Yogi or not you need to stretch…

I look at my phone too much. Period. Can’t put it down, even while I am also watching TV. It’s ridiculous. Yoga helps me make up for the horrible habit. Even if you are not a yogi this is a simple stretch called the fish pose (modified) from my friends at Yoga Journal (follow them on Instagram). If you are a yogi and have blocks you can use those, if not use a foam roller or bolster (or a rolled up yoga mat). Arms out to your sides or folded up above your head, legs bent our straight. Try it out!

Making recipes healthier…

Quite a while ago I had a friend tell me to swap unsweetened applesauce for sugar in a recipe. For those of you that follow along you know I don’t really bake so I really have no idea if I would’ve made the recipe correctly using sugar. What I can tell you is that I made the most moist cookies I had ever made in my life. My family loved them and I didn’t even tell them what I had done. They were just crispy soft and absolutely perfect. 

Here are some more awesome recipe swaps from Greatest!

Check it out!

It’s snowy and yucky here in the Midwest…

slipperIt is the time of year that I dread.  It is soooo cold when I get up to go to the gym in the morning and I CANNOT keep my shoes dry so I have to build in an extra couple of minutes for each trip just to change shoes.  Until now.  Today’s hack is simple, cheap, easy and involves men’s slippers.

Go to your favorite discount store and buy a pair of Large, Extra Large or Double Extra Large men’s slippers.  I purchased a $6 men’s clogs in Large and they fit perfectly over my Size 8.5 Boot Camp Nike shoes.

Easy Peasy and CHEAP!

Enjoy…Nancy Ann

30 Days…watch the commercials..wait…what?…Huh? Isn’t that why I have a DVR?

Furniture Sliders

Okay..wait…what are those ↑↑↑↑?  Those are furniture sliders available at Menard’s (plug for my daughters employer).  They are a low cost (under $10) tool to make you watch the commercials.  I have a point here…I really do…my point is that in 2013 the average TV hour contained 14 minutes and 15 seconds of commercials.  When you translate that into quick workouts that’s a good amount of working out during your evening show.  The above referenced furniture sliders are great for slider workouts.  Start simple, put on some gym shoes and slide your legs in and out.  Then you can do a sliding lunge.  Commercial breaks are a few minutes in length so three exercises for 45 seconds each are good.

This is easy, cheap and good for you.  You can Google commercial workouts and there are several plans to try.  Find one that works for you.

Enjoy…Nancy Ann