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A Kinder Kind of Egg with Nellie’s

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At one time in my life, the only eggs I would ever eat were scrambled.

Hard-boiled, over easy, fried, poached? No way!

But then, almost five years ago, I was 4 months pregnant and in a prenatal yoga class. One of the expecting moms was talking about how her love of hard-boiled eggs and egg sandwiches had grown ever since being pregnant. At that instant, I had never wanted another food so much in my life. I left that class and immediately looked up how to make hard-boiled eggs as soon as I got home.

It was love at first bite!

I lived off so many variations of eggs for the reminder of my pregnancy. Just ask Ron how excited I was for breakfast every morning during our Babymoon in St. Thomas. I still think about the egg bar at our hotel. So many options that I never knew about! Eggs over greens | HappyFitMama.com

Still today, I have eggs at least 1-2 times a week if not more. Breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner – it’s all good.

I like to know where my eggs are coming from. I can’t always make it to our local farmer’s market to pick up fresh eggs, but a close alternative is Nellie’s Cage Free Eggs, a family farm that has been based right here in New Hampshire for years. With Nellie’s, you are getting a kinder kind of egg that not only tastes better, but is something that you can feel good about supporting.

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If you are like me, you’ve probably wondered what exactly does cage free mean and who regulates it? For Nellie’s, it means the hens have 24/7 access to fresh air, sunlight, fresh water and food—and that they have plenty of room to move. In addition, Nellie’s is Certified Humane. In fact, they were the first to be certified in the U.S. and the First “B-Corp Certified” farm.Their farms meet the guidelines of the Humane Farm Animal Care Program, the world-recognized leader in animal welfare certification. The hens have places to dust bathe and scratch. Tasty feed and filtered water stations to mingle at. Private nest boxes to lay eggs in. Perches to jump up to and sleep on. Nellie’s is where both the chicken and the egg come first.

Sounds kind of like Old McDonald’s farm, huh?

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Back to My Yoga Mat

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.

Having time off from running has made me realize two things:

1. I’m really crabby when I don’t run.

2. My body needs more yoga. Again.

At one time I really was focused on becoming a yoga teacher. It’s still part of my long- term goals, but it just isn’t feasible right now with work, child care and well, life in general. It takes a lot of time. And rightfully so since it entails a lot!

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Somewhere along the way this year, I lost my yoga practice. I’ll do yoga at home, but I love it best in a studio with others. The vibe is different. My practice has more meaning and intention.

So when my Achilles started to hurt and then my lower back, I knew it was time to get back to my yoga mat. If I want to run high mileage, yoga needs to be a part of my weekly routine. And if I really wanted to do it well, it meant going to a yoga studio.

What better motivator to do more yoga than cute yoga clothes?

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Target® C9 has it all, no matter what your activity. From yoga, running, Barre, Pilates or hitting the weights, you can expect quality clothes at a great price. That really means you can buy more!

I’m absolutely loving the printed legging trend right now. The paisley print lets me get a little bit funky without screaming LOOK AT ME!

I like to keep a hoodie or long sleeve top on during the beginning of a yoga class. Especially this time of year when I’m coming in from the cold. This cowl neck yoga top is perfect for that. It’s like your favorite pair of sweats made into a shirt.

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Another thing to love? This outfit is perfectly acceptable to wear as a comfy lounge look without looking sloppy and screaming “I’m in workout gear!”

Such a versatile outfit that’s completely affordable…I think I should buy more! That’s always marvelous.

Do you prefer yoga at home or in a studio?
Do new workout clothes motivate you?