Being sick sucks. I've got a wicked cold/flu thing and I'm down for the count. I haven't practiced since my poor performance on Sunday evening, a class I usually adore. Monday seemed smart to take off; Tuesday seemed logical...and today, well, today was non-negotiable. Believe me, there would be no semblance of a silent practice with me in the room hacking and sneezing and blowing my nose!
I added a few links of people who I've found who've got to teacher training, or who blogged their 30-day challenges. I'll keep adding as I find'em.
In other news, I updated my packing list below based on (very much appreciated) comments from everyone; received my new yoga mat (Gaiam's Red Koi Fish Mat), and tried out my new Magic Bullet blender, in an attempt to make a smoothie. It actually came out ok, and there are only about 200,823 recipes in the world for the "perfect smoothie" but I'm working on a formula for maximum bang-for-the-calories while at training. Today's was super simple:
2 tbsp. peanut butter (all natural)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
It could've used a pinch of salt, truth be told. And I'm reading about people putting Emergen-C packets in, or other electrolyte supplement thingys. One bummer about Mexico is that, well, it's a foreign country - it's not like when training was in LA and you could run to the smoothie shop next door, or scoot to LuLuLemon on the weekend and grab a new top, etc. However, I know Costco's are like any store - they cater to the culture of the area, still, I'm hoping they have Vitamin Water or Gatorade or the like. Some are recommending up to 2x your normal caloric intake for training! This worries me in that one thing seems to be for certain: Mine is not a normal body with a normal metabolism. So, I'll need to figure my balance of "enough" additional calories to...uh....live, and not so many that I come back fatter. Reading Tom's teacher training blog (see link to the right), he lost 15 pounds but reported other people gaining weight due to eating 'for two.' After all I've done to get here, I just don't want to go backwards!
Any suggestions for YOUR perfect smoothie would gladly be accepted! It's like anything, there are so many out there it's hard to really discern the ideal, other than trial and error. So much is personal preference...still, I'd love ideas!
Here's hoping I get to go to yoga again soon, but I want to really be better before I do. No messing around with training on the horizon!