Breakfast yoga

Hey friends!

I set my alarm to get up 15 minutes early this morning, so I could do some yoga! I took a page out of Angie’s book and decided to use a print guide from Yoga Download as my base and then did my own flow. It was great!

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I used the Morning Flow #1 program and did each move on the pages for a count of 5 breaths. It took me about 25 minutes to get through it all and I felt awesome (and very hungry) when I was done.

This is apparently what I look like at 5:45 am!

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I had also used my cable box to find a “Meditation” music channel to set the mood. So much better than listening to a computer talk at me.

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Suzie kept getting in the way and head-butting me when I was in down dog. She’s so cute though!

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We’ve had Suzie for one year as of today. I can’t believe it’s been a year already, she really is the love of our lives and a testament to how a dog, rescued from a shelter, supposedly with training problems and anxiety, can really thrive and overcome it all. All dogs need is your love, patience and a routine. Even though we have given her a better life, she has truly been the one who has made our lives better.

This was her just 1 year ago, look how scared she was 😦


It was alsoΒ neat to look back at my blog from a year ago. My pictures were terrible! And I was also attempting the South Beach Diet again, eating lots of sugar free pudding, ick. So glad those days are over πŸ™‚

After my morning yoga flow, I toasted up some Great Harvest cinnamon chip bread for breakfast.

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I chose almond butter and blueberry fruit spread this time, just to change things up a bit πŸ˜‰

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I still have a ton of apples left to use, so I think some baking is in my future. Anyone have any good vegan recipes that involve apples?

Happy Wednesday πŸ™‚

About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on November 4, 2009, in Breakfast, exercise, Suzie, yoga and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. If you have Vegan with a Vengeance, there’s a great muffin recipe in there! If not, try searching for it on the PPK.

  2. I’m so going to have to try the yoga thing – especially on these cold mornings – or on Friday morning when I don’t really have time to do anything else because I’m driving to VA and have to weigh in that morning! Thanks!

  3. Koosh Suzie is such a cutie! Koko will turn 15 on Friday! Gasp my baby boy is so old

    I like that routine you did this am, I printed some things out ayer to do this am for my back on Yoga is still tad stiff but better. I can’t wait until I am 100 percent again

  4. Awww Suzie is such a cutie! πŸ™‚
    I love getting in some yoga time in the morning…such a relaxing way to start the day!

  5. Your practice sounds awesome. I really need to force myself to practice at home!

  6. Suzie is so cute! Congratulations

  7. I should try some yoga to chill the heck out! What a fun morning practice, although 5:45 would be nuts to me!

  8. Ah I loveeee that you woke up early and printed out the sheet! so smart πŸ™‚ I always listen to the annoying chick speak and sometimes I just wish I could do it on my own! Genius!

  9. I still haven’t gotten the courage to try Yoga yet but I really want too! Your dog is so cute! =)

  10. Ah – Suzie is the perfect yoga partner! My dog Blue always stretches out when my boyfriend or I do mat work, it’s so cute.

    The Meditation channel! That sounds interesting πŸ™‚ I have this “spa” channel on XM radio in my car and while the music is nice, I don’t want to konk out and fall asleep while driving! Lol

  11. There is a great vegan website for recipes: fatfreevegan dot com
    It has everything.

  12. 5:45am yoga? you are such a morning person !!!
    Like that AB&J bread – makes me want to have one tomorrow morning:)

  13. I really need to get back into my yoga. I loved it when I was doing it, just finding the time right now has been difficult. Good for you πŸ˜€

  14. I didn’t even know about the pose guides! I’m definitely getting one. Great idea!

    Suzie seems like such a sweetheart. πŸ™‚ I’m glad everything worked out with her.

  15. There is nothing like the love from your dog. Suzie is a lucky girl to have owners who appreciate her so much. Cute pics!

  16. I just took a page out of YOUR blog and am now doing the yoga poses from Runner #1. First time yoga-downloader! COOL!

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