Today was basically my perfect day. I woke up and had some fresh veggie juice [beet, carrot, apple, ginger, lemon] that John made for us. Then, I headed off to Paz Studios for a power yoga + Sutras class. (John went for an 11 mile run.) When I got to the studio, I bought a new yoga mat (more on that later) and was really happy with it.
The only frustrating thing about class was that while my body felt strong (probably because I only worked out twice last week), I felt emotionally and mentally drained – and I was shocked that I could feel that in my practice. I couldn’t push as much as I normally do and it wasn’t because of sore muscles or a tired body. Kind of hard to explain but it was a good reminder to me that overall health is more than just about working out and eating well – it’s also about keeping your mind and emotions in a good place. This past week has been a doozy and I felt it on the mat this morning. But, it also helped get my mind back into a better place.
After class, I stopped by Camino Bakery for a post-yoga pick-me-up.
I got an Americano and flourless spinach-olive-goat cheese-other deliciousness quiche to go. I came home and devoured the quiche while Maizey sat nearby and begged for food. Sorry pup.
I spent a good chunk of the afternoon cleaning out closets. As part of my 2014 mantra to simplify, I’ve been throwing out all sorts of stuff. It feels great.
And now, I’m just relaxing on the couch after an hour long walk with John and Maizey. The weather has been so cold and windy lately that I can’t bear to spend much time outside. But today, the sun came out and it felt wonderful to get some fresh air, even if it was still a little chilly. I can handle the cold, but I can’t handle wind!
Next up, I’m planning meals for the week , grocery shopping, doing laundry and just enjoying the rest of a productive day.
Hope you had a great Sunday!
Do you ever struggle with mental exhaustion and feel it in your workouts?