Staying In Shape Over Summer

With so much travel coming up this summer for me it is so important I continue to be healthy, workout, and practice yoga! It is so easy to fall off a consistent schedule or to feel like all of your hard work throughout the year was for nothing. I've partnered with Athleta today to share my fail-proof tips to keep you motivated and healthy no matter where in the world you are!

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How I Get the Best Night Sleep

This year I wanted to make a BIG change to my bedroom with a brand NEW mattress! I was beyond tired (literally and figuratively) of waking up with stiff muscles, a sore neck and being exhausted from tossing and turning most of the night. A mattress is a pretty big deal. You sleep on it every single night and it can have a huge impact on your overall health and wellness. After doing some extensive research I decided to order a tulo mattress.

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5 Life Lessons I've Learned From Barry's Bootcamp

There are so many different workout methods out there to stay in shape. However, I truly believe staying consistent with one particular method for atleast 2-3 months is the only way to know if it is the right workout for you and get the mental and physical results you are looking for. A few months back I started consistently attending Barry’s Bootcamp (about 3-4 classes a week) and to say I fell in love is an understatement!

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5 Simple, Smart Post-Workout Snacks

Raise your hand if you've ever suffered from workout brain! Sometimes after a rigorous workout I’m so loopy that I can’t even remember my own name, let alone put together a complicated snack. On those days that the endorphins have got me a little out of it, I rely on my go-to, healthy simplesnacks that I know my body needs & that I can put together without even thinking. 

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3 Smoothie Bowls

If you’re like me, you love a good lazy Sunday. You move a bit slower than normal, drink a bit more caffeine than normal & spend more of the day in your bed than out of it. I’m definitely guilty of lazing more than a few Sundays away, but I always celebrate Smoothie Bowl Sunday! Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite Sunday treats because they’re infinitely customizable, yet absurdly easy to make. Whether you stick to the basics or deck your bowl out with ALL of the toppings, smoothie bowls are delicious, refreshing & fun to put together! Just blend the base ingredients, pour into a bowl, add the toppings of your choosing & dig in!

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(Jackfruit) Taco Tuesday

If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, you’re not alone. Jackfruit only recently emerged as a trending food in 2017, alongside another millennial favorite: avocado toast. A healthy and sustainable vegan meat replacement, jackfruit is a fruit with a consistency similar to that of pulled pork. It’s flavor profile is fairly neutral, so it absorbs any sauce or seasoning you put on it with fervor. It also contains no saturated fat or cholesterol and is low in both calories and sodium! If you hand someone a jackfruit taco & don’t tell them that it’s vegan, they probably won’t even notice that they’re not eating meat. That’s how similar the consistencies are! 

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3 Buddha Bowls

Have you ever laid down in savasana, proud of yourself for getting on the mat that day, ready to relax & to let your mind go, only to be distracted by the low, incessant growl of your rumbling tummy?

Been there, done that. So often in fact that I’ve realized the best way to satiate my hunger after class is with a big bowl of protein, grains & vegetables! After an intense workout (like yoga!), protein is necessary to help your muscles repair, while grains with a high fiber content aid in digestion & help to provide that feeling of ‘fullness.’ Vegetables provide essential vitamins & minerals to keep your body healthy, strong & moving on your mat!

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Bulldog STRONG: At Home Fitness-Focused Yoga

I’m not going to lie, I have a hard time making it to a yoga studio everyday. Some days I want to work out, some days I want to stretch and some days I want a mix of both! When I discovered bulldog yoga, fitness-focused yoga you can stream from any device, I felt like I finally found my new favorite workout/yoga flow! Bulldog Yoga is amazing because it is a fun, liberating and for EVERYONE! It truly makes yoga fun and accessible for everyone! Being bulldog is about enjoying the ride and having more time for the little things in life that make it so special, and I truly appreciate that! Not having to leaving my home to get an energetic, sweaty workout with feel good music is exactly what I am looking for!

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Restoring My Gut Health

My health is my biggest priority in the New Year and one of the biggest things I am focusing on is my gut health! Gut bacteria imbalance can be caused by low fiber diets, high sugar diets, artificial sweeteners and so many other factors in our everyday lives!

Gut bacteria imbalance can lead to so many negative health consequences such as weight gain, digestive problems (leaky gut, IBS, and more!), excessive hunger and sugar cravings, depression, anxiety, low energy levels AND more!

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3 Ways to Be More Mindful

As winter comes to a close & spring takes its place, you might be feeling the sense of uneasiness that usually accompanies change. And although it can sometimes feel like you’re the only one struggling to balance the demands of work & home - yet still make time for yourself - you’re not. We’re all struggling, therefore we’re all in this together! That’s the beauty of the shared human experience. Tackling this challenge within a group will not only help to motivate you, but will also keep you accountable on your journey!

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Warming Up with Lululemon

The great outdoors is my playground for warming up and stretching out every single morning. I like to be outside in the morning to wake my body up and breath fresh air before starting my day. Unfortunately, with these cooler LA climates, it has been a bit of a struggle for me to get outside. I always know I will feel better once I do some morning yoga and stretches outdoors, but I was having a hard time finding clothes that moved with me and kept me warm at the same time. I did some shopping and found my perfect outdoor attire at Lululemon.

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Jumpstart Your Day

I constantly hear from friends, clients, and family that they “are not a morning person” and working out early in the morning is just not an option for them. I can’t tell you how amazing it can be to get into a routine where you get up early and establish a healthy routine. What I love the most about getting up early in the morning is the quality time I can take for myself before the day gets so crazy. I can’t stress how important it is to take time for yourself every day and close yourself off from the distractions that come in our everyday lives. Hard to see yourself becoming a morning person? Here are my top tips for starting your day while most people are still asleep!

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3 Mindfulness Exercises for Cultivating Gratitude

Life is hard, no doubt about it. It can sometimes feel like the stress of managing your relationships, your finances, your health & everything else on your plate is never-ending. When I start to feel overwhelmed, I remind myself to fall back on my gratitude practice. The simple act of mindfully taking a moment to acknowledge the positive in my life even when I feel like I’m drowning in the negative always provides some much needed perspective. 


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