Move to Love Yoga – Filming

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On Saturday morning I had an amazing time being part of a More to Love yoga class that was being filmed for a Bank of America commercial. (The founder/instructor Rachel won a BOA small business contest.)

I love More to Love! It’s such a body accepting experience.

I’ve written before about feeling self conscious being the only plus sized woman in an exercise class. With yoga classes before More to Love, that was nearly always the case. I’d leave class feeling unhappy – which made the class not worth it!

Enter Rachel, the yogi behind More to Love.

Here’s what Rachel said about the filming experience:

3 years ago I had no yoga students.

I had no yoga classes scheduled.

I didn’t even have a space to hold classes.

All I had was an idea and an invite to anyone who was tired of feeling like their body was something to be ashamed of.

All I had was a love for yoga and how it helped me feel more “home” in my bigger body.

So the invites grew…and more people joined me to practice yoga with a special twist.

3 years later….

This weekend, as the lights, camera and director kept calling “action!” — I kept having to pinch myself.

“For real? A major company’s commercial is staring ME and is about More to Love Yoga?”

But truth is it’s not about ME…it’s always been about YOU.

The body who craves freedom.

The bigger body who desires a deep, long exhale.

The fat butt that can rock a pair of leggings without a shred of fear.

The full belly who when laughs, jiggles and shakes with no reservations.

That’s what More to Love is…and this weekend, that’s what I know the big film crew captured.

So thank you to the Lovelies who made time in their day to join the filmed class.

And thanks to those who were joining in spirit.

And a future “welcome” to the soon to be Lovelies…we can’t wait to have you join us.

3 years is not a lot of time…so go do and create that thing your heart is pulling you towards.

You will not be let down

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The director put me and my purple shirt in the front row

– even when I told her I’m a yoga novice.

We’ll see if I make the final cut of the commercial.

Thank you More to Love for inviting me to be a part of your film & be one of the “Lovelies”.

I’ll be back for a regular class soon!

Brooks Bra Bash

Did you know, “sports bras should never celebrate a birthday”?

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I headed to Brooks Bra Bash at Marathon Sports in Boston to get a free sports bra fitting from Brooks.

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Since having a baby, I had no idea what my bra size is.

Can’t get back to getting fit if I don’t have workout clothing!

Thanks to the fitting, I got an awesome comfortable, new sports bra from Brooks that has enough compression that my large chest won’t bounce when I run!

Thank you to Marathon Sports for hosting!

I’m not even 5k ready post baby, but maybe I’ll get to marathon shape some day.

Opinions are my own. I was not compensated. Just a happy customer!

Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

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Graphic from Frugal Foodie Mama

Readers, you may not know this about me, but I consider myself a coupon queen.

You won’t fine me on an episode of “Extreme Couponing” anytime soon, but I do pride myself on being able to save big using coupons – especially in my weekly food shopping. (Hilariously, the coupons I have the most trouble with being scanned are usually from the supermarket itself, scanning issues caused by low ink in the machines that print them at the register.)

I always check for coupon codes before buying anything online, and see if I can find coupons to print or show on my phone before shopping at a retail location or heading to a chain restaurant.

I recently found out Groupon Coupons. You already know Groupon can save you money on experiences. (The Groupon Health & Fitness section is my favorite.)

Now, they can save you money with coupons too – often with exclusive coupons!

I can see myself using the Groupon Coupons section for Fitness & Diet and Clothing quite often. You can also search Groupon Coupons by store, like Lane Bryant, for example.

Who doesn’t like a great deal? Groupon Coupons will definitely be added to my list of must search sites before shopping.

All the Groupon Coupons are free to use and you don’t have to be a Groupon member to view them. Best part is, most coupons can be scanned straight from your phone, eliminating scanning issues at the register and saving your printer ink!

Have you used Groupon Coupons yet? If so, what’s your favorite coupon find from Groupon?