Man o man, what a day!
I was very hyped up this morning! Got up early, primped to get ready for the first day of my 300 hr professional Yoga teacher training, and even managed to get a workout in before class started.
But I was in for a big surprise.
I didn’t expect us to actually practice the very first class since we didn’t do so in the 200 hr teacher training. Not only did we practice, it was a two hour intense class! Not a vinyasa flow class, it was more Iyengar which personally I think is WAY more difficult because you have to align yourself perfectly and hold it for a long time!
Thats right, I held plank pose for what felt like half an hour. My shoulders were quaking!
The worst part, the teacher was so caught up with teaching she never gave us a break. So I basically didn’t eat for about five hours! I turn into super bitch when I’m not fueled. It makes me wonder if in all those days in college where I was eating like a bird and working out like Lance Armstrong, I was some evil witch.
How did I do it?
Anyhow, this all supports my venture that I think yoga studios should sell food. I was ready to start chewing on the yoga strap or my lip balm.
I will chronicle the cool new things I learn each week, but as much as I’d love to gab about all the different people in the program, I wont do so. I had a blog when I was in culinary school where I talked (although i changed their names) about the weird things that happened between the students and by the end of the semester, they found out about the blog and I was an outcast. Don’t worry, yoga students aren’t as “juicy” as culinary students. They mostly just talk about how they try to be vegan or raw (and they usually give up because there is a bakery within a mile radius) and about how much they want to go to India. Nothing exciting. O I guess sometimes you find students that dont shave their armpits and I think thats funny. But other than that, nothing that interesting. So bottom line, no gossip about individuals!
I was exhausted and so hungry. I rushed home to refuel and then went to Trader Joe’s to restock and found this:
Apparently, this is a new item for the Traders family, so since I love asparagus, I bought the bag to whip up something for today’s recipe.
Frozen veggies are excellent for dips, spread, and purees. So I blended:
about 1/4 cup greek yogurt
garlic powder (ran out of garlic, but garlic would work)
1 tbs almond butter (yes, I know, your thinking this is weird but it tastes awesome!)
See, my avocados are like bricks so I needed to find an alternative fat source to make this dip satiating. I had some on my salad but also with the gluten free pretzels I won from Naomi’s giveaway package!
Speaking of giveaways…..check Julie’s awesome giveaway!
Julie is my girl! I think we share a unique sense of humor, we “get each other”! And I honestly can’t go by the cereal aisle without thinking about her!