At this point in the summer, many of us are feeling in need of a little “reset”. Those summer vacations and parties add up… BUT, figuring out how to meet those wellness goals while sticking to a gluten free lifestyle can be hard…
Enter the 7 day reset‼️‼️
What you’ll get in this reset Pak:
✨6 days of optimal nutrition ✨A fully supported cellular detox day ✨a list of snack ideas and recipes ✨healthy, quick and convenient dinner recipes from our registered dietician ✨workout inspiration and ideas from a certified fitness instructor ✨group support and accountability every step of the way!! ✨one on one coaching to set and meet your goals
All in 7 days!!!
Our next group kicks off on Monday, 8/1!! Hop into our challenge now or message me if you just wanna be a fly on the wall and see how it all works
Cheers to our health and an amazing end to summer ☀️☀️☀️
Friends- it’s good to be back after a few weeks!! I’m coming back to you all after my family and I were under the weather for a few weeks. I was down and out for a few days, but I’m SUPER grateful to be back to 100%!
And, since the whole experience is fresh in my mind, I thought I’d address some of the questions I get from clients a lot about working out when under the weather, relieving symptoms and staying well:
First, can I workout when sick??
Well…yes and no.
1- always check with your medical provider if you’re not sure, since all our bodies are so different.
2- if you have a fever, take the day off. Your body is working HARD right now- give it time to do it’s job
3- if your symptoms are mild, ease back into exercise. I often start with a restorative yoga practice, then progress to more challenging yoga workouts, then to barre/Pilates, then to body weight strength, then to strength training with weights, and then to cardio. Again- we are all so different, so if you’re not sure what might work best for you, reach out for a consult.
Hydration, hydration, hydration…
Water is your BEST friend. It can help reduce headaches, aides digestion, is incredible for skin, protects joints and muscles, and supports immunity. There are about 10 other benefits I can list here, but I just chose some of my faves 💦💦
A few supplements I love:
Again- always consult with your medical partners to find out what’s best for your body. For me, I take adaptogens , a high quality cbd and a magnesium supplement daily, and those can help with so many things. So I kept up with those, but also added in my favorite collagen bone broth (this one is made with vitamin C too- extra benefit for immune health!) Bone broth has myriad health benefits, but just a few of the awesome ones are: ✅support for the immune system
✅decreasing respiratory symptoms
✅and supporting healthy hair, teeth and skin.
Rememberto be kind to yourself:
Truthfully, I haven’t had much chance to read a book for pleasure (for more than 10 minutes a day anyway) in months! Or maybe it’s years?! So, each afternoon, when the kids were doing “quiet time” in their rooms, I took the two hours and called friends, family or READ FOR FUN 🙌🏼🙌🏼 I got a few books done and it was amazing to put the “to do list” aside for a while. Self care is ALWAYS vital, but when we’re under the weather, maybe out bodies are telling us we’ve been neglecting it a bit too much??
Prep your environment for healing:
When I’m needing to heal a bit, I try to facilitate more restful sleep by putting electronics away early and often, prepping my room to be a cool, dark place, going to bed a bit early, diffusing some essential oils and spraying some of this awesome eucalyptus spray on my pillow and in the steam in the shower. I used it on my kids pillows too- and we all slept MUCH more comfortably.
I’d love to hear how you all take extra amazing care of your bodies when you’re under the weather. It’s never fun, but I do remind myself that my body is an AMAZING, strong, capable healing machine.
Now, back to fun weekends of family, friends and summer fun ⛱☀️🌻
Fourth of July is truly one of my favorite times of year- anything that combines Summer weather, food, friends, family and beach-y/BBQ vibes is my cup of tea! I’d be lying if I said I’m feeling totally “Yay America” this week, but since I’m trying to enjoy the weekend with family and friends, I thought sharing some fun and healthy treats with you all would be perfect today…
We’re heading to a few parties this weekend, but if you know me, you know I’m neither creative or skilled in the kitchen. You also know I like a good healthy snack to go with the food and Rose I’ll likely be sipping, so I’m sharing two snacks I’ve narrowed it down to for this weekend.
My tips for my clients during holiday weekend are always:
1. Have fun!! This is such a special time of year, and after the last two years, we should celebrate anytime we can!!
2. BUT, there is such a thing as having fun and sticking to your goals. Have an afternoon party? You can still eat a healthy breakfast and healthy morning snack before heading out so you know you’ve gotten some good nutrients in and are less likely to overeat. Drinking a bit? You can still have a glass of water between alcoholic drinks or find a healthy alternative (I love to drink this for a healthy but still crisp and delicious afternoon beverage: https://jessicatreadwell1.isagenix.com/en-us/shop/targeted-health/bea?pid=e422d75c30464bbe9ba4038a53ff0b5a
3. Enjoy the BBQ foods, but do bring something healthy. Which, is what this post is really about. I’m including two yummy snacks that you can make in no time at all and bring along with you this weekend:
WATERMELON FETA BLACKBERRY SKEWERS
from A Healthy Life for Me; yields 24
Ingredients 1 small seedless ripe watermelon, cut into 1″cubes 6 ounces of Feta cheese, cut into 1” cubes Fresh Ripe Firm Blackberries Small wooden skewers
Skewer watermelon chunks, feta and blackberry.
Place on serving platter and store in refrigerator until ready to serve
Easy Fruit Tray:
I’d love to hear what you’re all cookin up this weekend (food and plans!)