Weekly Workouts + What I’ve Been Up to in the Kitchen
I’ve decided to reinstate my weekly workout posts. It’s not a big deal but it’s a nice way to let you guys know what I’ve been doing to stay active. I’m slowly getting into a workout rhythm for the semester. There are a couple of days that I’m playing around with regards to when to schedule my workout / what kind of workout I should do. Rather than trying to come up with a strict plan for everyday of the week, however, I think I’ll hold out until the night before or the day of to see how I’m feeling and just go for it. It’s very easy for me to fall victim to monotony so I think it’ll be nice to have some built-in spontaneity — if that’s not too oxymoronic. 😛 So here’s what I’ve been up to this week.
Monday – 10K Run to Silverlake reservoir + “Align” Yoga at ODD.
This was my first day trying the “Align” yoga class. It’s only offered once a week at One Down Dog and since it worked in my schedule, I thought that I would check it out. Unlike the “Sweat” and “Sculpt” classes that I usually go to, this class slows things down to focus on breath and posture, hence being called “Align.” This hour and 15 minute class is conducted, for the most part, without music, prompting you to pay even more attention to your body. While I absolutely love my faster-paced classes, “Align” was quite refreshing as it gave me the opportunity to think about building up the foundations of my practice. I’m hoping in incorporate more classes like “Align” into my schedule so that I can strengthen my postures and hopefully (!!!) finally get my headstand off the ground. Pun intended.
Tuesday Gym workout + “Flow” yoga at ODD
I started this gym sess with 20 minutes of a the preset “rolling hill” workout on the wide stride and then followed up with a 20 min AMRAP of the following cardio/core set: (I got through 3 full rounds)
- 10 burpees
- 20 ballet squat pulses with 10 lb weights at hips
- 10 full ballet squats with 10 lb weights held between legs
- 30 half get-ups (15 on each side)
- 40 Russian twists (with 10 lb weight)
- 50 high knees
- 1 minute elbow plank
Wednesday – 6:30am “Sculpt” Yoga with Alexis at ODD!!
Yoga with weights. <3
Thursday – “Express” Gym Workout (I was kind of sore but needed to get my muscles warm)
This workout started with 20 easy minutes on the wide stride followed by about 20 minutes of shoulder/arm/core work.
Friday – “Sculpt” Yoga (again. clearly I’m into it.)
So now that I’ve recapped my workouts for the week, on to the fun stuff. The food! Here’s some of the stuff that I’ve been playing around dans la cuisine.
Obsessed with these paleo biscuits from The Zenbelly Cookbook.
Moroccan Meatballs from the Well Fed Cookbook.
Ciao for now brown (and purple) cows.