New York, New Goals, New Life and Giveaway!

Oooooh weeeee! New York gave me LIFE!!

Under Armour New YorkAnd I didn’t do anything “exciting.”

NYC Subway

Unless you call getting up before dawn in the bitter cold to catch the train to go to yoga “exciting.” 🙂 But I caught the train all over Manhattan.  And I got to see Under Armour shut down Grand Central Station!

Jivamukti NYC

Curtis Williams Under Armour

I got to see my girl Jami which just made my entire week and I got to meet Natalie Uhling and Curtis Williams.

Under Armour Grand Central StationI then caught the train over to the Village and took a yoga class at the Integrative Yoga Institute and then walked over to Chelsea to the Breathing Project (which I why I was there in the first place) to take a lecture from Amy Matthews and another yoga class.  I was able to stop at Whole Foods (if you know me you KNOW I thought I had died and went to heaven) and get some lunch, take what was going on around me and feel “life” which is something I just hadn’t been feeling.

Unknown to most, my yoga teacher and I had decided to basically cut my yoga practice.  I live on the corner of high anxiety and perfectionism avenues and it was starting to destroy my yoga practice because it had become about “doing” instead of “being.” Yes, it seems crazy to have done three yoga classes in a day after not having a real practice for over a month but I felt FANTASTIC.  And I realized how much I missed it.  And I realized how to put myself back into my practice.  Because my practice is about me.

I felt that Northern girl in me, especially when that cold air hit my face. 🙂  I remembered when I HAD to walk everywhere and catch the train.  I started thinking about how far I had come and how my life had just changed, not in a better or worse way but just different.  I realized that I could go right back to my instincts.  I knew how to walk fast, hold on to my purse and not look like a tourist.  Well, except for when I was taking pictures.  For my kids, of course. 🙂

Super Bowl 2014 New YorkI realized how BLESSED I was when I was able to meet my sister friend Eileen for dinner.  I have new friends.  I was able to eat what my body now loves.  Thank God for dietary changes and a new lifestyle.  I was able to realize how BIG Under Armour is and thank God they have accepted me into their tribe.  Thank God for increase, favor and opportunity!

And now it’s time for me to take what I know and walk into a new season.  Because I’ve been down enough.  I’ve been stuck in my story enough.  I’ve been discouraged enough.  I’m ready to do a new thing.  I’ve got goals.

And first up, training for this half marathon.

Natalie Uhling Under ArmourSee Natalie’s shoes?  Yeah, the bomb dot com, right?  Those are Under Armour Speedform Apollos. My training shoes for the half marathon.  And I want you to have some. I want you to have a new start.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you are going to new this month or even this year.  You can earn extra entries by following me on Twitter (@hiphealthychick), tweeting about the giveaway (I just entered to win the new @uawomen Speedform Apollos from @hiphealthychick. #IWILL), following me on Instagram (@hiphealthychick), reposting the pic below talking about the giveway and liking Hip Healthy Chick on Facebook.  Leave a SEPARATE comment for each action you take.

Speedform ApolloThe giveaway will end Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 11:59 P.M. CST. The winner will be announced on February 10th.

Good luck!

Let’s get to work!


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61 Responses to New York, New Goals, New Life and Giveaway!

  1. Karen Poole says:

    I am going to sign up and begin studying for my personal trainer certification this month! I can’t wait! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Karen Poole says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  3. Karen Poole says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have a 5k coming up this month. Also training for a half marathon that I’m going to try and run this year. Going to keep exercising each day and running.

    I have posted on Instagram and Twitter. Thank you for keeping me focus.

  5. Karen Poole says:

    I follow you on Instagram.

  6. LaKenzise Mayberry says:

    This year, I setting fitness goals for myself everyone month. Last month was having a green smoother/juice every day. I accomplished it (minus four days when I was out of stuff). This month, I am gearing up for the 5k at work, and will be doing the 3-day couch to 5k training program.

  7. Jennifer Ramirez says:

    I plan on beginning 10k race training this month 🙂 also big change …. I’m going to begin to meal prep for my 4 busy work/school days !!! Healthy eating = happy eating.

  8. Jen says:

    I’ve committed to the 1000 FitFluential Burpee challenge….but I’m doing 37/day rather than the 35/day because I’ll be turning 37 on the last day of the challenge!

  9. Jen says:

    I follow you on twitter! 🙂

  10. Jen says:

    I already followed you on instagram @runningwtg

  11. Jen says:

    I like you on fb!

  12. After being in a funk for the last month I am totally ready to start fresh with a new training sesh for the next 12 weeks! Nike Women’s Half, here I come!

  13. I followed you on Twitter- I’m @catladyruns

  14. Rosie says:

    I’m going to be exercising more – going places to hike and bike!

  15. Sarah says:

    I’m training to do a pull-up this year. 🙂

  16. Christine Schaefer says:

    I am committed to get back in shape and run a half marathon in September.

  17. Christine Schaefer says:

    I already like you on Facebook but just followed you on Instagram.

  18. Jessica Prince says:

    Going to start training for a 5K in April! 🙂

  19. Satonya says:

    I’m going to master a new yoga pose!

  20. Amanda Nixon says:

    I just recently started weight training…I’ve lost 150 lbs over the years and one goal is to compete in the NPC nationals!! 8 mths I can do this!!

  21. Amanda Nixon says:

    My son and I are training for a mud run in April who knew someone who use weigh 315 lbs would be running let alone in a race!! Excited so many goals this year!!

  22. Renee Beckham says:

    I’m ready to begin again…self-care, that is. I want to be more consistent about taking care of my needs – body, mind, and spirit. Thank you, Tasha…you are an inspiration!

  23. Tonya H. says:

    Just liked you on facebook.

  24. Tonya H. says:

    Already follow you on instagram.

  25. Tonya H. says:

    Just tweeted about it!

  26. Tonya H. says:

    I’m going to try yoga this month. You are an inspiration.

  27. Camillia King says:

    This month I will engage more in relaxation techniques (yoga) that calm my mind, body and spirit. I’m always on the run and need to take time to relax and enjoy life.

  28. Elena Vo says:

    This year I am committing myself to building a community in my new town. After I graduated college, I moved for work to a place where I didn’t know a single soul. This year I am willingly going to put myself into awkward, funny, bizarre and strange situations if I have to, if it will help me meet new people with common interests. Being vulnerable, as Brene Brown from TED talk would put it!

  29. Elena Vo says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

  30. Laura ari says:

    I am going to walk 500 miles this year.

  31. Laura ari says:

    I follow you on twitter

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  33. wendy wallach says:

    i am actually just starting on the road to being healthier and i am trying to watch what i eat and cut out sugar and fats

  34. wendy wallach says:

    i like you on facebook as wendy wallach zephier

  35. wendy wallach says:

    i follow you on twitter as @madamerkf

  36. I’m running my first Half Marathon, Run Diva, in April 2014. New Year. New Me.

  37. Running My 1st Half Marathon in April. Super Excited!

  38. Megan Foster says:

    I decided at the beginning of the year to eat less processed sugar..for life!
    (I’m guilty of asking God if he could convince Nabisco to put milk in Oreos so they’re no longer vegan) 🙁 Haha

  39. Laura Leigh Byars says:

    This month I’m going to JUST KEEP GOING. No real plans but to stay focused and keep going.

  40. Laura Leigh Byars says:

    I follow you on Instagram

  41. Laura Leigh Byars says:

    I follow you on twitter! 🙂

  42. Laura Leigh Byars says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  43. Laura Leigh Byars says:

    And I like hip healthy chick on fb

  44. Sherry says:

    I need to start doing an activity every day. The other day after dinner I was just watching TV and I thought to myself – I should be out at least walking….so I did, went for a walk around the block – listened to my music, did 2 miles – felt great!!

  45. Sherry says:

    I follow on Twitter! @mrsr1n1

  46. Sherry says:

    I tweeted your giveaway! @mrsr1n1

  47. Sherry says:

    I liked you on Facebook