Archive for the ‘HEALTHY LIVING’ Category

11.04.15

RUN, GIRL, RUN

running. hate it. i can think of 10,000 things i would rather be doing. but! if i can just get myself out that door, i’m never sorry i’ve done it. there are a lot of reasons i run (or fast walk) but the most important reason for me is mental clarity. i feel so much lighter and happier after a couple of miles and a good sweat.

my little running crew, joanie and my sister lacey and I meet up every so often and run it out. it’s easier to find motivation with a crew, than just by yourself. joanie likes to tell us, as we run, all of the positive things running is doing for our bodies, it’s pretty cheesy but actually works to distract your mind.

something we’ve been using lately (because as much fun as it is to talk to each other while working out, it’s too hard to breathe, talk and run at the same time) so we will talk during warm up and then all use the spotify running feature, which is actually very cool and super simple. to use it you select “running” from the side bar, click a playlist, start running and it chooses music that co-insides with your pace, (can be running or walking!). so if you start out running 10 minute miles and want to speed up for the last mile, the music will change so that the beat matches your stride which is seriously amazing because music is half of my motivation when i run.

we use spotify exclusively around the office for work jams, i use it in my car, for all my parties…it’s the best. so i’m happy they added this cool workout feature.

they also created original running beats, they don’t have lyrics but they are just straight music that you can also run to, i’m particularly fond of the “burn” one if you want to check it out.

what do you run for? my main motivation is mental clarity, but i’d love to hear what gets you out the door. and if you already use the spotify running feature, or happen to check it out let me know below what your favorite playlists and genres are, i’m always looking to mix it up!

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don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for the opportunity to win a running motivating prize pack! because who doesn’t need a little extra push?

 

SPOTIFY RUNNING GIVEAWAY!*

• 1 pair of bose soundsport in-ear headphones
• $75 nike gift card
• 1 year premium subscription to spotify
• and healthy snacks!

here’s how to win…

1) let us know your favorite Spotify playlist or fill in the blank “will run for _______” in a comment below and we’ll select one winner!

open to US only, 18 years of age and older. one winner will be randomly selected and notified on wednesday november 11th. you must claim your prize within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. 

* the prize was provided by spotify, but spotify is not involved in any other way with this giveaway. this post was created in partnership with spotify. all opinions are my own

photos by: jesse chamberlin

10.09.15

HEALTH CHALLENGE CHECK IN

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it’s been about two months since we’ve checked in with you about our healthy living posts! we are still keeping it up around here. after two weeks of family vacation and a nasty cold…i’m back at it.

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08.13.15

MY HEALTH CHALLENGE / 10

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this week, read about how we are getting motivated all over again…sometimes it’s hard to stay on track, right?!

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07.21.15

MY HEALTH CHALLENGE / 09

first of all, thank you sooo much for all your sweet comments on last week’s body update post. you made me feel like a million bucks and gave me the push to keep going. it’s really encouraging to see a bunch of you following along on the #dlfgetfit challenge! above photo found on it here.

see what we’re up to this week…

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07.21.15

HEALTHY RECIPE / 01

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we’re always working to keep things balanced around here, enjoying the finer things in life but also maintaining a healthy and active life. we like to post a little something for everyone and that’s why we’re trying out some super clean recipe posts from charlotte who runs a blog centered around living a vibrant healthy life! she take gorgeous photos and we’re excited to share this first post from her on a paleo and vegan friendly dessert. let us know what you think and if you’re interested in more recipes like this one! and welcome, charlotte!

“What better way to have fun living a healthy lifestyle than with nutrient-dense and power packed treats!? These Raw Matcha Macaroons are made with healthy fats from coconut, a little bit of raw honey and the uber superfood matcha! Matcha is a stone ground green tea and is a fantastic source of amino acids, catechins, vitamins A & C and even aids in blood sugar regulation. You can be sure that these raw macaroons have a balanced amount of fat and blood sugar regulating properties to help your body mediate a blood sugar spike from the natural sugar found in the honey. Enjoy!” – Charlotte

Ingredients:

• 2.5 cups finely shredded coconut, divided into 1.75 cups, and .75 cups

• 2 tablespoons melted extra virgin coconut oil

• 3 tablespoons coconut nectar for the vegans or raw honey

• 2 tablespoons coconut milk

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 teaspoon high-quality matcha

• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Method

1. Add 1.75 cups finely shredded coconut and process in a food processor until a thick paste forms. This will take approximately 2 minutes.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 30 seconds or until combined. Next, add the remaining .75 cups of finely shredded to the coconut and pulse 2-3 for approximately five seconds until well combined.

3. Using a cookie scoop (or your hands) make small balls with the dough. This should yield about 10 macaroons. Sprinkle with flake salt and/or hemp seeds. Refrigerate until firm and then devour!

photos, styling and recipe by: charlotte dupont
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