Top 3 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products *June 2017*

This is the 1st edition of my monthly top 3 cruelty-free beauty items. Being an esthetician for the past 7 years has made me very selective about which products I use on my skin and which brands to trust. I’m a stickler for ingredients and I prefer natural, clean ingredients but I do sometimes use brands that are not all natural but still cruelty free … Continue reading Top 3 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products *June 2017*

Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop

Achy knees, stiff lower back, sore calves, all for that runners high and accelerated heart rate. I regret to say I’m injury prone when it comes to musculoskeletal issues. I tore my ACL in my left knee and required reconstructive surgery over 11 years ago, since then I decided running was not for me and I found other ways to work on my cardiorespiratory endurance. … Continue reading Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop

Yoga Sequence For Shoulders & Hips

Being an esthetician, I work for many hours a week with elbows raised almost to shoulder height and sitting with my hips in forward flexion. This is also common for anyone who works at a desk or spends hours at a time driving. For many people this can result in painfully tight chest muscles and limited hip mobility. Thankfully there are some yoga poses that … Continue reading Yoga Sequence For Shoulders & Hips

I did not want to exercise this morning… But I did anyway

I signed up to take a hot Pilates class, and 30 minutes before the class began, I was still in bed. Snuggling the kitties and enjoying the lazy morning, I debated on cancelling my plans. I thought about my progress that I’ve been making, sticking with my meal plans and diligent in my exercising, I knew I owed it to myself to get up and … Continue reading I did not want to exercise this morning… But I did anyway

Plant Based Protein Sources

  Its probably the most common question that is asked to anyone who follows a vegetarian or vegan diet: “Where do you get your protein? ” Isn’t it interesting that all of a sudden people become concerned with protein intake at the mention of a plant based diet? Most people are probably not aware of the RDA of protein, and they probably have no clue how … Continue reading Plant Based Protein Sources