Brrrrr

Staying Warm

I will be the first to admit it… I hate the cold weather.  My hands, feet, and nose stay cold until I am in a hot yoga studio.  I swear, yesterday I was warm for 2 hours total…while I was teaching a class,  then after when I was eating  white chicken chili.  I have felt amazing UC-wise and have keep my eating very clean.  Cold weather can make me feel a little gloomier, so I got out the vitamin D pills, and made some exercise commitments!  Y2 Yoga, the studio that I teach and practice at most, has a 62 day challenge coming up…62 classes in 62 days, Nov1-Jan1.  I am such a dork, that I already made a spreadsheet of the dates and times I am practicing!  So, I have free yoga, a free ymca membership,  FlyWheel (spinning) and FlyBarre.  I have no excuse not to have a slamming body. (Except genetics, previous pregnancies, medications I take, and the fact that I have a major sugar addiction.  And cheese addiction.  And other reasons I can’t think of right now.)

So, I make the decision to do a barre class 3 days a week.  Driving to class today, I  picture my butt actually lifting off my hamstrings (without the help of spanx or using duct tape to see what it would look like if I had a Brazilian Butt lift).  I picture waving to friends and seeing my “triceps” stop waving when my hand stops.  I picture my strong 6 pack of abs.  Which by the way, I do have.  It is under there.  I feel it.  It’s like an 8 pack.  And for the record, I showed a picture of this girl with a 987 pack to my husband.  He said he didn’t like that, and it didn’t look good.  I took vows in front of God people.  I’m going to keep him happy.

Anyhow, The instructor was super cute and little, and We both had braids in our hair, so I knew we were kindred spirits.  She even had a little belly pouch, like me.  Hers may or may not have contained a baby.  I can’t remember.

I decided 10 minutes into  class that we were not kindred spirits.  She was like a giant bear in this little toned body with a tiny baby inside.    (I’ll probably have to adopt the baby so he can have some jelly beans and get to watch TV)  She teased us half way through by turning the lights off and stretching.  I thought, are we done?  is it over?  I actually said it out loud, because the grizzly bear laughed and turned the lights back on and growled at me to squeeze, contract, tilt and tuck.

The drive home was a little scary because my legs were so shaky i couldn’t keep  steady pressure on the gas pedal.

I’m going again on Friday.  I am trying to break up with my Bamstring.  (when your butt meets your hamstring)

chickenchili

White Chicken Chili

Please remember that I don’t measure stuff…

2 pounds of ground chicken breast, , carton of chicken broth, 1 onion, garlic , carrots, 2 yellow squash, 2 zucchini, 1 can of corn, 1 can of white kidney beans, 1 can of green chilis, 1 pack of white chili mix.  (I use McCormicks)

Sautee the onion, carrots and garlic.  Add chicken.  cook until done.  add chicken broth, rinsed and drained corn and beans, and chilis.  I shred my squash and zucchini so my kids don’t know its in there.  Add the seasoning. Bring to a boil.  then cover and simmer.  You can add/delete whatever you want to suit your dietary needs.

This was a hit at my house last night.  Except with Brody.  He only likes bread.

More clean eats…eggs with avocado and diced cherry tomatoes! 

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