Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pantone Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz

I love the pretty colors of the year from Pantone. I am particularly partial to the Rose Quartz.

Here are some great finds to add a bit of Rose Quartz into your life. Loving these chairs and this textured rug as statement pieces. How perfect would this be in a nursery! #targetdoesitagain I've also been on the hunt for agate coasters. These are so pretty!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A quick guide to Core Power Yoga

I wanted to kick off 2016 with fitness post of my current favorite workout: Core Power Yoga.
sports bra // yoga mat // mat towel (other colors on sale here) // water bottle // headband (one + two)

Here is a quick overview and guide to the basics of Core Power Yoga:

What to Expect
I find Core Power to be a mix of yoga poses, cardio and (light) weight toning. It is generally warm in the class (low 90s) and it's a flow type yoga.
It's also more 'high energy' than other yoga classes, in fitness, music and atmosphere. Expect to sweat more than you ever have before.

Start Slow
Every class you attend will be warm and you will leave fatigued and sweaty.
Same for Sculpt, start light. 3 & 5 lb weights might not seem like much, but they feel like 100 lbs by the end of class.

What to Bring
I always bring my mat, mat towel and a sweat towel to class. I also bring a water bottle and change of clothes for afterwards.

Why I love it
Of all the different workouts I’ve tried, Core Power is my favorite. I love the how challenging it is, the mix of strength and flexibility training and cleanse you feel from the heat and poses.

Getting back into a routine after moving is always tough. But I was so excited to find out there was a Core Power Yoga in downtown Austin when we moved here!

What is your go-to fitness routine? I would love to know and try some of your favorites so I can start mixing it up a bit.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Highlights of 2015

Before I dive into my resolutions for 2016, I thought it would be appropriate to recap this year's noteworthy moments:

Rediscovered my love for iceskating. 

Trip to the south, visiting Nashville, Atlanta and North and South Carolina (Charleston).

With that, I had the pleasure of meeting Jillian, Cait, and Meg!

Weekend trip to Vegas at the Wynn.

My best friend's bridal shower, bachelorette party and wedding!

Celebrating 3 years of marriage with the bird.

Took a much anticipated calligraphy class.

Sold our first home.

And moved to Austin.

Went to ACL and saw Of Monsters and Men, Hozier and Florence + The Machine.

Ending the year with a family trip to Spain and Portugal.

It was a great year! Looking forward to an even more exciting year ahead.

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