Monday, September 15, 2014

Rock The Vote!!!!!

Happy Monday my loves!!!!!!! It is a gorgeous day in NYC! I had a great session with my client this morning and then came home and kicked my own booty.

So I decided that every Monday, I will post a new Vlog but I need your help. Should I call the Vlogs “Monday Morning Rambles” or “Monday Morning Coffee Talk”…Rock the Vote people!

On this week’s vlog, I talk about the Biggest many of y’all are missing Jil Jil? I miss her sooooo much but happy to see that Bob is still on the show. I am still feeling out the new trainers….

Also, I am looking for some book recommendations AND which do you prefer, a Kurig or a Mr. Coffee?

Oh and also a few months ago; I used to post Workout Wednesday, do you guys want me to bring this back? I miss posting these workouts but I want to make sure that you guys are still interested in seeing it before I bring it back every week.



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Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Morning Rambles

Happy Monday my loves!!!!!

Can I just say how good it feels to be back to my normal routine?!?! I took some time off post surgery but now it is time to get back to it. But one thing that this time off has taught me is to just enjoy life and the process!

Yesterday I worked on my vision/inspiration board and I love how it turned out.

Vision Board

it fits right in with the rest of the things in my room!

Inspiration Room

Check out my latest vlog where I talk about my inspiration board and how to handle (fitness) jealousy..


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Why you do this to me, Cervix??

If you get my Exorcist reference in the are awesome!!!!

I was going to write a blog of what is going on but I decided a vlog would be better! Thank you all for the texts and messages! Love you.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

August Goals…

Hey loves…

Can you believe that it is almost August?!?!?! Is it just me or has this year FLOWN by? Before we know it, we will be wearing snow boots again! THE TORTURE hahaha

With a new month, comes new goals. For me; my number one goal for August is to put myself out there and try new things and meet new people! This is something that I struggle with on a constant basis but I want to “let it go” (proceeds to sing the song)

Check out my video about hitting my July goals and what I plan on doing for August!


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Accountability Partner

Good morning loves! I am sorry that it has been almost one month since I wrote my last post. I guess life gets in the way.

I think people might have a misconception that people who workout often, must always want to do it but the truth is sometimes we want to sleep in a little longer and sometimes we may hit snooze for an hour straight. It is not always easy to wake up with motivation. This morning was one of those days for me. My alarm started to go off around 6 am and I hit snooze every 10 minutes. Before I knew it, it was already 7 am and I still didn't want to get up. Then my friend Sarah (one of the first blogs that I read was hers) sent me a photo after her kick ass workout and that was all I needed to Get. My. Ass. Up!

Sarah is not only my friend but we agreed to be each-others accountability partners. We don't workout together since we live in different states but everyday we "check in".  Here are three things that we do that might help you guys out.

  1. Set goals and share it with the other to keep you on track.
  2. Weigh in on the same day and share your progress.
  3. We are both on MyFitnessPal so every night we send each other our macro breakdown. 

These may seem like simple things but they truly help.

The best advice I can give to anyone that is looking for a AP is to find someone who has similar goals whom you know will motivate you instead of bring you down.

Sarah's tip: "One thing I would add is always be honest. If you're having a bad day, tell your partner. They can coach you to pick yourself back up or talk you out of a temptation. Plus your partner will be encouraged to know they aren't the only one who struggles sometimes."

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Mama Kuka Giveaway Winner!

Hey loves!!!!!!!  Thank you to everyone that entered my Mama Kuka giveaway!

 Mama Kuka

A lot of people tweeted it, but unfortunately some of ya’ll didn’t post a comment to be entered into the contest (I need the comments to include you into the drawing)

I used to choose the winner and it is…


“Danielle June 12, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Followed @Namaste_Mari on Twitter (@dnardi710)”

Congrats Danielle!!!!! Email me your mailing address so we can get your kit mailed out to you. You are going to love it!


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Monday, June 9, 2014

Mama Kuka Giveaway…

One of my favorite things about having this blog, is getting to share something that I love with you!

I was recently contacted by Mama Kuka YogaSpheres to try out their product and I jumped at the chance since I am in the middle of my year of yoga challenge (today is day 160!).

Here is some info about Mama Kuka from their website:

MamaKuka was birthed from the minds of two creative, innovative friends and fellow yoga instructors. Witnessing the wave of satisfaction that floods a student as they grab a toe for the first time, find a bind, or just discover extra depth in a pose inspired our YogaSphere™ strap.

Embracing this joy, our intent is to produce systems which provide adaptability, accessibility, and structural integrity to aid in the practice of yoga. From the most advance yogi to the budding beginner, we strive to put poses within reach for all.


Mama Kuka

I received my YogaSpheres last week and could not wait to try them out.

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The YogaSpheres come in sizes: 4", 6", 8", and 12" and the 100% natural cotton webbing allow them to be flexible yet sturdy.

And if you need them to be a little bigger (for poses such as bakasana); you can make a “daisy chain” to accommodate your needs.


I absolutely love these spheres and have been using them throughout the week. With a  traditional Yoga belt; you have to stop to adjust the size but with these it helps you transition from one pose to another with ease. Here are some moves that I did ayer…

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I can’t wait to try out even more poses…

The amazing people of Mama Kuka want to give one of my readers a YogaSphere kit to enhance their yoga practice!

How to Enter:

  1. Become a Fan on Namaste Mari on Facebook

  2. Become a fan of Mama Kuka on Facebook

  3. Tweet my giveaway and @Namaste_Mari (please note the underscore) and @MamaKukaYoga and use the hashtag #MamaKukaGiveaway

  4. Follow MamaKuka on Twitter @MamaKukaYoga

  5. Follow me on Twitter @namaste_mari

  6. Follow me on Instagram

  7. Follow MamaKuka on Instagram

Each one above, increases your chance to win so make sure to comment separately!

DEADLINE: Midnight Eastern Time on Sunday June 14th!!!…GOOD LUCK!!!!

This contest is open to US residents only.

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