I have been test driving different juicers for about 6 weeks. I started with some low end ones, slowly building my way up to more expensive ones. So far I’ve reached the $199 Breville model with no real luck. I’ll keep you posted on the juicer front, but I suspect, like with most things, you get what you pay for. My guess is that the final juicer will be more expensive than I originally wanted to pay. I found a used model of the one my mom used to use while we were growing up. I should have it by Saturday. I look forward to trying it out.
Though I haven’t found a juicer that I love, I have found a breakfast juice that I do. It may not be to everyone’s liking but it’s one I find I keep going back to, and I’ll be sharing the recipe with you below, but first…
The Yoga Challenge
I also thought it would be great to invite all of you to join me in this challenge! There is power in announcing your goals to the world, getting leverage on yourself, and I now it will be a great experience to share together!
So why not a running challenge? Or a Cross Fit challenge? Or a best abs after 30 day challenge? I wanted to find something that everyone could take part in, no matter what their starting fitness level is. I wanted to find something that would be a commitment, but not a physical massacre. It was also important that there was flexibility, that it would fit into everyone’s budget and time.
An added component is that a recent foot injury has created some limitations for me. I usually go to Bikram yoga but I’m finding at least half the postures almost impossible to do right now. I’ve decided that during my healing process I would try a gentler yoga to allow my foot to heal.
I found this great site, MyYogaOnline.com, almost 2 months ago that I have been pretty excited about. I decided to try it out after I strained my back as a gentle way to stretch out some back muscles since I new I wasn’t going to be able to make it to my regular practice. It was great. I chose a video that was 30 minutes long as a nice warm up, to gently get my back muscles moving and then moved on to an hour Yin yoga class focusing on the back line of the body.
The website is laid out so well that it’s really easy to navigate through hundreds of videos to find exactly what you feel like doing or in my case what I NEEDED to do. This site will be perfect while my foot recovers gently.
I like it because the cost of one class in my town is $12 bucks. If I stream the yoga classes online, I can get as many as I like for $10 (and I don’t even have to leave my house)! Now that’s good value!
If you have an unlimited yoga membership at a studio in your home town and want to use that resource, your free to do that as well. I will be using a combination of my Bikram membership (once a week) and My Yoga Online membership to complete my challenge. Use any combination you feel works for you.
Everyone that completes the challenge will be entered to win The Yoga Bible.
My Yoga Online has all levels of yoga available, from beginner to advanced and from super physically challenging to relaxing and rejuvenating. So no matter what your fitness level is or how you are feeling on any particular day, you’ll be able to find a class to meet your needs.
Be warned! The hardest part of the 30 day challenge will most likely be making “YOU” time a priority. By practicing putting yourself first, even for 30 minutes a day, you’ll not only do your body good but your soul some good too. So are you ready?
So what is the 30 Day Yoga Challenge?
- Starting May 7, 2012…
1. Commit to doing yoga everyday for 30 days (if you miss a day you can make it up by doing 2 classes on another day).
- 2. Classes must be 30 minutes or longer
- 3. Hold yourself accountable by commenting on our Facebook Page each day and sharing which class you did and if you liked it or not, so we can all support each other!
- 4. Have fun!!
Get signed up for My Yoga Online right here, and join me in the 30 Day Yoga Challenge!
And enjoy this yummy breakfast juice to start your day!
Powerhouse Breakfast Juice
- 2 stalks of kale
- 2 stalks of chard or 2 cups spinach
- 1 small beet
- 1 carrot
- 1 apple
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 inch segment of ginger
- 1/2 lemon
- 3 stems of parsley
Clean all the fruits and veggies and process through a juicer. Drink immediately.
Photos courtesy of Flickr.
I’m sharing this with Real Food 101, Mangia Monday, Monday Mania, My Meatless Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, A Little Birdie Told Me, Fat Tuesday, Cast Party Wednesday, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Fight Back Friday and Friday Food Flicks.