yoga for fitness and an Aurorae give-away

Hola Cottage Fix friends! A few months back I mentioned that Mr. Macho and I started a wellness makeover—the muffin top and potbelly had gotten out of control I’m afraid. We began counting calories, drinking more water, walking more, and lifting weights at our local YMCA. I also started taking a few yoga and cardio classes, sometimes on my own and sometimes with friends. I must admit, it was much easier to start a new class knowing a buddy was going to be there with me for moral support.

Cottage Fix blog - Aurorae Impression Yoga Mat

It’s been a few months now and I’m happy to say we’re sticking with it—for the most part. We don’t really count calories anymore, but we changed our diet to include more protein and vegetables and less junk food. I still eat dessert some (most) nights, and I’m not planning on giving that up. And as far as exercising goes, we are both addicted. It just makes us feel better, and sleep better too.

I recently got the opportunity to tryout an Aurorae Impression Yoga Mat. My cheapo mat had been causing me issues with slipping and knee pain, so I was so excited to try something new.

Cottage Fix blog - Aurorae Impression Yoga Mat

I carted my snazzy new Aurorae mat to class last Friday with a new sense of enthusiasm. About half way through class I realized I hadn’t really been paying attention to how I was liking it. And that’s when I realized how great it was. I hadn’t noticed anything because I wasn’t having any problems with it. I wasn’t slipping, my knees weren’t hurting, and I was completely focused on my breathing and poses. It’s thicker than my old mat and has just the right amount of stickiness. What a difference a nice mat makes!

Cottage Fix blog - Aurorae Impression Yoga Mat

Although I’m only a few pounds lighter, my clothes are fitting better and the muffin top is on the way out. I swear I just woke up one morning and that thing was there…blump. How does that even happen? Well, I feel like I’m heading in the right direction now.

Cottage Fix blog - Aurorae Impression Yoga Mat

I’m excited to offer a give-away for an Aurorae Impressions Yoga Mat. If yoga is not your thing, it also makes a fantastic gift for the Yogi in your life. After all, the holidays are just around the corner.  You must be 18 years or older to participate and there are three ways to enter. You can enter up to three times. Entries must be made by Monday November 16 at 5:00pm PT.

  1. Follow Aurorae on twitter and leave me a comment saying that you did so.
  2. Leave a comment about your favorite wellness tip or strategy.
  3. Leave a comment about who this yoga mat would make the perfect gift for.

If you don’t have a blog please leave me your email address. I will announce the winner on Tuesday November 17. Thanks so much for visiting and participating in the giveaway!

xoxo Sally

I worked with Aurorae on this blog post and all opinions are my own.

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3 thoughts on “yoga for fitness and an Aurorae give-away

  1. Julie

    Way to go, Sally! Sticking with an exercise and healthy eating plan is not easy to do. My daughter and some friends love yoga! I haven’t been able to get into the “flow” of it…but I am also good at finding excuses where exercise is concerned (naughty Julie.)

  2. kelly

    You are so disciplined! I wish I was. I love yoga. That mat looks like a good one too. I think it would be a perfect gift for ME! Then, maybe it would inspire me to get back into doing more often.

  3. kelly

    My wellness tip would have to be drink lots of water. And………..stay motivated to keep up your exercise. Don’t be like me and do it for a few weeks and then stop. Ha Ha.

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