Wonky Oven Yoga

Hey everyone! How’s your Monday treating ya? Hope you’re having a beautiful day πŸ˜€

I woke up feeling a little wonky :/

I just drank water last night, but I think I was just super tired from all the fun we’ve been having. Even so, I dragged my booty to yoga because I knew it would make me feel a thousand times better.


Turns out teach was feeling a little grouchy and tired, too.

He isn’t my fave because he’s a drill sergeant-style Bikram teacher, and he thought it was my first class just because I got to the studio right as class was starting and I accidentally grabbed a tiny towel from my aunt’s and had to rent one.

So, I worked extra hard on my poses to show him that I had done the Bikram thang before πŸ˜‰

And when it was over, I felt like a new person.

1/2 before class, 1/2 after class:


+ smoooooothie:


-1 C almond milk

-1 banana

-1 T raw cacao powder

-1/2 T maca

-1 serving vanilla brown rice protein

We lounged around the casa, packed up and hit up Whole Paycheck for groceries and lonchi.

whole paycheck

Hot bar perfection:

hot bar


-Dal Makni and brown rice


-broccoli, carrots and garlic

-shrimp salad and tuna salad

-quinoa (the only thing I didn’t eat)

-Babylonian treasure salad (LURVE)

I am now blessed with a hot bar food baby πŸ˜‰

We’re about to grab the puppers and drive back to Valdizzy. I think my TurboFire DVDs are waiting for me!



Something to think: β€œIf this was easy, everyone would do it.” This is so true, not only for fitness/health, but for LIFE. If everything was easy, everyone would be CEO of a company, rock a 6-pack, run marathons, earn perfect grades, etc. etc. The things you have to work hard for often mean the most, so hang in there and push through.

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet on July 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I love that quote! My husband and I often remind each other of it. It’s one of my favorites.

  2. Jenn on July 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Saw the TurboFire infomercial last night and thought of you! It actually looks like a really good program. Seems like the music is better, which is a major plus. I can always pound out a couple extra miles on a run when a good song pops up on my ipod. πŸ™‚ Anyway, let us know how you like the workouts!

  3. Brittany on July 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I’ve had the Whole Foods bar for lunch two times this weekend and loved every minute of it. I think I could eat it everyday and it wouldn’t get old!

    Have a safe drive back to GA.

  4. Maggie on July 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I love this quote. It’s very true and it’s also very motivating when you think about the road ahead. πŸ™‚

  5. Jaclyn on July 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I’m sorry, I hate when yoga teachers are more like yogi nazis–there’s no reason you should even have to “prove” yourself in that class, but I have definitely *been there* too and know what its like trying prove that you do belong. anyways, at least the class was worth it in the end? and look at that yummmmers wf hot bar lunch!! What is babalonian salad? I ve seen you post it here a few times, my WF doesn’t carry it!

  6. Laury @ thefitnessriot on July 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    …”It’s the HARD that makes it GREAT” -A League of their own.

    SUCH a great quote..applies to SO many things in life!!!

    I saw the turbofire commercial for the first time…can’t wait to see what you think!

  7. brittany on July 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    That quote really got to me today thanks for sharing! Perfect timing πŸ™‚

    pleeeeease share what you bought at the mall this weekend! I’m living through you.. the millenia mall is my fave!
    and also please post about the turbo fire dvds! I saw them on tv and wow! They looked intense! You’re inspiring girl!

  8. fittingbackin on July 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I feel wonky too! Now that I know what you did to feel un-wonky and that it worked for you – you’ve motivated me to go to the gym. Thanks, gi rl!!

  9. A Teenage Gourmet on July 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    That quote is to true. Most people want to take the easy way. πŸ™‚

  10. Crystal on July 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    That is a great thought. It seems like everything in life that means something to you is difficult to work at, but all you can do is just keep pushing harder. πŸ™‚

    I am so jealous of all the hot bar stops I see! I wish I lived near a Whole Foods. Though, it’s probably good for my bank account that I don’t.

  11. Jill on July 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    How come you didn’t eat the quinoa? I thought it was really healthy for you? Or is there something I don’t know about it… or maybe you just don’t like it lol?

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      quinoa is super healthy but it wasn’t seasoned well- it was in a tangy tomato paste type sauce

  12. Angie on July 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Your lunch looked soooo yummy. I miss having WF bar.

    Sooo excited for you to get the TurboFire.. You are going to love it. Yesterday i did the Fire 45 class…loved it.
    She is sooo good and motivating. Her little pep talks are soo at the right time.

  13. Julisa on July 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the quote! So Perfect.

  14. Little Bookworm on July 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Great quote! πŸ˜€

  15. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on July 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    That hot bar had tostones?! I freaking love tostones… must make more πŸ™‚ Have a safe trip!

  16. Karyn on July 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    love the “something to think about” section for today. so true. i need to remind myself of that every day!

  17. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on July 5, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I can’t wait to read your reviews of Turbo Fire, I want to buy either that or Insanity. And I think I’m going to try Bikram friday, any tips?

  18. Katie on July 5, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time! I’m not a huge fan of the drill sergeant-type instructors at Bikram either. I used to go daily, so when those types of instructors were teaching that night, I’d use it as a way to learn how to deal with those types of people in real life. If I could get through a sweaty-hot yoga class listening to drill-sergeants, I can get through anything in real life!

  19. Serena on July 5, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Sometimes all we have to do is KEEP powering through (when we feel “meh”) and yet sometimes we just need a nap, right? πŸ˜‰ But good for you (for doing Bikram – even when you didn’t feel up to it!)

    Thanks for the reality-check. πŸ™‚ I often get so wrapped up in myself that I stop being rational. πŸ˜› Work hard, play hard, reap rewards. πŸ˜‰

  20. Serena on July 5, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Sometimes all we have to do is KEEP powering through (when we feel “meh”) and yet sometimes we just need a nap, right? πŸ˜‰ But good for you (for doing Bikram – even when you didn’t feel up to it!)

    Thanks for the reality-check. πŸ™‚ I often get so wrapped up in myself that I stop being rational. πŸ˜› Work hard, play hard, reap rewards. πŸ˜‰

  21. carolinebee on July 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    O mannnn WF “Buck’s” tuna salad is the shiiiizz!! Have a safe drive can’t wait to hear how the SpaceshipRocketBlaster DVDs are ;D

  22. Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! on July 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I love that quote! Doing the healthy living/frugal thing isn’t always easy, but obvs if it was, everyone would be doing it! The pay-off is huge so I’ve got to keep my eye on the prize.

    Your Whole Paycheck salad bar selections make me not want to be frugal anymore πŸ˜‰

  23. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on July 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Fantastic quote. Such a great reminder of how hard we need to try in life. I love that you feel fantastic after yoga, I have never gotten that feeling from yoga, quite the opposite actually. But I do love my running. That can turn me into a new person for sure.

  24. Katie on July 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I had a similar experience with Bikram. The instructor can really make or break the class.

    I’m excited to hear your thoughts on TurboFire. Already looking ahead to what to do when I finish Insanity!

  25. Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife on July 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I’m so glad you had such a fun trip! I only wish (for your sanity!) you didn’t have to go back to val-dizzy!!

    Oh and I meant to say that I HUGELY laughed out loud when the pilot was making up dvd titles for workout videos!

  26. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt on July 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I love this thought! It gets me through tough times ALL OF THE TIME.

    I appreciate your attitude towards the teach too. Sometimes the incentive to get things done and do well is just trying to show someone that you CAN. Not such a bad push, huh?

  27. Maggie on July 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I REALLY like your ‘something to think’ today. So true. And timely πŸ˜€

    Now I’m craving WF hot bar!!

  28. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on July 5, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Omg I LOVE the last line! I say that all the time…if it was easy, then everyone would do it. The other pet peeve I have is, “well you’re so lucky…” No, I make my own luck! Don’t like your body? Clean up your diet and exercise. Don’t like your house? Move. Don’t like your friends? Make new ones. Quit b*tching and get on with making changes! Ties hand in hand w/ the If it was easy I think. Lucky. Yeah. uh-huh πŸ™‚

    I also loathe yoga teachers who are drill searg and aggressive like that. That’s SO not yoga. Omg I feel for you. As a teacher, I cringe when I hear other fellow teachers act that way. Good for you for working twice as hard…sadly many students would just quit and never go back. Sigh.


  29. Paige @Running Around Normal on July 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I love the Turbo Jam DVD’s, and allllmost got the Turbo Fire, but I prefer to use workout DVD’s in the winter when it’s super cold and my options are more limited.

  30. Jessica on July 5, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Is the Dal Makani in WF hot bar vegan? OMG that would be so awesome. Usually I can’t eat it because it has so much butter it makes me break out… πŸ™

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      no it had milk in it, but i had to do it

  31. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Kudos on making it to yoga! The fact that I know I’ll feel awesome afterwards is always my motivation for going to a workout when I feel blah.

  32. Erin on July 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    They use a twist on that quote in A League of Their Own (one of my favorite movies!) and I really love it because it’s SO true.

  33. Julie @pickley pear on July 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Eewww ive never had a drill sergeant type bikram instructor. I wish my whole paycheck had a hot bar! Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

  34. Brynne on July 5, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Love that quote! We’re all quick to remember that what’s hard for us is easy for others, but we don’t often think about the things WE’RE good at that others struggle with.

  35. Cara on July 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I have only experienced a Whole Food Hot Bar twice in my life…as there aren’t too many of them in Canada…but it is like being in food heaven!

  36. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on July 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I love that quote…..when people ask me about crash diets and stuff like that….I always say..if it worked, the whole country would be thin.

  37. Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana on July 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    That quote reminds me about this tiny little dog carrying a ginormous stick on the beach over the weekend. He was going to do anything to make it happen (see photo for a smile).

  38. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete on July 5, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I always tell my students that quote! Things are not meant to be easy. So true, so true. I often learn the most about myself during those trying times of working hard. πŸ˜‰

  39. Nicole on July 5, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I’m in my 3rd week of Insanity and loving it. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Turbo Fire πŸ™‚

  40. Jackie (Peaces of Earth) on July 6, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I really don’t like drill instructor yoga teachers! I think that defeats the purpose, but I’m really glad you had a fabulous class!!

    I love that quote, it’s so true and such a good reminder when the going gets tough.

    ps. can’t wait for my Sun Warrior!!! πŸ™‚

  41. Liz on July 6, 2010 at 12:05 am

    My friend and I have planned a trip to Whole Foods (which we have started calling Whole Paycheck, lol). I am very excited! Perhaps we will have to do lunch there too and hit up the hot bar. It all looks delicious!

  42. Katherine on July 6, 2010 at 6:59 am

    if it were worth doing, would it be easy?

  43. Jess on July 6, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Oh wow thanks for the quote. I really needed to hear that today : )

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