Feeling stronger everyday
Can it be? I've only been going to yoga class for a month, about twice a week, and last night I took note of a marked change. Holy crap, I think I actually lifted stuff off the floor in Superman! It isn't pretty, but it feels so nice.
I am usually quite tired after yoga. The very warm room, all that work and sweat and concentration, followed with a little relaxation -- I sleep quite well on those nights! I have to admit that I saw the inside of my eyelids instead of Jack Bauer for a few minutes last night. ; ) I had laundry to catch up on and a radio program to listen to (see yesterday's "special bulletin" -- more on that to come -- and how cool is that streaming radio thing?) and then the dog was in my chair and I was too tired to move her or my knitting -- so no knitting, either!
We had one of those nights -- family members scattered to the four winds -- so I had cereal, my favorite light dinner. Last night's cereal du jour was Cheerios avec bananas. It may not look like it, but I have been attempting to expand our suppertime repertoire. Twice now, I have gone to -- I don't know what to call it, I don't think there's a common term yet -- a place where you chose a menu ahead of time and they shop and do the prep work and you go in and assemble the meals to take home and store (fridge or freezer) to finish and consume later. Dream Dinners, Dinner Helpers and Let's Dish all offer this service and/or variations on the theme. I gotta tell you, it makes me feel like Betty Crocker. It costs in the neighborhood of $2.25 to $3.50 per serving, which really isn't that bad compared to eating out and is a lot healthier; and even compared to grocery shopping, I'm using everything I pay for with no waste. What I really like is putting together six meals in an hour! We've had five or six different meals now and they've all been good -- some better than others, but all good. I don't know how regularly I'll do this, but I think even a half-dozen ready-to-go meals in the freezer every couple of months could be helpful.