Super excited to share my FIRST Friday Five with y’all! Happy FRIYAY, may your weekend be filled with adventures and fun!
Tunes that inspire me to get my sweat on! Music has always been a huge driving factor in my life. I have music playing almost constantly and my most favorite part of my job as a yoga and fitness instructor is making awesome playlists to go with my classes. For me music elevates my classes or workouts to the next level. Right now I’m loving:
I’m always looking for new music, working on new playlists and finding songs to help inspire me and my students and take my classes to the next level. Feel free to follow me on Spotify to keep up with all the music action! I love the fact that I can rock my music all over Portland with my AfterShokz new PINK headphones and stay #AwareWithPink all day every day. They are also super awesome because they keep me safe while I’m walking my dog, riding my bike, or running the streets while jamming out to my favorite songs!
GIVE BACK! October is a big month, the seasons are changing, it has my favorite holiday (Halloween) AND it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! There have been many amazing, strong, inspiring women in my life who have been diagnosed and have fought the fight against breast cancer and they have all made me who I am today. I stand with them this month, and every month of the year, to find a cure and put an end to breast cancer. For the last 3 years I have raised money for and walked 39.3 miles for the Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer. It’s only a small part of what I can do to show my love and support for all the women who have shown me so much, It brings me so much happiness and gratitude that I get to share my time with survivors and supporters year after year. I’m already looking forward to the walk next year, I’m thinking I’ll do a new city to switch it up and fill my deep desire to travel!
One of my favorite ways to show myself love and self care is to make time in my week, sometimes even every day, to make a home cooked meal. I’ve found that creating space in my life for the small things has exponentially brought more joy, gratitude, and love into my life. Most recently, while traveling, I came to the realization that one of the things I love the most is creating food and meals at home. I absolutely love eating out and exploring each city I was in through my tastebuds, but I missed the simple of joy of making my own meals and sharing them with friends and family. Now that I’m back stateside you can catch me frying up eggs to top my morning avo toast, using farm fresh ingredients from some of the PDX local markets, and dancing to tunes with wine in hand at the end of a long day. With the change in season, I’m ready to whip out my favorite fall recipe and the plethora of delicata squash makes my fall dreams come true! I’m also so in love with the new meal service I started this week, but I’m saving that secret for the future – sneak preview below! YUM!
Get inspired HERE and if you haven’t had a delicata squash yet, give it a try and let me know what you think!
I’m currently obsessed with my #prAnaFallStyle Mattea sweater! It came with me all the way to Peru and kept me warm on my 50+mile trek through the Andes, more on that coming soon. My fave under layer right now is my Be a Unicorn #SweatPink tank – which I rocked so hard when I finally made it to the top of Machu Picchu! It’s amazing how finding the right clothes, that you truly love will help keep you motivated and inspired during challenging moments on the trail, in class, or on the go.
Friends that inspire each other make the world a better place. About a month ago, I was just minding my own business enjoying a coffee at my favorite coffee spot on Mississippi Avenue when this adorable pair of yoga leggings passed me. Never the one to pass up a chance to pay someone a compliment, I let her know, she told me she loved my dog and the next thing we knew it had been 30 minutes of non-stop chatter. I instantly had a girl crush and needed to know more about this woman.
Maria Atkinson is a beautiful soul, one who immediately makes you feel warm, loved and understood; she also happens to be the boss lady CEO and Founder of Jasper House Haiti. Her work is outstanding, her passion for what she does radiates through every bone in her body and her energy is inspiring. Maria’s steadfast dedication for women’s rights builds all of those around her up to find their fullest potential. I’m so grateful to have friends who are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. She inspires me to be better, stronger, and moreiving to others every single day! Maria, keep doing you girl! XOXOXO!!
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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AfterShokz in an effort to spread awareness about their new Pink Trekz headphones, in partnership with Bright Pink to support and spread awareness around breast cancer awareness. All opinions and words are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands the support the Sweat Pink community.