Matcha! Dessert! Sweet breakfast! And the greener the better! Notice a common theme here? Pretty much all my meals lately contain a green of some sort, and if I can find an excuse to throw in some green tea in the mix then I'll do what I can. ;)
Now let's talk about that dessert...It looks pretty glorious, doesn't it? This bowl of goodness contains my current favorite ice cream by Tillamook. All of their different vanilla flavors are extremely creamy and fluffy like a cloud. None of that sherbert texture to it which I can't stand. Eeeek. I like to drizzle it with a wannabe matcha syrup made of coconut oil, green tea powder, a little Stevia and maple syrup. Now, since it's kind of fun to live a little, I've been enjoying dessert pretty much everyday for the past few weeks, and to balance it out I opt for delicious and wholesome meals. Errrrr more like "thrown together last minute" plates? And luckily Selah follows suit by chomping on asparagus, and as you can already guess that makes me one super proud mom! :) She still hates avocados, though. Don't worry--I'm sure she'll acquire the taste for it since I've had her try it about, oh I don't know...20 times now? I don't give up easily. Apparently.
The practice of yoga has quickly made its way into my weekly fitness rotation, and even though I don't follow its spiritual teaching I do find it incredibly relaxing and strengthening at the same time. Up to date, I have developed an exponentially higher amount of upper body strength, a "longer" lower body definition, ab definition that I never knew I could achieve, and a higher awareness of my body's needs like hunger, satiation, and in how far I should push my body to its limits.
The strange thing I have come to realize about my yoga practice is that I'm not thinking much about how I look or how much my physique has changed. Sure, those things may be fun to notice in the end and they are some great challenges to achieve! But all that seems to be taking the back seat more and more....all the while I keep reaping great cardio and strength benefits. In other words, I feel less preoccupied with the image aspect of it and simply love the way I feel afterwards. Does anyone relate to this? I'm very curious to know!
I know I have a long way to go to perfect my poses as evidenced in the lopsided side crow pose, and the ones that particularly kill me are the balance based ones! Yup, you guessed it. I still topple over while attempting a headstand, hah! It's totally okay though because I love to challenge myself in every area of life.
Well, I hope you have a great rest of the day and talk to you soon!
If you do yoga, in what ways has it benefited you?
What foods are you obsessed with lately?