Saturday, February 18, 2012

Favorite Things

It's time to share some of my favorite things!

First up is an application called Pocket Yoga.  This application is available on the Android market and on the iPhone.  I really liked this ap and used it a lot.  You can choose from 3 different practices, depending on the intensity of the workout you desire.  There are 3 different duration choices (30, 45, or 60 minutes) and 3 difficulty levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced.)  This is well worth the $1.99.  I used it a couple of times a week for about 6 months.  I've recently discovered another ap in the Pocket Yoga family called  Practice Builder.  If you are someone that has done enough Yoga to know what you like - you'll really like this.  I've had a lot of fun building my own sequences.  It's nice to be able to put together a short routine that I can do before bed, after a run, or any time!

Butter!  Who doesn't like Butter?  A little dab will do ya - it's a natural food - and darn it, it just tastes good!  Choose unsalted to reduce sodium.

Seriously - if you don't cook and bake with real butter, you really should make the switch.  I grew up in a family where my Mom was always watching fat and calories.  In the '80's it was all about low-fat and non-fat, so I never had anything but margarine.  When I got married, my husband preferred real butter (his Mom grew up on a diary farm, go figure) so I learned about the glory of real butter.  You can actually use less, due to the lack of water content that exists in butter substitutes, and there is definitely more flavor.

Next up - The Stick.  If you ever wondered how to work those kinks out of your muscles, this is the ticket.  I'm a big believer in the foam roller, but for more direct pressure on things like quads and calves, The Stick is the ahhh-mazing.  I used to use my rolling pin - but when the kids complained about the rolled cookies "tasting funny" I figured I better spring for the real thing.  I paid about $25 at the local sporting goods store.

Those are a few of my favorite things right now.  How about you?


  1. I have wondered about the stick, good to know it is better for the calves, that is my problem area! Butter rocks!

  2. Love the list! And it's hilarious your kids complained the cookies tasted funny...were they just pulling your leg??