It’s your friendly neighborhood (unqualified) health advisor back with more tips and tricks! First of all, I hope you’ve been able to incorporate our girl Lindsey’s health and fitness routines into your daily schedules and if not, check out her post here. Today I want to share with you some detox routines that I have adopted in the last few weeks. Diet and fitness goes a long way when it comes to getting your bikini bodies summer ready, however detoxification will help to clean out toxins and bad vibes that your body may be holding onto internally and externally.
So I didn’t plan to write this post today but after dragging one of my guy friends to yoga last week, I’m feeling majorly inspired. My friend is a… well… borderline meathead/weight room only at the gym type of guy and it was no easy feat baiting him into the yoga studio. Week after week he questions me about the validity of yoga as a workout, so this time instead of kidney punching him I dared him to come to a class. He obliged, because who doesn’t love a challenge? (AND if you’re a straight guy, a room filled with fit chicks in yoga pants is a win-win). We get to class and I set him up with one of those stinky, pre-loved yoga mats they save from the dumpster for beginners. I then claim two spots for us in the back row of the class because I’m nice and couldn’t bear to see his stressed/embarrassed face on display front and center. After a good laugh at his idea of stretching (Indian-style with his rigor mortis knees at his shoulders), our instructor intro’d the class, started the music, and we were off.
After doing a serious cabinet overhaul this week, I concluded that I needed out with the junk food and in with the health and energy boosting ingredients. It has been far too easy for me to grab pre-made foods on the go with the depressing New England weather we’ve been hit with (almost 100 cumulative inches… no joke!). While there are a lot of great and healthy foods available on the go, it does nothing for your bank account. In an effort to save money and really take control of a healthier lifestyle, I’ve decided to re-load my cabinets with some of my favorite and most versatile items.
We’re so excited to collaborate with our friend Lindsey, who not only teaches at and manages Portsmouth’s Barre and Soul barre studio, she is a certified Pilates instructor AND is also working on her personal training certifications. We knew she was just the person to go to for some easy tips to stay on top of your health and fitness after the hectic and belly busting holiday season. Most people try to completely change their lifestyle when the New Year hits and we all know that is not an ideal recipe for success! Read on to see some quick easy tips for for changing up your diet and adding a little exercise to your busy schedules…
Happy 2015, Blogging in Bed followers! I am so stoked (and honored) that Meghan & Maria asked me to provide you with ways to maintain the New Year, Better You.
Making lifestyle changes can be exciting, but can be just as overwhelming. The key to success starts with keeping your goals small & detailed, and taking the changes on one at a time. Don’t try to do everything at once. Small, consistent changes add up! (I still continue to remind myself of this regularly, so you’re not alone)
I’ve put together a few of my favorite beginner tips to help you stay on track:
- Kick-start your morning with lemon water
Drink an 8oz glass of warm/room temperature water with the juice of half a lemon first thing in the morning. Yes, even before the caffeine hits your lips! Why you ask? Here are just some of the key benefits to this easy morning ritual:
Valentine’s Day should be about YOU. Whether you’re prepping for a big date night or in need of some serious pampering, my favorite way to wind down and relax is a good soak in el baño.
I tried out a milk bath this week and it was revolutionary. Before you ditch the idea of soaking in hot water and milk, let me break down my experience after my trail run…
If you’re anything like us and have been stuck inside for the past 4 days then you’ll probably agree that you’ve taken your snacking game to a whole new level. Something about snowstorms makes us a little stir crazy and we forget to eat healthy and stick with what’s convenient à la takeout and delivery. Additionally, the Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday and whether you’re like us rooting for the New England Patriots (boo Seattle!) or if you’re just in it for the commercials, we know it is yet another excuse to pack in the calories with no holds barred. Maria and I sat down, did a little pinterest browsing, and came up with some great healthy options to try out for your Super Bowl parties. We’re not ones to sacrifice taste for calorie count but we did find some awesome treats that taste great and are good for you. We’ll definitely be cooking up a storm in the kitchen this weekend and we hope you’ll try some of these recipes too! If you do, be sure to snap a photo and tag #blogginginbed on Instagram!