Since I’ve been waking up at 6am for my new job and getting home around 5:30 every night, I’m usually quite exhausted after the long day. My mom always asks me how I find the time or have the energy to go to the gym after work. The one thing that I always tell myself to get my butt to the gym is that no matter how tired I am right now, after my workout I will feel like a million bucks. And it always works because I always feel amazing and energized after getting a great workout in. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m in a volleyball league on Monday nights. Recently, I’ve been noticing that I’m overextending my shoulder when I go to hit the ball. It leaves my shoulder very sore and tender afterwards. Combining that with zumba, kickboxing, and the occasional cardio workout (treadmill/elliptical), my muscles are generally very tight.
Then ironically, about a week ago, my hubby mentioned that he wants to start doing yoga. This is crazy, but I’ve never gone to a yoga class before. I have a yoga DVD that I’ve done before at home, but never at a class, and I’m not really sure why. I know there are different types of yoga and they all give you different results. What I’m looking for is yoga that will stretch out my muscles and make me feel relaxed and refreshed. My hubby is looking for a yoga class that will relax him and let him clear his mind. I definitely don’t think bikram is for us; I get motion sickness on the metro sometimes, so I would probably not fare well in 100 degree heat. My hubby complains that the DC metro area doesn’t get enough snow (he’s a snow bunny), so I don’t think he’d fare well in the heat either. Do you have any suggestions for what type of yoga we should try?
There’s a yoga class at the gym, so I think this Saturday we’re going to check it out. I have no idea what type of yoga it is because the schedule just says Yoga (beginner and intermediate). I’m kind of nervous about being out of my element. We’re not the most coordinated duo, and I know our family members would pay big bucks to watch us in action while we do chatarungas and downward doggies. With that aside however, I’m always up for pushing myself and trying a new workout, so I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out!
While eggs don’t have anything to do with yoga, I wanted to share with you a great breakfast-for-dinner option – southwestern egg wrap. These wraps are so easy to make and such a wonderful alternative to nights when you don’t feel like doing anything or when someone feels like going for a walk.
- 4 eggs (I used 2 egg whites and 2 yolks)
- 4 tbsp milk
- 1 small jalapeno pepper, diced
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh salsa
- 1 tsp fresh cilantro, minced
- 1 whole wheat tortillas
- In a small mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk with a fork and set aside.
- Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add jalapeno and onion to skillet and saute until soft, 5 minutes.
- Add a pinch of sea salt to the egg mixture and pour into the pan over the jalapeno and onion stirring slowly with a spatula. Once eggs begin to harden, use the spatula to fold the eggs over themselves.
- Add the Monterey jack cheese and cook until melts. Once there isn’t any more liquid in the pan, remove egg mix from the heat spread along the middle of the tortilla in a vertical line.
- Top with avocado slices and fresh salsa. Sprinkle with cilantro and fresh ground pepper.
- Fold the bottom part of the tortilla in and while holding that edge folded in, begin to roll tortilla (like a burrito).
- Enjoy while hot!