Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you are getting to enjoy this holiday off work with some extra relaxation. I know the weather is the topic of conversation you bring up in awkward situations, but SERIOUSLY how about this weather! We hit 70 degrees on the east coast on Sunday. Really makes me so ready for Spring, it seems like such a tease. I took full advantage of the nice weather by spending a little time outside, this weekend also included yoga, brunch, and donuts so lets get to the highlights.
Honestly there isn’t much to recap for Friday and Saturday. Friday I went to the grocery store, cleaned house, watched TV and was in bed by 10. Saturday I did a leg workout in the morning that used weights, bands, and the stepper as I showed you on my Instagram Story. I needed to move through different circuits to keep myself motivated. I did lots of different plyo moves, squat and lunge variations. Then I spent the rest of Saturday morning on some blog work and taking photos. I made and reshot the photos of my Turkey Taco Sloppy Joe’s and worked on a few other projects coming your way soon.
Then Saturday afternoon I went to my Elementary schools Unified Basketball games, ran some errands, got a mani/pedi, then curled up on the couch with some leftover Indian food and Bravo for the remainder of the evening. Tom was at a coaching clinic so I had the remote to myself 😉
Sunday I headed into DC to meet up with my sister for a yoga class. We had been wanting to try Corepower Yoga, since they offer a variety of classes for different levels. We made plans to attend a CorePower Yoga 2 Class where some yoga experience is recommended and the room is set to a temperature of 95-98 degrees, not too overwhelming. When you sign up online, your first week is free and you can attend any class, even at different studios.
But I hate the fact that we tend to sweat a lot while doing yoga. That’s why, we may soon opt for cork yoga blocks nz if we continue to attend the classes. Also, the cork tends to absorb sweat more effectively than foam and does not become slippery as the class progresses. It is believed to be an excellent material for yoga blocks because it is both lightweight and strong, and it lasts a long time, which means we may not need to replace the blocks as frequently.
Since I do yoga at least once weekly I felt the Yoga 2 class was perfect for my level and I loved the atmosphere and heat. We both walked away feeling detoxed, more relaxed and flexible. I just wish I had a studio closer, I’m going to try to attend a Yoga Sculpt class before my week is up. I have loved yoga for quite a few years now, and there have often been times when I have considered taking a yoga teacher training course to further my knowledge of this discipline. If you would like to discover exactly what yoga teacher training entails, you can learn more here.
To be honest, I am absolutely fascinated by meditation, and I often find that yoga helps me to reach an enhanced state of mindfulness. However, recently, I have been doing a lot of research into jade eggs. Apparently, jade eggs can be used to boost your meditation experiences. There is also a lot of anecdotal evidence that using a jade egg has a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits too. One of my best friends actually bought a yoni egg a few weeks ago and she told me that so far it has helped her to connect more with her feelings and has made her consider what exactly it is that she gets from the earth and her life. Have you ever used a yoni egg? What do you think of crystal and gemstone therapies as a way of enhancing your meditation practices? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
After yoga we had originally made reservations for brunch at Farmers & Distillers, but then discovered on the weekends they only do a breakfast buffet. While usually I would love the idea of endless delicious food, neither of us had the appetite for that, so we walked a few blocks and brunched at Busboy’s and Poets instead. We laughed about how two years ago on Presidents Day weekend my sister had just moved to DC and we brunched there for the first time, but the weather was absolutely freezing outside that year. We both enjoyed each others company and chicken omelettes with toast and potatoes.
I requested a stop at District Doughnut on our way back. They are my absolute FAVORITE doughnut shop in the DC area. Their doughnuts are baked fresh daily and they have a rotating seasonal menu.
Since we didn’t make it there until 3:00 pm they didn’t have their whole menu available, but you can pre-order online which I will most definitely do next time. I walked out with Dark Chocolate Orange, Peppermint Patty, Brown Butter, and Vanilla Glaze, Oh and some Funfetti Bites we ate on the walk back to my sisters house.
When I got home Tom and I enjoyed the nice weather walking Blitz and then relaxed for the remainder of the evening.
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Thanks to Meghan and Katie for today’s Link Ups. You can read other Weekend Highlights Here. Hope you all have a great week!
What’s your favorite type of yoga?
What’s the weather like in your area?
How do you relax on the weekends?