Adriene’s videos are available on her website and You Tube channel. Whether you are a beginner or already practicing yoga, her 30 day program can be adapted to fit your level and needs. She is encouraging, and super sweet. She makes you look forward to the next day. And it’s a brilliant way to de-stress at the end of a busy day, or just to find some time for yourself at any time of day!
And if that’s not enough to think about, I was inspired by lovely Anna, another sister in law, to add extra interest to my culinary creations by going dairy free for a while. Just me, not the rest of the family, and purely to deal with my skin, which I believe actually belongs to a teenager. No doubt because I am still in total denial at being in my forties and my skin is fighting to hold onto an element of youth, albeit an unwelcome one in the form of acne. So I’ve dumped cows’ (and every other animals’) milk in return for every other milk substitute available and am hoping one of them tastes vaguely okay in tea and coffee. So far I’m not that impressed. Koko coconut milk is about the most acceptable. Although since I’ve also gone caffeine free, coffee is never going to be brilliant really is it? I’ve managed to bake some dairy free chocolate muffins (a little dry according to Becky’s no. 2 son), some dairy free flapjacks, which thankfully were just as good as butter filled ones, and am continuing to find a wealth of ideas from a range of sources.