For the first time since August-ish, I’ve got nothing on my to-do list today except “wrap presents” and “watch movie.” Ahhhhhh.
The Baker had to be at work this morning at 7:45, so we were up early. I sat with him while he ate a breakfast of eggs and toast and sent him on his way (I wasn’t hungry yet so I waited on breakfast).
After he left, I got that yoga craving again. I crave that lengthened feeling I have after a few poses. So today I tried YogaDownload’s Gentle Hatha Yoga I.
I FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!! The perfect yoga for me! This 20 minute session was totally awesome:
- It was perfect for a beginner
- The pace was just fast enough to not get bored but slow enough to follow
- The instructor has a soothing voice that I really liked
- The background music was great
- The poses challenged my stiff cardio-loving muscles in just the right way for the right amount of time (hello Half Pigeon pose!)
- We ended with Savasana (I’m learning the vocab!) which is my favorite way to end yoga (laying your back in total relaxation)
- It left me wanting more (a first!)
I think I might pay for the 30 minute session and will definitely try the other classes similar to this one.
After yoga, I made perhaps the most wonderful bowl of oatmeal I have ever eaten:
Butterscotch Toffee Pumpkin Oats
- 1/3 cup oats, 1% milk, water, 1 medium very ripe banana, pinch salt
- 1/3 cup Libby’s pumpkin, stirred in at end
- 2 tbsp wheatberries, stirred in at end
- 1/2 tbsp pumpkin butter, swirled on top
- A circle of butterscotch chips
- A half tbsp or so of toffee pieces
- A melty spoonful of Barney Butter
The flavors, the chew, the toppings, and the volume were all perfect. I’d estimate this bowl at about 400-450 calories.
My Barney Butter melted while I took my photos so I just swirled it on top for a change
Plus coffee –
I DVRed the movie Love Actually last night and am working through it. It’s a great “get in the Christmas mood” movie (I also love The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale). Love Actually’s opening monologue is so beautiful and uplifting –
“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion is starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed. I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there. Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the twin towers none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge. They were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love, actually is, all around.”
I hope you all have a great peaceful Sunday 😎