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  1. Where do you get your inspiration for new workouts and sequences? I usually do some warm up, a little toning and abs, and then some yoga after a run if it's not too hot. But recently i'm kinda at a stand still and haven't been feeling as sore as I usually do (best feeling ever) So what kinds of things do you do?!
  2. I did the first day yesterday because I can't read apparently BUT I am so in !! I needed this because I felt like my yoga and my workouts have been hitting a plateau. If anyone needs an accountability partner let me know !
  3. Oh my lanta, making this tonight!
  4. YES! I love MMA, I wish there was an affordable kickboxing studio around where I live, I used to do a class whenever I would go visit my sister and it was the best workout. I'll have to look into a kettlebell, I'm not very familiar with it so thanks for the idea !
  5. Now, I'm not sure if this is a life changing book, but it's a book that has changed the way I think. Freakonomics (the movie is great too, but there's more in the book). It's a very basic intro to Game Theory which is a branch of economics and I'm a total geek. I find that whenever I pick it up it reminds me to think a different way - I recommend it to everyone
  6. I'm not a vegan, but I've been a vegetarian for 8 years. I believe I could be a full vegan if I wanted to, but I don't see the point in limiting myself. I eat eggs and fish (infrequently, but still). Eggs are an important staple to my diet, I eat them for protein, and they make for a quick and easy meal whenever I need them. Sometimes, I just I really want sushi, I think depriving myself of that or anything that you really want creates a bad relationship with food. So for me, I make sure I eat healthful and wholesome as often as I can, but if I'm craving chocolate I'll eat it. Okay, in all honesty chocolate is the only reason I don't commit to the vegan Anyway! I actually just read about this hybrid diet of a paleo and vegan diet called pegan. I am currently reading the book and it seems pretty manageable to me. It has great options if you're already a vegan, but it also doesn't seem that restricting to a person who is a meat eater. I hope you find the right plan that works for you!
  7. I love my Jade Harmony Mat! The only thing is I wish I had got one of the bright colors because whenever my dog walks on it her hair is everywhere and I feel like you'd be able to see it less on a brighter mat...but that's honestly the only complaint I have Oh! Happy belated birthday I'd love to know what you think of the professional! Is it thicker than the Harmony ? I was worried that my harmony mat wouldn't provide enough cushioning on my knees but I've been quite comfortable with it!
  8. I got mine and filmed this little unboxing video for my YouTube Channel, I love watching unboxing videos of beauty boxes, healthy living and things like that so I though why not share what I got?!? let me know what you think! I love everything in the box...the emmy's macaroons didn't even make it to the end of filming the video hahaha they are SO good! I think I've tried everything in the box except for the salve...can someone tell me what I should use it for?? I am so not fancy enough hahaha. I used the soulful essence mat cleaner after my yoga in the park session and I like it a lot! I also though it was so sweet that the company took the time to post on my instagram saying that they hope I enjoy the mat cleaner, such a good feeling and that is a great quality for a company to have!! Candace - If you do decide to make it open for the masses and everyone I'm local and would be happy to help, that way I can make sure there are no crickets in mine
  9. I'm sorry to hear your migraines are so bad, I know the feeling they are TERRIBLE. I too suffered from migraines, and still do occasionally. At their worst, I would get one once a week. UGH! I've done a lot of research and experimented with some things myself, so these are what worked for ME and what I learned, so I am not sure how they will work for you, but I hope something helps! For me, I can sort of feel a migraine coming along. When I do I try and think of the following things, Is it the time of the month (if yes, there's really nothing I can do, or at least I haven't found it yet) Did I get enough sleep (I usually never have a problem of not getting enough sleep - nothing comes between me and my bed, ha!) Diet - When I don't watch what I eat and find myself eating a lot more carbs I noticed I would get a migraine, also if I wasn't eating enough! Hangry+migraine=duck and cover! Water - If I am not hydrated enough I know I will get a migraine. Most of my migraines would be after a weekend, and I am embarrassed to say that for whatever reason I just don't as much water as I should on the weekends. I've been working on it and seen a significant change. Weather pattern - I read this fascinating article about barometric pressure headaches and I can honestly say that I feel it, and others too! People in my office who had never had a migraine experienced them for the first time last week. I live in New England and we had cold rainy days followed by a sharp change the next day to temps in the high 80's! There's more to barometric changes then just temperature, but basically if I can rule out the other four causes for my migraines, and I know the weather has been funky then it's usually this. I hope some of this helped! Once again, I'm not a doctor this is just what I've found to work for me. None of these are crazy things, but I think you should still consult with a doctor or a Neurologist regarding your migraines. Hope you feel better soon!
  10. Currently reading and loving "don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff" by Richard Carlson. I actually have been carrying it with my everywhere I go
  11. I have large breasts for my size. It's strange but i never felt pain, or at least I didn't realize it. I have a couple of suggestions that have helped me! 1. I do yoga, I know you do too but i did this yoga video serioes (the name escapes me right now...) and it had a lot of cobra, super man, and other poses that make your back stronger...DO THEM! now that my back is stonger I can tell I'm standing taller and my shoulders hurt less. 2. get goooooood bra. I know for yoga most people get light support bras because you're supposed to be free. All my sports bras are High impact, maybe a couple are medium support, like my tata tamer from lululemon. you can get fitted for a sports bra at macys or nordstrom and it is going to cost a lot, but it's totally worth it.Once you know what you like you can search online and find some for cheap. (also if you fall in love with a really expensive one, sometimes certain colors go on sale !) I know these aren't a lot but I hope they were helpful! I run all the time in the spring and summer and I never have any trouble anymore.
  12. I live by my planner and to do lists. If it's not written down, it's not happening.
  13. I just put an Instagram post up and I will write a blog post that I will put up tonight. My blog is a craft blog but I always talk about yoga and I know a lot of my viewers read from the northeast, hopefully it'll be the perfect opportunity for them to get some sun! I saw your newsletter e-mail this morning and I quickly checked to see if I had time off to take only to find out I have a business trip during the week of the retreat. . I hope the spots fill up !
  14. I've had the same Jade Yoga mat for years now...and I think since I've finally committed to the mat I can justify getting a new mat and since the holidays are coming up maybe Santa, aka my boyfriend, will get me one What do you think the next awesome mat would be? I personally like it to be a little thicker because my knees are not so great. I was looking at the Manduka black mat Pro but i'm just not so sure I'm at that level yet...
  15. I read the most reviews for the Jade Harmony mat and I liked it a lot! but, since my boyfriend wants to get me my new mat I told him to surprise me . Maybe the yoga studio will let you try the mat just to see how it feels??
  16. seems I need to buy one sooner rather than later because my dog decided to pee on my yoga mat.
  17. hmm I think i'll do some research between the Manduka Echo and the Jade Harmony Mat, Thanks guys!!
  18. I did an hour long strength video today and for ONCE I felt like I did the entire thing full out. wooo!
  19. Sometimes I wake up too late to make a great breakfast so I always have something that I can bring with me to work. I realized you don't need to eat breakfast first thing in the morning. So I make sure to drink water first thing, and then when I get hungry I eat a banana, if I have time I'll make eggs or steel cut oats with fruits and avocado. Or if I slept in then I usually choose to bring some farmer's cheese with fruits or instant oatmeal with a banana. I used to always have coffee in the morning to get me through the day, but recently, the coffee we have in the office has made my stomach hurt so I have been coffee free for 3 weeks now! Why don't you try some almond butter with bananas on whole wheat toast? Super easy and yumm-o!
  20. I've been a vegetarian for 8 years and it was a personal decision based on how I felt guilty while eating a lot of meat. So, that's what made me want to stop. With that said I don't think it makes my yoga practice any deeper because I've been a vegetarian way longer than I've been doing yoga. For me, yoga has made me a more nutritious and health conscious eater. You can be a vegetarian and have a terrible diet compared to most omnivores, so I think it has more to do with what makes you feel good!
  21. That is so awesome! what made you chose this route? One of my best friends in undergrad was a Conservation Biology major and he really enjoyed it! I am studying to take my GMAT's to go to grad school for economics. I will probably focus on economic development and I hope my degree allows me to work to draft up public policy that can help lessen the effects of poverty. I also work full time so I hope I can make my schedule work!
  22. wow! This is a great idea. Today I plan on going to my favorite yoga class that really makes me sweat, and then work on crow pose! I'm so close!!
  23. I looooove chai, but I drink all kinds of tea. My favorite brands of tea are Mighty Leaf and Tea Forte. I love loose leaf tea as well, my grandmother always says that tea from a bag is not real tea, hahaha
  24. Good for you!! I too am not fast but I've recently decided that endurance is more important to me than speed. I still work on making myself faster but I don't obsess about it as much as I used to. Calf cramps hmm...maybe since you're running longer you should upgrade your shoes? I also know that I would cramp up A LOT when I wasnt hydrated enough. I would suggest talking to a doctor though since I'm just a person on a yoga forum. <a href=http://www.freesmile
  25. time to pick a pose! i'm thinking splits!