Mondays motivation

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This is what I needed this monday morning. Sometimes I do just want to throw the towel in, sit on the couch & do nothing. Oh yes, and eat countless scoops of Ben & Jerry’s. But, I stopped myself. I am happy that I made that conscious decision.

I have come to accept that the journey I am on, will be a long one. It’s so hard to accept that because you want fast results. But, it made it easier once I made peace with this. I do have a clear idea of what I want to achieve. But, I know that me wanting success has to be so ingrained in my brain, that I will not give up. This is hard. But, in the end – it will be worth the sweet taste of success.

Have an awesome week! xoxo

Microdermabrasion at home

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While pregnant, I came across a super simple at home facial scrub that left my face feeling very soft & glowing. Now, it’s possible that some of that glow was actually because of being preggo. But, recently after using it I have found the same effects.
The items should be somewhere in your kitchen, and it’s just three simple ingredients.

I have used expensive exfoliation products, and this scrub is way better than store bought products. Coconut oil is also great for oily skin. It’s a great multi-purpose oil that I use for both cooking and beauty. Of course, I have one separate bottle for the kitchen and the bathroom 🙂
Olive oil works really great too. But, I have seen better results with coconut oil.

Coconut lime scrub:
2 parts coconut oil (use organic if you can)
1 part baking soda
lime zest

Mix the coconut oil and baking soda and add the lime zest. Easy!
I gently massage the scrub all over my face, also including my neck. I let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. I use the remainder of the scrub and rub it over both the top of my hands. This scrub is really great for all skin types, and very important if you have dry skin. It helps to remove all dead skin cells and the coconut moisturises like no other. I try do it every two weeks or so or every week if i feel that I need it.
Result.. leaves your skin feeling baby soft and smelling great too!
Just a note, if you use it on your lips and around your lips – it will taste really salty because of the baking soda.

Here’s to glowy dewy skin as we move into the beautiful spring/summer months! 🙂 xoxo

Mondays motivation

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This mondays motivation is coming from my fav t-shirt. It fits great and the fabric is soft. But, what i most love is the truth behind the text.
It rings true with everything in life. You have to work for what you truly want. Wishes are not the stuff success is made from. Hard work is.
I’ve been fooling myself to think my eating was ok. But, i’m making some solid changes this week. For example, not to continuously snack & get in enough water. Simple & do-able!

Hope your plans are going well, if not just pick yourself up & evaluate how you can get back on track!
Happy monday! xoxo

2014 Breaking a sweat

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Just completed my first workout after baby, and the first of the year. Wow! What an awesome feeling to feel again. One that only working out can make you feel.

I did a 30 min session, with five of my favourite kettlebell moves: Swing, 1 arm swing, Squat, lunge & standing 1 arm side crunch. Took 5 min after for a good stretch. Drank plenty of water during, needing to refill my bottle a few times in between. Ended up with that sweet postworkout sweat!

My husband complimented me afterwards, telling me that he could see that I was back 😉

Haven’t written down any fitness goals this year. I will work on it, but right now listening to my body & taking it slow.

Looking forward to many more sweaty sessions, with my glossy kettlebells 😉

Take care xoxo

Oat-so-good!

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Seriously can’t get enough of oats in mornings now. Maybe it’s because the mornings are getting colder, and its nice to start the day off with a warm bowl of creamy oats. Good to switch some smoothie days with the oats.

I eat the organic & gluten-free types. Use what I have on have on hand, the gluten-free is much easier on my tummy. My fav right now is sprinkling some brown sugar & topping it off with slices of banana … Yumminess!

Returning back to healthy eating is a transition, but no reason why it can’t be delicious 🙂

xoxo

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