Saturday, May 30, 2015

Who wouldn't be obsessed over this water bottle??

Hydration. We all know how important it is. But why?

(because WebMD knows everything including why we’re all dying all of the time) "Hydration is important because the body is comprised mostly of water, and the proper balance between water and electrolytes in our bodies really determines how most of our systems function, including nerves and muscles," says Larry Kenney, PhD, a professor of physiology and kinesiology at Penn State.

Because it helps us to function and to not die, that’s why.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, hydration can be fun! And fashionable!!

Enter my new and loved water bottle.

I seriously love this thing. So so so cute – I actually drink more because I just love it so much haha. How very adult of me.

In addition to being adorable, it keeps things SO cold. Like, a few pieces of ice added to tap water and my drink is cold ALL DAY LONG. Even in a hot car. It’s amazing. Truly. I wouldn’t lie.

It’s kinda expensive and the top is too small for an ice dispenser, but I would still recommend it for anyone – hands down.

Now to decide what colors I need next… :)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A new staple for my gym bag

So. Let's talk stinky feet for a moment. I know that your feet smell like roses after a workout sesh..... but mine don't. They smell like feet. And I hate that.

Working in the Fitness field, I do a lot of activities outside my own workout sessions. Demonstrating an exercise for a client, teaching quick ab classes, testing out equipment, and other activities can get my feet.... warm. Which doesn't bode well after a long day haha.

Luckily, I discovered these foot wipes that smell like peppermint!! Love!! I just throw a pack into my gym bag and can wipe my feet down whenever I need to. I also keep spare pairs of socks in there, so I can swap those out as well. I can use them throughout the day, post-workout when I'm no going to shower right away, or just whenever I want my feet to smell delicious :)

My gym bag just got a whole lot happier :)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Thoughts on eating

Typing is still a little difficult (arm surgery) at the moment, but I've read two things I really liked lately :)

"Being the reigning Queen of Cardio causes quite a voracious appetite, and I was gobbling down all of the food.

Breakfast: 400 calories
Lunch: 400 cals
Snack: 200 cals
Dinner: 17,865* cals

*possibly an overly generous estimation, but you get the point."

-from Girls Gone Strong

Sooooooo relate-able haha

"Sure, if a particular nutrition idea — like Paleo or vegetarianism — worked for you personally, that’s awesome. You should be happy you found something that helped you reach your goals.

But to suggest that because it worked for you, at one point in your life, under a particular set of circumstances, now everyone else should follow the same program isn’t just narcissistic. It’s the antithesis of good coaching."

By John Berardi, Ph.D. Paleo, vegan, intermittent fasting... Here's how to choose the best diet for you.

Yes. Yes. I hate it when people act like nutrition is one-size-fits-all.