I was so tired this morning when I got up to go to Bikram Yoga! I had a different teacher today. She messed up a couple of times during the class, she forgot one pose and was reminded by one of the class participants and at one point she was giving mixed instructions so many of us got confused. I don’t blame her so much for the latter because it was most likely caused by a woman suddenly leaving the room (gasp!). In Bikram yoga they tell you that it is very important to stay in the room for the full 90 minutes no matter what, but today a woman suddenly just stormed out and about three minutes later she came back, rather slamming the door both on her way in and out. I don’t know what was wrong with her but I can only assume she felt nauseous or something. I know what it is like to feel sick during class but when I felt like I was going to throw up and pass out I just sat down and breathed through it for two minutes and then continued, completing the full class. I can definitely understand why they don’t want you to leave during class, it’s very distracting for everyone else.
Not so exciting food pictures today but there are at least pictures!
7:30am Before Bikram I grabbed a banana before running out the door.
I met a friend for lunch around noon, after Bikram. We went to a place called Sthlm New Deli and I got the only vegetarian meal they had – sesame seed marinated quorn (vegetarian “meat”) with red bell pepper. Each meal came with a choice of different sides. I chose a side of raw vegetables (broccoli, red bell pepper and cabbage) and a side of a mix of beans (white beans, kidney beans and chickpeas) in some kind of mustard, curry sauce. The portions were quite massive and I was ravenous after Bikram so I ate almost all of it. I’m figuring it was probably about a 530 kcal portion (according to the website the quorn portion is about 270 kcal). Maybe? Sorry, no lunch picture – not comfortable taking foodie pics in front of my friend.
2:15pm When I got home I felt a little bit restless. I have had a headache since Bikram this morning and been unusually tired. I grabbed an apple to calm my urge to snack. Then I proceeded to pass out for an hour and a half. Unfortunately that did not make my headache go away. :(
5:45pm Dinner. I was having such a hard time coming up with something for dinner. Finally I just let whatever was in the fridge decide, the outcome was a salad – again! I threw together lettuce, tomato, carrot, sundried tomatoes, raw cauliflower, arugula, alfalfa sprouts and topped with a dollop of hummus. On the side I had two Miso rice cakes.
6:15pm Dessert. Feeling a little bit sorry for myself about my headache I whipped out my carton of Booja-Booja ice cream and had a mini-Erin-bowl of it.
Mom baked brownies today and I know she wants me to have dessert with her, my sister and my brother and his girlfriend later. They’re not vegan, but neither was my lunch today (there was nothing vegan on the menu, boo!) We’ll see, maybe I’ll have a brownie tonight, unless I pass out from this miserable headache!
Total calories today: ~1 085
40 minute speedwalk
1,5h Bikram Yoga
(Plan to do 100 crunches, 60 side crunches and 3 planks)
And I’ll leave you with this, and a question.
My snack last night: A medjool date with PB and a small apple.
Question for today: Please give me more suggestions for great breakfast, lunches and dinners!