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How to Keep A Regular Routine Working From Home

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Considering current events, many of you are likely seeking how to keep a regular routine working from home. Though the transition might feel jarring, take it as a chance to recalibrate in both your personal and professional life.

-Prepare your coffee brewing the night before.

Doing this ahead of time will streamline your mornings and get you caffeinated sooner after you wake. Check out my favorite coffee and vegan/paleo/delicious superfood coffee creamer here.

-Create a workspace that suits your workflow

Your line of work will largely dictate what this requires. For me, all I need is my laptop. I can work from the couch most of the time. Figure out if you work best from a desk, laptop, notebook, phone, etc. Keep this space organized and tidy as you start to establish your new routine.

-Minimize distractions

Depending on how you best operate, you may be better off turning off the TV & music while working. Others (like me), actually like having things going on in the background. Also, the work I do allows that. Find which route works best for you.

-Keep moving! Plan your movement + lay out your workout clothes ahead of time.

If you have a whiteboard or even notepad in your new workout space, try writing out your workout ahead of time. Laying out your clothes ahead of time, similar to prepping your coffee the night before, will streamline your workflow and keep you rolling right along as you meander between workflow to personal care activities at home.

-Keep taking your supplements, eating healthy & taking care of your body.

This is one of the most important keys to making this transition to working at home easier for you. When you feel good, you work more efficiently–plain and simple. Don’t use this as a time to eat cruddy food and let your good habits drop off.

Food-wise, I stick to a paleo-inspired eating approach (dairy and gluten free). Supplement wise, I make sure I take my fave probiotic (code feelmoregooder15 for 15% your subscription), my women’s multivitamin (code feelmoregooder to save 20%) and Vitamin D (code JesNow10 to save $10 of $40 or more).

-Take breaks & go outside.

There a value of fresh air and being away from your devices that’s intangible. Though some studies do back this up (and sure, that’s great for some people to know), it’s positive for you to go immerse yourself in the outdoors simply because it reconnects us to our nature.

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Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Prevention + Immunity Support

This post is sponsored by Seed Probiotic and contains a coupon code for you to save 15% on your first subscription with them. In light of the recent chaos and fear-based information being populated into your brain, I thought it was a good time to remind you that it starts with self care! Keep reading to learn about my approach to immunity: Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Prevention + Immunity Support.

First: sleep at least 7 hours per night. Second: drink as much water as you can stand. Third: wash your hands and keep them away from your face (come on, we all know this by now.) Fourth: take a really good probiotic.

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Seed’s Daily Synbiotic is what I lean on! They are the best, most well researched probiotic I’ve come across. Even more importantly to me, there are heaps of anecdotal stories from athletes such as pro-triathlete, Rich Roll, that rave about this high quality supplement. Also–I appreciate that they’re as committed to planetary health as they are to human health.

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Seed’s sustainable Refill System that starts with a beautiful glass jar and continues with monthly refills—no single-use plastic in sight. Major bonus: mushrooms grew this biodegradable packaging and it decomposes in soil within 30 days.

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Two strains in their Daily Synbiotic formulation were examined in a study for their beneficial effects in relieving intestinal discomfort, bloating, and pain. Healthy pooping means healthy bacteria means healthy body!

Something you might not know: the bulk of your body’s immune capacity resides in your gut. This means that focusing on gut health can help keep your immunity and self defenses thriving. With the Coronavirus disease mayhem happening around us, it’s a good reminder to focus on what you can control and direct your energy towards keeping your body vital and your stress low. (Sidenote: a stressed body is an immune-compromised body!)

Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Prevention + Immunity Support

Coronavirus disease COVID-19 prevention + immunity support can be a scary, daunting, concept. I get this, but want to encourage you to find peace within the chaos and make time to take care of yourself. Also sending love and light to those who find themselves amidst a particularly fearful time right now, be it watching a family member suffer, be unable to work and make money for your family, etc.

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Daily Synbiotic is a proprietary formulation of 20+ clinically-studied probiotic strains and probiotic compounds, developed for whole-body health (not just digestive health!) including heart, skin, immune, and metabolic health.

The glass travel case that comes with the product is perfect for commuting, roadtrips, flying, etc. I’ve enjoyed using it, traveling with it and look forward to reusing it for months to come.

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Seed uses a 2-in-1 capsule to protect against stomach acid and ensure that the probiotic makes it to your colon. (The outer capsule is the prebiotic, the inner capsule is the probiotic.)

This is the probiotic that ironman phenom, 50-something-year-old Rich Roll has discussed 4+ times on his podcast. If it’s good enough for him, that means something to me for sureeee. There is some serious behind these products. If you’re interested in seeing what I mean, head over to their website for all the sciencey details.

Equip your body during this Coronavirus pandemic (and all of the other times in life!) with  a probiotic that will help your body fight off illness + support your immune system naturally.

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My Clean Beauty Look + Products

not gonna lie, felt a little bit like a female-Fabio making this boomerang 🦁but, here is my clean beauty look + products breakdown!

but CLEAN BEAUTY. here are the non toxic makeup items + brands i’m wearing here and on a daily basis. they endure workouts, dog walking, running outside and all the activities🌿💋

COMPLEXION

@100percentpure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Liquid Foundation in “Creme”

-mixed with @mineralfusion Liquid Mineral Foundation in “Olive 2”

-pressed powder in oily areas by @mineralfusion in “Olive 2”

BRONZER + HIGHLIGHT

@100percentpure bronzer in “Cocoa Glow”

-“Pink Champagne” luminizer from the @100percentpure Pretty Naked Palette

-“Free Spirit” eyeshadow from @faerieorganic as added luminizer

EYES

-Lids: “Flax Seed” from the Pretty Naked palette by @100percentpure

-Lashes: Fruit Pigmented Ultra-Lengthening mascara by @100percentpure with a layer of Volumnizing mascara by @mineralfusion

BROWS

@Zuzuluxe brow pencils in colors “Russet” and “Mink”

-Homemade brow gel: @aubreyorganics hairspray poured into to an empty mascara tube I purchased on amazon 🙃

LIPS

@beelove lip balm

@100percentpure fruit pigmented cocoa butter matter lipstick in “Mojave”

@burtsbees lip crayon in “Pacific Coast”

@mineralfusion lip gloss in “Clarity”

If you’d like to try a few items out for yourself, save $15 on your order from @100percentpure by heading over to this link!

Thanks for checking out this post about my clean beauty look + products!

Here are some great articles for learning more about the importance of clean beauty:

https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

https://www.theorganicbunny.com/what-to-expect-when-switching-to-green-beauty/

Clean Beauty—and Why It’s Important

Also, some information on the brand that I use the most items from!

“100% PURE™ isn’t just our name. Or just our ingredient list. 100% PURE™ is a commitment to producing the purest, healthiest products and educating everyone on why being 100% PURE™ is so important. We strive to live with compassion, kindness and empathy; to be environmentally sustainable and to improve the lives of 6 billion people and animals while also being charitable and giving back to our global community.”

Smoothie King’s New HIIT Fit, Paleo, Macro-Balanced Offerings!

This post is sponsored by Smoothie King on Smoothie King’s New HIIT Fit, Paleo, Macro-Balanced Offerings.

Smoothie King’s New HIIT Fit, Paleo, Macro-Balanced Offerings

I’ll be the first person to tell you that I tend to make smoothies at home mostly because I can control the ingredients and I know what I’m in for. From my experience (and I’ve been out of the buying-smoothies-outside-the-house-game for a while), mass-produced and/or store bought smoothies are imbalanced. Meaning they are either full of mostly sugar or mostly protein. Also, they commonly lack micronutrients because they are not made with whole foods.

My body responds well to a lower-sugar & carb diet (nope, I don’t run from carbs or claim to be keto 100% of the time), I’ve just noticed that my body responds well if carbs do not dominate my diet. Also keep in mind–every body is different and has different needs.

Okay okay, so without going too far down the nutrition rabbit hole–here’s how Smoothie King has changed how I look at store-bought smoothies. Smoothie King’s HIIT Fit smoothies fit so well into my approach (by the way, HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, which is a good description of my Crossfit lifestyle).

I am not neurotic or obsessive about it, but I do strive to get a good dose of healthy carbs right after my workout. It’s a habit that I stick to most of the time because it allows me to burn fat during my workouts instead of running on carbs that I just ingested. In other words, other individuals may ingest their carbs before their workout, but I opt not to for that reason. I do what’s called carb-backloading. These smoothies allow me to refuel my depleted glycogen stores after my workout thru the fruits used in both of these blends.

The HIIT Fit smoothies come in two blends: Chocolate Cinnamon and Veggie Mango.

Here are the details on Smoothie King’s new HIIT Fit Smoothies:

  • Smoothie King’s new HIIT Fit Smoothies contain a 40/30/30 balance of carbs, fat and FITAID® + Paleo Protein to help you recover.
  • HIIT Fit Chocolate Cinnamon – 100% cocoa, almond butter, Califia Farms® Almond Milk, dates, bananas, cinnamon and FITAID® + Paleo Protein
  • HIIT Fit Veggie Mango – Organic spinach, mangoes, bananas, almonds and FITAID® + Paleo Protein
  • Both HIIT Fit Smoothies are Paleo-friendly and help you recover faster from your High-Intensity Interval Training workouts with key vitamins & nutrients from FITAID® + Paleo Protein.
  • HIIT Fit Smoothies have no added sugar, less than 450 calories and over 25 grams of protein per 20 ounces.
  • There are no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or other unhealthy ingredients on the No-No List in any smoothie from Smoothie King.

When I first heard about these new smoothie options, I was floored. Mainly because I am used to store-made smoothies to be full of things I typically stay away from like dairy, processed fruit juices, added sweeteners, artificial ingredients, etc. I’m excited to know about these new offerings and see Smoothie King as a place I can look to for my post-workout, paleo-friendly gains!

Not to mention that both blends are super duper delicious (no joke) and I can see my taste buds craving each one on different days.

New Year’s Resolution Inspiration

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New Year’s Resolution Inspiration

Hey team! Happy 2020 to you. Whether you’re into new year’s resolutions (or not–like me!) or you are just looking to continue to upping of feel gooderness in your life, seeking joy + fresh inspiration can have such a beautifully positive impact on your expansion as a human.

Okay, so, the title of this blog post is a bit of a joke because I am not a resolutioner. Every day, to me, is a good chance to move towards feeling good. But I understand it’s the verbiage most individuals are familiar with.

Here’s a post with some visual inspiration to keep the good new year vibes going for you. Take a deep, mindful breath, scroll down & enjoy this new year’s resolution inspiration.

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