5 Fun Ideas to Switch Up Your Workout

Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

I’m officially 31 and I love it! My birthday was amazing.. just a nice relaxing day, a little yoga and a lot of treats! haha!

But I will say it’s nice to get back into my normal schedule and routine. Today I wanted to share some ideas to help make working out fun. I think a popular perspective is seeing fitness as a chore or something you have to do, rather than something you get to do. You don’t have to run or walk on the treadmill for an hour or do the same old strength exercises in a circuit.. basically, you don’t have to be bored or dread your workout to see real results. And you certainly should skip your workout today because “Sunday Fun Day.”

The key to seeing results is consistency, but if you’re bored with your workout and don’t want to show up because you’re dreading it.. it’s hard to stay consistent. I’ve been there. I used to have a gym date every Tuesday and Thursday morning with one of my friends. Each time we went, we did the same thing.. elliptical for 45 minutes, then went through the machines. We were constantly canceling on each other because this was boring. Yeah, it was fun to hang out, but what we were doing was not fun and we weren’t actually seeing any difference in our bodies.

Since I started working out at home, choosing programs that I love and my body responds to, I’ve seen real results. Why? Because I actually like what I’m doing. When I find myself losing interest, I switch it up. I look for something similar, but a different program or trainer. Or I dust off my DVD’s and do one of those.

I’m not saying you have to workout at home. The gym can be a great place and if it’s what you want to do, awesome! The biggest thing is that you get movement in.

But I digress…

Let’s get into the good stuff..

Workouts you can do today.

Adventures you can have today.

A little inspiration and motivation to start your week.

Or a little of all three.

Ready?

7 Fun Workouts to Switch up Your Fitness Routine

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That’s me in my natural element: Drinking coffee, doing a tree pose, and hanging out my house plants. haha! I wrote this last week and I’m pretty psyched about it. Click the link to see some really fun workouts to try. On the list: cardio, free weights, learn how to be a mermaid, and at least two different workouts on the beach. I mean, what else do you need on a Sunday?

Explore a Park

You know I love this one! If the weather is beautiful near you, take advantage… Get out and enjoy it! Go visit a local metro park, a state park, or a national park or wildlife refuge. Maybe go somewhere new. Take your phone and capture the experience, but don’t forget to actually soak it all in. Maybe snap a few photos of yourself in yoga poses for Instagram. (If you do, tag me – I’m @crimsnmacchiato – so I can see and show you some love!)

If you’re in Ohio or in a bordering state… or if you’re looking to plan a trip, check out these articles for some inspo:

 

5 Ohio State Parks You Need to Explore

A Visitor’s Guide to Salt Fork State Park in Southeast Ohio

A Trip to the Stone House Museum at Salt Fork State Park in Southeast Ohio

A Visitor’s Guide to East Harbor State Park in Northwest Ohio

Day Trip to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Northwest Ohio

 

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YouTube

By now, I’m sure you all know that I love YouTube. It’s a fantastic resource for at home fitness…. but a simple fitness search can get overwhelming. There are a lot of gurus and average Joes fighting for your attention. I tend to stick to a few people who create amazing content that will actually garner results. If you’re interested in learning more, I break it all down in these two articles:

Workout at Home: 5 Amazing YouTube Fitness Channels for Women

3 Best Yoga YouTube Channels for Beginners

 

Play a game

If the weather is crappy, or you just don’t feel like changing out of your pajamas.. how about trying a fun active game? You could fire up that old Wii system and play WiiFit. (I love that game so much! I’m sad that our Wii doesn’t work anymore.. this was always one of my favorite things to do on Sundays.) My son loves playing Kinect Sports Rivals. It’s a pretty fun game. There are different sports to try, like bowling, soccer, and tennis. It even includes rock climbing (which I am not good at in the game. haha!) But any game that requires you to get up and get moving (in a safe manner) is an awesome way to get some movement in!

 

Movie and a Workout

Throw on your favorite movie or TV show and .. either clean and decorate for the holiday (which, yes, is a workout in itself) or try this workout from the Tone It Up girls. It’s a fun way to mix it up!

 

If you are looking to start working out at home or want some inspo on how to achieve your fitness goals, check out:

Ditch the Gym and Work Out at Home: A Beginner’s Guide

Get Fired Up: How to Stick to Your Fitness Program and Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

How to Effectively Workout at Home and Achieve Results

 

And a little extra inspiration and motivation for your week:

7 Motivational Tips to Get You Up and Moving

 

I hope that helps make your Sunday workout more fun. Now get moving!

Have a great week friends!!

❤
-A

Greatest Lessons Learned in Life

Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

This week is pretty special to me…. my birthday is in just a few days! Also, today starts a new yoga challenge that I’m co-hosting… yoga in public! I’m excited and terrified at the same time! haha! I’m not one to call attention to myself when I’m out and about, but it’s good to step outside your comfort zone…. besides, I didn’t stray too far… I stayed in nature, but public nature. haha!

In honor of my birthday this week, I’m sharing my three part series — Life Lessons. I started this at 29 and now I’m ending it at 31. I personally love reading and watching people discuss their life lessons. I got the idea a few years ago from Jenna Marbles.. I actually hope she does a 32 life lessons video this week! Without further ado…

29 Life Lessons Learned in 29 Years

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30 Life Lessons Learned in 30 years

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And last but not least…. The latest edition:

31 Life Lessons Learned in 31 Years

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What are some of your greatest life lessons? Please share a few in the comments! See you next week friends! ❤

7 Powerful Quotes to Inspire Your Week

Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to September! While I’m a little sad that summer is over, I’m excited to embrace this new month. It’s going to be a good one! Besides, the weather is still sunny and quite warm, so summer truly isn’t over just yet.

If you follow me on Instagram (I hope you do. If not, come hang out with me!) you probably know that I have some amazing new yoga challenges coming up. I’d love for you to join me! I’m participating in a great one to help me with my splits practice; celebrating friendships in another; and learning new self-care techniques in a fun, unique, month-long challenge. I’m co-hosting one next week.. it’s yoga in public!  A little confession: I’m a tad bit nervous about that one. It’s definitely having me come out of my shell.. so I’d love for you to come support me! Also, my birthday is next week.. sooo… hahaha!! Last, but not least, I’m very excited because this week I’m getting my hair cut. That’s right.. after two years, it’s time. Don’t worry, it’s not going to be anything drastic and you most likely won’t even be able to tell. I like my hair long. I did the short hair thing in my 20’s. It was fun and it fit me then, but I’ll be keeping my hair long for awhile. 🙂

Do you have anything amazing planned for this month? Leave a comment and let me know!

As you can see, September is a busy month for me, and I’m sure it is for you as well. Because it’s my birthday month, I always have this energy of reflections and transformation about me. I like to reflect back on the year, think about my life, the lessons I’ve learned, my goals, what I’ve accomplished and what I could work on… and then I  like to think about what I want to accomplish going into the new year. It’s a lot like New Year’s Eve for me.

With that in mind, this week I wanted to share some Rumi quotes that are perfect for reflection and meditation. I think this is a great way to begin September, getting ready to let go of anything that no longer serves you and embracing all of the exciting new opportunities and possibilities that lay ahead.

Ready?

Let’s begin!

The inspiration you seek isalready inside you.Be silent and listen.

Look for the answerinsideyour question.

Let silence take you to the core of life.

Appear as you are.Be as you appear.

You were born with wings,why prefer to crawl through life_

Try not to resist the changesthat come your way.Insteadlet life live through you.And do not worrythat your lifeis turning upside down.

This moment is all there is.

 

Next week will bring the final installment of my three-part series about Life Lessons.

Have a wonderful week!

❤
-A

August Favorites – 2018 Edition

Hello Friends!

It’s time for another edition of monthly favorites! Here are the things I’ve enjoyed slightly more than other things this month. 


Let’s jump in!

 

OUI French Style Yogurt by Yogplait – Strawberry

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This yogurt is number 1. It is so delicious! A mix between thick, Greek yogurt and creamy, traditional yogurt, it is filling and oh so satisfying! It comes in the cutest little glass jar, too. This yogurt has become my absolute favorite and my fridge is stocked with it! I love it for breakfast or for a snack in between meals. Yum!

 

Crystal Light Lemonade Drink Mix

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I love a good homemade lemonade. I even have a recipe for the very best. But that recipe is packed with sugar, takes a little time to whip up, and you have to allow it to chill in the fridge before you can drink it. Crystal Light, however, makes it so easy to enjoy an ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day, and only has 5 calories per serving. Yum! I love this pack because it comes with 6 packets.. so I get to make 3 gallons of delicious lemonade. Plus, it tastes homemade… if you have a picnic or family get-together, you can whip this up, and tell everyone you made it yourself. Our secret. 😉

 

Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans

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Yes. This is quickly becoming a food favorites this month. Haha! Oh well. These dark chocolate covered espresso beans from Coblentz are the most amazing bites of heaven. I thought the milk chocolate ones were good… these are a million times better! Seriously, go get yourself some. You’ll thank me.

 

Mio

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And she’s back with her Mio. Haha! But seriously, these two flavors are so yummy! Acai Berry Storm is the perfect combination of sweet and it has caffeine in it! (You all know how serious I am about my caffeine.) The orange tangerine is also amazing. It’s a delicious orange drink packed with vitamins! These are my two new favorites and go-tos to make water great again. haha!! That should really be their slogan.

 

The Chemist – Stephenie Meyer

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In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.  -Amazon

I came across this when I was browsing my library app, looking for something new and different. I loved the Twilight series (I own all four books) and I’ve read The Host. (loved it.) So, I figured I would give this a shot. I’m glad I did. It was so interesting and read quickly. I didn’t want to put it down. If you love spy-type adventures with a feminine lead, this might be up your alley.

 

A Storm of Swords – George R.R. Martin

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As expected, reading the books gives better perspective to Game of Thrones. Plus, it keeps me busy while I wait to get my hands on season 6. Just pure amazing. I can’t believe I didn’t come across these novels years ago. If you’re into GoT like me, I highly recommend reading the books!

 

Victoria’s Secret T-Shirt Push-Up Bra

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I recently went shopping for a new bra. This isn’t something I do often. I buy quality, take care of it, and make it last a long time. However, the VS bra I was wearing finally starting wearing out and it was time for a new one. The problem was that they discontinued the one I loved. (Is that not the most frustrating thing?) Searching online was a headache, so i finally just went to the store. I tried on a few styles. I ended up purchasing this one and a sexy illusions. This one is my favorite by far and I really wish I would’ve taken advantage of the 2 for $50 sale they had going on. But, I have a reward card that I can use next month, so I’m planning on getting a nude one of these. It is so comfortable, fits like a glove, true to size, and everything stays where it needs to. (no adjusting.) I definitely recommend this!

 

That’s all for this month! What were your favorite things? Leave me a comment and let me know!

❤
-A

Life is a Journey: Check-in and Re-Evaluate — August?!? Edition

Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

Yes, you read that correctly: August?!? Is it possible that summer is over? Today is actually the final day of summer break for my son. He starts 5th grade tomorrow. I’m still a little in denial. haha!

But seriously, isn’t the passage of time so wild as you get older? And speaking of getting older…. my birthday is now two weeks away. Can I just stay 30? I really like being 30.

With all that, I’m feeling a little less than motivated to get things done. This past weekend all I really wanted to do is watch movies on Netflix, eat snacks, and think about the fun things I want to do for Halloween. But, at the very same time, I am not happy waking up to 50 something degrees each morning.

I have been very good about getting in my workouts, though, despite just wanting to Netflix and chill. And speaking of goals….

It is the final Sunday of the month. That means it’s time to pause, reflect, and have an honest conversation with ourselves. As I usually say:
Taking time to do this at the end of each month really ensures that you stay on track and gives you a better shot at accomplishing your goals.

This is the perfect time to check-in with yourself, taking time to reflect:

-What you’ve been doing.

-If you’ve been working on your goals.

-If you’ve slipped up. If you have, why?

-How are you feeling?

And then evaluating your current goals, adjusting as necessary. There’s nothing wrong with abandoning a goal if it no longer serves you. Set a new goal if necessary, maybe something more realistic, maybe something more risky. Whatever speaks to you. Create an action plan.. figure out how you’re going to achieve that goal. And then get started!

So, let me ask you, do these end of the month posts actually help you? Are you finding that it’s easier to stay on track with your goals when you check-in with yourself each month? I’d love if you left me a comment and let me know. 🙂

For me, writing these posts each month have helped me look at my own goals. I’ve adjusted a few along the way and I think checking in each month helps hold me accountable.

I’ve recently switched up my workout routine in an effort to reach a few goals. I have a few yoga challenges coming up that I am actively prepping for and I want to be sure I’m putting forth my own best effort. I would like to tone up a few areas and get those jeans to fit me better. (They’re still a tad bit too tight.) So, here’s what I’m doing:

Friday: Cardio, alternating Brazil Butt Lift workouts, Tone It Up daily moves, an extra ab workout, and extra arm workout.

Saturday and Sunday: Tone It Up daily moves, Tracy Anderson

Monday: Cardio, alternating Brazil Butt Lift workouts, Tone It Up daily moves, extra abs

Tuesday: Tone It Up daily moves, Tracy Anderson

Wednesday and Thursday are smorgasbord type days… Tracy Anderson or Tracy Campoli, maybe cardio, Tone It Up daily moves

Yoga everyday and sometimes I add in a few extra things depending on how I feel.

I just added in the cardio about two weeks ago. So far, twice a week is going well. As I get stronger, I might add in another day or two. This past week, I actually did three days of cardio. With school starting tomorrow, time is going to be very limited, so for now, this is what I’m going to stick with. We’ll see what can be added in next month. The Tone It Up Fall Challenge should be starting soon, too. Adriene has a 14 day yoga challenge starting September 10, yoga for all. I’m pretty excited about that. You can click the link to sign up and join me! Let me know if you do! ❤

Aside from that, I’m still working on my splits goal. If I’m being honest with myself, I do believe I will have to amend my hashtag and do #ASplitsby32 … My hips just are not opening. But that’s okay.. it’s a journey.

Other than that, I have a few new goals relating to my writing and the yoga challenges coming up.

What about you? What is your biggest goal for September? Leave me a comment and let me know. 🙂

Let’s have an amazing September!

❤
-A

How to be Confident

Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

Can you believe summertime is almost done? We’re in the back to school season, which means we’re going to be more busy than ever. School obligations with the kids, new work projects, football, yoga challenges… okay, the last one is probably just me. Hahaha! I do have quite a few yoga challenges coming up and I am so excited for each one! (Side note, if you are on Instagram and are interested in yoga, come join me for some awesome challenges!) Also, my birthday will be here soon and I have a few fun things planned for that.

With the potential for new interactions and opportunities in the near future, I thought it was the perfect time to dedicate a post on the topic of confidence.

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Having confidence in yourself and your ideas is a huge part of success. But, we all have days when we could use a little boost.

For an instant boost of confidence, check out

3 Simple Tips for Instant Confidence

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I’ve compiled my favorite tips for building up and maintaining confidence in this article.

8 Simple Ways to Boost Confidence

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Have a great week friends!

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3 Killer Music Playlists to Help You Power Through Your Workout

Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

Last week, I shared 5 reasons to workout. Exercise is made better when you have killer music. So, this week, I wanted to share some of my favorite tracks to get you up and moving!

I love music.. I always have music playing and I’m always singing and dancing. I love having music on while I’m practicing yoga, working on strength training, and especially during cardio sessions.

Today I’m sharing three playlists: A driving rock playist with classic favorites and new hits alike; A pop favorites playlist with fun pop music to get you moving; and A hybrid playlist with music from all genres that will help you power through any workout.

Enjoy!

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What’s your favorite song to workout to? Leave a comment and let me know!

Have a great week friends!

❤
-A

5 (More) Reasons To Workout

Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

When the promise of summer is in the air, there’s this excitement surrounding care-free, lazy days in the sunshine — where you can slow down and just enjoy life. And while there might be a few days like that, it seems like summertime is actually super busy… especially if you have kids. All the tasks we’ve laid aside, maybe didn’t have time for during the school-year, we find ourselves trying to accomplish everything. Now that it’s almost time for school to start, we get in a little bit of a frenzy, trying to make sure everything gets completed and we’re prepared for the upcoming year.

Or at least.. that’s how it works for me, and it seems to be a common thing among many of my friends.

When you have a million tasks and activities to accomplish before a set time, it gets exhausting and the last thing you want to do is workout.

That’s right.. it all comes back to fitness. Haha!

This month, I’m really focusing on motivation. Even when you’ve cultivated the habit of working out regularly, sometimes you’re just tired and want to stay in your pajamas all day. Haha! Those are the days when you need just a little push.

So today I’m giving you 5 more reasons to get up and get your workout in… I’ll link a few fun workouts that you can do without leaving your house.. so feel free to wear pajamas!

Let’s jump in!

5. For an energy boost.

I recently completed a 5 day summer fitness challenge hosted by Tracy Campoli. I adore Tracy and I love working out with her. Friday was our last day and we did a live workout at 9:30am. I had been up since 4:55a that morning, but I just had no energy, even after drinking my daily pot of coffee. Tracy said something that made me laugh, disagree slightly, but recognize a truth. In the middle of doing a set of jumping jacks, with a huge smile on her face, she said, “I haven’t even had any coffee yet. You don’t need caffeine to wake up. You just need to move!” Now, I hadn’t bothered to change out of pajamas, was tired despite the caffeine running through my veins, but I had showed up and I was doing the workout. Initially, I laughed, rolled my eyes, and loudly proclaimed, “Uh, no Tracy, I still need my caffeine.” But.. what she said was true. Exercise really does help fight fatigue. Just getting up and moving, it doesn’t matter if it’s an intense workout or just a little stretching, will get the blood pumping and the breath moving… giving you an energy boost. I definitely still recommend having your coffee or tea, but get up and move. Do something — stretch, yoga, dance around your house. You’ll feel better.

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4. To feel good.

There is definitely a time for a Netflix marathon, but when you finally get up off the couch, you feel stiff, sluggish, tired, and just not productive. We all know that exercise increases endorphin production.. it really does make us feel good. That mood boost is awesome and when you’re done working out, you might find yourself wanting to tackle a few more tasks on your to-do list. Bonus reason to workout: It will help you be more productive. Or maybe you’ll want to engage in that Netflix marathon.. but you’ll feel better about it after doing your workout. And who says a Netflix marathon can’t be productive? There are some amazing documentaries available. Physical fitness + mental fitness = happiness.

3. To sleep better.

Maybe you’re tired because you haven’t been sleeping well. The weather changes, achiness, and stress can all wreak havoc on your sleep schedule. I haven’t been sleeping the best lately. As a result, it seems like every evening the past few days, I’ve had a headache. When you engage in physical activity during the day, it helps you feel tired when it’s time for bed, ensuring that you lay down and close your eyes instead of playing a game or laughing at memes until 2 am. (or in my case, getting so involved in my current book that I have to see what happens next and before I know it, it’s midnight.. and 4:55 am comes way too soon. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters. Not right now, Ray Parker Jr. Please just 5 more minutes.)

2. To look good in our photos and in the mirror.

No shame here. We all want to look our best. We want to look in the mirror and be happy with our reflection. We don’t want to have to worry when someone takes a photo of us or spend an hour editing a photo because we don’t like the way we look. Feeling good about ourselves does include being happy with our appearance. Staying consistent with our workouts ensures that we are feeling good, our clothes fit, and helps build our confidence.

1. Because.

I’m a mom. Because is never accepted as a reason from your kids, but is totally acceptable as a reason when you are telling them to do something. In that instance, it’s usually followed with, “I said so,” and as the mom, what I say goes. haha!

But in this case, you should workout today because…
Because:
-You can.
-You are able to.
-You love yourself.
-You want to.
-You choose to.
-You have been given another day to do so.
-You are alive in this moment and you absolutely should move.
Simply because. You fill in the blank or leave it as is. Your choice. Just get up and do it. This is your loving reminder. This is your push. You don’t have to go hard. You don’t have to kill yourself in a cardio session. Do something today that you love to do.. whether it’s going for a walk, doing a yoga session, or popping in a fun video. Whatever you’d like.

Just move.

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Sloth vibes, but still movement.. and so much core work!

 

Have a wonderful day and a wonderful week, my friends!

 

But wait! There’s more!

Here are a few workouts you can do without leaving your house! Check them out. Pajamas encouraged!

Tracy Campoli Standing Ab workout

Tracy Campoli Bat Wings and Tiny Waist workout

Tone It Up Movie Night workout

Tone It Up Mermaid workout

YWA Morning Yoga

YWA Feel Good Flow

Bad Yogi First Thing In The Morning

Bad Yogi When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Yoga

Tracy Anderson 15 minutes for GOOP

July Favorites – 2018 Edition

Hello Friends!

Can you believe we’re at the end of July already? This summer is flying by! 

It’s time for another edition of monthly favorites! Here are the things I’ve enjoyed slightly more than other things this month. 

Let’s jump in!

 

Visene-A Multi-Action Eye Allergy

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Allergy season has been a kicker this year. There were quite a few days over the past few months where I was down for the count because I just couldn’t function. It only seems to get worse as I get older, haha! My normal allergy pill just isn’t cutting it. I needed something specific, especially for my eyes. I spent two entire days with itchy, watery eyes. It was bad. So, I had my husband pick up Visene eye drops for allergies.
W H A T  A  D I F F E R E N C E ! I used this before years ago (and actually kept using the bottle up until last year when I finally used it all) when I started to develop an allergy to cats. It works wonders!

 

Epsom Salt – 8lb. Bag

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Yes! That’s right. Epsom salt is back on my list. My husband surprised me with this 8 lb. bag a few weeks ago. (That is true love, my friends. haha!) He found this bag for $5 at Wal-Mart and couldn’t pass up that amazing deal. I was so happy to receive this, especially because my back has been acting up and my body has been so stiff and sore. It was the perfect surprise!

 

A Pot of Gold

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Okay, there might not have been a pot of gold, but this rainbow appeared a few weeks ago after a line of storms passed through. 5 bands of colors.. I had to run outside and take some photos of it. I also managed to capture a photo for my yoga challenge on Instagram – Video Vixen Yogis. I did a dancer pose for Autograph’s Turn Up The Radio. It was perfect!

 

PSY Music Videos

 

When you’re old and married, it’s the little things. My husband and I both love music and sometimes we’ll sit at the counter, watching music videos on YouTube and chat and sing along. It’s a lot of fun. We’ve been loving the ‘Best of,’ ‘Top 100,’ ‘If you sing you lose,’ type videos lately. While watching one of the WatchMojo countdowns, we came across a PSY music video, and we spiraled down a rabbit hole of PSY music videos. They are hilarious and so much fun to watch! If you have a little time, hop on YouTube and watch a few, you’ll see what I mean. 😉

 

 

Flamingo Wallet

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This gorgeous display of flamingos was a gift from my mother-in-law. She told me she saw it and thought of me. I was so excited when she handed this to me. I love flamingos and I needed a new wallet, so it was absolutely perfect!

 

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

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..And last but not least, these delicious, chocolate covered espresso beans. On our recent vacation to Amish Country, I picked these babies up from one my favorite places, Coblentz Chocolate Company. I purchased two, one milk chocolate, one dark chocolate. Yum! (more on my vacation later 🙂 )

 

That’s all for this month! What were your favorite things? Leave me a comment and let me know!

❤
-A

Life is a Journey: Check-in and Re-Evaluate — July Edition

Hello friends!

Happy Sunday!

We are officially halfway through the year! Where has the time gone? Every year seems to go by faster. A couple weeks ago, I was reflecting on my son’s schooling and it hit me that he’s going to be in the 5th grade.

Um.. what? Excuse me. Can you stop growing for a minute? Haha!

But in all seriousness, July has been an amazing month! I hosted two incredible yoga challenges on Instagram, I spent a relaxing week on vacation with my family, and we really are just making the most of our summer.

But here we are at the end of the month. It’s time to pause, reflect, and realign.

Taking time to do this at the end of each month really ensures that you stay on track and gives you a better shot at accomplishing your goals.

This is the perfect time to check-in with yourself, taking time to reflect:

-What you’ve been doing.

-If you’ve been working on your goals.

-If you’ve slipped up. If you have, why? 

-How are you feeling?

And then evaluating your current goals, adjusting as necessary. There’s nothing wrong with abandoning a goal if it no longer serves you. Set a new goal if necessary, maybe something more realistic, maybe something more risky. Whatever speaks to you. Create an action plan.. figure out how you’re going to achieve that goal. And then get started! 

As for me, I’ve done really well at sticking with my fitness plan. Earlier this month, my back and shoulder started acting up, but I didn’t allow it to derail me completely. I took it easy when I needed to, even took a day off here and there when necessary. I’m closer to my achieving my own fitness goals, including reaching my splits goal in September!

The next few weeks are going to be super busy. I’m hosting another yoga challenge on Instagram, planning out my annual gratitude challenge, planning a few more yoga challenges for the year, and getting my son and myself ready for another amazing school year.

What about you? What are you going to be focusing on next month? Leave me a comment below if you’d like.

There’s no time like the present!

Let’s make August amazing!

❤
-A