Mindful Monday's

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.

Mindfulness is a trend that has been sweeping the western world for a couple of years now. Everyone is realizing that it is just as important, if not more, than maintaining your physique. Thanks to Sprouts , I traded in an after work happy hour for a Mindful Happy Hour on the rooftop of the Alexan Luxury Apartment Homes located in Dallas, Texas with my favorite fitness friends that just so happen to be my Dallas Fitness Ambassador Babes.

We were greeted with a healthy spread courtesy of Sprouts filled with a ton of my go-to lunch box snacks for Peyton! My favorite part about shopping at Sprouts is the in-store nuts, trail mixes, and spice bins. I have never been to a location that doesn’t have them and it is usually where I stock up on our granola, green bean chips, and whatever else Peyton is inclined to try for the week. Fruit and vegetable trays, cheese spreads and crackers paired perfectly with my new favorite adult beverage, jalapeno margaritas, made possible by Dulce Vida. I am not a huge drinker anymore but this drink was AMAZING and so smooth that I had to indulge.

After catching up with the other boss babes we unplugged (like literally, we were instructed to put up our phones and everything, definitely a no-no for a room full of bloggers) and took in some guided meditation from Ana Jones. Now, meditation is tricky because sometimes it is really hard to zone out and connect. Maybe it was the jalapeno margs or maybe it was the awesomeness that is Ana but I achieved a level of zen that I can honestly say I have never experienced before. In all transparency I have had a rough couple of months on a personal level and this was just the escape I needed. I am literally counting down the days till summer break so I can schedule a class to experience Ana again!

To top that off I immediately took in a chair massage from Spa Kneads which was like a little piece of heaven! I love the mobile massage concept and will definitely be giving them a call for girls night in. BP (Before Peyton and child related expenses) I used to have a Massage Envy membership and what I can definitely guarantee you is that this experience superseded anything i had experienced before. Knowing that you can book services at your home, work, or as a gift to someone else is a really cool concept.

Restore Simply presented chai spice tea blends and educated myself and the other ambassadors on the different wellness teas they offered and their simple and modern approach to ancient healing science using different blends, it was such an experience. The entire evening was really geared toward teaching us how to take care of ourselves for ourselves. Instead of introducing a whole bunch of products that would make us seem more “fit” we were equipped with tools, knowledge, and resources to really Live YOUR Fit, and you guys know how I feel about that. I also made my own personally curated body scrubs and body mist using Aura Cacia essential oils, which is an affordable essential oil brand that finds it’s way into our home rotation quite frequently due to the great quality, and price. Sprouts carries this brand as well as others. Don’t know where to start when it comes to essential oils? Well, when you go to any Sprouts I can guarantee you will be greeted by a team member that can guide you through the basics and help you determine what oils are right for you. How cool is that?!

So, what do you guys think about a mindful happy hour? Is this something you would be down for? Trade in a noisy lounge or restaurant for a peaceful date with the outdoors and friends?!

All Images: Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

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