Lazy Lizards Yoga Review and Giveaway

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Hi Friends!

I’m off early this morning to present at the ARC of Illinois Conference to talk about the benefits of exercise for kids and adults with autism and other special needs!  It’s a busy day and long day!!

Lazy Lizards Yoga sent Sara one of their kids yoga mats!  Let’s just say that Sara is enjoying a little yoga these days!  With animals to match the poses this is the perfect little yoga mat for any little yogi!

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With the poses printed right on the yoga mat Sara is able to go through a series of poses on her own!  I think these pictures say enough!  Gotta love an aspiring yogi!   This is the perfect gift for any little one!  It would also make a great addition to any kindergarten or preschool gym class!  Lazy Lizards Yoga has a wide variety of mat colors and videos that are available on their website.

A little bit more about Lazy Lizards Yoga:

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Adorable kid sized yoga mats are perfect to motivate your little yogi to get moving! Twelve Poses are printed on the mat in simple line drawn style that are easy to follow, as soon as kids unroll the mats they start trying to do the poses right away.  Lazy Lizards Yoga Mats are created for a way for kids to “own” their practice.  Make it theirs and not just something that mom does.  There is even a place at the bottom of the mat that says “this mat belongs to___________.”  So it can be personalized.   Its just the right size for them to roll up and carry themselves to the park, backyard, class, or friends house.  The mats are 24W x 48L and just the right size for small bodies.   They are eco- friendly and recyclable, free from toxins, PVC, latex, and natural rubber.  Lazy Lizards Yoga mats, come in four different colors, blue, green, purple and lavender.

Seems to be that kids yoga classes are popping up left and right these days!  Workout as we all know is so beneficial and it’s important that we teach our kids to love it too!  Sara loves exercising!  Yoga, running, biking… you name it the girl has a passion to just move!

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Do your kids like to workout?  How do you involve your family in fitness?

One lucky winner will be sent a yoga mat from Lazy Lizards.  Leave a comment below telling me why fitness is important to your family or why this yoga mat would be perfect for the little one in your life.  This giveaway is open to US residents and I will select one winner using Random.Org on May 1st.  You can get a bonus entry by tweeting and leaving me a comment telling me that you did!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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I’ve been seeing these Currently themed posts all over the blogger world and after seeing Marcia’s last week I decided that I wanted to start doing one once a month… so here we go!

Reading: I’ve been trying to make a habit of reading in bed before bed.  Lately it’s been my IDEA monthly magazines, SELF and yes sometimes I read the Oh She Glows Cookbook before bed.  I realize this is a bit odd but does anyone else read cookbooks before bed?  I’d love some quick easy reads for my plane ride to Cali on Saturday!  Suggestions anyone?

Running: Well, like a hamster I have been doing most of my running on the mill due to this winter but I am so loving when I get outside for my outdoor runs.  Now the water fountains need to come on!!

Non-Running Workout: I’m all about my classes at The Dailey Method!!  I’ve been at it for 3 months and have seen some amazing changes in my body!

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Drink: Coffee with homemade almond milk, green smoothie and tea at night!  I’m also loving Cocogo for hydration purposes.  If you haven’t tried Cocogo I highly suggest it!!

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Excitement: I’m so excited to go visit my sister and brother in law this weekend and FINALLY meet my new niece!

Garden Item: I’ve got my herbs and kale planted!!  YEAH!  The rest of the garden will follow in the coming weekend!!  Can’t wait for lots of goodies right from the garden!  Have you planted your garden yet?


TV: I’m all about The Following. Season 2 has been amazing!  Just 1 week after this  past Monday and directly after The Following is over, 24 returns!  I can’t wait!


Not-So-Healthy-Indulgence: I have a problem with nut butter these days.  It’s technically not that unhealthy but when the spoon goes into the jars there is just no stopping me!

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Healthy Indulgence: Veggies… greens and more veggies.  I grilled tons of veggies last week for Passover… while the snow fell but boy were they amazing. They were awesome all week as leftovers for lunch!  Can grilling season get here already?


Pet Peeve: I don’t like when people are late.  It’s always been my Pet peeve.  When I was pregnant people told me once I had a kid I would understand it and never be on time but that’s not the case.  The hubs and I are very punctual people.  Lateness has always been my pet peeve!

Mood: Happy!  Not sure if it’s the 100 Happy Days Challenge that is really making me appreciate all the great things in life or the changing of the seasons but things are great!

Tell me what’s going on currently with you!


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A Sweet Treat and Giveaway from Sweet Riot

There is no secret that I have a bit of a sweet tooth.  As a kid I didn’t love chocolate but that has all changed.  I used to solely like milk chocolate but boy oh boy, have I found some amazing dark chocolate out there and now it’s my go to chocolate. I don’t even look at the milk chocolate stuff!!

Let me tell you about Sweet Riot!

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Sweetriot is human, globally responsible, irreverent and built for a new generation.

  • We use premium, high quality, and all-natural ingredients.
  • We believe in fair trade with developing countries.
  • We celebrate culture and diversity through our products.
  • We create sweet experiences for our customers, partners and employees.
  • We are young at heart, energetic, down-to-earth and contribute to the greater good.

Sweet Riot has some amazing sweet treats that are pretty guiltless!  They sent me a variety of samples to try out and of course I and to share!

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There 100 calorie snack packs are awesome.  Sara was really all over those.  The Yummies are just like M&M’s and who can turn down jelly beans and gummy bears?

Calling all moms… these snack/treat packs are a much healthier alternative to some of those other candies out there and the taste is great!

no artificial colors | no artificial flavors | no preservatives

0 trans fats | non-GMO | no hydrogenated oils | USDA Organic

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The ingredient list is short and simple and nothing that you find in your typical candy store!  These make excellent treats for after dinner or meals and are great for kids and moms alike!

I’ve been carrying around the Cacao nibs tins in my purse when I need a little mid day sweet treat!

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Sweet Riot wants to give one winner a sweet tin of their amazing chocolate squares 

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Do you want to try out Sweet Riot.  Use the code FitRunningRiot2014 for 20% off your total purchase.  This code is good for anything in their store except their monthly riot club memberships.

Also Sweet Riot promotes recycling of their tins!  After my tin was empty, which didn’t take long I added some cashews and cacao nibs and carry them around with me in my purse!

Please note that this giveaway is open to US residents.
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Disclaimer:  I was provided theses samples and tasty treats by Sweet Riot.  It was my choice to do the review and all opinions are my own!

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Weekend Photo Dump and Boston One Year Later

Happy Monday

I’m linking up with Katie again for another Marvelous in My Monday!

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I don’t know about you but we had the most spectacular weekend.  For starters the weather was AMAZING and I got to spend loads of time with my two loves!

photo 24 Weekend Photo Dump and Boston One Year LaterWe went to the movies on Friday for a fun treat!  Can you spot the extra muppet?

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This happened on Saturday morning!

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A pretty spectacular double digit run!  The first double digit run since last July before my injury!  It felt SOOO good!

We spent loads of time on Saturday outside playing, biking and eating!

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Saturday was also the Oh She Glows Cookbook “Cookoff”

Diptic3 Weekend Photo Dump and Boston One Year LaterMaking the vegan Life Affirming Nacho dip which was truly life affirming, veggie burgers and Frozen Dessert Pizza!  Everything was sensational!

After another outside run on Sunday we enjoyed a day of family time and got our herbs planted!!

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Sara and I got much needed haircuts and then had a family dinner!  For the first time since last summer dinner ended with grilled pineapple!  It’s one of my favorite things to throw on the grill in the summer.  Have you ever had it?

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It’s hard to believe that today is the Boston Marathon and while last Tuesday marked the one year since the Boston bombings I thought I would take a minute today to wish all the runners the best of luck.  Last year I blogged about my Boston aspirations here before the bombings occurred and then the next day I posted my thoughts the horrible bombings here.

Today, millions will be watching the Boston Marathon or watching the pre and post coverage of the race.  You don’t have to be a “runner”  to appreciate the hard work, dedication and commitment that goes into running a race and most of the time runners have stories or reasons why they run!

Boston continues to remain on my ultimate running bucket list.  If you are a runner is on yours?  Next year I’ll be 35 and will enter a new age bracket and will need to run a marathon in 3 hours and 40 minutes which breaks down to 8:23 per mile.  It’s doable… I think so we will have to see what 2015 brings for me running wise!

How was your weekend?  Will you be following the Boston Marathon today?





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Friday Thoughts and Finds!

Happy Friday!  I apologize for going MIA for a couple of days!  Passover at the start of the week really just made me fall a bit behind and I by the time I would sit down at night I was just spent!  Lots going on this week including a mid week birthday party!  Something had to give!  I hope you will forgive me but if you follow me on Instagram you know that my week has been filled with lots of goodies in the mail which ultimately means more goodies for you!

In other news our weekend started yesterday afternoon!  Woo hoo for a much needed long weekend!!!

1) If you read my blog you know that I have participated various blog hops with Runaway Bridal Planner!

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I’m excited to announce that I am going to Co-hosting the Shape Up for Summer Giveaway Bloghop from May 9th- May 25th.  Fellow bloggers, click on the link here to sign up!  For everyone else get excited for some amazing and awesome giveaway coming in a few short weeks!

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2) I don’t have the best skin especially in the winter.  I envy those with perfect skin!  If I had the funds and the time I would go and get facials once a month but that’s not really an option!  I’ve always had that oily t-zone issue.  So I was thrilled to try outAdovia Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask on my face.  I’ve used it twice and love it!  My skin feels cleaner, clearer and tighter.  This stuff is great!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
3) Amazing Grass sent me some of their products to try out for both Sara and I!  We each got fun bottles for our smoothies!

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Sara sampled and enjoyed the the Kidz Superfood! Talk about sneaking in veggies!  Kidz SuperFood Chocolate is a nutritional powerhouse that combines 31 rainbow colored fruits and vegetables in a delicious chocolate drink powder. One serving gives you the antioxidant equivalent of 3 servings of fruits and vegetables.

I got to sample the Raw Reserve Greens plus protein!  An AWESOME addition to my morning green smoothie with 100% raw greens and 14g of protein!

4) Chicago Vegan Foods sent me a little care package a few weeks ago and I apologize for taking so long to tell you about it!

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For starters my daughter is a marshmallow lover and she gets it from yours truly.  Do you know what I used to do when I was in college after a few too many drinks?  I used to eat spoonfuls of marshmallow fluff and my favorite time of year was Peep time!  My high school boyfriend asked me to prom and did a scavenger hunt throughout the house.  Each clue had a box of peeps!  No joke!  My favorite way to eat them was to put them in a bowl and microwave them for 10 seconds!  YUMMY!

Anyways, Chicago Vegan Foods sent me some of their Dandies. Dandies contain to gluten, dairy, nuts, fat, or gelatin.  I had intentions of making something with them and I eventually I will be in the meantime Sara and I have been eating them here and there right out of the bag!

They also sent me some of their Teese to try out which is an awesome cheese alternative to all who are dairy free or vegan!  Teese melts and stretches, making it perfect for pizza, lasagna, quesadillas, or grilled Teese sandwiches.

5)  My friend and I are doing an OH SHE GLOWS COOKBOOK FEAST tomorrow night!  I can’t wait!  I had three of her dishes at Passover this week!  Nothing in her book has disappointed me and I know our full meal tomorrow night will be amazing!

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6)  I’m getting a haircut on Sunday!  Woo hoo!!  I can’t  wait!

7) Temps this weekend next week look pretty good!  I’m hoping to finally get a double digit run in tomorrow!  If only they would just turn on the darn water fountains around here!

So, now it’s your turn!  Tell me something exciting that you are doing this weekend or a new find that you are loving!

Disclaimer:  I received these products in exchange for a review.  All opinions are my own. 

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