HOW THIS MOMPRENEUR WORKS OUT AT HOME

HOW THIS MOMPRENEUR WORKS OUT AT HOME

Now. This may sound a wee bit silly... but, learn to schedule exercise like an appointment. IF you think of exercise like a meeting with YOU being the CEO of your body... you wouldn't miss the meeting, right?

Even if you are JUST starting out (now: check with primary care physician before starting any new workout routine)... but write down exactly when you are going to workout + with what (DVD, group class, weights, walk around the block, etc).

For me, each Sunday afternoon... I take a glance at my weekly schedule + write out the non-negotiables. You guessed it, workouts are a non-negotiable! But I get it... LIFE HAPPENS, sometimes the Gillies (our 5yr old twins) wake up before I'm ready or through with my workout... that's okay, it happens. The point is, I get 100% more workouts in if I SCHEDULE 'em on my planner than when I just wing it. 

You are the BOSS of you, love - your life, your health, your fitness, your mindset. Stop canceling appointments with yourself + get moving, no matter how slow! Read on about how I schedule my workouts and the hacks I use to keep on track with my wellness goals!

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CHARCOAL: My Favorite Beauty Ingredient

CHARCOAL:  My Favorite Beauty Ingredient

As an emergency veterinarian, I have used activated charcoal plenty of times to treat certain toxins in patients, but over the past year or so, charcoal has made it’s way into my beauty routine.

First, as a cleanser in my facial soap bar and weekly face mask which I love! Then, I started to use charcoal in my tooth paste… and now in my deodorant! I’ll share these products down below as well as a few links if you’d like to dive deeper into understanding charcoal! And why wouldn’t you? For me, I love discovering new ways to reduce chemicals + toxins in our daily routine because there always seems to be a connection in everything, right? Especially in the products you use and your brain + gut health.

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NOURISH BOWL RECIPE: focusing on my plate and not calories

NOURISH BOWL RECIPE:  focusing on my plate and not calories

Recently. I discovered the need to stop focusing so much on NUMBERS and really shift my attention to the TYPES of foods I was nourishing my body with which maybe a bit of a “duh” moment to some… but it was an “aha” moment to me. Maybe you are like this as well… you focus so intently on HOW MUCH calories you eat or get overwhelmed with macronutrients. How much fat? How many carbs does this have? Ugh. Do I need more protein?

It’s all too overwhelming and if I’m being honest, it’s a slippery slope for me… because once I start tracking numbers, it’s ALL i think about and my attitude towards food starts to become a tad bit aggressive instead of realizing food is a gift to my body — it gives you the ability to HEAL and NOURISH your body! How wonderful is that, am I right?

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MY TOP 5 HEALTH HACKS FOR 2019!

MY TOP 5 HEALTH HACKS FOR 2019!

What better time to share with my tribe in Brain + Gut Health Explorers Community and YOU my top 5 health hacks I TRY to do each day for my overall health than the first part of the NEW YEAR!!! Truth, these may be things YOU do already + maybe you have health hacks that YOU think are vital... share, love. The more you know, the more you can grow. Now, let’s dive in…

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HOW I SNEAK VEGGIES INTO MY KIDS (and hubster's) PLATE!

HOW I SNEAK VEGGIES INTO MY KIDS (and hubster's) PLATE!

Okay. If you follow me for even a wee bit, you know I love a good green smoothie... loaded with healthy fats + dark berries. Majority of the time, I am blessed that our 5yr old twins (aka. the Gillies) enjoy my love for a good green smoothie as well. I know. I know. I am blessed.

However. Every once in a while the Gillies get a wee bit sassy which they inherited primarily from their daddy-o… and they do not want to have a green smoothie. READ ON for the recipe…

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MOMPRENEUR'S HACKS FOR GOOD NIGHT SLEEP

MOMPRENEUR'S HACKS FOR GOOD NIGHT SLEEP

You probably have heard that a kick-sass morning routine is what you need to WIN YOUR DAY! Heck, it’s something I tell the women in our Brain + Gut Health Explorers Communitybut here’s a fun factoid for you.

Yes. Rising + shining (even dimly) early in the morning and crossing things off your list will help you reach that goal… lose weight, publish that book, be a homeschooling teaching ninja… whatever goal you set for yourself. But the thing NO ONE talks about is the importance of an EVENING ROUTINE.

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Popeye was on to Something... Eating Leafy Greens!

Popeye was on to Something... Eating Leafy Greens!

We all know we should eat greens... even Popeye eats his spinach, right?  But why is it so hard for some (like my hubster) to eat their leafy greens?  Seriously.  The hubster has to wrap bacon around a bunch of spinach or toss it into the juicer to chug in order to get his greens.  It's ridiculous, but with twin 4yr olds.... I'm starting to appreciate the fact that some people just WILL NOT eat certain foods (or at least need them to be snuck onto their plates). Here’s our tidbits on eating a cup of greens a day! Enjoy!

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