So I didn’t plan to write this post today but after dragging one of my guy friends to yoga last week, I’m feeling majorly inspired. My friend is a… well… borderline meathead/weight room only at the gym type of guy and it was no easy feat baiting him into the yoga studio. Week after week he questions me about the validity of yoga as a workout, so this time instead of kidney punching him I dared him to come to a class. He obliged, because who doesn’t love a challenge? (AND if you’re a straight guy, a room filled with fit chicks in yoga pants is a win-win). We get to class and I set him up with one of those stinky, pre-loved yoga mats they save from the dumpster for beginners. I then claim two spots for us in the back row of the class because I’m nice and couldn’t bear to see his stressed/embarrassed face on display front and center. After a good laugh at his idea of stretching (Indian-style with his rigor mortis knees at his shoulders), our instructor intro’d the class, started the music, and we were off.
If you’re anything like us and have been stuck inside for the past 4 days then you’ll probably agree that you’ve taken your snacking game to a whole new level. Something about snowstorms makes us a little stir crazy and we forget to eat healthy and stick with what’s convenient à la takeout and delivery. Additionally, the Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday and whether you’re like us rooting for the New England Patriots (boo Seattle!) or if you’re just in it for the commercials, we know it is yet another excuse to pack in the calories with no holds barred. Maria and I sat down, did a little pinterest browsing, and came up with some great healthy options to try out for your Super Bowl parties. We’re not ones to sacrifice taste for calorie count but we did find some awesome treats that taste great and are good for you. We’ll definitely be cooking up a storm in the kitchen this weekend and we hope you’ll try some of these recipes too! If you do, be sure to snap a photo and tag #blogginginbed on Instagram!