Child’s pose is an awesome way to just relax and remember to breathe. Also, according to YogaJournal.com, it:
- Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles
- Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue
- Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported
Who wouldn’t want to do this pose? I highly recommend you check out Yoga Journal’s page on Child’s Pose for variations, contraindications, anatomical focus, and so on. Yoga has become a huge part of my fitness and flexibility routine, and I can’t imagine NOT doing it now! Namaste 🙂
Dinner last night was my quick version of Rachel Ray’s Mexican Deep-Dish Pizza, homemade “refried” beans, and some chips:
For the pizza, I used a store-bought fat free cornbread mix and followed the instructions on the box rather than Rachel’s recipe. That way I made sure this was as fat free and low-cal as possible. For the meat, I used a store-bought burrito spice mix (not a lot of time this week!) and ground turkey. The cheese was a little part-skim mozzarella, which was all we had on hand at that point. We really like this recipe a lot, and I highly recommend it!
For the beans: Drain one can of pinto beans, or whatever beans you have on hand. Mix with 1 cup of salsa and bring to a simmer. With a potato masher, mash the beans and salsa together. I added about 3 cups of baby spinach to get some more veggies in. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, or whatever else you might want to use! We served with some corn tortilla chips on the side for dipping, but it’s great by itself too.
Upon my return from the store I made Mama Pea’s KIND bars:
HOLY HEAVEN. These almost make me want to turn vegan. Almost. If only steak didn’t taste so darn amazing…
Anyway, these are amazing, and if you don’t make them you are surely cutting 5 years off of your life. Just sayin’ 😉 (by the way, I’m kidding…you won’t take years off of your life. But they are really good!)
Keira is such a good kitchen scavenger helper!
The rest of the night was consumed with cleaning, laundry, and then eventually some sleeping. This morning I got up early and did some strength training and yoga, showered, and got ready for work. Breakfast was made on my way out the door:
6 oz of Greek yogurt and a crumbled Mama Pea KIND bar on top! I was pretty upset when I finished since I wanted to eat more. You have to love breakfasts like that!
Today when I was getting ready I was thinking about how excited I was about some new mascara I bought last night. Made me think about how new mascara is basically my equivalent of PF Flyers in The Sand Lot. You know, the shoes that make you run faster and jump higher? Except new mascara makes my eyelashes longer, thicker, and black 🙂 I just love new products, even if it’s the exact same thing I always use, just in a new container. LOVE!
What’s your favorite beauty product and why do you like it so much? I think my favorite is probably mascara because it brings out my eyes. My eyes are one of my favorite body parts, and anything I can do to bring them out I’ll likely love!