Jan 21, 2015

scrubs and whips


another vancouver company I am in love with is Harlow skin co. I picked up their raw coffee exfoliating scrub bar in the fall time and loved it so much I had to get a few of their whips including their french toast whip (made with coffee and a hint of cinnamon). perfection for your skin especially after a workout when you want to exfoliate all the sweat and grime and then butter yourself up. Check them out at www.harlowskinco.squarespace.com

Dig it babies

Jan 20, 2015

mornin'


getting up and out of bed at an insane hour is hard. don't let anyone fool you into thinking it's easy because it's not. If you combine that feeling with a workout, you might not be too stoked at 4:30am to do it, right? I have tried in the past to wake up and do a 5k but that's just not my style (I prefer running in the evening) so recently (meaning this week) I just started doing this mini workout in the mornings as soon as I get outta my bed and it kind of doesn't suck. 

10 jumping jacks
10 crunches 
10 push ups
10 squats
10 calf raises
10 reverse lunges

Super easy. And it gives you just enough of that workout high to get you out the door without hating everybody.

Dig it babies.

Jan 19, 2015

cheers


a few juice recipes I'm using right now. I don't use exact measurements and there are certain ingredients I use more of and less of. for example, I cannot stand the taste of ginger so I use just the tiniest amount, but any amount helps, right? You can adjust the amounts any which way. cheers.

Dig it babies.

Jan 18, 2015

in the moment


as i mentioned in a previous post, we are working on a small video series together {along with her older sister}.  we were talking about different ideas when i took this photo because i just love how it shows off her toothless grin! anyways, she is really stoked to show off all her little workouts. it will be awhile before it launches but right now, throwing ideas back and forth with each other, has been so fun.

dig it babies.

Jan 17, 2015

keep it fresh

keep it fresh


I walked around joe fresh the other day to pass the time and I noticed their new arrivals were being merched. So naturally I had to peek. The first thing that grabbed my eye were the pants. Super cute and inexpensive...with a bit of sparkle which lola loves. So I scooped them up. I also loved the scarf and grabbed that too. We have this tee already from last year and I rounded out everything with a sports bra (for the summer months). Another fun and practical look perfect for before + after the gym. 

Dig it babies.

Jan 16, 2015

gimme twenty


I read a great article on today.com titled 'a walk a day may keep early death away' (Google it). Now when it's time for God to call his chickens home, it's time to go. BUT, a little bit of exercise a day does make a huge difference for your health. Think of it as a feel good drug for your body. And if you are like me, super busy and always on the go, it can be hard to fit in a workout of any kind. However, even if you are in a parking lot waiting for your kids, show up twenty minutes early and take a walk around the block. 
Two summers ago I talked a bit about how I started running. I would drop lola off at gymnastics for her afternoon practice and then I would go walking the dirt track by the gym (in a pair of second hand runners and denim cutoffs). I did it five times a week. Pretty soon I began to jog and used an app to keep me focused. And soon it was just a habit. Now, I've gone through peaks and valleys these past two years with running but the point is, I did it. And if I can, you can.

Dig it babies.

Jan 14, 2015

rise + shine

Crise + shine


rise + shine homies!  a new feature on the blog. I want to share some beauty products that I use tailored for before and after the gym as well as kid friendly products lola uses before and after the gym too. and they are all wallet friendly. As much as I love finding {and buying} more expensive product, I wanted to share a non fussy and budget friendly routine.

above are three products I use almost every day. usually in my truck before or after the gym or track. first, I scrub my lips with a lush lip scrub and once done just lick it off. I love it and my kids love it. next, I lather smith's rosebud salve all over and even the outer area of the lips (yep, you'll look like you just inhaled some fried chicken) and keep it lathered as long as I can - depending on  how long I'm in my truck for) and then I'll massage in whatever hasn't been soaked up. Finally, I apply some burts bees tinted lip balm (a lighter color for my girls and brighter one for me). It's a perfect way to feel good and look refreshed before hitting the weights, or as a pick me up when you are hot and sweaty and dehydrated after a workout. As I mentioned earlier, these particular products are great for lola as well + budget friendly!

Dig it babies.