How is your week going? So today I am going to do a review on the new workout program I am doing!:) This is definitely not sponsored or anything like that. I just wanted to do the review in case you were looking at buying it!:)
Way of Gray Guides Review
-I LOVEEE the focus on self love and health verses weight loss. Yes, the guides will definitely help with that but it very focused on health.
-I also love the balance. It can be for anyone doing any kind of lifestyle/diet and doesn’t cut out any food groups.
-It includes all the recipes and is very beautiful.
-I don’t like how for the meal plan they don’t include portion sizes (even generalized) or on the recipes.
– I wish Sophie had done more of the recipes because I love hers on her YouTube and most of the recipes were done by other people on social media.
-She is so motivating. The program includes full length follow along workouts and she is sooo motivating.
-The workouts go by so fast! This is my favorite thing about it!
-They are really hard but not so hard that you dread them. I get excited for every workout.
-The programs are really geared towards most women’s goals: using HIIT cardio, leg exercises, and core.
-They require NO equipment and can be done at home or anywhere.
-This one sounds funny but I like how she places emphasis on taking care of the wrist. (I say this because I know a lot of people with wrist issues!).
-There aren’t many for me but the warmup can get a bit repetitive, especially at the end.
So there it is! I hope this helps you make a decision. The program is only $30 which is super reasonable especially for both. If you have any questions go ahead and leave them in the comments.
Have you tried any of her guides before? <3 🙂
2. Regenerating Serum by Dr. Hauschka: Dr. Hauschka is one of those brands that is very expensive but SUCH high quality. I don’t get to buy stuff like this often so a quick tip is to buy a small size and just use half the regular amount. This stuff is so worth it.
Today is another DIY posts which I think are always fun, but trust me this is an easy one like usual. MSM lotion is cream for acne prone or inflamed skin. I first heard about MSM as a supplement then discovered a brand that used it in the face cream and loved it! I didn’t want to pay that much however so I made my own.
Before we get into the recipe let’s get into what MSM is to start. MSM stands for methylsuflonylmethane and is a sulfur compound which is great for the skin. It also helps with the detoxification processes. Like I mentioned there is a lot of supplement versions of it sold which also work for the lotion such as: here, here, here (Coupon code: RQANXY for any link on page).
DIY MSM Lotion (OPT #1 Acne Prone/Inflammed Skin):
-Few TBS. Aloe Gel
-1/2 tsp. MSM Powder (Above Links)
-A touch of Tea Tree Oil
Mix in palm and massage on face or body part needed.
DIY MSM Lotion (OPT #2 Healing Other Skin Issues with No Inflammation):
-Few TBS. Coconut Oil
-1/2 tsp. MSM Powder (Above Links)
-Touch Rose Hip Oil
I provided two options because everyone has different skin issues and I wanted to have it work for everyone!:)
Have you guys ever used MSM?
Today I wanted to talk about warming foods and staying warm in winter. I am literally the coldest person in the world, it could be so hot to everyone else and I’ll still be cold. If you are always cold or live in an area that is freezing here are some tips that could help! :-D.
The biggest thing I would focus on is warming foods. This is based in Chinese medicine. In Chinese Medicine there is warming (yang) and cooling (yin) foods. Learning about this has helped me so much. I think a lot of people to put a lot of pressure on themselves to eat mostly salads, smoothies, raw foods, etc. but after a while of eating mostly these foods you can start to get colder so including some foods such as herbs, spices-ginger, cayenne, tea, sweet potatoes, squash you can really warm yourself up. You can see a full list: here. If this is hard for you try starting with adding ginger to your juices, including herbal teas, and putting cayenne in your lemon water. From there you can move onto including sweet potatoes and such:).
Another helpful tool is hot baths. I mean seriously there is nothing like after a long workday coming home to a bath. Some tools to make your bath time super special is to add essential oils, bath salts, herbs, or drinking a green smoothie in the bath (sounds weird but so fun!). I also use my parents fireplace (haha), I make Edible Goddess tea (recipe here), and workout! I know working out when you’re freezing is so hard but maybe try hot yoga, drive to the gym for the sauna and walk for 30 minutes first, or just stay home and do a quick HIIT workout, like this one.
I really hope these keep you warm and tell me…
Are you cold all the time? What keeps you warm?
Today’s post will be all about growing out your hair. I went through a period in my life where I lost all my hair because I got extremely sick. It was really really hard. I remember every day brushing my hair and SO much hair would fall out, so to an extreme I know what it’s like to have hair struggles.
So here are some of the tools I used written and below I will attach two video’s that I referenced and learned a lot from in my journey:
2. Hair massage: These really activates the hair follicles as well. You can do it when you wash your hair, ask someone to massage your head or use a scalp massager: HERE.
3. Buy A Good Hairbrush: This is SOO important and is probably my #1 tip. Don’t buy cheap hairbrushes that pull your hair out every time you have one tangle! I highly recommend a wooden brush or those new wet brushes that don’t pull out your hair. You probably have to research it because I just heard about it and bought one super recently!
Here are the video’s that really helped me. They are a bit long but SUPER helpful and informative:
I sincerely hope this helps! Let me know…
What helps you have healthy hair (Even if length isn’t your goal)?
I am SO glad to be back and I hope you like my blog and the updates:). It took so much longer than expected but so worth it!
Today I want to talk about….water. I will explain the different types of water, what I think the best is and what is most convenient/cheap. So hopefully this is super informative and helpful post for you:).
Types of Water:
–Tap Water: This is by far the most convenient water source available, and having any source of water is a blessing so drinking tap water is 100x better than no water. However, tap water has all sorts of contaminants in it including fluoride, chlorine and all sorts of other things. Here the Environmental Protection Agency on this issue.
–Water Filters, Distillers and Purified Water: The main differences is here is the method used to filter the water. Over the counter filters, in my opinion, are the best for finances and convenience. This is what I used in college on a budget. These do come at a cost though because not all of the contaminants are removed, however it is a great step up! Purified and distilled water are both great although they go through different methods they get of the bad stuff.
Spring Water: This is my favorite of all the waters, it is so mineral rich and has a clean crisp taste. With spring water you never have to worry about it have typical contaminants that are in the other types of water because it comes straight from the earth. I buy my spring water from Samantha Springs but you can also find springs in your area from FindaSpring.com (make sure you either test the water or check to see if someone else has:). This can be free as well if you have a good spring by you and if so you are lucky it is SO worth the time!
Another note on water is to try to get a faucet filter and a shower filter! I really like the PUR brand for my faucet because it’s cheap and effective (and I’m in college, haha!). I haven’t bought a shower filter yet to be honest but I’m on the hunt!:)
I really hope this helped you on your hunt for water and I’m SO excited to be back to blogging. Let me know:
What kind of water do you use? Do you have a shower filter?