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Let’s Talk Detox


Hey Bedheads!

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. Continue Reading

Room Service, Sleep Away

Hit the Road Jack: Road Trip from DC to CO

Pikes Peak from Garden of the Gods

Pikes Peak from Garden of the Gods

Hi Bedheads! I’m finally settled back into a semi-normal routine – sorry for my absence on the blog! I never officially talked about the road trip I went on last week, but I made it back in once piece and it was a great success. The reason behind my trip was to help relocate my brother from Germantown, MD (just outside of Washington, D.C.) to Colorado Springs, CO. I have never driven across the country before so I had absolutely no idea what to expect, all I wanted was to see a handful of cities I’ve never been to and do some serious adventuring and hiking. Below is my experience on the road and at each of the stops we made along the way.

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Pillow Talk

There’s an App for That

Xzibit AppsHow many apps are on your phone? If you’re anything like me, then you’ve got three full screens with a couple sub-folders full of them. Since I’m always adding to my collection (True Life: I’m Addicted to iPhone Apps), I thought I would share some of my recent favorites that I am absolutely dying over. I apologize in advance for killing your battery power, welcome to the struggle.

*I have an iPhone so be aware that some of these apps may not be available for the Android users yet. All. Hail. Apple.

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Beauty Sleep, Between the Sheets

Here’s The Thing About Guys and Yoga…

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.

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Beauty Sleep, Room Service

Healthy Ingredients Your Pantry and Stomach Will Thank You For

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. Continue Reading

Pillow Talk

There is No Escape, Only Netflix Can Save You Now

Our New England readers know the drill. There’s another storm headed our way tonight, which means another Sunday shut in from the world with nothing but delivery and Netflix. On a typical weekend I would love nothing more than to sleep in, lounge all day in my sweat suit, and watch Netflix in bed, but unfortunately this has been the case for the last three weeks. Since I’m feeling a little stir-crazy and very hopeless, I’ve put together a list of the movies/shows I’ve been watching to help you guys get through yet another snow day.
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Beauty Sleep

New Year, Better You. Easy Health Tips from Wellness Expert Lindsey James

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:

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Beauty Sleep

Indulge Yourself This Weekend

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… Continue Reading