Yoga with Jen

Reality on the Flipside... Word.

For someone who is thinking about yoga, especially as a beginner, it can be intimidating. I have first hand experience with this because that's how I felt after I had my daughter. I didn't quite understand yoga, the poses, what they meant, how was I supposed to feel during the poses...the list goes on of the thoughts that I had. Then I went to school and I learned so much...and I want to give back the knowledge I have experienced.

[03/20/18]   I have such a hard time trying to figure out something I like to eat that is healthy. My go-to is WaWa. I looked around one day for a good sandwich. This took awhile. I found something that caught my eye-a veggie sandwich! I read ingredients and it sounded good! Well it tasted great-to my pallet. I have been making it at home almost everyday for lunch. Love it!!

Grain bread-hummus-feta cheese-tomato-cucumber-roasted red peppers-Swiss cheese-lettuce-red onions


[03/20/18]   Meal plan for this week-
Monday - baked ziti with salad and garlic bread
Tuesday - sausage peppers onions with the side of baked ziti
(Lunch is baked ziti)
Wednesday - Family dinner mom doesn’t cook
Thursday - wings and sliced potatoes with cheese and salad
Friday - shrimps and linguine
Saturday - leftovers
Sunday - always spaghetti

This week cost was less then $60 for dinners only for six days and everyone with eat without a fuss, except for little Ian. I had a few saved items to work with.

[03/11/18]   I have realized something today-meal prep is not for everyone. I simply can’t do it. #1 I’m on a serious fixed budget for food for the entire family #2 I won’t make different dinners for everyone-I don’t have the time. I have a hard enough time trying to find a dinner everyone will eat #3 I can’t eat what is suggested to eat (and the rest is kinda gross)...and there are a few more reasons. So what I have been doing is trying to find what we ALL can eat, try recipes and keep what we like (plus it all needs to be on sale or have a coupon) #fittricks

[12/04/17]   If you have had two kids or more I would like you to try this...
1- lay down flat (can be on bed, couch or floor)
2- take 3 fingers and push them into your belly button. (Yes I'm sayin this)
3-do a crunch (lifting your head and shoulders up)
4-what did you feel around or on your fingers???

IF you feel the muscles crunch around your fingers you have disatisis recti

If you feel your abs come up-your good.

I have disatisis recti and I have been trying my hardest to find a way to fix this (non-surgical) and it has been hard. Please post/inbox/msngr if you have it. I would love for you to try a few workouts and see if they work for you. Some work and some don't. I've done a lot research and need feedback. For no other reason then to fix this...

How to Identify and Fix Diastasis Recti | Wellness Mama

After two years of attempting to lose my belly I have in fact went to the doctors to confirm that I have completely open diastasis recti. 98% of women have this.

Diastasis Recti is a condition of the abdominal muscles that can occur after pregnancy. Find out how to know if you have it and what to do.

5-Step Food Prep and Recipes Guide for a Lean, Healthy Body - Betty Rocker A fully stocked fridge with food you actually want to eat is a beautiful thing. Delicious dishes you can grab and eat quickly for those times when you’re busy, and ingredients to put together and cook when you have a little more time. In fact, I think that cooking and doing food preparation is one …

[02/02/17]   Random question:
What food item do you always buy and then throw out?

9 Weird Clues You're Protein Deficient If you answer yes to 3 or more of these things, it's time to take a serious look at your protein intake.

[12/07/16]   Love working on legs! Simple yet effective...

Energy Therapy

Many people practice yoga without knowing about Mudras. It's time for you to start using these hand gestures that stimulate different areas of your brain and promote health! Share these 8 poses with your fellow yoga lovers today.

[05/13/16]   Since breaking my leg...this...this is what I miss. Strength, intensity, power all within movements of your own body....

[11/30/15]   Many of you know, I'm on an amazing roller derby team central jersey roller vixens. And since I've had my son I'm out of shape, especially for a sport that is so physically involved!! I've slowly been practicing my yoga, and it has been such a struggle to do even a plank. I know I have boost up my workouts. Today I busted out my Billy Blanks Bootcamp, eehh was ok...then I figured I needed something more with higher intensity!! Insanity!!! WOW!!! I need air!! I feel great!! And no I definitely didn't do the entire video, I did the first 15 lungs needed a break!! Tonight!! Pranayama, and meditation-10 mins. It's the little steps...

[11/30/15]   Magic Monday!!! I feel like I'm the only person who likes Monday's...

[10/14/15]   Getting back on track....again!!! YAY!! I am so guilty of falling into the craziness in life and forgetting what I want to do and what I want to accomplish. With that being said, I need to be held accountable. I need to learn this for myself. I let too many things slide. I'm going to be working out in my yard...if you want to come, please do so. I think if I assume someone will come it will light a fire under my bum to get up, go outside and workout...I miss my yoga so much!!

[08/17/15]   8 weeks since little man has arrived. Got the OK from doctor, I'm ready to start moving!!! I usually never weigh myself but to let you know I'm starting at 188 lbs. My only goal is gain some muscle back, get my stamina back; and how I usually track my progress is how I feel in my own skin. Also this time around I want to fit into some of my clothes 😏😁

[07/10/15]   I am back at the beginning with flexibility. It was a bit difficult doing basic sun salutations...I definitely have to reconnect with my body again. My mind, well...I put in full attempt at meditation to only, fall asleep. Today I did a few squats while doing chores, and a few stretches in between. Not much today...but I have a half cleaned house. All positives!!! Keep moving

[07/07/15]   It has been a long time since I posted. Little Ian is here and I am ready to start my yoga from scratch!! I will be posting about my first sun salutation/SURYA NAMASKAR practice and my first re-attempt of meditation. If you are interested in weight loss the very end of my pregnancy I was 221 lbs (uncomfortable!!) and my week visit after I had my son I was 199.8 lbs. Previously with my daughter was over 200 lbs as well, but I lost and toned with doing yoga twice a week...this time around I know it is different so lets see how this works out!!

Swami Niranjanananda on "Higher Yoga Begins with Pranayama"

Yoga begins with Pranayama & Progresses in Koshas.

If Gandhi Took A Yoga Class

The world's most famous Hindu visits the world's least Hindu gym. See more LIKE us on: FOLLO...

[12/02/14]   I'm updating my page with new options...if anyone has any suggestions on what they are not seeing on other site, or what you may want to see more of, please let me know...blessed be

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