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I’d like to #LiveInPrana

#7daystretch #LiveInPrana

This post in sponsored by prAna in partnership with FitApproach.

If there’s one thing I dislike about vacation, it’s coming home and trying to catch up. The past couple of days have been nothing but running around doing just that. The payback of vacationing I guess!

I mentioned on Friday about an Instagram challenge I’m doing. I just can’t get enough of prAna gear and my awesome Halle pants, so I’m extending my #7daystretch – it’s going to be more like an eleven day stretch for me.

I’m joining prAna and Sweat Pink for a super fun, #7daystretch #liveinprana Instagram challenge – it starts Monday, August 24th and ends Sunday, August 30th. Join in on the fun – answering daily prompts that you can find on FitApproach’s IG account – or if you’d prefer to lurk, you can follow along on FitApproach or through the hashtags: #liveinprana #7daystretch #sweatpink!

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We’ll be talking about how the Sweet Pink community embraces a prAna lifestyle (#liveinprana) and are challenging ourselves to stretch a little deeper, farther and more mindfully for 7 whole days (the #7daystretch). And we’re not just stretching our bodies so you don’t have to be pretzel to join in, we’re also stretching our minds and souls! I think everyBODY can use a little of that, right?

Here are the daily prompts to get you started:

Monday, August 24: It’s Monday, make sure you get up and stretch ‘dem legs! Show us your favorite quad and / or hamstring stretch(es)! #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Bonus: We want to see you JUMP it out. Give us your BEST #jumpjoymonday! #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Tuesday, August 25: Backbends. Any backbends. All backbends. #benditlikebackbend Show us how you get bendy! #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Bonus: It’s #transformationtuesday y’all, whether you’re bendier than you used to be, more adventurous, or even faster, we want to see! #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Wednesday, August 26: It’s our mid-week stretch it out, show us what’s getting you through your hump day? #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Bonus: It’s #workoutitwednesday. Show us how you worked it today! #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Thursday, August 27: Show us a #tbt to a time when you stretched outside of your comfort zone. #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Bonus: Show us your favorite stretchy pants (shorts work too)  #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Friday, August 28: Happy #freefriday y’all! We want to see what  makes you feel the most FREE?  7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Bonus: Show us how you are celebrating #forearmfriday! Forearm planks, dolphin pose, forearm stands or maybe just forearms on the table? 😉 #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Saturday, August 29: Saturday side stretch! Show us your fave side stretch(es!) #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Bonus: #sunsalutesaturday. Show us how you are saluting the sun today! #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Sunday, August 30: What are your favorite ways to restore your mind, body, & soul? #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna

Bonus: Show us your favorite zen space. Where do you find peace & tranquility? #7daystretch #liveinprana #sweatpink @FitApproach @prAna #sundayzenday

I’d love for you to join me for this fun challenge. And if you haven’t done so already, check out the new Fall line from prAna. You can save 15% off your entire order with code 7DayStretchF15HFM at checkout.

Since it’s meal planning Sunday, it’s time to get back in the habit of regular planned meals. Soccer starts for the kids’ this week so Monday nights are going to be a little crazy going straight from school/work to practice. And then the BIG week is next – KINDERGARTEN starts. It’s going to be an adjustment for all of us. Ahhhh!!!!

Here’s what I’ve got planned for dinner this week.

Sunday: Cinnamon Maple Grilled Salmon + veggies

Monday: Pick your egg sandwiches + fresh veggies w/ guacamole or hummus

Tuesday: Grilled chicken + pesto zucchini noodle salad

Wednesday: Ron’s Grilled Pizza

Thursday: Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Out

For more meal planning ideas, check out Jill and Laura’s link up every Sunday.

What are you most excited about for Fall? I’m not really too excited for it just yet, but I am looking forward to everything apple and pumpkin.

What are you having for dinner this week?

What’s for Dinner? {Week of August 2}

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Hi friends!

Hope you are all enjoying the first weekend in August. How did that happen? I had a slight panic attack the other day when I realized that my kids’ will be heading to Kindergarten in one month. One. Month.

And you know what that means? Summer is o-v-e-r.

Nooooooooo!!!

So I’m soaking up every single ounce of heat, humidity, sunshine and lazy days. Today Ron and I are off on a day date to do just that. Have a great Sunday Funday!

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Day date

Monday: Grilled Salmon + Pesto Zucchini Noodles

Tuesday: Chiptole Maple Sweet Potato Tofu Bowl

Wednesday: Almond Sauce Chicken Stir-fry + Baked Veggie Slaw Egg Rolls

Thursday: Steamed Garlic and Herbs Scallops w/ Veggies

Friday: Grilled Chicken Sausage Veggie Power Bowls

Saturday: Wing it!

For more meal planning ideas for dinner, check out Laura and Jill’s weekly link up.

What are you having for dinner this week?

Sweatual Healing + Meal Planning

Sweatual Healing

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mira.

The news of the results of my MRI last week kind of brought me down (again). And then when I found out that I can’t get into the foot and ankle specialist till the end of August, that just brought me down even further. I really was hoping that I’d get a magical cortisone shot (or something) within the next week and I’d be running by mid August.

Well, that’s not happening.

So I had to put my big girl panties on (again) and remember what I can do rather than what I can’t. The most important thing is that I can still do exercises that make me sweat. When I can do an exercise that gets my heart pumping and the sweat coming out in buckets, I feel the most calm, vibrant and alive. It makes everything all good.

Let’s just call it Sweatual Healing.

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The awesome Mira Fit peeps describe sweatual healing as what happens to your body after exercising. It may start off as a feeling—like that burst of confidence you get after a sweaty workout or a sense of calm after a long walk—and quickly evolves into much more.

Don’t you just love that?

So what am I doing for my sweatual healing? I’m tackling the biggest hills I can on my bike. I’m walking for miles and miles. I’m lifting weights. I’m doing Tabata’s. I’m doing the elliptical. I’m doing yoga. Whatever it takes to make me feel alive and strong and to get my healing on. And I’m still wearing my Mira Fitness Tracker daily to keep track of my steps.

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You can find Mira on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more fun ideas on how to get your Sweatual Healing on.

Since it’s Sunday, it’s time for meal planning.

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon + veggies

Monday: Greek Chopped Salad

Tuesday: Baked Haddock + Fresh Zucchini, Tomato and Corn Salad

Wednesday: Ron’s homemade pizza on the grill

Thursday: Grilled Chicken + Pesto Zoodles

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Dinner out

For more meal planning ideas, check out Laura and Jill’s weekly link up.

How do you get your sweatual healing on?

What are you having for dinner this week?