Friday’s Food & Fitness: A Mediterranean Flair

Hi all!  It’s Friday!!!  After some nice weather this week, we are all feeling a bit more relaxed.

We got in some sun and pool time.

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It’s a tough life.

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Coops had a little bit of a tough week because he had to get some shots.  Poor baby.  

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He was a trooper though!

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Welcome to this week’s Friday’s Food & Fitness!  It is also my mother’s birthday so Happy Birthday Mom!

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Thoughts on Meditation

I have been practicing yoga for at least 15 years now and while I love the mental and physical aspects of it, I am not one of those hippie dippie, tree-hugging people who goes around spouting about peace and love.  Don’t get me wrong, I think peace and love are all well and good but I lived in NYC for seven years, I have a little bit of a tougher edge. 

In fact, the chanting and oming in yoga class always made me a bit uncomfortable. I would try to secretly not say anything in class or just move my mouth pretending like I was chanting. I went to go more for the physical aspect rather than the mental aspect.

But recently I’ve let some of my inhibitions go and started embracing the more spiritual and mental attributes of yoga.  I’ve started a regular meditation practice in an effort to relieve stress, promote better sleep and feel more relaxed all around.

Tips for Beginning a Meditation Practice

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Babies at the Barre™: Stroller Barre Workout

Hi friends!  I’m SO EXCITED for today’s post.  I have a cool announcement to share.  I’m starting a series called Babies at the Barre™.  The series will feature barre workouts for moms and moms-to-be.  I’m excited to bring you the first installment today, a stroller barre workout for busy moms on the go!  This stroller barre workout is focused on the lower body to help strengthen and tone those glutes, thighs, hammys and calves!

Babies at the Barre Stroller Barre Workout Lower Body Blast

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Nails, Coffee and some Pool Time

Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  I feel like ours was crazy busy but as I write this, I’m struggling to remember what we did!

Friday was a designated ladies’ day out.  One of our American friends who lives in our building complex offered to watch Coops for a few hours so my mom and I headed out for lunch and to get our nails done!

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(A much needed pedicure!)

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Friday’s Food & Fitness

Hey friends!  Happy Friday!  Hope you have an amazing day! 

Welcome to this week’s Friday’s Food and Fitness.  

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