I’m a dreamer.
I can’t help it. On Tuesdays, I work late, a full 10 hour day. How do I beat the work day monotony? I allow my mind drift off for a minute or two in bursts of inspiration before getting back to work. It helps me refocus, get excited, and add more fun to my day.
What am I loving recently? I’m currently dreaming of:
To die for! Yes its pricey at $250, but this watch is perfect for me as a fitness-junkie. I used to have the regular FitBit, but got bored just seeing how many steps I was taking per day. I’m a runner, not a walker! I’m dying over this newly released watch because of the GPS capabilities, call/text notification, and for its fitness capabilities. Besides tracking steps, distance, and calories burned like a regular fitbit, it also tracks running, cross training, and cardio workouts that allow you to look back so you can compare your progress. It also is a heart rate monitor, which helps you make sure you’re performing at your optimum level for fat burning. I am obsessed with this thing! Now I just have to set aside some $$ to save up for it….
Umm hello, if you don’t follow @gokcenarikan (formerly @fit_anne) on instagram, go follow her NOW! Shes a 34 y/o mother of 2 and her body is INCREDIBLE! She is a pilates instructor, yoga lover, and all around amazing athlete. Just looking at her pictures makes me want to go workout. She is the perfect embodiment of a women of true strength, fitness and health.
♡ Collagen Peptide Powder
So I recently saw a post on “The Skinny Confidential” blog about a supermodel’s best kept secret: collagen supplementation! I’m not one who takes a lot of supplements daily, as in my nutrition education we have learned that supplements really aren’t necessary if you’re eating a balanced diet. Everyone’s different. I only take Vit B12 (b/c I don’t eat a lot of meat or tons of animal products) and a multivitamin. What is collagen? Collagen/Collagen peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from pasture-raised collagen protein. Unlike gelatin, these peptides are soluble in cold liquids as well as hot. Collagen peptides contain the same amino acids as gelatin which are identical to the protein found in skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage, and joints. It promotes healthy skin, nails, and hair, prevention of joint problems, and supports peak athletic performance by prevention of injuries and faster recovery. It is mainly touted for its amazing anti-aging benefits keeping skin supple and wrinkle-free (!!). I’ve just started using this product by adding it to my smoothies. It’s flavorless, so you don’t even taste it. I can’t wait to see the benefits of using it long term! To read more about collagen and its benefits you can look at just a few research studies here, here, and here. **Keep in mind, collagen is derived from pasture-raised cows so it is not vegan or vegetarian (but it is non-GMO, stock full of protein, and gluten free!).
♡ Valentines inspired lingerie/clothing
Free People is one of my favorite brands. Their clothing is so earthy, creative, and unique! If it were less expensive, I’d have a closet full of their clothes 🙂 As good ol’ V-day is comin’ up, what better way then to get inspired by FP’s amazing valentines pieces. These two are to die for:
Edible schoolyards are up and coming in the obesity prevention world, as efforts in CA and NY have increased growth and attention to their beneficial efforts. I read this article recently on an amazing woman who is a huge part of these efforts. Edible Schoolyards have been implanted in some public education schools to help teach kids about where their food comes from, and healthy eating. They get to grow their food, and ultimately help cook it and eat it. This is a huge step in nutrition education for kids, and I’m ALL on board. I hope programs like this spread rapidly throughout all of the US. Obesity is not a problem that we can ignore; it’s something that we need to change immediately and how the young generation learns about health and nutrition from the start. Targeting kids at a young age is critical for change. Click here for info on the Edible Schoolyard NYC. I love how David, a 2nd grader and Edible Schoolyard student said, “First we plant it, then we wait for it to grow, then we eat it!” It’s as simple as that. And it’s amazing! I’m a huge promoter of farm-to-table eating. 🙂Raymond Adams)