26 Weeks to Change – Day 11: Starting to Feel the “Yoga Burn”

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Yoga Inspiration: This side crow pose is awesome!

Ok so “burn” may not be the right word, but after this morning’s workout, I definitely feel the muscles in my shoulders and upper back!

Today’s workout was Yoga Foundations With Travis Eliot – Class 1.

It’s the perfect blend of introduction for the newbie, gentle instruction, and challenge for the beginner.

It in no way raises the heartrate, but that’s not my chief goal at the moment.

  • Healing my right ankle,
  • developing the ability to focus, and
  • having greater self-awareness are what I want to accomplish through yoga.

I know it won’t happen overnight, but I do plan on seeing some positive changes (internally) in the next couple weeks.

Oh yeah, and I had a salad for breakfast to make up for some of my naughty eating habits yesterday.

That’s all for now.

Ciao Bella!


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Salad in A Jar

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Mason jar salads (aka salad in a jar) is the easiest way to make salads ahead of time!

A few days ago I came across the coolest thing…

Salad in a jar!

Now granted it’s been trending on Pinterest for about a year now, but I’m just getting wind of it (I don’t really use Pinterest alot), but I’ve found it to be an absolutely ingenious way to stay on my eating plan and help with portion control!

Check out pics of some of the salad I’ve made.

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Pictured here are two chickpea salads I made!

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I made chickpea salads, BBQ Chicken salads, and taco salads!

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These are the lovely taco salads!

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My fav so far has been the chickpea salad.


In total I made six salads.  Two taco salads, two chickpea salads, and two BBQ chicken salad.

I used 24 oz. jars that I got from the local craft store for $1.99 each.  When I brought them home I ran them through the dishwasher to sterilize them before using.

Ever since making these salads I’ve been browsing the internet to try and find great recipes.


Before I get into those recipes, you first need to know how to properly layer your salad in a jar.  Check out this tutorial for awesome instructions:

Now, here are some recipes that I’ve found that I definitely want to try.

I hope you love all these recipes!

Don’t wait try a salad in a jar today:)

Here’s a great video of salad in a jar recipes!

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26 Weeks to Change – Day 4: Mixing In Some Pilates

Today’s Workout:


Back on Track!

Yes! I’m back on track and feeling great today:)

Today’s workout was in the evening and a fairly pleasant one at that.

It took me about an hour total to complete.

I had to go to the grocery store today and while there I picked up a pair of Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ball Of Foot Cushions to use inside my athletic shoes as extra support for my HIIT workouts.

The inserts helped even with the standing gliding motion of the Gazelle Glider.

Now on to my next mission…salad in a jar (seriously, this is a game changer for portion control and building healthy eating habits!)


Chat with you tomorrow:)


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