Motiv Customer service, Christie Brinkley and other things that are awesome.

First of all, a big thank you to the most awesome customer service that is Motiv!  They absolutely rock and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

As you may know I was having some issues with my ring and I contacted them and they were on top of it right away.  They are not only sending me a new ring but they offered to call and explain the issues so I would understand what was going on.  No need Motiv, the fact that your customer service is so great and the product has features that I do love, I’m a happy camper and can’t wait to receive the new ring.  Once I do, I’ll be giving it a full review but your customer service team deserves a trip to Hawaii because they’re the best!

Customer service

What is wrong with some of these internet trolls?  Someone actually said Christie Brinkley looked old.  Like, OLD.  Why not think of something else to call her, like attractive or smart or inspiring?  Nope you had to go and say she’s looking old.  Of course then they said but still pretty.  Really?

It’s okay though because Christie had the best comeback ever, she compared herself to wine!

Christie Brinkley

I love her.  And trolls, if all you have in you is a backhanded compliment you may want to search your soul for some real substance.  That is all.

Kudos to the Detroit Free Press who every week highlights a runner from their marathon.

highlight runnerAnd these aren’t elite runners, these are just every day ordinary runners like you and me.  How cool is that?

And before I go I just wanted to pat myself on the back a little bit.  I’m taking a little break from running for a week or two but I’m still walking occasionally and this week, I also did yoga, did some weight training and rode my bike and even when I start running again, this time, I’ll continue all of those things.

Hope y’all have a fabulous weekend!  Got any plans?

WTF Wednesday, Yoga not Doga

So, this time around I’m getting serious.  No, really.   I’m on a new diet which I’ll share with you guys at another time.  It’s supposed to be geared toward people with autoimmune issues so we’ll see how it works.  The most important thing is that I have to break my sugar habit.

addicted to sugar

As for running, I’m taking some time off but instead of sitting around or doing some half assed strength training, I’m going all out with strength and yoga.  I started yoga this morning.  I love using youtube for my yoga classes because there are tons of videos which cater to runners and I can pick from a huge variety.  And if I don’t like one, I skip to the next.  Easy peasy….except it wasn’t

Apparently, my dogs, who could care less about what I do for 8 hours straight after their morning walk, care very much about yoga.  I know this because exactly 30 seconds into my first pose they were both on top of me.

It is very hard to get into lizard pose when you have one dog licking your face and another standing on your back.  I might have to rethink this whole yoga at home thing.

At least I’m not alone.  You really have to make it to the 2:20 mark, you’ll thank me.

Do you workout at home?
Do your pets try to work out with you (and by work out I mean lick your face like you just ate a steak?)

A bra that can fix your posture and some other things.

It’s Thursday, time for me to reflect and take a look at some of the things that have inspired me recently or piqued my interest, so much so in fact that I like to share.  Here we go.

I love reading the instagrams, tweets, and blogs of Olympians.  When you need a little motivation, who better to get inspiration from than some Olympic athletes.

OlympianCheck out these 13 fitness pics/tweets/instagrams from some Rio bound athletes.

Do you tend to get a little obsessed with the number on your scale?  I will be the first to admit that I do.  I know better but it still gets me and if I’m not careful it can sabotage me.  I found this article very motivating and it reminded me just how unimportant the scale really is.

awesome absAnd besides, did you see her abs?  Holy shit!  Click here to read the full article.

I’m always looking for ways to style my longish hair without spending a ton of time doing so.  I like to look high maintenance with low maintenance effort.  When I saw how gorgeous this girls hair is, I was instantly jealous.

beautiful hairBut then I found out, she got that look with kitchen sponges.  For real.  With my OCD that is the one thing I have tons of.  I’m going to try it this weekend and I’ll let y’all know how it works.  Click here to learn how to do it yourself.

Do you ever read the best of craigslist ads?  Some of them are hilarious, like this one that I just saw yesterday.  I’m not sure if it’s serious or sarcastic but then she does have the massive Golbat tattoo.

Since discovering how badly my back is jacked up, I’ve been looking for anything I can get my hands on to help me strengthen my back and correct my posture and improve my imbalances.  I recently saw an article about a bra that helps correct posture.  A. BRA!

posture fixing braI’ve ordered it.  I’ll let you know.  If you want to know more, you can read about it here.

This lady is amazing and not because she can dance like someone half her age or even because of her age, she’s turning 98 very soon…..

oldest yoga teacherNo, Tao Porchon-Lynch is amazing for so much more, including the fact that at almost 98 she is the World’s oldest yoga teacher still teaching up to 8 classes a week.

Now that is inspirational!

Tell me about something that inspired you recently.