When I'm angry, I bake. When I'm happy, I bake. When I'm sad, I bake. When I'm anxious, I bake. So you'd think I'd have this long list of baking masterpieces I've created over the years. Well, there's a list but it looks a little like this: Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts You get the picture. I love a good, mindless activity when my emotions run deep. So, creating the same recipe over-and-over again (I don't even use measuring utensils anymore) is therapeutic for me. There's also nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie. Am I right? And my friend's,
Sometimes I fantasize about having hour-long workouts and other times I just want to get it DONE! I have a feeling most of you can relate to the latter. This total body workout HIIT workout is for those days when you want a little of both - a butt-kicking, empowering workout that only lasts as long as your favorite New Girl episode (with commercials). All you need is a set of dumbbells heavy enough to challenge you on the last 2 to 3 reps of each exercise. That means you can ditch the commute and complete this workout in the comfort of your home. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Complete as many rounds of the exercises back-to-back as possible.
Have you ever had one of those mornings after overdoing it where even your fingernails feel bloated? Yeah, me too. Indulging over a special weekend, like the 4th of July, is totally okay! The time you spent with friends and family is priceless. And I'm sure that third s'more was totally worth it! However, feeling bloated, having indigestion, and being totally lethargic is never fun. I take these feelings with welcoming arms because they remind me why I make daily healthy choices. Sometimes letting lose for a day can actually help re-motivate you. As long as it doesn't become a consistent pattern, one or two days is not going to completely derail your progress. So do this with me, big
*Disclaimer: Brooks Running sent me free gear in exchange for this blog post. However, all opinions and statements are my own. I truly love this brand! There are two, well actually three, things that can make or break your workout - your shoes, your sports bra, and your attitude. If you read this post, you'll be guaranteed at least two out of the three! 😉 When I was younger, I could get away with buying my running shoes and sports bras solely based on their look and price tag (the cheaper the better). However, I've been more prone to injury as I've gotten older, and my girls just won't bare the bouncing of cheapy bras anymore. That's when I found Brooks
My breakfasts needs are pretty simple. Prep-less as I stumble around my kitchen before the sun rises searching through half-opened eyelids for coffee. Portable to bring to work with me, since I eat it after my morning workout. Sweet. I love starting (and ending) my day with something sweet. Filled with fiber and nutrients to keep my full and energized until my next meal. A good combination of protein and healthy carbohydrates to recover post-workout. If you're working your butt off (or on, I should say) at the gym and not seeing results, look very closely at your post-workout meal (or nutrition in general). It must improve my digestion, not wreck havoc on it. When the weather starts to get