Happy Monday!!!

Happy Monday my beautiful bloggies!  Hope everyone is having a great day thus far! 🙂

My YogaKid class was this morning, which required some early energy with a Tall Soy Latte:

This is probably hands down my favorite drink from Starbucks.  The Vanilla Soy Milk they use is SO good and sweet.  Really gives the coffee an amazing flavor without having to add additional sweeteners.  My favorite part is the last drink of complete soy-joy foam sitting at the bottom.  YUM!

I headed to the local elementary school for the YogaKids class after picking up the mats from the YMCA.  The kids are SO funny in this class, and they did really well!  The Yoga Cards worked well, and showed all the poses perfectly.  We talked through each one, and had a zen music session going thanks to Pandora on my phone (Soothing Waters Mix) which was the perfect music to get us calm and relaxed. 😉  The cards take all yoga poses, from simple to complex, and break them down into easy to use kid form and change the terminology.  We did some fun ones this morning that included:

  • Upward/Downward Dog
  • Cat Pose/Cow Pose
  • Flamingo
  • Stork
  • Tree Pose
  • Lemon (cute one where they lay on their back and clench their toes)

It was a fun way to get the day started!  Tomorrow is the “cardio circuit” and I am going to set up six different stations, where the kids will do each one for 3 minutes.  They will include:

  • Jump Rope
  • Mountain Climbers (with discs)
  • Bicep Curls
  • Abs (crunches, bicycles)
  • Jump Squats
  • Burpees (modified!)

Should be fun times!  I am a big supporter of fitness for kids.  I feel like when I was in elementary and especially middle school there was simply no push for any form of physical exercise.  I think this can highly contribute to not only childhood obesity, but to just laziness in general.  If I can get ONE kid up and motivated to get activated, then I will be happy!  These kids need to see that healthy can be fun, and can be so easily integrated into their daily routines.  Thats my soapbox for the day anyway. 🙂

After YogaKids I headed back home for breakfast.  I was inspired by Jenna and decided for French Toast!

Love this bread.  So grainy and hearty.  Took two slices of this, and dredged it in this glorious concoction:

  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 2 TBSP Fat Free Milk
  • Cinnamon (I used quite a bit, hence the brown hue)

I read recently that one teaspoon of cinnamon per day can help the body metabolize sugar 20 times faster.  If that isn’t reason enough to incorporate the spice, I don’t know what is.  Soak that bread, then into a hot pan with organic Pam:

Griddle those bad boys til they sing to you!  (ok, until golden brown.) 😉

Love all the crispy egg bits on the sides.  Yum, yum yum.  Needed some fruit so went with a pear that was on the verge of a post-ripened death:

And rounded it out with my favorite Facon! (Faux Bacon) aka Morning Star Veggie Bacon:

And there we have it.  French Toast that would make any mama proud:


After that breakfast it was definitely time for a coma work to be done.  😉  I started working on my Spin CD for both tonight’s class, and Wednesday morning’s class.  Thank goodness for teaching at two gyms.  I can use the same CD twice, and no one knows the difference.  😀  I have been on a total Lady GaGa kick, and am convinced that Bad Romance, Monster, The Fame, and Paparazzi will be on every workout CD until I die, or my class revolts.  Whichever comes first.

My other gym called today and offered me a Kid Fit class to add to my Thursday schedule.  Works perfectly with the other gym, and leads right into my weight conditioning class, so score!!!  The Kid Fit class is a 50 minute class where the instructor pretty much has complete control and can just do different cardio/circuit workouts with the kids.  I am so excited to start planning for it, and as always, excited for more classes!  Pile them on people, Tyler needs some moolah! 🙂

Came back to Starbizzle (yes…again.) for some take out lunch, and a big iced coffee.  How do I manage to sit at Starbucks for hours on my laptop, and not annoy the employees???  Simple….give them MONKEY CHOCOLATE!!!! 🙂  Had some leftover dark chocolate from the movies last night and gave it to Jill.  The peppy, adorable, sweet girl who comes to my classes at the YMCA:

Yay for chocolate!  Munched on some leftover Japanese plus some steamed broccoli:

Too excited for a Monday???  You be the judge:

What can I say.  I am normally overly excited and glee-ish.  If thats even a word.

Lunch was so yummy!  Why does food like this always taste better cold and 12 hours old?!?!

There also may have been a Venti Iced Coffee involved:

Time for some actual work now.  Have to finalize my CD for spin tonight, and head to the YMCA to work on some things before class.  Have an awesome Monday everyone!  I leave you with some adorable puppy action from this morning:

Come ON people, does it get any cuter?!?!?!



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6 responses to “Happy Monday!!!

  1. Krucker

    Princess Looks Adorable!!!! JK…I’ve been burning the “90” all night long its taking forever!!!! ps love todays blog my little sammy star is reading it with me =)

  2. YAY for Sammy!!! hahaha Princess!!! I will never let Russel live that one down. He thought the “mexican pudding” one was good. 😀 For everyone else, my dog is SAM, not Princess. Thank you.

  3. Heather Whited

    OK – so you have to know i’m going to try that french toast saturday morning. YUM – O !! What are your thoughts on Ezikel bread (good possibility I misspelled that). That is used throughout the Biggest Loser 30 day jump start book. I normally use the Double Fiber Healthy Grain bread.
    Also – wanted to get your thoughts on turkey bacon. I haven’t tried the Morning Star bacon. Am a huge fan of their link “sausage” and “sausage” patties. LOVE the Boco crumbles. They go wonderfully on homemade pizza too !!
    So – anyway – just wanted to pick your brain on some things …..
    I simply ADORE your blogs…. dont’ ever stop !!!!

  4. Heather Whited

    shoot – i also meant to add that I am in 100% agreement on the fit kids. My aunt teaches K and i am appauled to find out that they have taken out most of the kids outdoor time. Kids need the excercise in their day – they need to grasp a good concept on a healthy way of life at a young age. I am so thankful that hailey has always been full of energy and likes to get out and move. As she has gotten older, i have to pull it out of her more and more. There are soooo many fitness options for kids – your kid yoga and circuit training is awesome !!!! Keep up the good work my friend !!!!

  5. I love the Ezekiel bread!!! The kind I used is actually in the same brand! “Food For Life” It is so yummy! I try to base my diet on all organic food, and I think it has really helped me both physically and mentally. I just feel better when I eat organic.

    Turkey bacon is alright, but I prefer Turkey sausage! And yum about the crumbles on pizza, didn’t even think about that!

    and if you don’t stop reading, I won’t stop writing…hows that?

  6. Heather Whited

    you gotta deal 🙂
    thank you so much for being such an inspiration. I’ve known ya for awhile and I honestly believe I found you now for a reason !! You have so much knowledge and i LOVE to learn.
    Here’s to healthy living !!!!

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