Here we are: Week 6. The last week of the DIY Health Fitness Challenge. By now you should have a pretty strong weekly regimen of bodyweight, cardio, and stretching workouts. Now we’ll add more variation for you to mix into your routine in order to keep it interesting: yoga.

Take a few days this week to replace stretches from Week 2 and Week 4 with this relaxing yoga workout. And while you ease into these poses, remember to breathe deeply and clear your mind to get the most out of this workout.


Exercises

Sun Salutation (basic series)
Tree Pose (level 1 and level 2)
Warrior III (level 1 and level 2)

Recipe Idea

Enjoy an on-the-go, breakfast-inspired snack by whipping up this Banana Blueberry Muffin Recipe.

(Quick tip: If you have ripe bananas but don’t have time for baking, peel and freeze the bananas. They’ll be ready the next time you’re looking to bake a healthy snack.)

Banana Blueberry Muffins (makes 12 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup nonfat or low-fat buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, brown sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in mashed bananas.
  3. Whisk whole-wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in blueberries. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups (they will be full).
  5. Bake until the tops are golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and let cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes more before serving.

Nutritional Information (1 muffin):

232 calories

6 grams fat

1 gram saturated fat

248 mg sodium

3 grams fiber

4 grams protein

3 grams fiber