Meditation- Om

Yoga Mat: Manduka Bolster: BrentwoodHome Meditation Pillow: BrentwoodHome Diffuser: Vitruvi

One of my goals for 2019 is to work on my head game… my mindset. One of the ways that I’m working to accomplish this is through meditation and yoga. (Routinely I do a HITT or Crossfit WOD- StreetParking)  I’m a newbie to meditation and dedicated to working on this to discover how it can help me handle and reduce stress. So, I decided I needed to create a space that would be welcoming and encouraging for me to practice daily. I’m definitely the girl that buys the cute workout clothes to help with the motivation.  So, of course I would need some essentials for this…after doing a little bit of research and looking at reviews I purchased this meditation pillow and yoga bolster from BrentwoodHome, they had a ton of good reviews! The meditation pillow and bolster have a beautiful cover (it also matches my home, added bonus) and are filled with corn husks and cotton- they’re also don’t contain any of the bad stuff; formaldehydes, phthalates, heavy metals, all the stuff you would hope to not see. (and we really try and keep out of our house)  I pulled out my yoga mat that my fiancé purchased for me a few years ago- Manduka mats have a lifetime warranty- you can’t beat that!! and purchased a diffuser. This black stone beauty is small but powerful, I’m testing out different oil mixes but definitely loving the ambiance it helps create. I’m going to look at getting a few candles to light as well. And for the most important aspect, of actually meditating…  I’m officially on day 23 using headspace, which is a fantastic app to get started and keep you going meditating. I have a lot of work still ahead of me- 10 minutes can be quite tough for me, but I figure 10 minutes of me time is not something to shy away from. Do you meditate? When do you find the best time to meditate is? Any suggestions or tips?

 

 

The new Nike Metcon1, ladies I’m feeling a little discriminated against…

Isn’t she a beauty?? Well for a boy… The new Nike Metcon1 (crossfit/training) shoe was released January 31st and sold out within 10 minutes. The shoe is designed to for optimal “lift, jump, climb and run,” and has been showcased with the 2015 crossfit open winner Mathew Fraser as the spokesman/model. Did I mentioned that these were a boys shoe? I mean, released only in a men’s shoe design/color/size… I have to be honest, I’m feeling a little discriminated against. In an niche such as Crossfit that has seen continued exponential growth year over year, with numbers in 2015 such as 12,000 affiliate boxes (gym’s), 273,000 people signing up for the Crossfit Open, 246,000 people completing the first workout (numbers drop by approximately 10% per work) 2015 crossfit open, and over 99,000 women completing 15.1. I would’ve love to see something for women from Nike. The Nike Metcon1 is set to be back in stock April 2nd, 2015 which I’m guessing after hearing the buzz of the shoe, will be sold out quickly. Now, if we could just get some girl sizes and colors we could be sold out quickly- Just do it, Nike!!

 

** Please note these numbers aren’t official until the validation is complete but was taken directly from the CF games website)

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