Check out this new video in my warm-up/ recovery series. This one is for FEET… a highly neglected, yet extremely important area of the body. You can repair and avoid common feet and ankle problems with a pair of MINIS™ and these simple exercises.
I did a product review last fall and have NOT STOPPED using them!!, PLUS my clients testimonies after prepping the feet before workout/ running or after long days on their feet are insane! I’ll share the testimonies soon, but for now you can trust me and get your hands on a set of MINIS™ $24
It’s that time of year when I make the PLANTAIN TINCTURE. This will be my 6th year making it and I promise I wouldn’t keep doing this if it didn’t work. Plus, it’s seriously the easiest thing ever. This single batch lasts all year and I even have extra to share with friends. We use it for all the bug bites… spider, bee, mosquito, wasps (those evil little monsters) and also snake bites (not that I’ve ever been bit, but if I do…). This can also be used for splinters. The plantain has a pulling agent and it heals the wounded area really good! I had a small allergic reaction rash on my arm to some grass or something last week. I sprayed my potion on it and BAM!!!… the itching and bumps disappeared in a few minutes. Watch the video and make some this season. Parents, this stuff stinks and can sting a little, but send it to camp this year with your kids. My kids friends now ask what that weird stuff is I make because they want some hehehe. Check it out and watch the video ↓↓↓
For this post, I’m sharing one of the weird things I do. I make Kombucha. Some people love it, some people hate it. I’m one who hates it, but it’s worth the effort. I may have to hold my nose and gag a little when I drink it, but I do it because I believe it’s doing really good stuff for my body. It’s referred to as ‘functional food’ with tremendous health benefits. read more…
Are you ready for this?…
Kombucha is fermented by bacteria and yeast commonly known as a “SCOBY” (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast)
“I wish I could zap you with how good I feel after I go to Pilates! You would understand why I love it and encourage you to go!” Jean Hill
“Finally a workout I can look forward to. But is it really a workout?! I don’t even break a sweat! I had noticeable results in flexibility and posture after only a few classes.” Collette Ashley
“Pilates is a workout but it’s not exhausting. I usually feel relaxed and less stressed after class. It involves stretching, balancing and I have noticed my posture has been better, others have notice too. My shoulders aren’t scrunched up underneath my ears either, they’re more relaxed. Ashley is an awesome instructor that loves what she does & helping people. Each person in the class is different not only in age, shape and size but also in levels of flexibility and fitness. Exercises are well explained & shown. She can modify the exercise for everyone’s need, as a beginner or to make it more difficult, your choice. It’s for anyone.” Jennifer Fopiano
We love using the TYE4 apparatus to provide assistance to overstressed areas like neck and hip flexors. We also use it to add resistance through full range of motion to add intensity.
… throw my snuggly UGG boots in the mix and we’ve got us a perfect situation.
BUT OH THE ALLERGIES… aka INFLAMMATION
3/4 of the people who live in under my roof suffer from seasonal allergies→ asthma. It’s really only a problem during spring and fall. We will experience inflammation in our lungs which make it hard to breathe – NOT COOL. But what IS COOL … we can keep the inflammation under control through our nutrition.
Avocado – I eat 1/2 every morning with my eggs… avocado toast is trending these days and I know why… BECAUSE IT’S GOOD! Try it.
Dark green, leafy vegetables – I eat a simple spinach salad almost every day, and when I can’t/don’t want to eat my veggies, I drink them. Check out this post for different green smoothie recipes. If I’m being lazy or don’t have fresh greens at the house, my favorite local solution is the Juice Bar! Check out iLOVEJuiceBar.com for locations.
Watermelon and Berries
Ginger, turmeric, oregano … I make ginger tea … simple just blend up ginger and fresh squeezed lemon, pour in ice cube tray, freeze and then add a ginger cube to hot water.
Whole grain foods – gluten seems to really irritate our inflammation so we cut way back in our house during high allergy seasons, but to get our grains we choose sprouted grain options (once sprouted, the gluten is released).
It was such an honor to participate in the Rutherford Heart Walk and represent St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Wellness Center this year! I led the warm-up for the group and they were all so awesome, energetic and so happy to be there!!! We had beautiful weather and it was just a great day to be active for a great cause.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family. ♥heartwalk.org