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Christyn

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Yoga for Beginners: A Beginners Guide To Yoga Props and Equipment

When I first started yoga, I practiced a store bought DVD that didn’t really use any yoga props other than a mat. I always wondered what the blocks, straps, and other things were used for.  The more I got into yoga at home and in a studio, the more I realized the importance of props and they aren’t just for beginners! Here are some commonly used yoga props and equipment!

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15 Minute yoga workouts
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15 Yoga workouts under 15 minutes

If you’ve read a few of my posts you might see that 15 minute timers to get shit done is kinda my thing.  It’s no surprise that some days when I’m short on time or just not feeling it, I shoot for a shorter workout, a 15 minute yoga flow is usually my go to. You might be thinking, how could 15 minutes do you any good?!  And yea maybe you are right, but 15 minutes for a bit of mental clarity and time for myself is SO worth it.  I also feel like you can actually get in a damn good workout in 15 minutes.  I usually go for more intense yoga workouts if I’m doing a shorter workout.  I decided it might be nice to share a few of my go to under 15 minute yoga workouts, so here are 15 yoga flows under 15 minutes long!   Here we’ve got a 7 minute core workout by Patrick Beach, its killer and AH-mazing!   Another Fantastic flow by Patrick only 15 minutes long!  Trust me, he can work you good in just 15 minutes.   Tara Stiles Cardio Yoga Workouts are great, for when you want something closer […]

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How to Start an at Home Yoga Practice
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Creating an at home yoga practice

When starting out in yoga, I first practiced at home to a DVD.  I wasn’t very consistent but did it every now and then.  Then I came across yoga challenges on Instagram that kinda changed the whole game for me.  And honestly my boredom with life led to me challenging myself at home and wanting to dive even deeper into yoga.  This is when I started to create a consistent at home yoga practice. Creating a home practice can be difficult at first.  Like with any other habit you are creating, it takes time.  With these simple steps you will be on your way to a consistent and enjoyable home practice.

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How to Motivate Yourself to Workout Regularly

I haven’t always been consistent with working out.  And to be honest lately, it’s not been on my radar much at all.  I used to never work out and would come home and watch TV all night.  I started to feel like I was stuck in a rut and something had to change. Coming home and doing the same routine, with the same shitty job- all of which I could change. While changing jobs took some time, getting in a consistent exercise routine and setting some goals was an instant decision I could work on immediately.  So I did, and using the follow tips I pretty much stuck with it consistently Set reminders and goals. Use your phone to remind you at a certain time you need to workout.  Another great option is to get the Productive app and set up goals for yourself.  As you do them, you mark them as completed and it keeps track of how long you’ve been consistent with your goal.  Seeing that calendar of day after day of working out and not skipping has really kept me on track.  I don’t want to lost my streak! Stick to a shorter workout when you really […]

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Tips to Make it Through WHOLE30

*This post may contain affiliate links Successfully completing Whole30 is really not that hard, I mean I did it.  And I feel like I’m the queen of no willpower.  You can read all about my experience here. It does take willpower, that’s for sure.  By following a few simple tips, you can definitely save yourself even more struggle. Find meals you like to eat and cook -I’ve found several recipes that literally saved me from quitting.  Quick lunch and dinner options were key to my success.

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Recipes That Kept Me Going on Whole30

*this post may contain affiliate links Sticking to Whole30, was probably THE hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.  As someone who literally never limited anything she ate or drank, you can imagine it was a STRUUGGGLLE with triple Gs cuz it was hard y’all. My overall experience, was great, you can read more about that here.  But I think the key to a successful Whole30 is planning your meals and finding delicious new recipes to try out.  Here are 6 recipes that saved me from going straight to Taco Bell.

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My Whole30 Experience

*This post may contain affiliate links My Whole30 experience… If you’re reading this you’ve probably heard of Whole30 or maybe you are interested in trying it out and would like some opinions on it.  Well here’s mine.. I personally, really enjoyed it.  To say that it was EASY, I would be lying.  BUT it did get easier. First, let’s chat about what Whole30 is and why some may try it out.   So Whole30 is basically 30 days of clean eating- NO sugar, dairy, gluten, legumes (which to be honest I’m still not quite sure what those even include).  The program is to help people improve their health, habits, and relationship with food.  To make your transition super easy, Whole30.com has a ton of free resources to get you started.   The top resources I referred to often, if not daily was the Shopping list and the Sneaky Sugars guide.  I also found an awesome meal planner and grocery list print out to help me plan out my meals from stayfitmom.com.  She also has some great resources for whole30 related things! So back to my experience… Why I chose to try this out Trying whole30 was mostly about trying to pin […]

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