I just saw such a cute, easy, clever, appealing recipe and though I didn’t try it, (yet) I thought of some of the moms who “visit” here and how they might want to try these for their kids…all you do is peel a few bananas and cut them in half so you can pop each half on a Popsicle stick. Then you roll or dip them in some yogurt of choice (I would use soy yogurt) and then roll them in granola mixed with some chocolate chips. Lay them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and freeze them. They would make a great breakfast or treat for any time of day….and I am pretty sure adults would love them just as much as the kids and kids love anything on a stick! Low in calories, high in potassium and fiber, with just the right amount of sweet…and we can all use some variety in our options!
Variety (ok, we call it cross training) in fitness is really important, too, for both physical and mental reasons! Getting bored or in a rut, is a sure fire way of falling off the band wagon and repeating the same workout over and over is a sure fire way of risking overuse injuries. In the past week or two, along with students and clients, we have worked out inside and outside, on land and in water, fast and slow, hard (like boot camp) and gentle (yin yoga). We have lifted weights, pulled on resistance bands, and played with rubber balls. We have done Pilates with equipment, and without. We have walked, run, jumped, skipped and hopped and while we all like a certain sense of routine, we have pushed ourselves out of comfort zone, in order to feel the sense of accomplishment that comes from doing just that….and that sense of accomplishment feels so good!
So if you find yourself in a rut, today is the best day I can think of to get busy mixing things up! As one of my students reminded me yesterday, none of us know how much time we have left on this earth. Ain’t THAT the truth!