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#BringingYogaBack Challenge + Meal Planning

#bringingyogaback | happyfitmama.com

Who’s ready for more yoga?

Last weekend I talked about #TakeTheLeap with prAna and FitApproach. BTW – I’m loving my practice even more with the help of the challenge. Well, prAna has upped the ante by launching a mini-challenge called #bringingyogaback!

Their 12-Day Yoga Instagram Invitation campaign runs from Sunday, Feb 8th – Feb 20th and can be incorporated into your #taketheleap challenge!

prAna Ambassador, Michael Fukumura, has designed a “Spring Awakening” sequence to continue to bring people together, build a positive community, and inspire others to find their mat. I’m all about awakening Spring right now. Maybe that will stop the relentless snowfall?

#bringingyogabackHere’s the details:

12 Day Yoga Invitation!

We’re #bringingyogaback in a big way this spring and want your help!  To celebrate, we’re hosting a 12-day Instagram yoga-inspire-a-thon.

The prize?

$1000 in prAna gear for one lucky winner AND a friend!

This is not about competition—you will not be docked points for not having the perfect downward dog, don’t worry. Instead, we want to inspire you, your friends, and your family to hit the mat more often and share your progress with the larger Insta family.

As further motivation, one lucky participant will receive $1,000 in new prAna gear from our Spring Collection AND the opportunity to gift another $1000 in gear to a person of their choice (because isn’t giving as fun as receiving?).

All ability levels are welcome, so don’t feel any pressure to replicate a pose exactly… just do your best and always listen to your body.

To enter:

1) Follow @prAna on Instagram

2) Post a pic of yourself doing the pose of the day – you don’t have to post every day to enter

3) Use #bringingyogaback #taketheleap and tag both @prAna and @fitapproach     

4) Get your friends & family in on the fun

That’s it! The posing starts Monday, February 9th!

Be sure to check out prAna and their new Spring Collection. It’s gorgeous! You can get 15% off your order from prAna with code psps15HFM.

Since it’s Sunday, it’s meal planning day. Here’s what I’ve got planned:

Sunday: Fish Tacos

Monday: Broccoli Chickpea Bowl 

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Quinoa, Chicken and Kale Soup

Wednesday: Ron’s Homemade Pizza

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Healthy Chickpea “Chicken” Salad Sandwiches or over greens

Saturday: Valentine’s Day Date Night In

What is your favorite yoga pose? For me, it’s Wild Thing. It really does make my heart sing.

What’s for dinner this week?

Boston Marathon Training {Week 3 & 4}

I can’t believe I’m in the 5th week of Boston Marathon Training with Team Stonyfield already. This training cycle is flying by!

Boston Marathon Training week 3 & 4  happyfitmama.com

Week 3: January 19 – 25

Monday: 50 minutes bike trainer, PT/Core/Glute exercises. Full body strength training.

Tuesday: 2 mile w/u, 3 miles @ 1/2 marathon pace (8:06, 8:00, 7:53), 2 miles c/d. Total: 7 miles. PT/Core/Glute exercises.

Wednesday: Quick and easy pace 5 miles. Full body strength training. PT reassessment in the evening.

Thursday: 2 mile easy w/u, 10 x 2:00 @ 10k pace (7:44 – 7:24), 1.5 mile easy c/d, Total 8 miles PT/Core/Glute exercises.

Friday: Easy pace 5 miles

Saturday: YOGA class!

Sunday: Long run – 16.4 of hills, slush, snow, wind and sunshine. It felt harder than it should have for almost all of the miles because of the road conditions. Sarah and I both said we were fine with stopping short of our intended 17 miles. But then we each confessed to hoping on the treadmill once we got home for another 0.6 miles to make it exact. Crazy runners think alike! PT/Core/Glute exercises.

Total: 42 miles

Week 4: January 26 – February 1 (cut back week)

Monday: 50 minutes bike trainer, PT/Core exercises/Glute exercises. Upper body weights.

Tuesday: Hill repeats on the treadmill because of snowpocolypse. 2 mile w/u, 30 secs @ 7.3/6% x 10, 1:00 recovery, 2 mile c/d. Total 7 miles. PT/Glute exercises

Wednesday: Easy 5 miles. Full body strength training.

Thursday: 6 easy miles w/ 4 x 20 sec strides.PM yoga class

Friday: REST. PT/Glute/Core exercises

Saturday: Yoga class

Sunday: Mid Winter Classic 10 Miler. New PR! Glute/Core exercises

Total: 28 miles

I’m feeling quite good. Despite having to do most of my miles on the treadmill, it hasn’t been as torturous as you would think. Dare I say that the treadmill is growing on me? Maybe it’s because I got hooked into listening to Serial?

The knots in my calves are so much better. I’m faithfully using The Stick multiple times a day. I also credit yoga for helping me feel good. In addition to the studio, I committed to #TakeTheLeap 30 days of yoga with prAna and FitApproach.

prAna #taketheleap | happyfitmama.com

Have you seen their Spring Collection yet? If I could, I’d buy one of everything.  I worked with prAna back in the late Fall and fell in love with their clothing. From workout gear to everyday clothing, everything is so well made with a conscious. It’s not often a company will go out of it’s way to be green for a better planet.

I totally stepped out of my comfort zone in getting the Ashley Capri in Blue Jay. Usually I’m an all black workout wear kind of girl. But with the dreary winter weather, I wanted something springy and colorful. I love ‘em! And the Quinn Top. I love everything about it. It stays in place in class with no worries of wardrobe malfunctions no matter what pose I’m in. If you are feeling in the mood for shopping, check out their super cute stuff. You can get 15% off your order when you use my discount code psps15HFM.

How are you coping with the winter weather?

What workout are you loving right now?

30 Days of Yoga + What’s for Dinner

Last week I said it was time for finding yoga {again}. This week, I’m on it!

I’m ready to #TakeTheLeap and commit to 30 days of yoga with the prAna and FitApproach Take The Leap challenge.

After stepping back into a yoga studio last week, I knew it was where I needed to be. So what does this mean? Will I be going to the studio everyday?

Ummm…I wish but no.

30 days of yoga can mean 5 minutes of sun salutations to start the day or an hour long class. It’s what works for you!

Here’s what you need to do to join in:

  1. Join the Take the Leap with PrAna and Sweat Pink Facebook Page and the event page.
  2. Join the challenge on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or your blog (if you have one) and use the hashtags #TaketheLeap #prAna #SweatPink
  3. Don’t forget to tag @prana, @fitapproach and, if you joined after learning about it here, me: @happyfitmama.

Take the Leap Yoga Challenge

To kick it all off, let’s do a Mad Lib. You don’t have to do one yourself but it is kind of fun! (My answers are in bold.)

When I think about yoga, the first thought that comes to mind is LENGTH. Yoga ENLIGHTENS me and makes me feel JOY.

That’s why I am SO ECSTATIC to participate in prAna’s Take The Leap 30 days of Yoga Challenge with Sweat Pink. I plan to WILD THING my way to a more FLEXIBLE and INJURY FREE 2015!

Wild Thing Pose - happyfitmama.com

For me, the biggest challenge when it comes to yoga is TIME. Taking the Leap with prAna and Sweat Pink is a great way for me to find BALANCE (in running and life).

My favorite place to yoga is OUTSIDE because it is so OPEN.

Here’s a photo of me in my very best TREE POSE.

Tree Pose | happyfitmama.com

I tag:

Jill  – Jill Will Run

Tina – Fuel Your Future with Tina Muir

Allie – Vita Train For Life

I want these fabulous bloggers to share their very best yoga pose photos, this fun mad lib and of course, I challenge them to join me on this fun 30 day yoga journey (because they all said they NEED yoga in their lives too!).

Come on y’all, Take the Leap with me!

Join prAna’s & Sweat Pink’s Take the Leap 30 Days of Yoga Challenge and be eligible to win $500 worth of prAna gear and / or be the lucky winner who gets to gift $500 worth of prAna gear to one lucky winner. They just launched their new spring collection so you best get on it!

If I win I would gift the $500 to SARAH because she’s BEEN PULLING MY BUTT UP HILLS FOR BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING.

Join the Take the Leap with prAna and Sweat Pink Facebook group / event which we’ll use for updates, sharing,and inspiration: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1525412337742204/

and event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/423377431152799

And join the challenge on Instagram, Twitter, and your blog using the hashtags:

#TakeTheLeap

#prana

#sweatpink

And of course, tag @prana @FitApproach

Who’s in???

And since it’s Sunday, here’s what I have planned for dinner this week:

Sunday:Super Bowl (GO PATS!) – Snack foods from HERE

Monday: Salmon w/ roasted winter veggies

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Wednesday: Ron’s homemade pizza w/ pick your own toppings bar

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

Saturday: Fish tacos w/ crunchy broccoli slaw

Are you ready to #TakeTheLeap?

What’s for dinner this week?