I was bent like a pretzel today. You know what I mean…in yoga class?
Today I headed downtown Milwaukee to a small, local yoga studio with my sister, Lauren. You remember Lauren, right? She was my guest blogger yesterday for “5 Life Lessons for a Healthier Life”. With Lauren’s recent diagnosis of lupus, she has taken it upon herself to live a healthier life. And yoga is just one aspect she has incorporated into her routine with the help of one of her co-workers.
I have done some yoga before. I’ve tried a few yoga videos and even “hot” yoga which I really enjoyed. When I first started yoga it really wasn’t for me. I was, or so I thought, an athlete who “didn’t do yoga”. I did clean & jerks, back-squats, heck, even flipped monster tires around for a bit. But my back disorder that I talked about here forced me to change my entire approach to exercise. Now I find that I really love yoga and pilates. They help my back immensely! Because I had the day off from school, I decided to head down and try out yoga again for the first time since probably early 2011.
Man! I feel great. My back was really hurting this morning while I was sitting throughout the morning as I studied. I was really grateful for the noon yoga to break up my studying for the day for a little back pain and emotional relief.
Have you tried yoga? Do you do it on a regular basis? If so, what do you love about it?
After yoga, I headed back to the house to begin studying again. But I couldn’t help it and had to head to the kitchen to make a healthy snack for myself that I could share with all of you! Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip!
Raise your hand if you LOVE apples? Keep them up if you are digging this harvest season when apples are the BEST! Yeah. I figured you’d all have your hand up. But I’m going to put mine back down because this whole typing with one hand is rather difficult.
Anyways, I think you will really enjoy this dip because, well, duh, it has peanut butter in it–but it is only 3 simple ingredients and can be made in a flash! If you are looking for a new way to enjoy your apples or need a side dish to pass at your next gathering–this is your dip.
Common’. Let’s get dippin’!
Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip
Recipe from: Two Peas & Their Pod
- 6 ounces, 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
In a small bowl, combine all 3 ingredients until well combined.
Serve with slice apples, graham crackers, or other cut-up fruit. Enjoy!!