Today started off on a perfect note. I had to do a little persuading to get myself out of bed (stayed up late watching The Shining, suspense at its finest!), but was happy I went to yoga a few minutes into class. It was my first Vinyasa Yoga class and I hope to make time to go more often! I’d only practiced Hatha Yoga before and was afraid today would be a huge leap in difficulty, but it worked out great. Our instructor ended class with her favorite poem and I found it very inspiring and wanted to share it here.
After class I worked on some research for my final paper for Health and Wellness. I’m researching the correlation between the USA’s Food Pyramid, Japan’s Food Pyramid, and if there is a link between the chronic diseases and cancers we contract. It’s interesting so far, but I still need waaaay more information.
In the afternoon my parents and I drove to the beach and met up with a few other families at a beach house. It was a GORGEOUS day at the beach. Also, possibly a first time I wore a swimsuit and shorts at the Oregon coast. No sweatshirt needed!
We snacked on a quick bean dip my mom and whipped up before dinner.
Mix in the bowl you plan on serving it in.
16 oz can refried beans
16oz can black bean
3/4 cup corn
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 t cayenne pepper
chili powder to taste
(We didn’t have cilantro, but that is always a great addition!)
1. Stir ingredients.
For dinner we feasted on delicious burgers with meat from a local farm! The meat came from happy grass fed cows. It had great flavor, very juicy and was definitely a 5 star burger. I am still full! After lots of sunning, Egyptian Rat Screw and walking we called it an afternoon. Tonight I am baking for my Dad’s birthday (it’s tomorrow, yup, the 4th!) and doing more research!
What is your favorite beach snack and activity?
Sidenote: The Shining with Jack Nicholson is a great movie! It builds up the suspense so evenly and will thoroughly give you the creeps. Although I went to bed slightly scared, I got to enjoy this delicious strawberry shortcake while we watched. Gotta love local berries.