it in? I feel like in order for me to add yoga into my workout regime it would require just adding more exercise into my routine, which is fine, but I know that time isn't always going to be available. Give me your feedback on this one...I really am curious!
p.s. Thank you bro. Lub you!


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I am following your now and know I will ove it!

I used to do Hot Yoga, for the sweat, but I'm with you: if I'm exercising, I better be burn some cals!

Kate said...

I LOVE yoga. It is usually pretty integral part of my life, except for lately. To cut costs during the holiday season I froze my monthly membership at the yoga studio and have not been practicing at all!

No wonder I am starting to go a little nuts. I love vinyasa, heated classes, hatha and even gentle yoga. I feel like it is one of the most loving things you can do to your body.

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

WOW THOSE LOOK AMAZING. No worries all our family does is eat. Your bro is such a fun to do that together! I have only done yoga at good old Gold's ha! I want to try a studio so bad...let's go do it together. I MISS YOU!

Allie said...

I have tried and tried again- but I just can't get into yoga. I'm too jittery and high energy to do it- I'd much rather run/spin/dance than channel my energy into a yoga flow. Glad you like it though!

Shannon said...

I have Yoga Conditioning for Athletes with Rodney Yee and sometimes do it. I really feel like I should do it more often, and it really does loosen me up. I do get bored, though, and rarely ever actually finish the entire session.

Meg said...

How great that you tried yoga! I like hot yoga and I think it's wonderful for runners. I just don't have a lot of time so that makes it a challenge.
Again, I love your food pictures with the words on them!!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the comment you left for me. I'm liking it here in yours. Will add you to my blog roll. =)

Yes, I do yoga as part of my cross-training =)

Tyler said...

Love ya Megs. I'll Say this--I have found that more than anything yoga has helped me calm down, sit still, and be in the present moment. I used to regret the past and stress about the future an found myself anywhere but in the now. When I first started I had a tough time sitting still. I've found it's all the more reason to do it.

Thanks for going with me. I'll fill you in on the chant and the om.


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