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  • Looking after YOU - the importance of having a self care routine

    Life can be chaotic and hectic and because of this it can be very easy to neglect ourselves. We have others to care for and a to do list as long as our arm but if we don't slow down and focus on ourselves, our physical and mental health can suffer and can lead to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.


    When we feel stressed we often put ourselves at the bottom of our priorities. This can mean making poor food choices, stopping exercising and not making time to see friends and family. These acts of self care can seem like unnecessarily luxuries but they really are so important.


    So how do we define self care? For me it's treating yourself as kindly as you would treat those you love and generally being good and compassionate towards yourself, anything that has long term benefits for the mind and body. The benefits are countless but include

    Madison
    Oct 09, 2018
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  • HIIT Workouts for the WIN

    You may be wondering “What in world is HIIT?” I asked the same exact question two years ago before I was introduced to Scottsdale BODI. HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training and this type of exercise has changed my view on what an effective workout looks like. Growing up I thought spending hours in the gym and putting my body through excessive amounts of cardio was the only way to achieve my dream body. Clearly that never worked. My body was always fatigued, burnt out and I never saw any results. Although cardio is important to burn calories, the long-term benefit comes from incorporating weight-training and cardio together to effectively get the most out of every workout. The beauty of HIIT is you get the best of both worlds and it can be accomplished within a 15-30 minute workout.


    HIIT workouts are created with intense

    Madison
    Aug 20, 2018
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  • The Lazy Girls Guide To Healthy Living

    Okay okay... so I don’t think there is anyone who would consider me lazy. But I do like to be efficient AF and sometimes it feels lazy because it is so simple! Let me explain...


    Eating healthy is always a priority for me, but sometimes life just makes that hard! I have been living in a friend's casita for the last month while I wait for my new place to be ready. Because of this, I am off my game and my routine is all over the place. I don’t have my regular meals, I don’t have a full kitchen to cook (not like I cooked anyways, but still) and it is throwing me off. I feel like I am living in transit and feel all over the place. I always try to find the healthy hacks so I figured now is the best time to share them because they are my life survival tips right now!



    Lazy Girl Life Hacks:


    1. -Protein Oatmeal. This is a game changer. Because I
  • Madison
    Jul 29, 2018
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  • But First, Coffee

    There is nothing better than waking up in the morning to the comforting smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. I’m a firm believer in all good things should be enjoyed in moderation. Coffee is one of those things. Coffee does contain caffeine, but moderate amounts of caffeine can actually have health benefits. A few of these benefits include reducing fatigue, increasing energy levels and mental functioning, increasing metabolism, and improving short-term memory. However, excessive amounts of caffeine may not be the best because it can interfere with sleep and cause your heart to race, but moderate consumption of coffee is not bad. Consumption of coffee usually interferes with fitness results because people order sugary coffee drinks with extra chocolate and whip cream. Although the excess sugar makes the coffee taste delicious, it is

    Madison
    Jul 11, 2018
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  • Workout For The Right Reasons

    Have you ever taken a moment to think about what drives your motivation to exercise? It is so easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of working out. We all want the tight, lifted booty and the washboard abs. We all want the perfect beach bodies for summer so we can feel the most confidence strutting down the beach. How many times have we overworked our bodies in the gym for an upcoming vacation or to look perfect for photos or to drop a pant size? We are all guilty of falling victim to this mindset. I want to be your mirror and help you reflect for a moment on why it is you work out. What drives you?


    Being able to wake up in the morning with air in our lungs and the ability to move our bodies is a gift. It’s a gift that so many of us take for granted. We forget to honor, love, and respect our body. I challenge you to think about these

    Madison
    Jul 08, 2018
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