A summer take away, enjoying a glass of water with a twist. Jazzing up your water up with colorful fruits and veggies that you already have in your frig and fruit bowl is a fun way to give your water an upgrade. It is also a way to not letting those colorful gems go to waste. I pretty much drink my two cups of coffee then the rest of the day it’s water.
Over the summer, I really enjoyed infused water. So easy to do at home but yet never really thought to do it. I’m a fan of straight up mint. But playing with combinations similar to making a mocktail without the added simple syrup or other sugary additions will keep you happy hydrating throughout the day. Perhaps try playing with different flavors like chunks of pineapple, sliced cucumber, wedges of citrus, or interesting herbs. Make it in a pitcher and everyone can help themselves. How about mint tea like the Dutch, hot water and mint leaves in a mug for the fall days ahead.
I feel like a superhero, a ninja mama, a bad ass; all at the same time. Where to start? What is the motivator?
Luckily for me, two years ago my chiropractor punted me to Beth Zeitlin, a personal trainer. Beth immediately rocked my world and I have never looked back. I am happy to say she has become my friend and someone I admire. Since our time together, my view on fitness has evolved and I love the new direction it is going. I have balance, confidence, and appreciation. Beth has knowledge, experience, and she inspires me to challenge myself. Most importantly, I connect with her approach. We also have plenty of laughs along the way.
My focus on physical strength in the gym has taken a true commitment on my part. It was the right time and right person in my case. The focus and goals are simple with efficient workouts. If I am going to sacrifice a bit of my day I want it to be challenging, rewarding, and a whole lot of fun. It is elective but a priority. My sessions range from TRX, pull ups, monkey bars to planking like a mofo except when my shoulder acts up. I never really know till I get in there. Beth challenges me with what I think is the unthinkable.
I am my own super hero. I am running around with my son and never not feeling capable. I want to be a role model for Aleisi and model the behavior I preach to him. I want to keep my body moving and practice a healthy lifestyle. This is what I can control. These are my motivating goals. It is a piece to my puzzle. I work out twice a week and I love every minute of it! My workouts are a total outlet for me especially when my world is spinning or one of those total shit show mornings decides to grace me. But a few pull ups later and it is all in the rear view mirror! Sometimes I just need to get out of my own way. I am hoping over time to share more about my time with Beth. Perhaps some guest posts from the true bad ass herself! That would be amazing!! xo
Goal: To be healthy, treat my body kindly, not take it for granted, and never stop moving. I have to be my own motivator!
I love my Fridays. I get to kick-start the day my way! Weekends can be really busy. So carving out a window is a priority for me. Getting after it in the gym for an hour is rewarding and a gift to myself. Well and to my family. I’m just happier what else can I say.
I have added a new post workout reward to the mix if time allows. Today I stopped by Mother Juice. I’m a fan! It feels cold as f..k outside(no sun:( so I was waffling between something cold or something hot. I know it sounds ridiculous. I went for both! I ordered my usual favorite Almond Love smoothie . Which I swap out strawberries for blueberries. I’m a pain in the arse and I know it! I also grabbed myself lunch. I’m a sucker for coconut so the carrot coconut soup made it an easy choice along with the grab and go kale caesar salad. TGIF!
I own you Friday! I can say ninja mama showed up to play today. Big jump literally with my workout. A total leg day since my damn shoulder is acting up. Single leg squats and 50 box jumps ruled the hour. It was fun, rewarding and I am damn proud it. Sometimes you have to recognize the hard work and consistency that you put into something. I feel strong today and I am taking full advantage of the opportunity. Bonus, it is only 11 am! Maybe my new Nike Pro Sparkle tights really do come with the “Just Do It” attitude. Coffee time!!
Hell Yeah! Juice Press takeout today:) Just add the dressing to the layered salad and instant happiness. I am a big fan of salads and grains with lots of flavor! I will be adding a little heat with some hot sauce. When is lunch? Maybe now! Bon Appetit
On to something new this 2018! A friend raves about this twice a day essential vitamin. Why is taking a vitamin seem so hard to remember? I love rituals , I love to exercise, I try to practice an overall balanced life style. A vitamin should be as easy for me as my morning coffee ritual. I am giving this a go and I am on day seven. Hopefully in about two to three weeks, I should be feeling some benefits. I am committed to staying the course and seeing if I can report back to you glowing results. I’m hoping for a full tank of gas and radiant skin. Stay tuned for a Ritual update!
Bad Ass Friday! I’m committed and I’m getting after it today! I have just returned and I’m drinking my post celebratory cup of coffee. No better reward at the moment besides the feeling of strength. The superhero in me rose to the occasion. Here it is folks!
I’m committed. It’s for the long run. Staying healthy is the goal. xo