I started my day as usual: with a little yoga practice to wake me up. Then made a yummy bowl of pumpkin oats with rice milk, sliced banana and cinnamon for a warm breakfast.
Nutrition Tip: Pumpkins are full of carotenoids (they give pumpkins their orange color)—but what makes them so great is their ability to neutralize free radicals, the harmful molecules that can attack cell membranes and leave the cells vulnerable to damage.
Yoga Pose of the Day: Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle) This pose is great for stretching the inner thigh and is thought of as an energy enhancing pose- perfect for a morning practice!
After getting some work done at home I ventured out into the cold to the gym for a run and walk on the treadmill plus some circuit training which was followed by another 20 minutes of yoga. It feels so good to really warm up and sweat on days like this- I momentarily forget how bitter the temps are outside. I headed home after running a few errands and picking up some groceries so I could make a tasty lunch. I chopped up some green pepper, portabella mushroom and onion to scramble with a few eggs and spinach. I also steamed a few random veggies to go with it.
This afternoon I spent some time studying from a few of my nutrition books. There’s always something new to learn! I took a snack break for a bowl of grapes and a cup of green tea. Then for a spicy dinner this evening I browned some elk along with chopped green pepper, onion and refried black beans seasoned with lots chili powder, cayenne and cumin. My husband used it to make a cheesy mess of nachos and I went dairy free by just eating it with blue corn chips, salsa and fire roasted green chilis- YUM!
“Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” ~Henry L. Doherty