Here’s the first week of yoga poses for the Let’s Get Flexy October yoga challenge. As of Wednesday, I’ll have done yoga for 160 days straight! That seems like such an impossible number to me, but now that I’m here, there’s no way I’m stopping.
Yoga time = pet me time.
I wasn’t really ready for the back bend prep. I haven’t done back bends in years, and it was definitely a weird feeling to bend back but not land on the ground.
I’ve been searching for my strap to help with handstands and just found it, so instead of folding all the way forward, I decided to use the strap to help.
I played around with rotating the shoulders to grab the feet from above and could do it one at a time, but not in time to get a picture. I’m going to keep practicing it.
I’ve gotten a few VoxBoxes from Influenster*, and this was the one I was most excited for. I received a Victoria’s Secret Sport Standout bra and the Knockout High Rise Capris. Honestly, ever since trying their new sports bras a couple months ago, these are the only ones I’ll wear now. I hadn’t yet tried the other sport clothing (Pink yoga pants are one of my favorites).
The bra is great because it’s really supportive, but without making you feel like you can’t breathe. It’s also not a struggle to get on and off. The biggest plus is probably the support, but I also love that it’s lightly lined and gives you a feminine shape.
The pants are awesome quality. They’re thick, but breathable and stretchy. I really like the high waist and the drawstring that’s hidden. And even though I haven’t used it yet, I also really like the hidden pocket. I pretty much wear them all day, every day. I was really digging the athletic wear from Target, but now after trying these, my Target pants feel thin and stretched out. These feel like nicer and higher quality material.
Generally for yoga I wear a cami top with built in bra, but the Victoria’s Secret Sport bra has been invaluable for handstands and inversions (if you know what I mean…).
(*Influenster is a program that sends you products to try and review. You take a survey, and they match up the best products that fit with your lifestyle. Let me know if you’d like an invite. This is a sponsored blog post. Influenster provided me with complimentary Victoria’s Secret products to test and review as part of a contest.)
I’ve been wanting to get a cloth wallet for a while to replace my $10 faux leather one that I’ve had for years. It’s not a cute, purposely vegan wallet, it was just the cheapest one I could find when my last one fell apart. Even though it’s not real leather, I’ve been wanting a new one (I plan on donating my old one since it’s still in good shape) because it looks like leather, and since I wouldn’t want to use real leather, I don’t want something that is supposed to be fake leather. I’d been looking at wallets on Etsy, but either I didn’t like the style, or they seemed way overpriced.
A friend of mine, Gina, has an Etsy shop where I purchased a tea wallet a while back and wanted to see if she could make a regular wallet for me. The wallet she made totally blew me away. Style wise, it was exactly what I was looking for. I gave her a really vague description of what fabric I’d like, and it was like she read my mind. I love the patterns and the colors. It only took a few minutes after receiving it to have it filled up and ready to go.
Check out her shop. She also makes wine bottle bags, cat nip toys, shopping bags, makeup bags, and other cute things.
Fox approves. I wonder if it was anywhere near the cat nip cat toys? =)