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Easy Yoga Poses For Runners To Increase Performace

Easy yoga poses for runners. Yoga is one of those things that sounds more intimidating than it actually is. Sure, there are lots of crazy balancing and bending poses out there but that's just one side of yoga. There are lots of easy yoga poses that people of different abilities can do and benefit from. If I'm being honest, I think everyone should be doing yoga! Especially if you are an athlete, yoga can benefit your performance in so many ways. Why is yoga so great for runners? A lot of runners shy away from yoga because they fear they…
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Yoga Playlist For An Uplifting Practice

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Looking for a yoga playlist for an upbeat practice? I've got you covered! There are so many reasons to do yoga, and every session could potentially have a different intention. And sometimes you just need to listen to a yoga playlist with some chill beats and let yoga put you in a good mood. If you're like me, I'm always looking for new music! So below is my current playlist for an uplifting yoga session. ┬áPlaylist for a deep chill. So, when I'm making a playlist I want music that is meditative yet upbeat. I want to zen out a…
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When Anxiety And Depression Threaten Your Fitness Goals

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Anxiety and depression are the worst. There's really no other way to say it. Mental illness effects every single aspect of one's life. It affects how you see yourself, your physiology and how you experience the world around you. And if you're a chronic sufferer (like me!), managing your anxiety and depression takes up a large part of your day-to-day. So, this is a little bit of a self-serving post. Yes, I want to share what helps me and hopefully help others. But also, I'm hoping this post connects me with other women who have chronic anxiety and depression and…
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Yoga Essentials For Your Beginner Home Practice

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Everyone needs a few yoga essentials to set up your own home practice. If you follow The Plant Fit Life, you may have read a previous post about starting your own yoga home practice. That post discussed yoga fundamentals and your physical practice. This post, however, is about the yoga essentials and gear you can use to get the most out of your home practice. What you ABSOLUTELY need. Now, I'm sure there are some super cheap, DIY ways to create your yoga essentials but honestly, I'm not that person. But if that is what you're looking for, there are…
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How to Start A Home Yoga Practice

How To Start A Home Yoga Practice

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There are so many reasons to start a home yoga practice. A home yoga practice is much cheaper, private, and time flexible. Those three reasons alone tend to be enough to get people interested in getting on their mat at home. But, especially to the uninitiated, yoga (even alone at home) can be intimidating. One of the biggest questions I get asked is, how do I get started? First and foremost, you need to change your expectations for what you imagine an at home practice to look like. Most likely, it is not going to have the same vibe and…
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6 Ways To Find Fitness Motivation

6 Ways To Find Fitness Motivation (Even On Hard Days)

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Fitness motivation is easy to find...at first. When you're first starting your health journey finding fitness motivation is easy. You're eager to go to the gym, you're purchasing cute gear, and you're feeling pumped! But, flash forward a couple of months down the road and those feelings aren't nearly as strong. And that's normal! But to be successful on your journey you need to be able to dig deep on those hard days. One of the easiest ways to maintain fitness motivation is to be prepared for the hard days ahead of time. First, you have to acknowledge that there…
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The Yoga Pose I Never Do (And Why I Should)

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I love doing yoga. I literally do yoga every day. It is one of my most favourite activities! So it was eye-opening to realize the other day that there are still poses that I avoid. I was scrolling through Instagram looking for yoga pose inspiration and saw the pose I never do. I mean, seriously haven't done the pose in years. And it's not like it's a complicated yoga pose by any means. But at the same time, I don't find it easy at all. So what's the yoga pose? It's boat pose. Unlike a lot of other yoga poses,…
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Finding Your Why

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**This post contains affiliate ads. For more information please read the disclosures page.** Before you can set goals, you need to find your why. So last week I posted a condensed version of my background and a bit of my journey so far. And I was going to write about goal setting, but I realized something really important came before goals. And that's the reason why you're setting goals in the first place. You might be like, okay well, my goal is obviously to lose weight or get in shape. But I've learned your why needs to be much deeper…
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My Story: My Healthy Lifestyle Journey

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My journey toward a healthy lifestyle began 2 years ago. I've been both looking forward to and equally dreading writing this blog post. But seeing as my weight-loss story is a big part of how this blog came to be, it seems only right that I should share the story early on. Like many people who have lost a lot of weight (50+ pounds), my story has less to do with calories input and output. Rather, my story is about discovering a healthy lifestyle that not only benefited my body but also my mind and soul. If you've checked out…
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31 Days Of Yoga: What I Learned

This summer I was challenged to try 31 days of yoga. ***Post may contain affiliate links. For more information please view my disclosures page.*** I've been doing yoga for several years. But for the most part, my practice has not had a lot of consistency or focus. Yoga was always something I did for strictly for exercise. If I was doing yoga I wanted to get my heart rate up and work up a sweat. I was a big fan of the P90X YogaX, the Jillian Michael Yoga Inferno etc. So when my friends suggested we challenged ourselves to 31…
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