Popcorn— the ultimate movie snack. Try one of these "recipes" the next time you pop a bag. Each of the 3 "recipes" are very simple ways to jazz up your popcorn. It doesn't get much easier (or tastier) than this. Read on for the details...
Well it snuck up on me: my 100th blog post. Oh, this isn't it. This is actually #103. (It really did sneak up on me.) My actual 100th post was about salsa. Which, in hindsight, is perfect because I do really love salsa. Oh well. Anyway, I do think that passing the 100th post is quite a milestone. It means that I've given time, effort, and haven't quit something that is challenging.
To celebrate, I wrote about it. This post is for all of you creative souls out there. This post is not merely about blogging. Most of this post is applicable to other adventures as well, and just life in general. It's more about life lessons that I've learned from doing something creative. Read on for more...
I love finding good sangria, because I believe it to be rare. (Unless you're in Spain— then it's all good!) I've been disappointed more times than not when ordering Sangria here in the States. Why? Because (to me) it's way too sweet. Yuck. I've tried to make it before and those recipes always disappointed me, too. Therefore I present to you my dry rosé sangria recipe that I am over the moon about.
This salsa recipe is embarrassingly easy. It takes just minutes to make and it is so. much. better. than store-bought salsa. Read on for the simple recipe.
Protein shakes or smoothies are something to try if you're active and trying to build muscle mass or just need more protein in your diet. Read on for two of my favorite recipes.
Most of us get tired or feel strained at some point throughout the day. However, sitting all day can really take a toll on the body. Read on and watch my YouTube video for a short, but effective, yoga sequence you can do right at your desk... without weirding out your co-workers.
Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.
That quote has inspired me many times. This bit of writing is me sincerely trying to give you motivation if you are this person: you know you need to be more active, but always come up with reasons why it's not the right time. I love helping people on their fitness journey but I can't help people who aren't ready to help themselves. Believe me, I have tried. It only wastes their time and frustrates me. At the end of the day, it's your life and it's all up to you what you do with it. You are responsible for you.
But maybe you're not too far gone... wink, wink. If you keep having that nagging feeling that you shouldn't be putting off exercise and healthy living any longer, read on for inspiration to GET OFF YOUR BUM and start moving, already! NOW is the perfect time to start. Read on for why.
What exactly is a mantra? Ever wondered that?
As usual, when I choose a topic for this category of mine, Decoding Yoga, everything is much harder to convey than originally expected. Even the concept of mantra is huge and deep. Here's what I've learned: nothing in yoga is shallow or meaningless. It seems everything about yoga is deep and profound, and just when you think you understand it, you learn that you've only seen the tip of the iceberg.
So, I'll do my best here— with mantra— to explain it because a big mission of mine is to make yoga accessible and relatable to those of us here in the West, without watering it down or disrespecting its origin. These concepts sometime seem esoteric and woo-woo to us, and it turns a lot of people off immediately. That's such a shame, because there is so much there for us to learn and tools for us to use if we'll just take the time to understand it. Read on for a basic explanation of what a mantra is, and how to use one.
If you want a habit to stick— like exercising regularly— then let's use common sense: make that habit as easy as possible.
Don't like going to the gym? Then creating a space at home is absolutely essential to having a regular exercise habit. Even if you are a gym-goer, it's still nice to have a designated home space for those days when you can't make it to the gym. For help on making the time and space to workout, read my post 4 Exercise Hacks To Get YOU Moving.
Now... what to do in that workout zone? Well, if you don't already have a habit of some sort of resistance /strength training, I'd suggest that. (If you're wondering why strength training in particular is so important, read my post Why Everyone Should Strength Train.) In this post, you'll find a list of my gear suggestions to start your own home gym. Read on for a list of versatile, practical, and basic workout equipment for any budget.
This app is my new favorite thing. It has inspired me with new recipes and made my life so. much. easier. Get this app if you want to have access to delicious recipes, make your grocery runs more efficient, and make your cooking time in the kitchen easier. To be clear, I'm not getting any kind of affiliate access or kickbacks from Mealime. Zero. They don't even know I exist. I just really, really, really love this app and am passionate about giving you— my readers— quality content. (wink.) This app will make your life easier and your meals delicious. Read on for three reasons why this app is worth downloading...
Hi, I'm Blake. I love adventure, cooking, costume parties, wine, yoga, and reading...in that order. Follow my blog for yoga stuff, fitness tips, & healthy recipes...
• The Meaning of Namaste
• Confessions of a Self Care Hypocrite
• Living In The Age Of Social Media: Swapping Comparison for Gratitude
• My Exercise Manifesto
• 4 Exercise Hacks To Get YOU Moving