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It’s Thursday and I have wonderful friends coming into town tomorrow which I am so excited about! We are finally going to explore Miami, since Darin and I haven’t had a chance to yet. I will share our finds over the weekend. Happy Thursday! It’s almost the weekend so let’s get moving!

Fitness

I want to introduce to you one of my newest finds for fitness. The Gym Boss Timer. I use this little gadget for all of my at home workouts that involve intervals.  A timer is so effective at helping you stay motivated during a workout. The Gym Boss beeps at the switch of every interval causing you to always stay alert and moving.

   

Or a cheaper alternative method is the Bit Timer on Iphone App store. I use this when I only bring my Iphone to the gym.

Here is a workout I created that you can complete using a timer that will get your heart racing and your shirt soaked. Set your timer for 15 rounds of 1 min work, 30 seconds rest. I did the Heart Pumper Workout this morning and I thought I was going to die by the 3rd round. Let me know what you think!

Afterwards, I did the following Yoga Sequence to stretch me out and relax me for the day:

Complete 5 Sun Salutations following this sequence below:

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Then come into Downward Facing Dog for 5 deep breaths:

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Bring left leg into forward lunge and drop right knee to the ground, toes pointed back. Breathe deep in Low Lunge- 5 breaths.

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Repeat the sequence starting at Sun Salutation and stretch your right leg this time.

End in Child’s Pose for 10 deep breaths, letting the Yoga Music relax you.

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This will feel great after your Interval Cardio today.

Flavor

It’s Thirsty Thursday- here is a new healthy smoothie recipe for you to try! This is a great recovery smoothie after a hard workout.

Pineapple Banana Blend

(1) scoop of Sun Warrior Vanilla Raw Protein Blend– or any protein of your choice

(1) cup of pineapple chunks

(1) handful of baby spinach (if you don’t like the flavor you don’t need, just for extra veggies!)

(1) banana

(1) tbsp of Flax Seed

(1) cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)

(1) cup of ice

Steps

Add all ingredients into blender and blend on high. Pour into glass, sip, and smile!

 

Finds

Since I got married in April, I have moved to Florida and haven’t had a chance to use my new wedding gifts. Therefore in all my pictures you may notice plastic bowls and cheap towels, corporate housing at it’s finest. But we are thankful! While I can’t do anything about that, I can browse the internet for housing decor. Here are some amazing house finds for under $20.

Tavo Green Vase Laundry Bag

Sketch Duvet Cover + Shams- Ivory/Maple Variegated Stripe Tassel Hand Towel

Cara Baskets  Hand-Blocked Zipper Case - Slate

1.Tavo Green Vase- $19.99 at Pottery Barn

2. Laundry Bag- $19.99 at Pottery Barn

3. Tiago Yellow Pitcher- $14.99 at Pottery Barn

4. Sketch Duvet Cover + Shams- $4.99 at West Elm

5. Monogrammed Towels- $6.99 at West Elm

6. Cara Baskets- $19.99 at West Elm

7. Hand Blocked Zipper Case- $ 5.99- 6.99 at West Elm

Thursday Thoughts– “We dream of the perfect wave. The perfect job. The perfect house. And when we get there… we dream of something else.” – Rob Machado

What do you think of this quote? It sounds a lot like my struggle to find happiness where I am instead of always dreaming of something else.