30 Days of Yoga

A while back a favorite youtube yogi of mine came out with a 30 days of yoga challenge. At the time when Yoga With Adriene released this I was pregnant so I couldn't participate. After our crazy move from Arizona to Utah I wanted to ease my way back into fitness and I thought this would be the perfect way to do it.

I'm not one who likes to exercise in fact I pretty much hate it and that's why I chose to start with yoga. Yoga With Adriene is so great because she's so encouraging, she's funny, and she teaches with tons of options so that anyone can do 30 days of yoga from advanced yogi's all the way to beginners. Adriene starts off this challenge by telling you to come up with your mantra for these 30 days of yoga practice.

I'm one who is easily stressed out and I often find myself getting caught up in things that don't matter. In fact I get so caught up in things that don't matter that I end up depressed or worst case scenario giving myself an anxiety attack. So for these 30 days of practice my mantra is keep life simple. As I practice yoga I'm choosing to focus on the simple joys of life to keep myself grounded.

So far days one and two have been amazing. I'm finding where my body stores all my stress and am able to focus on releasing it by stretching out those muscles. I also have noticed that my days have been better and I have felt a lot happier. It's amazing how starting my day off with peaceful movement and prayer have helped me stay mellow and up beat.

You can check out Yoga With Adriene here on youtube. You can also purchase the 30 Days of Yoga here for a donation of your choice. Also, visit www.yogawithadriene.com and sign up for her newsletter for some uplifting and hilarious messages delivered to your inbox!

What kind of things do you do that help you stay happy throughout your days?

Fall Music Vibes

So fall is here and I'm in a state where I can finally appreciate it (shout out to all my AZ peeps in the heat)! The leaves are changing outside and there's a crisp feeling to the outside air and I FREAKING LOVE IT! When I was going to ASU I started my #fall playlist and have been adding to it every year. So far this season I've added a couple of albums that are chock full of fall vibes that I hope you'll appreciate. 

The first album is Goats by Coconut Records. Many of you know the man behind this band from various Wes Anderson films, his name is Jason Schwartzman. In this album you'll find happy upbeat acoustic music, perfect for a leisurely fall walk. This album will definitely brighten your day and being all acoustic will be the perfect accompaniment to whatever activity you're enjoying.

The second album I've added to #fall is Monarch by Zach Winters. The way I would describe this albums sound is if Jose Gonzales and Bon Iver got together and made a fall baby this album would be that beautiful baby. This album is mellow and captivating and would be perfect to listen to while you cozy up next to the fireplace with your favorite fall drink and wind down your day.

I hope you enjoy these fall music vibes. Share with me your favorite fall soundtracks. You can listen along with me here on Google Play Music

City Select Sale!!!

Everyone knows I love a good baby gadget...anything to make being a parent easier right?! Well, one of my favorite strollers is having a sweet deal. Right now Baby Jogger is offering a FREE second seat when you buy a City Select!

This stroller is the bees knees!!! There are so many awesome attachments and different seat positions with the City Select. The basket on the bottom is HUGE so you never have to carry a thing and the seat reclines all the way. This is the Cadillac of strollers! 

So go to babyjogger.com and use the code FREESELECT at checkout to get your free seat!

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