Snack Attack: More Ways to Eat Veggies
I came across these crazy yogurts at Whole Foods Market of course. Blue Hills Farm makes a variety of different vegetable flavored yogurts including beet, carrot, tomato and parsnip! They taste amazing and are low in calories and sugar with only small amounts of good fats. They are also 100% grass fed and the source their vegetables from local farms.
My version of a Sunday Funday
I went on my usual Sunday morning trip to Trader Joes to grab groceries for this upcoming week when I came across the release of their new line of cold pressed juices. I was super excited to try them so I bought a few of each flavor. They come in ‘Green’, ‘Red, and “Yellow’. The best part is that they are only $4.99 compared to the competing cold pressed juice companies who charge around $8-$10. I definitely had my doubts but I was happy to discover that they taste just as good! All three have a perfect balance of flavors and actually fill you up as you drink them. They are super easy to pack for work or to drink on the go.
My two new favorite workout accessories:Nike Studio Wraps and SwellBottle
The Nike Studio wraps were game changing when I began wearing them to PureBarre. You do not slide at all during the workouts. They are also super light weight and comfortable, always a plus!
The Swell Bottle is not only sleek and cool looking but it also keeps your beverage cold for 24 hours and hot for 12! It is perfect for water, coffee, tea and even mixed drinks. I put it to the test by leaving it my hot car for an entire cookout and was pleasantly surprised when my water was still ice cold when I returned…definitely worth the price tag!
Today I was super excited when my 5am alarm went off because I was off to my 100th Pure Barre class. This means I get to join the “elite” Pure Barre 100 Club (and it also means I am another 150 classes away from joining the 250 club)..you can see how you are easily challenged and addicted. I started Pure Barre about 130 days ago and have not looked back. I was hesitant to start since I was an avid runner and enjoyed the constant movement of a heavy cardio side work out. Pure Barre is the complete opposite. It is based on small tiny muscle contractions that target lifting your “seat”, toning your core, legs and arms, and burning body fat. I have seen tremendous changes in my body since I began and am amazed at how affective this workout really is. Aside from the great physical changes I have seen; the best takeaway from starting Pure Barre is the friends I have made in my 6am class! The women who have been going to the 6am class since PureBarre Wellesley opened welcomed me with open arms when I started and now are the reason I push myself to get up each morning.
Pure Barre is quickly expanding and opening new locations all over the US. If you haven’t tried it out, grab a friend and head over for a class..I promise you will be hooked!
My first post is just a little bit about me. I am 23 years old and living outside of Boston, Ma. I have a love for food, nutrition, fitness, fashion, travel and the outdoors. I have an amazing family, boyfriend, and group of friends. I am passionate about things that I love and those that are close to me. I love making the most of my time and enjoying every minute of it. My future posts will be about all of the above.
I got the inspiration to write a blog so I could share my adventures & hopefully inspire others. Follow if you enjoy and share with those who you think would like.