I went to another amazing Body Pump class today.  I have had a different instructor every time, and they each have their own style, which is great!

There is one thing, however, that I don’t like about Body Pump.  It doesn’t make me sweat!  Now, I don’t know if you are like me, but I rate a good workout on 3 things:

  1. How sweaty I get during
  2. How my body and muscles feel directly after
  3. How my body and muscles feel the next day
I know that I am technically getting a great workout in, and I feel challenged the entire time…literally by the end I can barely do another tricep dip, but I just am not getting sweaty.  Anyone have any ideas why?
Yoga Pose of the Day
It’s back!  Today’s pose…my favorite from Friday’s class.  Pigeon Pose!
If you are more flexible than me…which most of you probably are you can reach your arm straight back and touch your foot to your head.  Sorry I couldn’t demonstrate that part of the stretch. 
Benefits of the Pigeon:  Energizes the body, opens the hip flexors, thighs, chest, and shoulders, improves circulation to the abdominal cavity and low back, stimulates the digestive and reproductive systems, alleviates menstrual and menopausal discomfort, encourages healthy thyroid parathyroid and adrenal function, therapeutic for low blood pressure, infertility, and headache.
Originally I had a to-do list for today…much like any other day, but as soon as Brian got home from his exam he asked if I wanted to go to lunch at little restaurant/bar called Bourbon Street with some of his dental school friends.  Initially, I thought “No, I need to get this stuff done…” but then I thought “I am the only one giving myself this deadline…so sure!”  and I am so glad that I went.
It is a perfectly sunny day, nearly 80 degrees, with a slight breeze.  We ate outside…what more could I ask for!?
I started off the meal with a Strongbow Cider…one of my favorites!
I then ate the Cajun Chicken Salad.   So flavorful and delicious, it didn’t even need dressing!
Mixed salad greens, hard boiled egg, red onion, cheese, tomato, cucumber, sunflower seeds, and cajun chicken.  Tasty!
Now, I am back at home and it is time to be a little productive before heading into work this evening 🙂
Vera Bradley
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