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Who Would Join Me?

by Courtney on May 31, 2012

You guys are so fun! I loved reading all of your ideas for holidays this morning. Some favorites…

  • “I think my holiday would be “National Everything is Free Day!” Now that would be my perfect holiday” – Hayley C @ Running Down the Runway
  • “I don’t know how crazy it is…but I would declare June 4th National Calories Don’t Count Day because it’s my birthday!” – Khushboo (not crazy at ALL, girl!)
  • “National running day where I could wear running clothes all day and run to and from work without anyone caring that I looked like a mess!” – Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
  • “How about national fro-yo holiday? We get the day off work and free fro-yo? haha. I think in August sometime.” – Lindsey (I’m SO in!)
  • “National Take A Nap At Your Desk Day! Hahaha. Just kidding. That’s just how I feel today.” – Yellow Haired Girl
  • “I’d declare my own Cookie Dough Day” – Alysha @Shesontherun
  • “I declare a day National Wear Slippers To Work Day or National Gym Clothes Day or National Almond Butter on Everything Day…” – Annette@FitnessPerks



I didn’t end up getting to BodyPump today, but I did come home and put together my own workout:

  • 20 minutes of HIIT (20 seconds @ 9.5mph / 40 seconds @ 4.5mph)
  • 10lb. Slimdown Xtreme Yoga DVD (~40 mins)

I felt like my body needed yoga more than anything else today, and my goodness did it feel good. Real good. In fact, I actually have an idea for a potential yoga challenge…what do you guys think? If I were to have a June Yoga Challenge, who would join me?

Post-workout, it was snack time. I gave another Simply Bar a try today. I wasn’t a huge fan of the last flavor I tried, but I could most definitely get in board with this lemon coconut flavor.


It was awesome.

Fast-forward a few hours later, after some necessary gchatting with Tina and a bunch of other work, I realized it was almost 1:30 and time for some lunch.

Are you getting sick of seeing yogurt bowls yet?


Well, I hope not…’cuz I’m not. Winking smile

Plain Chobani mixed with crushed pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, and honey nut O’s.


On the side: some baby carrots and roasted red pepper hummus.


Time to get back to work!

Question for the Afternoon:

A Yoga Challenge for June – Yes or No? Who’s with me?!?

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1 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness May 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Heck yea! We talked about this MONTHS ago and then I guess we forgot to come up with a plan…well now you did :) I am in!


2 Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl May 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Love yoga! Bring it on. I’ll do it with Runtothefinish Juice challenge and Powercakes eating clean challenge. June is a great month for all the above. And not tired of seeing your yogurt bowls. Actually kind of jealous. ;)
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3 BakingSuit May 31, 2012 at 2:37 pm

If it’s yoga I can do at home, I’m in for as much as I can manage!
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4 Danielle @ Dish'n'dash May 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Just about to go have my own yogurt bowl – love’em!
Bring on the yoga challenge! I want to incorporate more yoga into my life but haven’t followed through. This will be a good way to develop a good habit.
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5 Michelle@Peachy Palate May 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I’ll never get sick of yoghurt bowls (once there filled with soy yoghurt or banana softserve!) I need to bring more yoga in to my life…actually need to just bring it back. I used to be really in to Pilates…would that count? How often would the challenge be to do it? If you had DVD recommendations that would be great!
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6 Michelle @ Blogitness May 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I am all in for a yoga challenge!
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7 Tina @ Best Body Fitness May 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Loved our chat! :)


8 Sana May 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I am def in for yoga!


9 Sara @ The Foodie Diaries May 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Baby carrots and red pepper hummus are one of my favorite snacks!! yum! :)
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10 kristin May 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm

i’m in – details details….


11 Alysha @Shesontherun May 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I vote yes! As a runner, yoga can feel better than a massage.
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12 Shana May 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I totally agree! By Thursday, my muscles NEED it!
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13 Allie May 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I would love a yoga challenge! It would have to be something I was able to do at home though because my gym only offers yoga a couple of times a week and there aren’t any yoga studios nearby.
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14 Michelle (Better with Berries) May 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I’m in for a yoga challenge! Even doing it once a month would be more than I’m doing now :-)
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15 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I’ve never done yoga before. I’ve been interested to see if it would help with stress and relaxation :)
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16 Jessamy @ The Rambling Asian May 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I think a Yoga challenge would be awesome!! I would love to participate!! :)
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17 Shana May 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I try to do yoga a couple of times a week but sometimes there are days where I feel like I could do yoga for HOURS. I would be interested in a challenge!
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18 Julie May 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I did yoga twice this week and felt fantastic! Summer is such a great time for yoga, too, because the warm weather is great for stretching. Let’s do it!
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19 Lisa May 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Oooh, I wish I could like yoga. Maybe by doing a challenge I would learn to love it? Especially since I have to decrease my workout intensity a bit this week.
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20 Amy @ InspiredAmy May 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Haha I could never get sick of yogurt bowls.


21 Meghan May 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I would join the yoga challenge. I’m always looking for fun ways to increase my yoga burn.
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22 Rachel May 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I would totally join the yoga challenge! I’m just recently getting into working out more (thanks to all the fun blogs I read like yours), and I need fun ways to keep myself going!


23 Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy May 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I am IN LOVE with Simply Bars! Try the cinnamon ones..they are the best!
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24 Michelle May 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I would definitely join in on a yoga challenge!


25 Jess May 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Count me in, girl!


26 Kristin May 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I love yoga! I would definitely be in! Just did an hour at lunch actually :) One of the perks that my work offers is lunchtime fitness classes!


27 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

i’d TOTALLY be up for the yoga challenge! i’ve been doing more low key exercise (i.e. walking and yoga) lately, so it’d be right up my alley! count me in!
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28 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie May 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I’m with you, I need a yoga challenge!
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29 Sienna May 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I’m in for a yoga challenge! I know it’s so good for my body and flexibility but I never make time for it.


30 Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats May 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

At first I thought that was peanut butter on the side of your baby carrots. While at first I thought “ew that’s awkward” now I’m wondering what it would actually taste like?
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31 Courtney May 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I’ve actually had it…it’s good! :)


32 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I’ve been wanting to try the yoga classes at my gym … especially the hot yoga! :)
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33 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I would join you! What would the challenge consist of? I want to start doing more yoga, but I still want to keep up with my other workouts too.
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34 Sky May 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I have just gotten into yoga and am falling in love with it! I’m all for a yoga challenge!! Also, all of your yogurt bowls look delicious!


35 Jodi @ I Run for Food and Wine May 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I’ve been craving yoga the past few weeks, and that’s what I have been doing (20-30mins) after my runs. I don’t know if it’s just because my body is stiff, the heat or I subconsciously want my arms to look good for the summer ;) , but I’m in!
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36 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 31, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I will never be sick of seeing yogurt bowls! Bhahahhaha! I have been wanting to try Bikram yoga for the longest time! I’m in! ;-)
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37 Emily S May 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Yes!! A yoga challenge!! I know I need it more often!


38 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 31, 2012 at 7:53 pm

It’s impossible to get tired of yoga bowls!
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39 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 31, 2012 at 7:54 pm

yogurt!!! Haha
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40 CJ @ May 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm

i have never done yoga! maybe a challenge would be the inspiration I need to get started!
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41 Alexa May 31, 2012 at 8:16 pm

i would totally be up for a yoga challenge! check out these amazing yoga blogs
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42 alycia May 31, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I would def be on board with a yoga challenge. I’m trying to get back in to a fitness routine and I really want it to include yoga.


43 Khushboo May 31, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Ha ha woo my holiday made the cut- let’s keep it in mind when Monday rolls around! I need more yoga in my life so I’m down for your challenge :)
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44 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 31, 2012 at 11:01 pm

YES yoga challenge! YES!
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45 Kaitlyn May 31, 2012 at 11:46 pm

id totally do a yoga challenge with you! especially because I actually just signed up for an introductory month at a studio in my neighborhood!! :)
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46 kait June 1, 2012 at 12:01 am

I would definitely join the yoga challenge! My hamstrings are TOOO tight!


47 Anna June 1, 2012 at 12:30 am

Totally in for a yoga challenge!


48 Sam @ Fit for My Fork June 1, 2012 at 3:17 am

I’d be interested in a yoga challenge!
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49 Caitlyn M June 1, 2012 at 4:19 am

I am really happy to see that you’re converting to the Simply Bar!

A few months a at work, I was on the service desk and starving with absolutely no fuel within reach! I am typically skeptical of all things in bar form (excluding a few well known health food bars, like Larabar), so when I saw this little bar on sale, I was at first completely uninterested. Then, I tried it.

The chocolate raspberry is yucky! The Cinnamon Vanilla is possibly my favorite! And, the cinnamon itself. I haven’t tried the Coconut Lemon. Is it more coconut-y or more lemon-y?

Also, I’d love to join a yoga challenge.

Stay lovely,

— ps: I am currently in a renovation of my blog, so there is little-to-nothing happening on it. Previously, I was working through Tumblr ( I’d love you for to check it out, and I’d love to keep in contact. Yours is one of my favorite blogs, my girl! :D
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50 Courtney June 1, 2012 at 7:57 am

I’d say it’s probably more lemony than anything else. Definitely yummy though!
Thanks so much for reading, Caitlyn :)


51 Shannon June 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Yoga Challenge sounds pretty fun- it’d definitely help me attain better balance. I don’t have a yoga mat or fitness DVDs so…count me as a maybe?


52 Carly June 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

Im in for yoga! One of my
Summer goals was doing yoga at least once a week; I want to touch me toes soooo bad(:
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53 Kristi June 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

Yes! Yes I will join you!


54 Stephanie @My Freckled Life June 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I would join you – I need more yoga in my life!
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