You may be wondering why I have a dessert on my yoga mat. What does yoga have to do with a food blog?
Here’s the thing: this blog is fueled by yoga. I have a full-time job, I’m a wife (read: laundry-doer, house cleaner, lunch packer, short-order cook), and I run this blog along with any other side projects that come along as a result. To say that my plate is full would be an understatement. Twice a week, I go to yoga. And it all melts away.
Yoga has been part of my stress-relief for 8 years now. In fact, I used to teach yoga in undergraduate school as a way to save up money for my move to California. Every piece of Ikea furniture in my first California apartment was bought with money I made from teaching yoga. Yoga has gotten me places in life.
I can say with confidence that yoga will always be a part of my life. If it leaves my life, I immediately feel out of sync, swaying and bobbing in a world that seems too ‘gimme gimme.’ There have been weeks since we moved to Kansas that I’ve declared that I don’t have time for yoga. Mr. Dessert For Two would quietly take over some of my chores so that I would be free Tuesday at 5:50.
When we were preparing to move to Kansas, we had our choices of 3 cities. I did a quick yelp search to find yoga studios in each of the cities. One city had zero yoga studios. It was immediately eliminated from the list. I’m forever grateful that Brian saw my point of view. We chose the city we live in now because it had several yoga studios, but most importantly, one studio run by an instructor from Los Angeles. My mind was immediately made up. We moved here 8 weeks later.
I’ve been going to her classes for one year now. Lately, I’ve been feeling like I have too many jobs; too many roles for one person. And while I’m desperately trying to eliminate something from my plate, for 70 minutes, she makes me forget it all.
So, I’m begging you: if you are feeling overwhelmed, try yoga. It’s powerful. Yoga is warm, welcoming, and self-centering.
And if you need more convincing, I’ve teamed up with Albion Fit to offer you a $100 gift certificate towards their cute, comfy yoga clothes.
Albiot Fit also has adorable swimwear and work-out gear:
To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions below in the Rafflecopter box. I also wanted to let you know that every single one of you can get $15 off a purchase of $50 or more if you use the code dessertfortwo15 in your order (offer expires June 24th).
Most of all: try not to take yoga too seriously. If I can do it with piles of cookies in my hands and cupcakes on my butt, then you can do it, too! If all else fails, eat the cupcake!