Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles: Sox Box Winner and Fierce Green Challenge!

Good morning my loves! Today will be a short and sweet MMR but I want to share two things with you…the winner of my The Sox Box giveaway aaaaand a Fierce Forward Challenge that is coming up.



The winner of my Inhale Exhale socks giveaway is PursueWithin on Instagram. Jess followed the rules which were to follow myself and Sox Box on Instagram and to tag three friends on my post. Jess please email me at mari@namastemari with your mailing address so I can get your socks out to you. Congrats!

You guys know that I love my Green Monsters (shoot I drink them on almost all my MMR vlogs) so I am excited to share that Fierce Forward will be doing a 30 day Green Smoothie Challenge (post will be up later this week)! The challenge begins next week and I hope you guys will join. We will be sharing our favorite recipes and also the benefits of green monsters.

GCFF

Enjoy my vlog below…Zen makes a cameo! 


Namaste…
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday “Morning” Rambles: Sox Box Giveaway and I Almost Got Arrested!

Happy Monday my loves! I am so sorry that this post is going up so late but it’s for  a good reason. I am hosting a giveaway today and was waiting all day for my package to get here so that I can show you guys in the vlog below.

Before we get to the giveaway, I have a little rant. Did you guys know that it is illegal to be on the roof of a building in NYC!? I found out the hard way this morning. I love to do yoga on the roof of my building and also like to train my clients up there when the weather is nice. Well this morning it was ahhhmazing outside so I went upstairs with my client to do some boxing and in the middle of our workout, two police officers came up with their guns out! “What are you doing up here? Who else is up here with you?” (Uhm can you NOT see the boxing gloves?). They were so rude about it and basically told us that they could arrest us if they wanted to. They treated us like criminals and all we were doing was getting some Vitamin D and having a kick ass workout. I get that they were doing their job but I felt like it was just a tad extreme. Rant over.

My new “Inhale Exhale” socks from The Sox Box would have come in handy this morning because I am sure the two police officers needed some Zen in their life ha!

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I shared the new socks a few day ago on Intragram but what I didn’t say was that these have a special place in my heart because I helped behind the scenes with the design of this pair! I love them so much and want to give away a pair to one of YOU guys!  I am going to share the photo below on my Instagram account with all the rules on how to enter and I will announce the winner on next week’s MMR.



Check out my vlog below and have an awesome day!


Namaste…
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles: How Do I Sneak In More Protein Into My Meals?

Happy Monday my loves! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend. I had such a good weekend filled with working with clients, great workouts, binge watching Netflix, and running!
The folks over at Dailyburn reached out to me and wanted to know ways that I include protein in my recipes to keep me full longer. As most of you know, I pretty much start all my mornings with a “Green Monster” and I always make it a point to add protein to it.
Today’s Green Monster included:
1 scoop of Protein Powder
1/3 cup egg whites
1/2 cup Strawberries
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
2 cups Spinach
1 cup of Almond Milk
1 tsp. of Truvia

We have had the longest winter ever and maybe you want a warm breakfast to start your day like oatmeal which is heavier in carbs. I have a trick for you…while your oats are cooking mix in some egg whites. I promise you guys that if you add enough spices like cinnamon and a little bit of sweetener, you will not notice the difference!
Oats with Eggs
Check out MMR vlog below where I share some more tips on how to add more protein into your diet, last week’s recap of May Cause Miracles, and of course some other rambles.



For more information on the benefits of protein, head over the DailyBurn's Fuel-6 protein powder page.

Namaste…
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles: Neocell Biotin Burst Winner!

Good Morning my loves! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. Mine was pretty relaxing...trained clients, went for a run (woohoo) and binge watched a lot of Netflix! haha.

Last week I posted my Neocell Biotin Burst giveaway and I noticed that I was not getting a heavy response on my post which lead me to open it up to Instagram as well and that was SO much better. I think people rather have things that are easy and I need to change the ways I do giveaways. What I did 6 years ago, is no longer the best way. Anyways...

The winner of my giveaway is Instagram user "lmurphy1108"! Congrats momma. Please email your shipping address to "mari@namastemari.com".

On this week's MMR I talk about week 5 of May Cause Miracles which is all about financial hangups. I have a feeling this week is going to make me so anxious. I also ramble about other things as per usual.  



Namaste...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Workout Wednesday Leg Routine

Happy Wednesday my loves!!!!! I wanted to share this leg routine that I did on Monday with you guys. One thing that you won’t see however are lunges but feel free to add them in to your routine (didn’t do them because of ankle).

Anyways, grab your kettlebell (I demonstrate the moves with a 40lb KB) and let’s get moving.


LEGS 2 – 3 Rounds
1. SQUAT TAPS 15 REPS
2. SUMO SQUAT 15 REPS
3. SQUAT WITH CALF 15 REPS
4. STRAIGHT LEG DEADLIFT 15 REPS
5. SUITCASE DEADLIFT 12 REPS ES
6. 3 PULSE SUMO SQUAT 15 REPS
7. SINGLE LEG DEADLIFT 12 REPS ES
8. GLUTE LIFT 30 – 40 REPS
9. KICK UPS 30 – 40 REPS ES
10. FIRE HYDRANT 30 – 40 REPS ES
Check out all the moves below


Also don't forget to enter my Neocell Biotin Giveaway on my previous post!
Namaste…
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles: I Went For a "Run" and Neocell Biotin Chew Giveaway...

Happy Monday my loves! I woke up so grateful this morning because ayer I was finally able to hit the pavement.



Today marks three months since I sprained/fractured my ankle and I finally tested it out yesterday. I didn't want to over do it so I decided to use the Couch To 5k program which is what I actually used when I first began to train for races. If you are looking for a training program; I totally recommend it. Week 1 of the program is 3 days of a 5 min warmup followed by 6 rounds of 90 seconds of walking and 60 seconds of running and 5 minute cool-down. I wish I could say that the run was pain free but unfortunately it wasn't. I ended up having to take more walking breaks but hey, I was just happy to finally be out there again. I am planning to try again tomorrow or Wednesday but this time, I will use KT tape on my ankle and also switch out the insoles of my sneakers to see if that helps.

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About a month ago I was sent Neocell Biotin Bursts to try out.

In case you don't know what Biotin is; it is a B vitamin found in certain foods which help support healthy hair, skin, and nails. I usually take biotin pills (which I stopped while taking these) so I was interested to see how the soft chews would work and of course taste. I was pleasantly surprised with both. I loved the flavor and noticed a difference in my nails and also less "shedding" which is something that I suffer with because of PCOS.



Would you want to try these? If so, today is your lucky day because Neocell is giving away a one month supply to one of my readers.

How to Enter:
  1. Become a Fan on Namaste Mari on Facebook
  2. Become a fan of Neocell on Facebook
  3. Tweet my giveaway and @Namaste_Mari (please note the underscore) and @NeoCellHealth and use the hashtag #NeocellGiveaway
  4. Follow Neocell on Twitter @NeoCellHealth
  5. Follow me on Twitter @Namaste_Mari
  6. Follow me on Instagram
  7. Follow Neocell on Instagram
Each one above, increases your chance to win so make sure to comment separately! 
 
DEADLINE: Midnight Eastern Time on Sunday March 21st!!!…GOOD LUCK!!!!
This contest is open to US residents only

Check out my vlog below...



Namaste...


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Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles…Breaking Night…

Good morning my loves!!! I am exhausted this morning…I was up until 4 in the morning watching Wentworth on Netflix.

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My sister recommended this show because I am a huge fan of Orange Is The New Black and she thought I would like this one as well and she was right. However, don’t go into this show expecting to find some comedy because in that aspect it is far different from OITNB.

Anyways, on this week’s MMR vlog, I speak about Wentworth, my obsession with netflix, my new Kindle Fire (for my obsession haha), and also week 4 of May Cause Miracles.

Before I leave, I wanted to share this delicious recipe that I found on Pinterest. It is Spicy New Orleans Shrimp and it is so good! I paired it with brown rice and it was the perfect combo because the rice soaked up the spicy sauce.

shrimp

Enjoy my vlog!

Namaste…

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