10 days in already, wow! How are you feeling, Yogadorks?
I decided it is finally time for me to do a little extra something for my insides. I eat fairly well, but know that I am not always getting the most vitamins as I could possibly be getting. I prefer to get my vitamins and minerals from food rather than a pill, and sometimes that gets a little complicated. So many yogis and yoginis I know are almost always talking about drinking green juice or green smoothies. I like juice! I like smoothies! But, um….. do I like drinking my spinach? I had no idea.
As I mentioned yesterday, I fought the insane pre-snowstorm grocery store and stocked my house. I made sure to get a lot of organic green veggies and some fruits and vowed that this morning would be my green juice debut. I got out my tired old blender, spoke sweet words of encouragement to her, and then packed her full of spinach, Granny Smith apples, a few blueberries, a strawberry or two, some ice, and a bit of water. I took a breath and hit liquify. I poured it into a glass and, admittedly, it didn’t exactly look like juice and it didn’t exactly look green, either. I should have let it blend longer and used more apple and less blueberry, but regardless, it was a smoothie made mostly from spinach. It was what it was …and what it was was DELICIOUS! I drank it down and honestly wanted to make another immediately. What can I say, moderation has never been my strong point. I resisted, but let me tell you, I’m certainly looking forward to breakfast!
Not long after I finished my green drink, it started snowing. It’s been snowing now for about 6 hours and isn’t due to stop until tomorrow some time. We cancelled class at Yoga Sol, opting for safety and warmth and yoga at home. Well, scratch the warmth for me, I guess, because I decided to practice SNOWGA! Yes, yes, I did go out with my kids and my dog and did some yoga in a snowstorm. I cannot help myself! I also cannot help but bribe my kids to take pictures of me doing yoga in strange places (they got rewarded with massive mugs of hot chocolate) and I have found that nothing looks better than snow pictures in black and white.
Tomorrow will be more, I’m sure. It’s fun, TRUST ME on this. Since much of the US is getting hit with the white stuff, why don’t you go out there and find out for yourself? Be a kid again! PLAY! Go upside down! Fall down! Roll around! Practice in the snow – it’ll warm you from the heart out. It doesn’t get much more yogic than that!