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Why I Won’t Workout Everyday

Happy Last week of June everyone!! Seriously, I know I say it all the time but I cannot believe that it’s almost July! I feel like every year that month is notoriously busy, which always makes summer just fly by!

Side night: I really think writing out my weekly workout schedule really holds me accountable. It’s tough to plan out my exercise time in addition to meals, kid activities etc, but it helps to have that devoted time penciled in.

Maybe I should take my own advice and keep up with that, right?

To start off this post, I want to say that this is my personal opinion and what works for me!  I have a ton of exercise experience ranging from sports to running a marathon, boot camp classes to yoga and a lot in between. Exercise has always been a part of my life- I love how it makes me feel physically and mentally.

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I apply this to all aspects of my life. It drives me bonkers as I keep hearing boutique fitness studios recommend clients to take class everyday or overhearing a client say “I need to lose weight, I’m going to take xx class 2x a day etc.”  Back up what?!

No, no, no!!

Even if you are on a specific weight loss journey, the recommended amount of weight loss is 1-2 pounds a WEEK. So regardless of your goals, it’s so important to be gradual. We live in such an instant society from texting a friend or ordering your groceries online…but the human body does not and will not work that way. Our bodies need rest days to recover and rebuild!

What happens when you OVER exercise? There are so much more beside an injury. I checked out a recent Idea Health and Fitness Article and below are some other results of over-training:

“insomnia and sleep disturbances
persistent fatigue and apathy
disrupted heart rate variability
stress, irritability and restlessness
lack of mental concentration
change in appetite
persistent muscle soreness
loss of body mass”

Um yikes!!

I typically workout 4-5 times a week. I do 1-2 tough workouts a week- either a faster/longer run or a HIIT workout where I go all out. The rest of the workouts are at a moderate pace- a shorter run, using lighter weights during a strength training sesh or a slower yoga flow. On my rest days, I may go on a slow walk with the dog or swim in the pool with the kids. I love my rest days as when I do go back to my workouts, my body feels anxious and ready for them!

 

Are you a long time fitness enthusiast or an instructor- how often do you workout?

Please share in the comments below!

 

 

 

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Quick Eats for Busy Moms

Happy Friday Blogger Friends!

I am in serious disbelief that it is already the middle of July….that means Donovan is 2 months! It sure has been a blur! The days are busy juggling the two of them but we are making it work. And little man is growing growing, he’s already out of Newborn clothes….that didn’t last long. I’m anxious to see how much he weighs when we go in for his well check next week.

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 These little smiles are so precious!!

Next week is also a big week because Miss Charlie is starting swim lessons!! So so cute, I can’t wait. Since we have a pool, I want her to be super comfortable with the water ASAP. We already take her in with us and she loves splashing around.

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So two months in with two kiddos and I can still say that the days are CRAZY busy. I’m sure that isn’t going to change much, I will likely just get used to it. (lol) Now that Charlotte is finally eating more, I spend a lot of my time prepping her snacks and meals. On top of that, feeding Donovan doesn’t leave much time for my food prep  during the day. For dinners I’ve been relaying on the crockpot and leftovers 😉

Since I’m breastfeeding, I’m really trying to pay attention to what is going into my body. One of the perfect ways for me to get lots of fruits quickly is with Smoothies. And there is something about summertime that always makes me crave one….must be that 100 degrees temperature. My go-to smoothie of late has been: strawberries, banana, blueberries, almond milk and a scoop of Bobs Red Mill protein powder. Major yum.

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certifited organic products. Bob’s Red Mill has whole grain foods for every meal of the day. Bob’s Red Mill is also the nation’s leader in stone milling and is dedicated to producing natural foods in the natural way.”

Bob’s Red Mill already carries numerous products including cereals, flour, grains, oats and granola to name a few, and now Protein Powders.

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Each product is Gluten Free, Vegan and Made with Clean Ingredients- And they taste GOOD!! My Go-To Smoothie of late includes Strawberries, Blueberries, Almond Milk and the Chocolate Protein Powder….major yum!

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The Bob’s Red Mill Site also has some smoothie recipes I will be trying out soon! Interested in trying out some protein? Get a coupon here. Stay tuned for a giveaway coming SOON!

Do you drink smoothies?

What is your favorite smoothie recipe?

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for reading and supporting brands that support me!

Vega Sport

Hello Blogger People!

I hope everyone is having a great start to the week. It’s going to be a hot one today in LA, I think it’s already up to 85 degrees and it’s not even 9am. Wish I could be at the beach and not at work!

As a Sweat Pink ambassador for Fit Approach ,I have the opportunity to participate in product reviews. I always choose products to review that I’m curious about and think my readers might be interested in as well. So, I jumped at the chance to try out a Vega Sport product.

I’m a big snacker and during the week I am constantly on the run, so I like having something easy to grab that satisfies me until I can eat a real meal.

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Their products offer plant-based, gluten-free, non-GMO, and nothing artificial. Read more about their guiding principles. 

I was given a box of chocolate coconut almond energy bars. The bars contain 27g carbs from whole food ingredients, high and low glycemic carbohydrates for immediate and sustained energy, as well as 1g Omega 3

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Honestly, I can be turned off when hearing that the ingredients are all natural, gluten free etc….that usually means they don’t have much flavor.  But , these were pretty yummy and perfect to throw in my purse when I knew I’d be out and about.

They have more products available such as pre-workout drinks, recovery drinks, performance protein, and endurance gel. 2353-FuelYourBetter-800x800-v5

 

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Check out The Vega Blog if you are interested!

What are your go-to snacks on a busy day?