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:

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!

Women’s Natural Deodorant Review.

Hey all!

This post has been long overdue for information I wanted to post! Natural deodorant is such a hot topic the last couple years when more & more people are being cautious about what is in the products we’re putting on our body. I switched to Native about 3 years ago but noticed when I would try out the different scents, my skin would react. This reaction was typically during hot seasons like spring or summer. So my doctor suggested testing out different brands and you know this girl loooooves to try out different products. I wanted to make sure to give enough time for each of these (about 1-2 months) to see how my skin would react. This post today is a quick review of each of the different deodorants I tested out, where I got them from, and if I would continue to use them.

I was not paid to promote any of these items but this post does include some affiliate links which means if you purchase through them, I receive a small kickback. If you choose to order through these links, which you definitely do not have to, I greatly appreciate you supporting me 🙂

Starting with the Amazon deodorants:

  • Native: This one is $15 off Amazon and $11.97 as a Prime member. I’ve also heard you can find it at major retailers. You’re probably familiar with the Native brand since this is the most well known for natural deodorants. I started with this one years ago and loved the Coconut Vanilla scent. I didn’t notice any problems with it while I was using this deodorant out in San Francisco where the climate is a bit drier. Once I moved to CO, I ordered the Pear & Lavender scent and summer rolled around, my skin started to become dry and itchy. I have not ordered Native since but am not against trying out the Coconut Vanilla in cooler, dryer months.
  • Each & Every: Hands down my favorite that I’ve tried out so far. This one comes up for $15 on Amazon at the moment & claims to be Aluminum, Parabens, & Baking Soda free. I’ve been using Cedar & Vanilla and have not had any negative reactions. The texture is very smooth and glides right on. I actually found myself going back to this one in between trying out the others!
  • Underarmed: This company won me over by having THE BEST customer service & experience. I work in Marketing so I really notice the little things companies do. This brand sent a Thank You note with the order & if you reached out to them and left a review they would send you a travel size deodorant (pictured above & can’t have enough of those!). They also provided a 20% off code with the travel size item if you wanted to start a subscription. With so many options on the market right now, this small family-ran business really knows how to build a brand relationship. This one comes up at $17 on Amazon and I tested out the Lavender & Eucalyptus as my full size and the Jasmine & Rose as the travel size. Both smell amazing and I had no reaction to these. Underarmed came as a close second for me in my testing since I just love the smoothness of Each & Every.

Now for the non-Amazon options:

  • Avon OnDuty: This one was a recommendation from Mama Becky since she has been using this deodorant for years (She has recently switched to BeautyCounters). Avon is definitely the cheapest option at $3.60 but this one does not claim to be aluminum free as Aluminum Chlorohydrate is the main ingredient. It is nonscented and claims to be non-sticky and quick drying. This one was probably my least favorite as it is not the best natural option (sorry Mama Becky!).
  • Cleo + Coco: This one was a recent Christmas gift from Mama Becky since it was a recommendation on Good Morning America. It is an aluminum-free, charcoal deodorant that sells for $18 and you can also find it on Amazon. I’m currently testing it out & will update this post later with more thoughts but didn’t want to leave it out. I’m not in love with the texture but the Lavender Vanilla scent is wonderful!
  • Primally Pure: You know I had to add in my favorite brand, Primally Pure. I originally order this one after I saw a gal raving about it on Instagram. I ordered the Blue Tansy scent in a bundle around Black Friday a few years ago and feel in love with the scent of this deodorant. This one does contain Baking Soda so if you know your skin reacts to this ingredient than it might not be for you. The current prices on the site range from $16-$22 depending on the size you desire. I went back and ordered other products in the scent because I love it so much. (Psst: Code PrimallyAshRae will save you some $$)

Those are the few I’ve gone through in my journey so far & will continue to update. Following along with me on Instagram at @ashraeeiningyoga for day to day updates since I do still have a few on my list to try 🙂

And most importantly, have a beautiful Saturday!

Whole 30 Shopping List.

Happy New Year loves! I’m so excited for a new year but also to stop seeing people trash on 2020 because even through a pandemic, life is still so good. I always enjoy January since there is so much motivational energy in the air with everyone trying to determine their goals for the next year (my yearly goals will come in a later post!)

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, my boyfriend & I will be attempting a version of Whole 30 for the month of January to get the gut health back to a good spot and feel good before heading to Cabo at the end of March (send me your swimsuit recommendations!)

There are so many sales going on right now and I’ve been wanting to get up some favorites posts up for ya’ll but I’ve been too slow & busy with work to compile those before the sales are over. But a few I’ve been eyeballing is the up to 65% off from Beautycounter & the Christmas Bundle from HydroJug. I literally went a little crazy purchasing some new water bottles with the bundle, items from BruMate when their 20% of sale was going (looks like they have select items for 30% off now!), and a few fun ones off Etsy because I’m really trying to increase my water consumption in the new year. I’ve been slacking for a while so I’ve been looking for new ways to get me excited to drink water. A few other things I’ve done recently is stocking up on seltzer waters & MiO flavoring (Yum!)

Back to the Whole 30 plan! I’ve never fully attempted the plan so I’m really excited to find new food items and recipes. I’ve also never fully eliminated carbs and dairy from my diet (I have done no added sugar plenty) so am really intrigued to see how my body feels after the month.

Below is a rough shopping list I’ll be using throughout the month. If you have found items that are great, send them my way. I’ll be sharing a lot of large topics here on the blog but smaller updates on Instagram so following along there as well (@ashraeeining). For now, have a fabulous New Year Day – I love the clean slate of the first day of the month AND the first day of the year!

Shopping List:

Meats:

  • Shrimp
  • Tilapia
  • Ground Beef
  • Chicken
  • Shaved Steak
  • Eggs
  • Pork
  • Deli Meat
  • Sausage

Produce

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Green Beans
  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Avocados
  • Canned Veggies
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Lemon
  • Blueberries
  • Oranges
  • Dry Fruit

Additional:

  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Almonds

I can update this through the month for ya’ll as these items change. But if you’re also doing Whole 30 let me know so we can collaborate on ideas!

Gratitude + 4-7-8 Pranayama.

As I write this evening, I’m in the middle of cooking for a little dinner get together with a close friend. I’m having to double-up tasks from my to-do list lately because my cup is overwhelmingly full. I wouldn’t have it any other way at the moment because everything I’m currently investing my time in, I truly love to do. I also know that my schedule wont be like this forever and during the holidays I usually take a step back to relax.

All that being said I’ve also noticed, as grateful as I am with my life, I’ve been consuming myself in negative thoughts at times. Its as if I don’t allow myself to just fully enjoy where I am at. My schedule is filled with self-care, teaching yoga and fitness, working full time as a Digital Marketer, and spending a majority of my free time investing in my close relationships with friends, my partner, and my dog. I’m grateful quarantine has allowed me the space to find out where I want to truly spend my time. But….

I find myself thinking of how things could go wrong & I know A LOT of us do this to ourselves. It’s as if we’re waiting for the bottom to fall out somehow. And this is not healthy! I was watching one of my online trainings for my 300 Hour YTT program last night and our lead instructor was saying how we need to be careful with what we’re manifesting.

Read that last sentence again.

Wow. This really made me stop and think. Because it isn’t just the good we’re looking to manifest (promotions, raises, good news) but our negative thoughts will also manifest situations that we may not want! And this is what I’m currently guilty of. I find myself pausing in moments & being overwhelmed with how much I love my life and then just as quickly have negative scenarios creep into my thoughts because “life can’t be perfect”. But, yes, it can! We can appreciate how much we enjoy our lives when things are really good. We shouldn’t feel guilty for being grateful and fear that it won’t stay that way. Change is definitely inevitable but we have the right to appreciate the moments we’re in.

So, if you’re like me, and find yourself feeling guilty for appreciating your life, I encourage you to pause and enjoy the below pranayama practice when fear is attempting to rob you of your momentary happiness.

Breath Work:

The following pranayama practice is one of my favorites to practice & teach. It is referred to as the 4-7-8 breathing technique.

  1. empty the lungs of air.
  2. breathe in quietly through the nose for 4 seconds.
  3. hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds.
  4. exhale forcefully through the mouth, pursing the lips and making a “whoosh” sound, for 8 seconds.
  5. repeat the cycle up to 4 times.

The 4-7-8 breathing technique can also help to decrease anxiety, sleep better, manage food cravings and control emotional responses like anger.

300 Hr YTT + the Tridoshic System.

It’s been a moment since my last post and I’m not even sure where the time went. When I last shared, I was busy with personal running goals, teaching, and trying to suck up every ounce of outdoor time while the weather was still nice. I went through a few weeks of burn out where my creative juices had just ran dry and I wanted to honor the process that this happens from time to time. My body, mind, and soul was simply craving other hobbies to fill it up.

My schedule is still jammed back but I’ve missed my outlet here the last couple weeks. The spark came back with a recent decision I’ve made to sign up for my 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training! I’m very excited for this next step on my yoga journey and I’ll be sharing in a separate post about which program I’ve decided to go with. For today, I wanted to share a recent topic we are learning, The Tridoshic System.

The Tridoshic System is made up of the three different doshas; Vata, Pitta, & Kapha. These doshas are made up of a combination of the five elements; air, water, ether, fire, & earth.

Vata is made up of ether and air and has the characteristics of light, airy, cool, and lean. This dosha is associated with the seasons of fall and early winter. Pitta is made up of fire and water and has the characteristics of hot, warm, diligent, and tone. This dosha is associated with the seasons of late spring and early summer. Kapha is made up of water and earth and has the characteristics of slow, grounded, balanced, and receptive to sensation. This dosha is associated with the seasons of late winter and early summer.

I’ve wrote about the Doshas in the past and share a quiz you can take to see which one you’re personality aligns with. As I dive more into the information on the Tridosha System, I’m looking forward to food pairing to correlate with the dosha of the season and sharing with you!

September Running Goal.

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How in the world is it already September? I’m honestly not upset about it though since I’m so ready for scarves, warm coffees, crockpot meals, and all the baking. And with a new month comes new goals!

In August I was able to hit my 100 km (62 miles) running goal and had a moment where I considered bumping September’s goal up to 200 km. After some serious thought, I think that would be too large of an increase for me so we’ll just aim to go over the 100 km mark this month.

I’ve mapped out my daily distances again if any of you would love to run along with me! I’m also tracking a lot of my daily progress on my new Twitter account for the blog @ashraeyoga – come join the party there for random Ashley thoughts and sweaty photos. It’s going to be a good month!

Sept Running