High Protein Oatmeal

Every once in a while I just want a bowl of hot oatmeal first thing in the morning. Nothing against eggs, but sometimes you want something warm and comforting. This oatmeal recipe is one of my favorites and a go to when I’m also in a rush. Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry oatmeal Water- per oatmealContinue reading “High Protein Oatmeal”

Day 11 Boat Pose – Core Challenge

Abs be working real hard lately…but not as hard as they will be in Boat pose. Boat pose is yoga pose where we engage our core while balancing on our butts. Its fun, let’s try it out. 1. Sit in the center of your mat sitting up nice and tall with your feet out inContinue reading “Day 11 Boat Pose – Core Challenge”

Making time for the Bible

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually read the Bible. I always wanted to read it, but I would always find myself glaring at it from across the room as I watched tv. Finally I started reading it, but I just couldn’t find a consistent time for me to read the Bible.Continue reading “Making time for the Bible”

Day 10 Triangle – Core Challenge

Triangle can help strengthen your core? Yes, yes it can. One yoga move that I had to learn to love does indeed help with your obliques. So let’s do this move together. Come to the top of your mat Take a really wide step back with your right foot Right foot the outer edge isContinue reading “Day 10 Triangle – Core Challenge”

Day 9 Rotating Side Plank – Core Challenge

It’s time to rotate… Rotate into side planks. Are you ready for Day 9 of our Core Challenge? Let’s go! 1. Find a plank pose 2. Find side plank, hold.  3. With right forearm or hand down, inhale and bring your left hand up over your body  4. On exhale, rotate your torso to reachContinue reading “Day 9 Rotating Side Plank – Core Challenge”

Day 8 Tadasana – Core Challenge

Did you know that when you are standing you can engage your core? Today we are going to do just that, but in a yoga pose known as Mountain pose OR called Tadasana (Sanskrit). So head to the top of your mat or you can stand right where you are and let’s begin. Instructions: 1.Continue reading “Day 8 Tadasana – Core Challenge”

Day 7 Core Challenge – Chair Twist

How is that core feeling? Strong? I hope so. Today we are focused on a yoga pose called chair, but adding a twist to it. Bring your feet together, or you can have them hip distance apart Brace your core and place the weight of your body into your heels Sink your hips back asContinue reading “Day 7 Core Challenge – Chair Twist”

Day 6 Core Challenge – Dolphin Plank

Day 6 is one of my favorite poses. I remember the first time I did a dolphin plank was when I doing a Jillian Michaels workout dvd. I hated them in the moment, but my back did get stronger as well as my core. So let’s get to it. 1. Come onto your mat  2.Continue reading “Day 6 Core Challenge – Dolphin Plank”

Day 5 Core Challenge – Knee to Elbow

Off we go… to another exercise that will help strengthen our core. Here we are going to incorporate the basic plank and then add movement, bringing the your knee to your elbow. 1. Come onto your mat  2. Hands under shoulders and knees under hips  3. Extend your feet out behind you and come ontoContinue reading “Day 5 Core Challenge – Knee to Elbow”

Critical Reading

Is ignorance bliss? Seriously, I really want to know. Is it really nice moving through life not really knowing what makes a story good or great – bliss? I only ask because after I’ve taken my writing class, I feel as if a veil has been taken off my eyes. As I read I amContinue reading “Critical Reading”