Crow Pose Accomplished

by Jillian on January 25, 2012 · 2 comments

Yesterday afternoon I headed into the city for some fun events. First on tap was a little sample session at Soft Serve Fruit Co. with Caitlin.


I’ll be doing a post on that later, so stay tuned!

Next, Caitlin and I headed over to Whole Foods to grab some real dinner at the salad bar.


Heaven in a take-out container. I pretty much grabbed a little bit of everything. We chatted about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and how things are going with studying and work. It was nice to catch up, as I haven’t seen her since the Lady Foot Locker event.

After that, we headed to Strala Yoga to meet Ashley and Ashley for a yoga session.


(photo compliments of Ashley)

Nadya was our teacher for the “Strong” yoga session. I really enjoyed it! We worked on our legs a lot throughout the 1.5 hour session. I even did a crow pose!



Finally! I attempted the side crow and was able to keep my feet off the ground for about 3 seconds. Next time!



Ashley, on the other hand, busted out an inversion.



I could see why it took her a few classes to finally get it, but she had me in awe.

Overall, I really enjoyed the class. It felt amazing and my entire body was stretched and rejuvenated. I was glad that I got to catch up with some blends and even meet a new one!

Workout & Breakfast

I woke up today feeling a bit sore, but very stretched out and ready to hit some weights. I thought that I had posted a similar upper body workout from a Saturday a few weeks ago, but it looks like I never posted it, so I’ll do that for you guys now!

I did the following circuits like this: Do all three (or two) exercises back to back with no break and then take a 45-60 second break. Repeat 3x. *Use a weight that gets you to at least 15 reps while feeling the burn during the last few.

Circuit 1

  • DB military press
  • front shoulder raises
  • seated DB reverse lat raises

Circuit 2

  • seated cable pull row
  • DB chest press

Circuit 3

  • lat cable pull down
  • pushups

Circuit 4

  • barbell lying triceps extension a.k.a. skull crushers (LOVE THESE!)
  • tricep dips on bench

For biceps, I did 5 pyramid sets of cable hammer curls with the rope attachment. Pyramid sets are when you start the first set with a lower weight and higher reps and build up to a higher weight doing less reps.

While I was waiting for Joe to finish up lifting, I held a 2 minute plank! Woo! We headed over to the treadmills and I completed the following:

  • .25 miles @ 3.5
  • .25 miles @ 7.5
  • .25 miles @ 4.0
  • .25 miles @ 7.5
  • .25 miles @ 4.2
  • .25 miles @ 7.7
  • .25 miles @ 4.5
  • .25 miles @ 8.0

I did a quick 10 minutes on the stairmaster to finish up.

I’ll spare you breakfast because it was the same as yesterday.


(recycled photo)

After reading comments from yesterday’s post, it seems like a lot of you have different habits when it comes to choosing whether to eat pre-workout or not. Timing seems to be the key! I was surprised this morning that I didn’t eat before the gym because we didn’t make it there until almost 9:30!

  • Have you surprised yourself with doing a seemingly impossible yoga pose (or any fitness related feat) lately?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie January 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Way to go on tackling crow pose! Side crow is tough!


2 Juliette @ Finish Your Broccoli January 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm

That’s awesome! Congrats on accomplishing crow pose! I saw Ashely W. this weekend at kettlebell kickboxing and she said she’s been going to Strala a ton and loves it. I’m slightly obsessed with Tara Stiles and I’ve been dying to go!


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