For Every Fitness Lover!


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Having a strict fitness routine has always been extremely important for me, so I am very consistent with it.  It motivates me, distracts me from daily stuff, keeps me healthy, and fit.  The first Zumba classes that I ever took were when I was 14 years old… and I have not stopped working out since then.  I used to ask my parents to drive me to the local Athletic Club four times a week, Steps and Zumba were my favorite.  A few years later I got into Bikram Yoga, and did that weekly for two years.  Then I got hooked on Spinning classes, which I did for another 2-3 years.  After we moved, I started high-impact classes at a different gym.  And for the last few years I have been loving Boot-Camp classes.

For those of you with a similar fitness routine (or that would love to start one!), I recommend getting cute workout outfits to help get you motivated!!  If you are not sure which classes to sign up for, I suggest to try them all once to see where you feel most comfortable at.  Many gyms offer free classes or a trial period.  There are tons of gyms, I chose whichever is located closest to my house (only a 5 – 10 minute drive).  Make it easy on yourself – so that you can keep your fitness routine going.  😉

Another Healthy Way To Exercise: Walking Outside

If you do not have any gym nearby, and you have pets, walk them!  This is truly a Win-Win situation, the pups get their exercise and so do you!  I have two big pups (adopted / rescued), and because I want them to be healthy & happy, I walk them 2-3 miles each time, 3-4 times per week.  Living without a yard has been a fantastic excuse for me to spend more time outside enjoying and appreciating nature – thanks to my pups, of course.  I also read recently that taking a walk with your dog outside 15-30 min daily is therapeutic.  #adoptdontshop

Ah!  I recommend the Citrus-Zinger Infuser Bottle that you see above.  For the last months I had been searching for an infuser bottle made specifically for citrus fruits – to give the water a real fruit infused flavor.  It’s very easy to use and wash, so I even take it to work.  I purchased it at a local store, and I linked it here for you guys!  (Only % 15.99!).


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6 Super Healthy Smoothies!

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There’s nothing better than doing something positive for your health first thing in the morning, when you arrive home from work, or after your workout!  You can spark your metabolism & satiate your hunger with the absolutely amazing power of natural whole foods.  If you would like to increase the amount of vegetables or fruits that you eat daily / weekly – you will love these quick smoothie recipes -I suggest you try them all!    


2 cups chopped pineapple / 1 banana / 2 cups kale (remove stems) or spinach / 1 cup coconut milk / 1/2 cup water


2 cups chopped cantaloupe / 1 banana / 2-3 chopped carrots / 1 tangerine (optional) / 1/2 tbsp. chopped ginger / 1 cup coconut water or water or almond milk / 2 tbsp flax-seed


1 packet Quaker instant oatmeal / 1 cup cashew milk / 1 banana / 1/2 cup blueberries / 1/2 cup blackberries (optional) / 1/3 cup Greek yogurt / 2 tbsp chia seeds


1 cup chopped strawberries / 1/2 a carrot / 1 handful of spinach / 1 banana / 1/3 of a cucumber / 1 cup soy milk / 2 tbsp flax-seed / add a little cranberry juice


1 banana / 1 handful of spinach / 1 cup blueberries / 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt / 1/2 cup coconut or almond or soy milk / 1 tbsp honey


1 apple, cored (I do not peel it) / 1.5 cups strawberries / 1 cup almond or cashew or soy milk (I buy all three) / 1/2 cup yogurt (strawberry, plain or vanilla) / 2 tsp honey

These easy to make smoothies are high in vitamins A and C, others contain anti-inflammatory properties, some possess antioxidants, and others help balance the blood-sugar.  I have so many smoothie recipes that I prepare on a weekly basis, these are from these past few weeks.  I hope that this post encourages you to eat more fruits & veggies, feel free to share!  Enjoy & let me know what you think!

** I do not add sugar to any of my smoothies.  These recipes are based on my personal taste. 🙂

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