All women get it. The bloating, the cramps, the unpleasant feeling for a few days. Been there, done that...each month might I add. But in the same breath, I am thankful to have a healthy body. And although that time of the month can, suck to be honest. I've found some tips over the years that help make the days that much easier.
1. Eat foods high in iron
2. Workout (as much as you may not want to)
3. Drink loads of water
4. Allow yourself the craving
5. Supplements for gut health
6. Stay away from junk foods
7. Heating pad for cramps
8. Eat foods rich in calcium and magnesium
9. Eat Bananas / Pineapples - Both are proven to reduce pain from period cramps
10. Sip on herbal tea
This beautiful New York weather had me craving ice cream in the worst way. I knew that I could completely break my diet, or go buy some substitute ice cream but I wanted something even healthier. Maybe using the term "ice cream" should be used loosely, but needless to say it filled my craving and tasted like a sorbet. I always find that a homemade version is way more fun and exciting, and typically healthier. The ingredients are minimum and natural when it comes to calories. I really didn't want to add extra sugar, carbs or fats, other then what is already in the natural ingredients.
2 cups of frozen strawberries
1/2 cup of almond milk
2 scoops of vanilla protein
Blend all together, and pour into bread pan. Put in the freezer to harden up, or into closed containers to have at a later time.
Why am I back? Well I never really left! Life has taken me in different directions, but my one true love will always be helping others reach their goals. And if you have been following me, you see that I am still doing that just differently. I have taken a different approach with helping people reach those goals, that sometimes don't feel so attainable. I found that while I love personal training, I wanted to add more to my program. I began to implement it with clients and realized how well it was working. So I decided to create it on a bigger scale, to help more people.
What I've been working on is a program, that you can do anywhere at any time, and at your own speed. My program is not only a fitness guide, but nutritional advice, along with mental and spiritual help. What began to turn me off from personal training, was that clients only wanted to transform their workouts, but then were getting discouraged when they weren't seeing any results. But the truth is, they weren't seeing results because its so much more then just working out. So I came up with a program that encompasses all of that. Mind, body and soul type of deal.
While it's still a work in progress, I wanted to begin implementing it again with clients one on one and in person. My program will be available to anyone, anywhere but I also wanted to get back to the basics. You'll have the option of purchasing just the program, the program and contact with me or the program with one on one training in person, given you are in NY! It'll entail the following but not limited to;
-Mind, body, soul
-Positive healthy habits
Drop a comment below with your idea for the name of my program! I have a few, but I love to hear your ideas too ;)
Having the itch to go to Disney? Let's be honest, who isn't? Every time I end a Disney vacation, I'm already planning my next one. But what if that next one is a few months away? Or maybe even a bit longer? And you just want to feel the magic of walking down Main Street from the comfort of your own home. Seriously nothing beats getting off the plane, and seeing the Disney store in Orlando airport. Or getting to your Disney coach bus to take you to your resort. The first step onto the monorail to the parks. Walking into your favorite park on a sunny Florida morning. Close your eyes and you can almost feel it, like you're there! It's a bittersweet feeling, when all you want is to be in Disney!
Well, I feel you! Disney vacations can cost a pretty penny, but getting some Disney inspiration doesn't have to. There are so many Disney related things you can do for all ages, close by to home. Check out the list below for some ideas!
1. Have a Disney movie marathon
2. Go see a Disney broadway show (The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin)
3. Go to the Disney store in the mall
4. Make your own homemade Disney treat (Homemade dole whip, Mickey Mouse cupcakes)
5. Make Mickey Mouse waffles (Get it on Amazon, with prime)
6. Watch Disney fireworks show on YouTube
7. Go see the newest Disney film in theaters (Dumbo out now! Aladdin & The Lion King coming soon)
8. Book your next Disney vacation
9. Join a Disney fan Facebook group to talk all things Disney
10. Disney creative project, like make your own ears / t-shirt
11. Attend any pop up Disney themed events ( Mickey Mouse Exhibition NYC, Alice in Wonderland Restaurant in Brooklyn)
12. Make a Disney scrapbook from your last vacation
The beauty of a new month. It feels like a clean slate. A fresh start. Like anything is possible. Everything is left in the days that are gone, and the world has endless possibilities in this brand new month to come.
I always like to set an intention for the month, on the first day. Sometimes it's to meet a specific goal, sometimes it's to continue what I have been doing. What's your goal for the month of May? Comment below!