Today I started off the day with another WillPower and Grace class.
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The word of the week is Peace:
“Peace recognizes that each moment is a purposeful gift, and each situation has a unique solution which may be found within quiet tranquility…know that there is no better moment than right here, right now.”
class the instructor continually reinforced the importance of keeping our minds ‘in the room’ and to try and avoid letting our minds wander. Unfortunately, my mind kept wandering to one thing: Breakfast.
I was in the mood for trying something a little different this morning and realized I had two ingredients in the pantry that I don’t normally keep. Canned pumpkin and cranberry granola. I then immediately thought of Kristen’s pumpkin yogurt parfait recipe that was recently featured in the Canadian magazine Glow.
By this point, my mind was back in my kitchen and definitely not ‘in the room’ like the teacher was enforcing. Ooopsies!
A little canned pumpkin layered with maple and cranberry granola (courtesy of Bakery on Main, another freebie from the FNCE expo) and plain non-fat Greek yogurt made for a totally satisfying breakfast. The best part? The pumpkin and cranberry combo really hit the spot when it comes to fall flavors.
And the martini glass? Well that just made the breakfast all the more fun
Happy Sunday!! And for all the Australian readers, happy Monday!
Today I did a class at the gym called ‘willPower & grace’. The class focuses on lower body and core strengthening exercises all performed barefoot to develop ankle, knee and hip
stabilization while preventing injury.
Although the only weight used in this class is your own body weight, it is the best lower-body workout I have personally experienced. The first time I ever attended a class was a Sunday morning. I then returned to the next class offered on Thursday of the same week and my hammies, glutes and quads were STILL hurting! After so many years of weighted squats, lunges, deadlifts etc. from basketball, this class totally redefined my love/hate relationship with lower body strengthening and toning exercises.Another thing I love about this class is that they have a ‘word of the week’ which is read allowed, along with a
brief definition and how the meaning of the word can be implemented into our lives. This week’s word was ‘dignity’.
“Dignity is listening to your moral compass, your golden rule, your inner voice. Know your worth, behave with dignity. “
After the class I headed upstairs to complete 30 mins of interval training on the treadmill. Wowee were my legs were h.e.a.v.y!
This morning I had two parts t0 my breakfast. Part one was enjoyed before heading to the gym. I cooked a piece of toast, spread the new honey I bought yesterday at the Farmers Market and layered slices of banana on top. I love how fresh honey is slightly grainier than most options available at the grocery store.
Part two of breakfast was an oats combo I’m currently loving:
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2/3 cups water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix the above ingredients and microwave for 1 min 40 secs. Top with fresh diced apple and 2 tablespoons plain non fat Greek yogurt.
This left my tummy full and content all morning
Most of my afternoon was spent working on case studies and assignments for the internship. While out running a few errands later in the day I picked up a fresh guava, peach, passionfruit and mango fruit smoothie.
This tropical combo = ahhmaazing!!