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Friday’s Food & Fitness: National Yoga Month

  • September 5, 2014
  • By Brittany
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Friday’s Food & Fitness: National Yoga Month

Hey all! First Friday of September done and dusted. I’m still loving this weather! Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday’s Food & Fitness!

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I’m sad that my grilling days are officially over. We spent our last weekend on Cape Cod for the season over Labor Day. We are going away next week on our official babymoon and by the time we get back, it’s going to be baby crunch time. We did a good send off though with this epic dinner:

Grilled artichokes with olive oil and salt.

artichokes

Grilled kale. They’re basically kale chips on the grill but they are so crunchy and yummy!

crispy grilled kale

Grilled rosemary-apricot chicken. Sound fancy but seriously it’s so easy. The marinade is just apricot preserves, fresh rosemary and white wine vinegar heated for one minute in the microwave and then brushed over the chicken before grilling.

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This couscous salad was amazing! I just added some cherry tomatoes, chopped dates, sliced dried apricots and sliced almonds. It was slightly sweet but also kind of savory. Great combo!

couscous

Also, can we please talk about this for a second:

pumpkin chobani

Pumpkin mania is beginning already! Also the limited batch Chobanis are such a great marketing strategy. Gets me every time.

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The most exciting thing happening this week in fitness was Athleta’s Crush of Adrenaline Fashion Show as part of New York Fashion Week.  If you haven’t checked out my recap, here are two reasons why you should:
1.) It was quite possibly one of the coolest events I have been to ever.
2.) I stayed up way late to make a video of the event (experience the coolness for yourself!). 
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Did you know that September is National Yoga Month? It’s time to get you om on! Here are a few ways to participate.

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1.) Join me in participating in Athelta’s #BalanceBasics Instagram challenge. It’s super easy, just follow @kinoyoga @beachyogagirl and @laurasykora and check out the daily pose. Take a photo of yourself participating and you could win a prize!
2.) Attend a live class! Find a class near you. It doesn’t have to be official! Just get into yoga!  There are so many awesome benefits!
3.) Try some yoga at home. This is one of my favorite ways to practice yoga. I love MyYogaWorks and YogaGlo. Both are incredibly reasonably priced per month and have a huge collection of classes with different instructors in all different styles.

Readers, are you participating in National Yoga Month? What’s on your radar for fall? How do you feel about the annual pumpkin craze?

By Brittany, September 5, 2014
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