#mindbodymat: day 7 + a GIVEAWAY!


Hi Beauties!

It’s Tuesday, you know what that means…time for another giveaway!

If you liked last week’s bundle you will LOVE this week’s too.

Today’s giveaway includes:

I am wonderfully made yoga mat

1. “I am wonderfully made” Affirmats Yoga/Pilates Mat 

Affirmats are a perfect fit for this challenge. Not only are these mats comfortable and stylish, but they provide a little affirmation to get you going through the day. I ADORE this one. ($66.00 value)

Hot and Cold Foot Roller

2. Gaiam Hot And Cold Foot Roller

Ideal for relieving plantar fasciitis, pain from heel spurs or just tired, achy feet. The unique shape allows the roller to effectively fit into the arch and the raised surface dots provide a kneading effect for extra relief. The soothing stimulation immediately relaxes muscles and eases tension. In addition, the hot/cold technology allows the roller to maintain temperature for up to 30 minutes of hot or cold therapy. Available at Amazon.com ($15.00 value)


3. A FULL scholarship to The Pilates Body Program kicking off on September 8th.

The PBP includes weekly full-length Pilates workouts, weekly meal plans full of delicious, whole-food recipes, unlimited accountability and email coaching from yours truly + a private Facebook group to connect with other Balanced Life beauties who are making positive, healthy changes in their lives. It’s one of a ind and it works. ($297.00+ value)


Post the giveaway photo above to your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest account. Be sure to use the hashtag #mindbodymat and tag my account/page to ensure that I see your posts.

Once you have posted the initial photo, every additional post tagging me and using the hashtag #mindbodymat will count as extra entries.

Entry period ends Sunday, 8/24 at 10:00 PM. The winner will be announced on Monday, 8/25.

Self-Care Challenge…

Today’s self-care challenge has less to do with ourselves and more to do with others.


Sometimes the best thing we can do is turn our focus outward and brighten someone else’s day.

So today, I challenge you to do something kind for someone you love or perform a random act of kindness for a stranger.

It can be as simple as taking out the trash or as extravagant as buying the meal for the table next to you at dinner tonight. Whatever you do, have fun with it and notice how you feel when you take the focus off of yourself and turn it toward helping others.


Let’s workout…

It’s all about the legs today! This standing Pilates sequence will challenge your balance and control. I filmed it at the end of a long day so you will see that it’s hard work for me too! Standing Pilates work is fun way to change things up and improve your functional strength.


(note: if you are unable to see today’s video copy the above link and paste it into your browser)

TODAY’S CHECK-IN: post the giveaway photo and/or post a photo showing me how you are blessing someone else today! It will be fun to spread some positivity throughout social media today. 🙂

Remember to tag me/my page and use the hashtag #mindbodymat.

Bonus points for mentioning the giveaway sponsors as well!


Signature-transPS – Interested in reading more about The Pilates Body Program? You can read a few stories here, Shauna Niequist’s experience here and see before and after photos here.

  1. Jesse 7 years ago

    I loved todays leg workout! I never realized how unstable I was on my left side. I will be repeating this workout over and over!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      It’s always interesting to find that out isn’t it? Keep working it. 🙂

  2. Jennifer Lynn 7 years ago

    Hey lady! I’m a Pinterest dud and I’m not sure how to tag you – but here’s the link to my pin 🙂


  3. Amanda McClellan 7 years ago

    Since I unplugged from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, I posted the giveaway picture on Pinterest and tagged you 🙂

  4. Rachel 7 years ago

    I don’t know if this qualifies as a random act of kindness. This morning I was walking the dogs and noticed smoke coming from a neighbors back window and could hear a dog howling. There was a young girl home alone sleeping and the kitchen was on fire! I was able to get her and the dog out of the house while another dog walker sprayed the fire until the fire department arrived. My blood is definitely pumping!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Hi Rachel – wow!! That’s crazy! How lucky that you were there and able to help! You are a hero today – that definitely counts! So glad everything turned out okay.

  5. Asia 7 years ago

    Hi Robin,

    Thank you, especially for including some lunges today. I like to do them a lot… even though they always make me shake tremendously. But to me that’s the part of their charm.

    Looking forward to the upper body challenge tommorow!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Oh good! Yes, the make you shake and burn. Keep up the great work. 🙂

  6. Aurélie 7 years ago

    Oh my Gog!! Pliés are the most challenging for me!! Never fails to burn burn burn!! It means that it’s working…right? :o)

  7. debbie 7 years ago

    Great workout today, my thighs were barking during those plies that we were holding. Felt awesome!!!!!! And yes, that top is amazing! Right before you mentioned something about it I was hoping that you had a comment about where it came from or would say something. I was thinking Athleta but wasn’t sure. Their stuff is just so awesome!!! Random acts of kindness are always fun to do and today it was even more fun knowing that it was also our challenge. Hopefully, they aren’t much of a challenge for most people though 😉
    Have a great night.

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Nice job Debbi! I got a little chatty in today’s video didn’t I. 🙂 The Athleta top is SO comfy. And has a fun shimmer to it. One of my favorites. What did you do for your random act of kindness?

      • Debbie 7 years ago

        My random acts of kindness included helping a friend who was sick, complimenting some total strangers and surprising friends with fresh cut flowers from my garden 🙂

  8. Amanda 7 years ago

    Hey Robin- great workout! I am still with you! Our internet connection is very slow so I am unable to post in other places on a consistent basis. I have to wait for my exercise videos to download. It is so slow!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      So glad you are Amanda! Thanks for popping in to let me know. 🙂

  9. Andrea Flanagan 7 years ago

    I can’t find your account page on Instagram?

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Hi Andrea,
      I’m @thebalancedlife. There is a link on the right hand column of my site. 🙂

      • Andrea 7 years ago

        Hi Robin, I was able to find it and have been following you on Instagram as well as doing the challenge via YouTube . I am loving it. Thank you!

  10. Kristen M 7 years ago

    Thank you for the opportunity. My link is below.

  11. Linda Cockrell 7 years ago

    Todays workout was fun but boy, it was tough too. I have to say it is so much fun watching your videos. You make me laugh after a hard day at work. Thank you for that. #mindbodymat

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Glad I can make you laugh Linda! I try not to take myself too seriously. 🙂

  12. Katherine 7 years ago

    So, was that awesome shirt from Athleta? As in, this one.. http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=1382410220043&cid=46752 ?

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