Pranamat ECO Review!

Have you heard about the Pranamat ECO? Let me introduce you! The Pranamat ECO is an acupressure mat {or a modern-day bed of nails} It has 221 little lotus flowers covering the entire top of the mat and each Lotus flower 25 spikes on it so the mat is literally covered in 5000+ little spikes…Whoa!

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  • Size: 28.7 × 17.7 in (73 × 45 cm)
  • Cover: 100% natural linen
  • Lotus-flower massagers: HIPS plastic certified for use in surgical equipment
  • Mattress: 100% natural coconut fiber
  • Mattress cover: 100% untreated cotton
  • 221 lotus-flower massagers with 25 petals each

It comes in multiple colors

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The Pranamat ECO can be used for back, neck or/and shoulder pain, tension pain and headaches, relief from stress and menstrual cramping. It can even help increase energy, help you fall asleep faster, cellulite reduction and sciatica.

Upon opening the box there is a great user guide along with the mat, it gives suggestions for how to use the mat and for how long. It suggests using the mat up to 20 minutes for stimulation and energy and 20 to 40 minutes for relaxation for tension relief and falling asleep. I would recommend working up to the 20 minutes if you are sensitive to the pressure. Some may be able to easily lay on the mat for 20 minutes whereas another may only be able to do it for 5 minutes. Pay attention you what you body is telling you. You do you.  The guide comes in four different languages Latvian, Russian, French and English

My Pranamat ECO {LAVENDER & LAVENDER $135}

The first time that I used my Pranamat ECO, I laid it down on the couch and I put a pillow under my head, as soon as I laid on it I was happy I was wearing a T-shirt and not a tank top because the lotus flowers are very prickly and the skin to mat contact was a little too much the first time  {I would definitely recommend  wearing at least a light T-shirt the first time you use it} Don’t worry you get used to it quite quickly! I can easily now lay on it with my bare skin and fall asleep!

I suffer from a lot of tension pain in my neck and upper shoulders as well as tension headaches and let me tell you the Pranamat has been amazing!

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Recently, I had a really bad tension headache from the back of my skull down my entire neck and tops of my shoulders. I grabbed my Pranamat ECO and I rolled it so it pressed on all the areas with tension. I’m not really sure how long I had been laying on it when I realized I no longer had a headache and I was feeling really good. That was pretty much the moment that I was sold! It’s helped with serious pain in my low back due to an over done workout, seriously within 10 minutes I had zero pain…it didn’t come back.

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I lay on it when I have bad cramps and the pain disappears after about 5 or so minutes.

I used to help the degenerative/buldging disks in my neck/uppr back {AMAZING relief!}

My husband and have both used it on long car trips! It has been amazing at relieving that back ache you can get after being in the car for hours!

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The Pranamat ECO is also great for sore muscles after an intense workout, by simply laying the sore area on the mat you almost feel relief immediately!

I use it every single afternoon when the kids go take naps and have quite time. I put it on the couch and put pillows under my head and knees and relax! Couple this with some lavender essential oil in a defuser…prefect! Since getting this mat I have noticed a huge change in my pain, stress and relaxation!

And my kids LOVE it!

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The Pranamat ECO can be used when practicing yoga, however try to stick to a restorative practice. I have personally loved this mat for legs up the wall…talk about relaxation!

I completely love this mat and highly recommend it if you suffer from anything I mentioned above! My 72 yo mother is so impressed by it that she has ordered one of her own to help with her fibromyalgia and arthritis, just in the times she has used it a my house she has had so much relief!

Don’t let the $135 price tag bother you…this is worth EVERY SINGLE penny!

I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Pranamat ECO and Dmitry for sending me this amazing mat!!

*Although Pranamat ECO did send me these products to review I was not compensated  for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own.

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Kushyfoot Fall/Winter 2015 Collection {Review & GIVEAWAY!!}

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Remember a few weeks ago when I shared with you guys my new love for Kushyfoot?

I am beyond thrilled to bring you another collab with Kushyfoot and share some of the new fall/winter 2015 collection.

Since it is the  fall winter collection I’m sure it won’t come as any surprise that I received quite a few pairs of tights! I am so excited about this because I love tights in the fall and in the winter, so I really feel like this was a tailor-made collaboration for me!

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In addition to the tights I received a fantastic pair of fleece knee-high trouser socks, a pair of sheer anklet socks and a pair of my all-time favorite flats to go!

Here’s a little breakdown of everything…

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Fashion Tights in Fishnet $7.49

Anyone who grew up in the 80s knows the importance of a nice pair of fishnet tights! I have been loving these, I love that I can throw on a dress and a pair of boots and these fishnets and have a super cute outfit! I wore these out a few days ago and I got so many compliments! My sister-in-law said that they were the nicest quality she’s seen in a long time!

Fashion Tights in Diamond $7.49

I was thrilled to receive this diamond pair of tights, the pattern is so beautiful! Every time I wear them I get so many compliments on them! I’m thinking I need to get another pair or two for fall and winter because I’m probably going to wear these out wearing them so much! Oh and these tight have a massaging soul which is really comfortable I highly recommend them!

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Opaque Tights in Navy Blue $7.49

O love these navy blue opaque tights! I have a really cute dress that has a navy blue bodice and I have had a really hard time finding a pair of tights that match…well wouldn’t you know these tights are a perfect match! As with the other these tights have a massaging foot sole and are super comfortable. Just like the others  I get compliments on them all the time I think it’s because they are navy blue and it’s just not the color that you see very often. I highly recommend these as well!

Shaping Tights in Black $7.49
These tights have the massaging sole as well and a controlled top so they’re not sliding down. These are the perfect black tights to take your outfit up a notch of chic! I love the way that these tights look with my brown boots, pink boots, black boots, camel boots, they look good with everything! I do really love these and I highly recommend them as well!

OK so we’re seeing theme here!  I 100% recommend kushyfoot tights!

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Trouser Socks $5.99

Oh these socks! SUPER soft and cozy inside! I have been wearing theses no stop! They are perfect with dresses, jeans, pants whatever! They have kept my feet so warm and I love that! If I was going to buy a 2nd of anything I received it would hands down be another pair or two of these! You need these!

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Sheer Anklet $11.97 / 3 pairs

these adorable little sheer socks go great with dressy shoes or converse. They are really thin so they work great with heels or even TOMS! I personally have been wearing them with jeans and converse or with my ugg boots {you know sometimes those boots just get too hot ;)} I’m really glad I got these…I honestly probably would not have bought these on my own but I do like that they are a pretty little sheer pair of socks…great to throw in my purse especially for trying on shoes!

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Flats to Go $9.99-$11.99

If you read my last post {you can read that here} you know that I am just in love with these, so I was beyond thrilled to receive another alligator print! These are perfect I can keep a pair in the car and keep a pair by the front door and always have access to them! I wear them all the time. I have had so many people send me emails since my last post asking about them! I had one particular reader email me because she did not believe me that they were so inexpensive, she was sure they were actually high-end flats!! I assured her they were $11.99 and she was thrilled and let me know she had picked up a few pairs! As I mentioned in my previous post…YOU NEED these!! Get them today! They are great!

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If I didn’t mention something that you’re looking for chances are Kushyfoot has it on their website I highly recommend heading over and see everything else they have!

Head over to KushyFoot and tell me what you love!

OH but wait there is MORE!!!! Want to win all the products that I received? One lucky winner will get EVERYTHING that I just talked about!!!

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Giveaway will run from 11/06/15 – 11/15/15

I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to the lovely Alexa at *Lipton Publicity and *Kushyfoot for sending me this awesome fall line!

*Although Lipton Publicity/Kushyfoot did send me these products to review I was not compensated  for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own.

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Kushyfoot Review

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When Kushyfoot approached me about reviewing some of their products, I honestly had never heard of them before but I love trying new things so I was excited to give them a try. After doing a little research and discovering they have been around since 2003 and have pretty fantastic products I was even more excited!  Their name is not only cute but it’s also very clever because since the main goal of Kushyfoot is to provide comfort for your feet throughout the day! Kushyfoot offers tons of different tights, knee highs, socks, foot covers and flats to go.

Kushyfoot sent me some really great stuff!

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including:

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Athletic Foot Cover Designed to wear with your runners, or canvas sneakers, this foot cover provides extra comfort in your shoes for sport activities.

unnamed-2I really like the Athletic Foot Cover a LOT! They have a fantastic heel gripper that keeps the sock in place rather than sliding off bunching in your shoe and being just plain uncomfortable! Although these are meant to be used with tennis shoes or similar I actually wore them with a pair of combat style boots…all day long…well guess what? The socks totally and completely stayed in place! I was really impressed with the heel gripper, not only with my boots but also when I wore them running. When you are a runner you know a thing or two about ankle socks, actually I rarely ever where socks running because regardless of the style they always seem to slip off my heel or they are too high and add pressure to my ankle. That is not the case with these! I really think these socks will be perfect to throw on with a pair of ugg boots this winter to add a little extra comfort and warmth! Oh and the cut of these socks are great and are perfect to wear with TOMS or Converse and you can’t even tell you have on socks!

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Yoga Socks Kushyfoot® yoga socks are one-of-a-kind. Made exclusively to fit like a glove, socks feature open toes and a non-slip sole to grip the floor and mat. Perfect for activities that require balance and stability. Yoga socks also keep your feet clean and help warm up feet in winter months when your muscles are cold. Also great for Barre and Pilates! 

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unnamed-4I LOVE these Yoga Socks! They are comfortable and make holding even the most difficult poses so much easier! The non-slip sole is the perfect amount of grip. I have had non-slip socks in the past and they have either had way too little grip that serves no purpose or way too much sticky grip, resulting in having all kinds of gunk stuck in the grippers…yuck! In fact I have a few different yoga mats and one of them is notoriously slippery…I mean I feel my foot slipping in the warrior 1…now that is slippery! So I was so excited to try out these Yoga Socks with that particular mat! YAY no slip baby! In my opinion these are more than just yoga socks. I do NOT wear socks to bed, in fact I hate wearing socks to bed because me feet get way too hot, but I also have very dry feet and heels, {although these yoga socks were not necessarily intended for this} they are AMAZING to wear over an overnight foot moisturizing  treatment and I can wear these to bed because I guess my feet can breathe because my toe are not confined inside the sock…ok so I’m a little bit of a weirdo but there is no judgement here 😉 All in all I love these for many different reasons, plus they are toe sock {is that what their called? That’s what I’ve always called them…you know when your toes each have their own little home!} This was my favorite type of sock with I was a kid!

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Flats To Go Designed with a soft sole, flats can be rolled up or folded so that you can tote them in your purse ready for any potential shoe emergency. Designed for indoor use and occasionally on smooth outdoor surfaces. Great for travel too!

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unnamed-8Out of everything I received I was most excited to try out the Flats To Go! I wasn’t really sure what to expect?! I was so incredibly excited when they arrived and I discovered that not only are they very lightweight and very well made but they’re super comfortable AND extremely trendy and fashionable!! Flats To Go are designed for indoor or smooth surface outdoor use {so you won’t want to go hiking in them 😉 } I’ve gotta tell you I LOVE THEM!  I really want to get all the other style and stash them all over the car and in my purse so I will always have a super cute pair of shoes when my feet are achy or cold!unnamed-7

They fit perfectly in my purse…did I mention they fold up and take up very little space! How many times have you worn the super cute but VERY uncomfortable shoes to a wedding or party only to have your feet are screaming half way through? Yeah…been there, the Flats To Go are PERFECT for just such an occasion! These would be a perfect addition to a travelers carry on bag for both walking in airports and keeping feet warm on the plane. I have a quite a few friends who are excepting over the next 6 months and Flats To Go would be an awesome baby shower gift for mama! These would be excellent for swollen feet and for the hospital. I’m sure I don’t have to say this but…I love Flats To Go I’ve worn them to the grocery store, doctors appointments, PT appointments, church and of course they’ve gotten a TON of use around the house, but I think the best part about the Flats To Go are the reactions I get when people realize they are not high-end ballet flats! Quite a few of my friends have already picked up some Flats To Go and I’ve only had them for a few days, I really think that speaks volumes about them!

I love everything that Kushyfoot sent me and cannot wait to try out the Lace Foot CoversPeep Toe Foot Cover and of course Snake Print Flats to Go®

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to the lovely Alexa at *Lipton Publicity and *Kushyfoot for sending these awesome shoes and socks!

*Although Lipton Publicity/Kushyfoot did send me these products to review I was not compensated  for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own.

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Goals!

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This week #SweatPink asks: “What are your current fitness and healthy living goals? What’s your strategy for staying on track with achieving your goals?”

This couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, with the season change quickly approaching {where I live at least} and the face that I’m currently battling a significant slipped and bulging disc that is pinching a nerve in my back {do to a serious fall} and lot of taking it easy {Bummer!} This seems like a perfect time to set some new goals! Hmmm, you know what? Some time a little reevaluation is exactly what you need to get motivated!

My Current Fitness & Healthy Living Goals

  • Heal & find workouts that I can do with my injury:

Because I really have to take it easy on my upper back and shoulder I’ve really been focusing a lot on lower body workouts, walking and running with my husband!  I have been doing Zumba and honestly a whole lot of Pinterest searching for lower body workouts that will be gentle on my back, that will make me sweat, and give me the cardio I’m looking for. Like this one from the always encouraging and lovely Natalie Jill

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Let’s talk ZUMBA!!! Honestly guys, if you are feeling down, discouraged or just not motivated I HIGHLY recommend Zumba! It’s so much fun, gives an awesome cardio workout and you can do it at home when ever you want! For me personally there is a huge plus, even with my injury I can still ZUUUMMMBBBAAA! Here are some of my favorite YouTube videos all from CLUB FITz…my personal fave! These 6 videos can act as a super fun and intense cardio workout {the first video is a slower warm up video. I end with it again or stretches}

I dare you not to have fun and feel ready to conquer anything the days throws at you after doing one or all of these Zumba routines! I know I do injury and all!

  • Give my body the right Fuel:

I have recently really gotten back on track with my healthy eating goals! YAY! A few months ago I kind of slipped off my low-carb eating…ugh…yes I paid the penalty and gained back some weight. I was extremely disappointed {even thought it was my own fault} so my husband and I reassessed our eating and realized we needed to get back to our low-carb lifestyle and hit it hard! I have already seen results {we were on vacation and ate like crap but I didn’t gain at all!} I feel so much better, I have so much more energy and I know it’s because of my low carb lifestyle!

One of the ways that my husband and I have achieved our low-carb lifestyle is honestly by using the entire Atkins line! I have shared before how much I love the Atkins so I won’t go on and on about it! See my posts about Atkins HERE!

  • See my progress: 

Keeping track of my fitness, weightloss and eating is really important for me. There is just something about writing it down that makes me feel more accomplished! For this I have been using a few different printable that I created months ago for my readers!

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  • Get more sleep:

This remains an ongoing struggle for me.  I aim to be in bed by 10:30/11. However I have a really bad habit of  “oops I forgot” until oh 11pm. My goal is to delegate my “day” time better and learn that I DO NOT have to do something I forgot to do during the day….it CAN wait. It will be difficult but I am determined to get the sleep I need and my family needs me to get!

What are your current fitness and healthy living goals? I’d LOVE to hear! 

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Oh just a #LiveInprAna Wish List

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Today’s #liveinprana prompt: What item in your workout ensemble needs an upgrade OR browse the new prAna collection and show us what’s on your wish list?

Since a new season it about to start {well at least where I live ;)} Of course I headed over and pursued prAna‘s website and very quickly I realized my wish list was pretty big! Have you checked out all the great stuff from they have? Something that I just love about prAna is that they are not only a fitness apparel website, there’s everything from jeans, sweaters, coats jackets, accessories and of course fantastic fitness and yoga apparel as well as yoga mats and yoga straps! There are defiantly a lot of things in both my fitness and street wardrobe that really need to be replaced and updated!

I wanted to share with you my prAna fitness wish list and prAna my street clothes wish list!!

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Street Wear with prAna

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I love the prAna fitness apparel so much I decided to make a Pinterest board “prAna“!

What item in your workout ensemble needs an upgrade OR browse the new prAna collection and tell me what’s on your wish list!!!

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#1MillionMinutes #liveinprAna Mad Lib!!

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This week Sweat Pink and Fit Approach are partnering up with prAna to help us get closer to our goal of #1MillionMinutes! 

Did you know prAna has just launched their new Fall collection and we could not be more excited. So many cute pieces to choose from. What’s on your wish list for fall?unnamed-12

Yay!! I’m so excited for the next two weeks of #LiveInPrAna and to be starting today off with a fun mad lib!

I’m so excited to rack up more minutes towards our awesome goal of reaching 1 million minutes this summer!  While most of my sweat has come from hiking and playing outside with the kids {trampoline, swimming and football mostly} , I have also done quite a bit of walking {a 5k every night with my hubby!!}

To motivate myself to get from homeschooling the kids to running with my hubby and through my day,  I always have to be armed with water and protein snacks. I find that the more hydrated and alert that I am, the more determined and successful I am at achieving my goals.

Since staying on track requires so much focus and energy, I think it’s important that I treat myself! If I were going to reward myself with something from prAna this week, it would most definitely be the Arka JacketMaison Legging Dreaming Top from prAna because they are totally on point with my style, super cute and function-able with my life style! And that Arka Jacket…SWOON! 

I tag Thea, Janessa and peacce2784 to join me for this week of #1millionminutes for a chance to win some fantastic goodies from prAna!

Join in on the Mad Lib fun and the daily prompts:

Monday, August 10: Show us your weekly workout attire. How do you go from one workout to the next? #1millionminutes #sweatpink #liveinprana @prana @FitApproach

Tuesday, August 11: What item in your workout ensemble needs an upgrade (show us in a selfie) OR browse the new prAna collection and show us what’s on your wish list (a selfie works!)? #1millionminutes #sweatpink #liveinprana @prana @FitApproach

Wednesday, August 12: What does a fitness lifestyle mean to you? Show us! Is it life in leggings? Always being gym bag ready? Getting outdoors more? #1millionminutes #liveinprana #sweatpink @prana @FitApproach

Thursday, August 13: Partner burpees? Double downdogs? Rock climbing? What’s your favorite buddy workout or move? #1millionminutes #sweatpink #liveinprana @prana @FitApproach

Friday, August 14: What are your fall goals? Show us! #1millionminutes #liveinprana #sweatpink @prana @FitApproach

Saturday, August 15: Get outside and salute the sun – whatever that might mean to you! #sunsalutesaturday #sweatpink 1millionminutes #liveinprana #sweatpink @prana @FitApproach

Sunday, August 16: Gym bag packed? Meals prepped? What are your favorite ways to make your weeks a little easier? #1millionminutes #liveinprana #sweatpink @prana @FitApproach

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Killer Kettlebell WOD

This has been my favorite Kettlebell WOD {workout of the day} for a while now!

Heres a few things before you get started:

  • If you are new to Kettlebells then start out with a lighter weight {5-10 lbs} you can always go heavier once you have gotten used to the lighter bell.
  • Use the weight that is right for you. Don’t get over zealous and use a weight that is heavier that you are used to, work up to a heavier weight.

Like most of my workouts this can be done pretty much anywhere! Its a fairly quick yet butt kicking WOD!

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If you would like to add something to this I would highly recommend kettlebell halos {my hubs favorite!}

Kettlebell pictured | DemonBell 26lb. SugarSkull “Demonbelle” I LOVE DemonBells the products and the people! If you have not checked them out you need to!

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