Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday I teach yoga classes. I like to flow between moving with the class and walking through the practitioners to adjust and give notes. After class I often do a 45 minute flow just for myself. Or I’ll fit in a workout on the elliptical plus some core strengthening and lifting.
That usually results in over two hours of movement, sometimes three and a half. I don’t really think about that very much. Three of my classes are focused on slow-movement and therapeutic stretching. So anything that get’s my heart-rate up on top of that is energizing rather than tiring.
That being said, I usually can’t eat much before I teach. All of the movement and talking isn’t conducive to a full-stomach. So before I teach and practice I only ever eat something light: half of an avocado (plus gf toast if I’m hungry). Or a smoothie bowl.
In fact, I’ll eat a smoothie bowl after class as well most of those days. It’s the fastest and most satisfying way to get good food and healthy fats into my body post-movement.