Fall ZYIA Outfit Inspo.

Happy last day of SEPTEMBER!

It’s Fall fashion season!! A million heart eyes coming from my way because it’s MY FAVORITE!!!

How can you not love being cozied up in cute clothes, sipping warm coffee, and walking through the falling leaves. Fall is by far my favorite season, followed closely by Spring and Summer. I just get so excited to bundle up again once the weather starts to cool down.

So for today, I’ve pulled a ton of Fall outfit inspiration for you all! Mixes of classic, closet items and Zyia activewear (of course!). I hope you enjoy these looks and if any specific item catches your eye, just comment for the direct link!

September Shopping Link: https://www.myzyia.com/ASHRAEEININGYOGA/shop/catalog.aspx?displayCategory=NEW01

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake.

Who else is in seriously early Fall mode?! Because I am right there with you!! I’ve been online shopping for fall decor and new clothes now stop and we’re still in the 90’s in Colorado.

But with my Fall feels comes all the cravings for yummy, warm food. So I’m sharing one of my favorite late night treats when I’m having a sweet craving: Chocolate Protein Mug Cake!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cocoa powder (I get mine from Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 tbsp Brownie Batter Chocolate Protein
    • Mine is from Clean Simple Eats
    • You can easily replace this item with any Chocolate Protein Powder. I’ve also used Vanilla before.
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Topping:
    • Trader Joe’s Coconut Whip Cream

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a large mug.
  • Cook 2 minutes or until fully cooked through.
  • Let sit for about a minute.
  • Top with Whip Cream & enjoy!

Let me know how much you love this one or how you make it your own!!

ZYIA Activewear: Becoming A Rep.

I stumbled across ZYIA Activewear through a friend on Instagram about 8 months ago. I had heard about the brand through the grapevine but never gave it much thought until I ordered my first pair of joggers. This is where it all started!

I’m obviously a major fan of fitness, outdoor adventure, and any kind of activity so I’m pretty much living in activewear all the time but I’ve never been brand loyal. Which looking back on this, kind of shocks me. I work full time in the marketing industry and help businesses every day with building a brand audience but I personally was not tied to one activewear brand. Until I found ZYIA activewear. Not only do I absolutely love every product I own but I’m fascinated with the community aspect they have built. Not only for their customers but their brand representatives as well. Which is why I became a ZYIA rep.

I’m so in love with the side hustle I’ve been able to build outside of my day job and teaching that I sharing about the opportunity here for others that might be interested!

  • How do I become a rep?

First of all, to become a rep you just need to purchase a starter kit.

  • Can the starter kit be customized?

While you cannot choose what items come in your kit (but you will love it all!) you do choose the sizes of each piece. You also receive a $100 giftcard to specifically pick a few more items.

  • Do you have to keep inventory?

Nope! The great thing about being a Zyia rep is that you don’t have to keep any inventory. Instead customers place orders through your personalized rep website and they ship from the warehouse in Sandy, UT. No post office stops at all!

  • How much is your website?

Your personalized website is only $15/month in the US or $21 in Canada. However, your first two months are free with the purchase of your kit. And you have the opportunity to have the fee waived by selling $600 USD or $840 CDN each month.

  • What is your discount as a rep?

Zyia reps get 25% off everything! Always and forever.

  • Is there a monthly minimum to stay active?

Nope! What makes Zyia so amazing is that they don’t require monthly minimums to stay active. Instead you have 6 month blocks to hit your minimum requirement. That means if you don’t sell anything for several months you’re still considered an “active rep”. They have also kept the minimum low so it is completely attainable.

They require $300 ($420 CDN) between January-June and $300 ($420 CDN) between July-December. The bonus is your kit and anything you purchase with your discount counts towards this number.

  • How do you make commissions?

Commissions are paid on sales placed through the rep’s personal website. Commission percentages are between 20-32% depending on your rank in the company. If you choose to build a team you will make commissions on their sales as well.

  • Is it fun?

Absolutely! The Zyia community is amazing. There is so much support and training and love & people love leggings.

If this sounds like a journey you’d like to be a part of, you can join my team today! Simply start through this link: https://www.myzyia.com/ASHRAEEININGYOGA/content/join.aspx

If you have questions or are curious to learn more, I can always be reached through the comment section here or by email at ashraeeiningyoga@gmail.com

If you’re wanting to see more ZYIA activewear, follow along with me:

Memorial Weekend Side Dishes.

I LOVE Memorial Weekend! It feels like the official start of summer and kick off to the warm season, water activities, hiking, BBQs, and everything outdoors. I’m also a huge fan of all the food that comes along with this season. My two favorites – cool dips and salads, and I’m sharing two of my party specialities. Trust me, I’ve had plenty of approval on these two dishes at get togethers.

Caprese Salad:

Grab yourself some mozzarella pearls, diced cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and balsamic vinegar. I throw all my ingredients in a Pyrex glass dish, seal the lid, and shake it around. Serve on the side of burgers, chicken breast, tacos… pretty much anything that comes off the grill!

Corn Dip:

Mix together a can of corn, feta cheese, diced cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and fresh squeezed lime. Just like my salad, I throw this all in a Pyrex glass dish, seal the lid, and shake. Serve this as a dip with tortilla chips or use as a salsa topper for tacos. So yummy and fresh!

These are guaranteed crowd pleasers or a nice late night snack after a day of outdoor adventure!

What I Order: Chipotle

I’ve become a huge fan of Chipotle lately since there is a convenient location right around the corner from the Barre studio I teach at. But I try not to eat out that often because I enjoy cooking at home, saving money, and knowing exactly what I’m consuming for nutrients.

The guilt-free benefit of Chipotle is it’s a larger chain that provides nutrition options across the web so when I’m busier and don’t have time to stop at home to cook lunch or I’m getting home late, I know I have a healthy option in reach. Here are three of my personal favorite orders:

  • Lighter = Steak Salad:
    • Order a salad with steak, black beans, fajita veggies (I order a double order), and tomatillo-green chili salsa. If you’re looking for extra fat – add a small scoop of guac.
      • Calories: ~325
      • Protein: 31 g
      • Sodium: 955 mg
  • Protein Packed = Chicken Rice Bowl:
    • Order a bowl with chicken, brown rice, black beans, shredded cheese, fajita veggies, and tomatillo-red chili salsa.
      • Calories: ~685
      • Protein: 50 g
      • Sodium: 1,400 mg
  • Tacos:
    • Two crispy corn tacos with black beans, guacamole, fajita veggies, lettuce, and light queso.
      • Calories: 436
      • Protein: 10 g
      • Sodium: 497 mg

I rarely skip an order of chips and queso as well for some splurge. Enjoy & stayed tuned for future ‘What I Order’ posts at different locations (Have a suggestion – send it my way!)

Week 4: May Push UP Challenge!

It’s the final countdown!

The final week of the May Pushup challenge is here and I’m taking you all the way through the 31st of May. We have a fun & challenging last couple days, so let’s finish strong!

Week 4:

  • Day 22: 70 Wide Pushups
  • Day 23: 15 Reverse Tricep Pushups (4 sets)
  • Day 24: 10 Wide + 20 Diamond Pushups (3 sets)
  • Day 25: 15 second forearm plank + 15 second high plank (repeat 3 rounds for a total of 1:30 minute total plank)
  • Day 26: REST!
  • Day 27: 30 Wide (4 sets)
  • Day 28: 10 Tricep pushups + 30 second forearm plank (3 sets)
  • Day 29: REST!
  • Day 30: 80 Wide Pushups
  • Day 31: 2:30 minutes Plank

You’re crushing it!!

Week 3: May Push UP Challenge!

Pulling this image from the archives of 2017 yoga challenges because definition GOALS. After a productively active Saturday, I’m looking for all the motivation for getting in some movement this Sunday.

Sharing the next week’s push-up daily lineup to help inspire you as well!

Week 3:

  • Day 15: 10 Wide Pushups, 10 Tricep Pushups, 10 Diamond Pushups
  • Day 16: 10 Wide Pushups 10 Diamond Pushups (3x)
  • Day 17: 5 Wide Pushups + Walk into Plank between each rep (5x)
  • Day 18: 30 Second Forearm Plank (5x – 2 minutes and 30 seconds total)
  • Day 19: 60 Wide Pushups
  • Day 20: Rest!!
  • Day 21: 2 minute High Plank hold

You guys are totally crushing this challenge and it’s getting me really excited for future challenges and all the ideas I have to share with you all!

I’ve been busy completing my 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, teaching, and working for my Marketing job but am getting so inspired by future goals of my own to expand my teaching knowledge. I’ve also just invested in a new adventure to be a ZYIA activewear rep and I’m so pumped to share all about this in future posts. Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Dijon Mustard Salmon Bowl.

I forgot how delicious a well-cooked salmon filet is until earlier this week! I normally always have a bag of frozen salmon in my freezer for quick meal options and Monday night was one of those. I unthawed the fish in the fridge through the day and then cooked at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes with a side of diced sweet peppers.

Below is the glaze and oil topping I did for both – which I always just eyeball these ingredients to personal preference.

Salmon Glaze:

  • Dijon Mustard
  • drizzle of Honey
  • Soy Sauce

Sweet Peppers:

  • drizzle of Olive Oil
  • Salt (I buy a mixed jar from Whole Foods which is amazing)
  • Black Pepper

I added the fish and peppers on top of brown rice and spinach for a pretty filling dinner. I was pretty satisfied!

May Push UP Challenge!

Each May, I desire a little extra push throughout my over-excited body. Like the winter layer has shed and I have all this pent-up energy, craving just a tad bit more than my normal routine. No matter that be a switch in eating habits or activity, I’m out seeking a CHALLENGE! Which bring us to the May Push Up challenge this year – daily pushups, every day of May because why. freaking. not.

We’re almost half way through the month and here is the first two weeks of the schedule. Come back each Saturday for an update for the next up-coming week!

Week 1:

  • May 1st: 25 Pushups, 30 second High Plank, 25 Pushups (athlete choice for the first day)
  • May 2nd: 10 Wide Pushups (5x)
  • May 3rd: 30 second High Plank w/ 10 second break (4x)
  • May 4th: 20 Wide Pushups, 10 Tricep, 10 Diamond (3x)
  • May 5th: 30 Diamond Pushups, 30 Wide Pushups
  • May 6th: 1 minute High Plank, 35 Tricep Pushups, 1 minute High Plank
  • May 7th: REST!

Week 2:

  • May 8th: 1 minute forearm Plank, 40 Wide Pushups
  • May 9th: 30 second High Plank, 10 Diamond Pushups (4x)
  • May 10th: 60 Wide Pushups
  • May 11th: 15 Wide Pushups, 10 Diamond, 10 Tricep (4x)
  • May 12th: 10 second Forearm Plank, 10 second High Plank (3x – 1 whole minute)
  • May 13th: REST!
  • May 14th: 1 minute 30 second High Plank

Stay tuned for the remaining weeks as well as Squat challenge for July!

Target Winter Sweatshirt Review.

It’s Target Sweatshirt review time!!

I’ve been working from home since last spring due to the Pandemic and my sweatshirt collection definitely shows it. I went a little crazy on my investment into my Work-from-Home wardrobe lately so I thought I’d share some of my favorite items for my friends on here so you can be cozy and cute while working in your remote offices as well 🙂

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram stories recently, you know I’m in the middle of my microblading healing process so I was trying to be uber careful with putting on these sweatshirts over my head. If you’ve been interested in the microblading process, I’ll share my whole experience soon once the final results come through. (Right now they are a bit scary close up!)

I’ve had a couple favorites from Aerie and Kohl’s recently too but today’s post is focused on Target finds since we all love a one-stop-shop. Here are my reviews starting from top left, moving across, and then down to bottom right:

  • Universal Threads Blue Tie Dye Hoodie: I did not think I would like this hoodie as much as I do. It is very loose-fitting, soft, and comfy since I sized up to a medium. The neck hole is loose so slides over your head really easy and looks adorable tucked in the front or untucked. I also really like the rounded bottom instead of straight across and that it is longer in the back and covers the bum. Unfortunately, this one is not available online anymore (you might be able to find it at your local Target store in clearance) but I found this alternative tie-dye crewneck from the same brand.
  • Hooded Fleece Universal Thread Sweatshirt: I’ve seen a ton of people rave about this hoodie across social media and wanted to test it out. I chose the red color (which is still currently available online) and I’m a huge fan of the faded look. This is a tighter fit since I purchased a size small and it has a very tight neck hole so you have to be careful sliding it over your head for make-up, messing up your hair, or being careful with your eyebrows if you’ve had microblading recently like me!
  • Zoe + Liv Aspen Crewneck: This has been my favorite sweatshirt to throw on to head to teaching class or run errands. It is never wrong to have a simple gray crewneck to have to go with any color bottom. This specific Aspen style is not available online but I found an alternative ‘Always Grateful’ graphic sweatshirt that is also super cute and from the same brand. I love the way this brand fits and has enough fabric for a tuck front without being too tight (I sized up to medium for an oversize fit).
  • Def Leppard Graphic Sweatshirt: I get THE MOST compliments on this sweatshirt and I believe it is the spotted pattern that is similar to tie-dye [but just different enough] and the large tiger image that is very eye-catching. I sized up to a medium in this one as well to give room for the front tuck [which you know I’m a huge fan of].
  • AC/DC Washed Graphic Sweatshirt: I love the washed tie-dye for this sweatshirt. It gives this one a light-colored look without being too bold so you can pair it with a lot of different bottom options. This sweatshirt is very light and soft on the inside so it’s great under a coat for colder days or on its own for warmer days.

This has been my go-to look for work-from-home days so that I feel a little bit cute but cozy enough to get work done at my computer for extended periods. I get motivated to have options to choose from so I’m not bored of my wardrobe but I want to make sure I use the items I buy, so I’ll only share items I absolutely love. I think clothing purchases are important because you want to invest enough to have quality pieces but not break the bank. I think Target has done a solid job this season of providing affordable cute pieces – I’m already eyeballing a few other items I need in my closet!