Yup.. I’m not use to working out on a regular basis.. I hurt! haha.. but a deserved sore everywhere sorta hurt. Today I did an 80 minute Power Vinyasa class. My stiff and sore self was not wanting to move at first but of course by the end I was feeling better.
Frankly though, yoga’s been a mental battle lately. I’ve been enjoying teaching and assisting, but my personal practice has been.. well.. painful, and it’s getting so old and frustrating. I’ve been dealing with a hip injury for the last 4 months so basically everything I do on my right side hurts. I feel lopsided! It seems if I lay off it just gets more stiff, if I push through and really stretch it out it looses up during that class (but hurts & is loose), and never seems to get better! grr.. I’ve put off going to the doctor (even tried acupuncture) but I might give in soon.
On a happier note, I whipped together these muffins tonight, and they rock! I think they could be called muffins against muffin tops
Power Packed Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 c Almond Flour/Meal
2 scoops Protein Powder (I used Cake Batter flavored Whey Isolate) – could leave this out and use more flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
~2.5 cups of grated Zucchini
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease muffin tins or use muffin liners. Whip together eggs and vanilla. In a separate large bowl mix together Almond Flour, Protein Powder, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt and Cocoa Powder. Mix Zucchini and Egg mixture into your dry ingredients. Mix in Coconut Oil. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Baking for 30+ minutes or until firm in the center. Makes 16 muffins.