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Chicago Mom & Wellness Blogger  Helping you make small, mindful changes that create monumental results🖤 ✖️Yoga & Fitness Instructor ✖️Holistic AF ✖️Health Coach 💌 info@carlajian.com

Who needs a STAYCATION?! We love @conradchicago and they are offering 50% off 2-night stays with their 2nd Anniversary sale. Available to book for 24 HOURS ONLY! ⏱ Sale starts TODAY 9 a.m. Rates for as low as $85 per night. Visit conradchicagohotel.com/offers/ to book. ➖
A percentage of the proceeds from this flash sale will benefit @yg_chicago, a local non-profit organization that creates and implements school-based programs that enable children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, succeed in school and in life. I can’t think of a better way to #giveback, am I right⁉️
📷: @hannahschweissphotography

Happy 7th Year Wedding Anniversary to my guy! It was (far from) a perfect romantic day. I was at a training all day, I ended up writing in his card and wrapping his gift right before I handed it to him, and then we ended our beautiful dinner in a stupid marital fight. Marriage isn’t perfect, and it’s not suppose to be. AM I RIGHT⁉️ We fight hard, and love hard. That’s what you get with two fiery Leos. 🔥 So proud to be your wife @optimusprime730. I f*cking love you. Now time to make up...😘
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#leo #couple #1111 #happyanniversary #marriage #love

✖️STRONG WAISTLINE TIPS✖️This past July I made mindful changes to get stronger. I’m NOT a 100% clean eater. If you’ve seen my instastories or been out to eat with me, you know I LOVE to indulge (guilt free!). I don’t go a day without eating 🍫. The majority of my week is consuming food that allows me to perform strong when I teach/take. I’m sharing my favorite tips that are part of my lifestyle, not a quick fix. Try these for at least a month...
➖ SCHEDULE EXERCISE: Schedule cardio, heavy weight training, yoga, etc. like you would schedule any other appointment.
➖ TRACK FOOD: Know what you eat and how much you eat. Even if it’s healthy.
➖ TIMING IS EVERYTHING: Intermittent Fasting can help trim your waistline when it’s done in a mindful way. Don’t starve yourself.
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HOW you do these will give you long lasting results. It’s not a one size fits all thing so do what transforms YOUR body. #BioIndividuality. Do you practice any of this? What are your tips or thoughts? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
📷: @alialistone

My favorite way to dress up my black yoga leggings 🖤 My @rachellynnchicago Evil 👁 bracelet/necklace and the coziest cardigan from @shopsanems boutique.
What’s your favorite way to dress up your leggings?! .
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Use code CARLAJIAN for 25% off online @rachellynnchicago! .
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#yogapants #evileye #cardigan #styledbysanem #rachellynnchicago #ootd #armcandy #shoplocal

Did you catch the epic #PrimeBrunch on my instastories yesterday? Matt and I treated ourselves to a date at @primeprovisions. Their grand buffet had lots of lean protein options, perfectly portioned bite size desserts on a FERRIS WHEEL 🎡, mimosas and more! I scored major points taking my hubby here. Make sure you check his funny boomerang bomb in my instastories. It’ll make you 😆.

NAMASTE means the divine in me bows to the divine in you. 🙏 How’s that for sending you some good vibes? Have a beautiful weekend, friends!

➖ACTIVATED CHARCOAL WAFFLES➖ Couldn’t make up my mind if I wanted savory or sweet for breakfast so I did both! Are you SAVORY 🥓 or SWEET🍫?! ▪️ Let me know below 👇🏽 if you want this super easy, damn good recipe!
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#glutenfree #paleo #dairyfree #nongmo #sundayfunday #waffles #breakfast #bacon

TULADANDASANA aka Balancing Stick Pose.

HOW: Reach your arms overhead and interlace your fingers with the pointer fingers extended. Tone your entire core (front, back, sides) and slowly raise one leg behind you as your hinge forward creating a T shape with your body. Align your ears with your arms so the head doesn’t hang down. Flex the back foot and energize the body from head to heel. Maintain squared hips as your arms lengthen forward. Pull every muscle into your bones. BREATHE. Hold for 3-5 breaths. Then switch.

BENEFITS: Great for strengthening the entire body since every muscle is engaged and it improves concentration and energy. Elevated heart rate with giving you a sense of balance. May also stimulate the crown chakra. 👑

This one is tough but love how my muscles feel when I do it. Do you have a favorite balancing pose⁉️ .
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📷: @hannahschweissphotography
#flexfriday #namaste #yogapose #balance #yogainstructor #yoga

SMILE FOR A CAUSE! Get a whiter, cleaner smile, AND donate to @americancancersociety! From now until the end of October, @dentologie has created limited-edition pink brush boxes filled with their favorite products, including a pink @getquip toothbrush and toothpaste, @getcocofloss, @burtsbees Chapstick, @marvis_usa Toothpaste, and a 30-minute whitening service at Dentologie (a $350 value). The box costs only $150 and 💯 percent of the proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society! I can’t think of a better reason to smile! 💕 There’s a link in my bio to learn more about Dentologie, @thesmilecycle Invisalign (I’m on week 12!) if you’re interested in straightening your smile, and how to snag your brush box before the end of the month! #SmileForACause .
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#SmileMore #SmileCycle #Invisalign #Sponsored #AmericanCancerSociety

We ditched the diapers! I’m sharing my tips on how I potty trained Mason in 3ish days, the products I used, what I fed him to guarantee a 💩 in the potty, and more tips on CARLAJIAN.com! I know super exciting stuff, but if you’re a parent of a toddler you get it 😆! Link is in my bio 🖤
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#wheredidmybabygo #pottytraining #parenting #parenthood #momlife #toddler #boymom

I’m very into #holistic body work like Cupping Therapy. Have you tried Cupping? I’ve been doing it for years to maintain my body’s well being so that I’m teaching and moving at my best. Cupping helps relieve stressed, strained, and tight muscles. ✨ If you haven’t tried it, here’s a few things to expect:
➖ NOT PAINFUL. When done right cupping should not hurt. It feels like a suction or vacuum like sensation.
➖ MARKS. Toxins and stagnation are being pulled away from the body leaving a circular mark. These are temporary and will fade. They say the darker the marks, the more stagnation you have.
➖ HYDRATE. Drink tons of water to replenish the release of toxins. ➖ GO TO AN EXPERT. Do you research. Find a practitioner that knows what they are doing.
Would you try Cupping?
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#holisticAF #cupping #cuppingtherapy #holistichealth #holistichealing

Keep reaching....goals are closer than they appear. 🙌🏽 I’m halfway through the @barrysbootcamp decades challenge. Take 20 classes in 30 days. Last week I doubled with @katelemere and happy to report that I survived her kick ass classes! Who else is doing the #BarrysDecades challenge?! .
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📷: @alialistone

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