Something I haven’t mentioned the past couple of days that I’ve been doing is this: Hot
yoga at the Funky Buddha Hot House.
My first class was on Wednesday. The only experience I had had with yoga prior to this
was from p90x. Kai and I did about two months of that program a couple of summers ago.
I’ll be honest though, we considered yoga days “break” days, because after trying the
yoga once, we both hated it and never did it again. In comparison to the other dvds, it felt
like it wasn’t effective and a waste of time.
So then when I found out about the hot yoga, I was like, “Wow! I can do this yoga thing
that is so relaxing and painless and easy in hot temperatures and feel like it’s doing
something!” This seemed like the simplest form of exercise ever … until my first day.
This is totally nasty – but you guys, I sweat like a pig. Like sweat dripping down my
face and chest, hair soaking wet, damp sports bra. Lovely, I know. I gross myself out.
But I love it! I’ve gone back every day since Wednesday – which only means three times …
but I’ve WANTED to go. Oh, and by the way, what I said about yoga being relaxing, painless,
and easy – not entirely accurate. It is challenging, uncomfortable, and takes a lot of focus
Up until my yoga class, I wore a really comfortable outfit. I’m sore from working out
and also from our vaccinations a couple days ago. My right arm is actually bruised around
one of the injection sites. Wah!
My maxi dress and vintage jacket are both items that have been featured before.
These amber earrings were a gift from my aunt this Christmas. The feather hairclip was
a gift from Kai two Christmas’ ago. How lucky am I to have people in my life who know
my taste so well?
There is also green amber in the center of this necklace. The jewels peeking out from
under the jacket aren’t on the dress but, in fact, on a tank that is almost the exact same
color as the dress.
First time I tried out this hairstyle! I got a compliment from the girl behind me in yoga.
That was before it got all sweaty. It stayed in tact though!
Post publish addition:
I just remembered something. Do you ever have an encounter with someone new and
leave it feeling stupid and awkward? That happened to me today when the girl in my
yoga class complimented my hair. I said something dumb like “Thank you! Yeah, I’m
a hairstylist so …” and then she said “Well, I think it’s really pretty” and then I just thanked
her again. I am so awkward. “I’m a hairstylist so …” So what? So I’m lame. That’s so.
So after a really awesome “Shake Your Asana” class at the Funky Buddha, I came home
and made a big pot of white chili. I’m sure this will come as a surprise to everyone who
knows me as I never cook. And by “never”, I mean literally, never. … but my Kai likes
white chili so I thought I’d give it a go.
After reading a few different recipes, I created my own. And it was awesome! In celebration,
I decided to share my recipe with you all. Enjoy!
Kayley’s White Chili:
4 boiled, shredded chicken breasts
3 cans 10oz chicken broth
45oz jar of white Northern beans
2 4oz cans diced green chile peppers
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp lime juice or juice from one lime
Shredded colby jack cheese
Cholula hot sauce (optional)
How to make it!
Heat oil in the bottom of a large pot. Add onion, stir ’til soft. Mix in garlic, green chiles,
cumin, oregano, chili powder. Stir for 3 minutes. Mix in chicken, chicken broth, beans
(undrained), lime juice, 1/2 bushel of chopped cilantro. Simmer 15 minutes,Â stirring
occasionally. Add additional chili powder and hot sauce to taste (Kai and I like spicy
food so I used about half a bottle). Remove from heat, stir in one cup cheese until melted.
*Garnish with shredded cheese and sprinkled cilantro leftovers.
Optional: add a dollop of sour cream on top (I didn’t do this, but I read it’s great).
I really should have taken an “after” picture of this chili. It sure looked Â pretty.