It’s not always the meals we choose, but the extras. Instead of eating 1/2 a bagel we eat a whole bagel. Instead of having a coffee, we have a fancy latte. We treat ourselves with “one small thing” that takes a not-so-small amount of time to erase. Unfortunately, it’s all the extras that makes us extra large. If you can control the extras, you can control your waistline – and not have to do the extra work to erase your mistakes. -PFITblog.com
Before we all know it february is over! so lovely Adrianna invited me to do a challenge with her and I can’t say no, this is a great idea to share with you guys so we hope you can join us and enjoy this beginner challenge.
We start march 1st!
Post your photo of the day on tumblr and tag it with #namarchte You can also tag us (#yogini-dreams, #yogipeach) in your posts too!
In every day of your posts write one thing that you are thankful! It can be something about yourself, someone you love; anything!
Try not to judge yourself harshly in comparison to what others are doing on their mats. This is a challenge for beginners so have fun and keep your sense of humor. Laugh if you fall out of a pose, smile when things get difficult. Enjoy yourself!
If you have some troubles feel free to ask us anything!.
Remember that your practice is an individual process. So defer to your own judgement about what you can and cannot do. DON’T FORCE ANY POSE Over time, you will learn to discern the difference between something you may be afraid of or think you can’t do and something that is actually painful and possibly injurious. There is no hurry to get into any particular pose. Listen to your own body and respect what it tells you about how to practice.
If you need to see it again, here it is.. DON’T SKIP YOUR REPS.. you gotta stay on these exercises. You can do it and you will see the results if you stick to it! 2014: Tie the Knot with Your Fitness Goals CORE-LOW ABS-LEGS-HIPS-BUTT!
Alfalfa sprouts are the shoots of the alfalfa plant, harvested before they become the full-grown plant. Because they are so small, the sprouts contain a concentrated amount of certain vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin K and vitamin C. Alfalfa sprouts contain just 8 calories and 0 grams of fat per cup.
Vitamin K helps with blood clotting when you injure yourself or have surgery. Your intestines make some vitamin K, but the rest of what you need should come from nutritious foods. A vitamin K deficiency, though uncommon, can cause excessive bleeding. The daily requirement of vitamin K is 90 micrograms for women and 120 micrograms for men. One cup of alfalfa sprouts contains 10.1 micrograms of vitamin K.
One cup of alfalfa sprouts supplies 2.7 milligrams of the 75 to 90 milligrams of vitamin C you need each day for a strong immune system and healthy skin. A serving of alfalfa sprouts supplies small amounts of bone-building calcium and potassium for healthy muscles and a normal heart beat. You also get tiny doses of magnesium, iron, folate and vitamin A from a serving of alfalfa sprouts.
Alfalfa sprouts are one of the most significant dietary sources of phytoestrogens, which are beneficial compounds in plant foods that can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis, according to Michael T. Murray, author of “The Condensed Encyclopedia of Healing Foods.” The phytoestrogens in alfalfa sprouts might reduce symptoms of menopause as well. Murray also notes that alfalfa sprouts contain compounds called saponins, which can help lower your LDL, or bad, cholesterol while also increasing your HDL, or “good” cholesterol. Saponins might also help boost your immunity.
A simple way to make a delicious avocado salsa/chunky guacamole.
Use Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde (Tomatillo salsa) to add nice spicy twist. I find sometimes chili peppers aren’t hot enough or are too hot and then sometimes their heat grows over time… so it’s tough to gauge your heat quotient. By adding the salsa verde you can judge the spiciness right away. This is especially helpful with getting it right for kids— most (not all) won’t like it too spicy.
Avocado Salsa 2 avocados 1/4 red onion 2-3 Tbsp salsa verde juice of 1 ripe lime 1 garlic scape finely sliced (or small garlic clove) handful of chopped fresh cilantro 1 plum tomato (seeded and diced) or handful cherry/grape tomatoes salt and pepper
Mix together and serve immediately or chill for a short time before serving.
Tip for Avocado: Cut avocado in half so one piece has the pit and other doesn’t. With knife, score diagonally and then again in opposite direction; scoop out of shell with a spoon. For pit: carefully, tap knife into pit so it’s partially in it then twist bottom of avocado in while twisting knife/avo pit. Pit should pop out. (Be careful not to do it too hard or pit might split and knife can cut your hand!)
I think that avocados, limes and cilantro just scream summer!