Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Workout Wednesday: Snowy Day Kettlebell Routine…

Hey loves! I know it has been a quite a bit since I shared a Workout Wednesday routine and I am sorry for that. Life gets in the way at times. Buuuut today while I was working out;  I felt inspired and decided to share a quick routine with you. It is disgusting outside and it will be this way until Friday morning so I wanted to share a quick routine that you can do at home with 1 Kettlebell and a interval timer. Each round will take you 8 minutes so push yourself!

KETTLEBELL ROUTINE 3 ROUNDS OF 8/30 SECONDS EFFORT/30 SECONDS REST

1. RUSSIAN SWINGS

2. FIGURE 8 WITH A CATCH

3. SUITCASE DEADLIFT

4. SAME ON LEFT

5. SQUAT AND PRESS

6. SAME ON LEFT

7. BENT KNEE DEADLIFT/BURPEE/UPRIGHT ROW

8. ZOMBIE SITUP

Enjoy and as my niece said last night “mamastay”

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Namaste…

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles…Women’s Health DVD Review and other rambles.

Happy Monday my loves!!!! It was another snowy weekend but the sun is shining so hopefully it melts most of this nonsense away.

I want to start this week’s post by saying a huge thank you to my dad’s wife. Last week, I mentioned that I had asked her to make me a cake to celebrate my blog’s anniversary and she went above and beyond. I was honestly just expecting a square care with my logo but she did her “homework” and blew me away. I cried like a little baby when I saw that she made my tote into a cake. Not only did it look amazing but it tasted delicious as well. Check out her instagram to see more of her beautiful work.

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On this week’s Monday Morning Rambles; I talk about the latest happenings in my life, including my new singing bowl & new Asics sneakers, as well as repeating the body image week of May Cause Miracles.

I also review this new Women’s Health DVD that I won from one of Brooklyn Fit Chick’s giveaways. You guys should definitely check out Margo’s site; not only is she awesomesauce but she is always reviewing fun fitness related products AND has amazing giveaways as well.

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Let’s make it a kick ass week!

Namaste…

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles…Happy 6 Year Blogiversary!

Hi my loves! I might need to change the title of this weekly post to Monday Rambles from now on because it has been getting harder to get this up during the morning time (in the east coast). Anyways…today is a pretty big deal because this week, Namaste Mari celebrates it’s 6 Year Blogiversary!

I can not believe it has been six years since I first started this site. The whole reason that Namaste Mari came to be, was because I wanted something to keep me accountable in my weight loss journey and it has morphed into something more. I am so grateful for all the things that this blog has allowed me to do…

From making great friends, like Amber

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Attending amazing events…

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And even being in a couple of magazines!

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Seriously I am so blessed!

I decided that to celebrate this mini milestone, I want to give away something to one of YOU. I usually give away things from various companies but today, I want to share something that is special to me. I made these totes for myself, clients, and people close to me, and now I want to share one with one of my readers! Namaste Mari Tote

I am going to keep this giveaway simple and give you three ways to enter:

  1. Tell me why you like coming to this site and also if you have any feedback; I would love that to hear that too!
  2. Please Tweet  “@namaste_mari is celebrating it’s 6 year Blogiversary http://tinyurl.com/oh6pqb9” (please note the underscore)
  3. I will also be sharing a photo on Instagram and Facebook as well, and you can comment on there, why you would like to win this tote and how you would use it!

Only open to US residents.

I will announce the winner on Friday!

Also on Friday, I am celebrating the best way that I know how…with CAKE! My dad’s wife is cake stylist and I asked her to make me a small cake with my logo and I can not wait to see how it turns out. She is so talented and if you are in the Tristate area, you need to check her out, Hanoli Cakes (and make sure you order way in advance because she gets booked pretty quickly)

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Thank you for Six wonderful years!

On today’s vlog, I also talk about this week’s topic for May Cause Miracles, the new armor that I purchased from Fierce Forward, and my new Singing Bowl!

Namaste…

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles: Enough Miracles To Go Around

Hi my loves! I know this is supposed to be Monday “Morning” Rambles and I am a bit late but hey it is still morning somewhere right now.

On this week’s Vlog, I speak about using my Doterra Oils to bring me out of my winter blues, starting the second week of the book  May Cause Miracles.

Oh and  I also talk about the new Gluten Free Flavors from Luna Bar!

Have you guys checked these out yet? I was lucky enough to try the Chocolate Cupcake flavor over the weekend and really liked it.  I am thinking about warming it up next time and adding some peanut butter on top! NOMS.

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They have so many new gluten free flavors including Lemon Zest…which I am dying to try!

Watch my vlog below and have an awesome day!

 

Namaste…

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday Morning Rambles; The Struggle Is Real

Happy Monday my loves…can you believe that it is snowing yet again in NYC? It feels like every Monday, we have some sort of weather nonsense haha. I am having some serious cabin fever.

If you saw my photo last night on Instagram, this post might seem repetitive and I am sorry for that.

People usually hide behind their online persona and only show the highlights of their life and we are left feeling “why can’t I be that awesome?”. Last night I was practicing my handstands and I failed miserably. I tried for an hour and every single attempt was a miss. I wasn’t planning to post any of the photos that I took, but I said “f it” and shared it. We need to be real & honest and SHARE our struggles.

I don’t want to be one of those people that makes it seem like my life is perfect or that I am, for that matter. I struggle every single day and sometimes I am able to push forward and others; I succumb to it.

Last night, I started to read “May Cause Miracles” and I swear the Universe has a wicked sense of humor because this morning’s affirmation is “I’m willing to witness my fear

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I am finally willing to face them and share them!

As some of you know, I began my yoga practice with the series “Namaste Yoga” and I always go back to it. When you watch these episodes; one of the first things that you notice is that the 3 ladies always look so graceful. I remember feeling intimidated by them when I first began doing yoga in 2006. I say all this because below is a video of their bloopers and it is just another example that no one is perfect and we just have to laugh at life's bloopers!

MMR Vlog…

Namaste…

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Monday, February 2, 2015

A Sicky Monday Morning Rambles…

Hey my loves!!! Sorry for being MIA last week…sometimes we need to regroup and refocus but I am BACK! On this week’s MMR I talk about The Biggest Loser finale and the Super Bowl Game. It is a short video because my glands are so swollen but I wanted to chitty chat with ya’ll!

Namaste…

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Workout Wednesday & Two Badasses That Inspire ME every day!

Happy Wednesday my loves!!!! I have been having a very nice relaxing morning so far and I’m enjoying every minute of it.

Before I share with you this week’s routine, I want to shout out two chickies that always inspire me. It’s funny because both these ladies actually think I inspire them but it is quite the opposite. Every time they post a photo on instagram, it adds fuel to my fire…sooooo this is for you Kayla and Samantha…thanks for always inspiring me and living the #NoExcuse mentality!!!

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If you guys are looking for inspiration…go check out their IG pages and follow their kick ass journeys!

Okay, now to our workout. This week we will focus on legs and core and you will need 1 heavy weight (I am demonstrating with 35kb) and also a lighter one (I am demonstrating with s 20kb)

01/21/15 LEGS AND CORE 2-3 Rounds

1. ALTERNATING FWD LUNGES WITH KETTLEBELL UNDERPASS 8 ES

2. SUITCASE DEADLIFT 12 REPS

3. SAME ON LEFT SIDE

4. SIDE LUNGES WITH CORE TWIST 12 REPS

5. SAME ON RIGHT SIDE

6. WINDMILL 12 REPS

7. SAME ON LEFT SIDE 12 REPS

8. PLANK KNEE CROSS WITH LEG LIFT 12 REPS

9. SAME ON LEFT SIDE

10. MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS 20 REPS ES

 

I demonstrate all the moves below…

        

Namaste …

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