Whether you are new to working out or a veteran, finding a NEW health club and gym can be a bit overwhelming.
Tips for Finding the Right Gym For Me:
Good Morning Sunshine! Whipped up a fast & easy healthy breakfast pancake delight even kids will enjoy! Mornings can be a hectic time of the day in many households leaving little time to enjoy a heart healthy breakfast on-the-go, let alone a sit down meal with loved ones. My alarm didn't go off, hit snooze too many times, got distracted, had to get the kids ready, running late to a meeting......ALL popular EXCUSES we use on a daily breakfast to justify eating an unhealthy high calorie breakfast or no breakfast at all. Plus, sometime eating healthy can can seem a bit plain & redundant. I challenge you to get creative with traditional healthy breakfast options & ingredients, you will be pleasantly surprise with what you can whip up that is not only healthy for you & your loved ones, but quick & easy to make even when your time is limited!
Enjoy this Banana Protein Pancake:
♥ Ingredients ♥
1 Ripe Banana
1/3 Cup Oat Bran
♥ Directions ♥
*Mash 1/2 of the banana in a bowl, add eggs & oat bran, mix until mixture has a thick liquid consistency
*Spray small pan with Coconut Oil, add ALL mixture to pan, cook on medium heat for 3-5 mins, flip & cook for another 2 mins
*Slice remaining banana, add to top of pancake & ENJOY!
**This recipe will make one large pancake or 4-6 smaller "normal" sized pancakes. To increase serving size just double or triple the ingredients.
You work hard to maintain your health through proper nutrition and exercise from the inside out, you deserve to pamper yourself from the outside in. What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your body. Using Body and Facial Care Products derived from all natural ingredients free of chemicals are the best gifts you can give your skin. Are you unsure on where to begin buying body and facial care products that are chemical free and not tested on animals? Whole Foods Market is your guide! Whole Foods Market only carries the finest facial, skin and body care products available because they believe the quality of the items and ingredients people apply to their bodies topically are as important as the foods and nutritional supplements they ingest. They sell the highest quality personal care products available at the most competitive prices possible while evaluating the quality in terms of ingredients, pleasurable experience, and efficacy.
Start fresh and stock up on the beauty products you love or try something NEW at the 3 Day Facial Care Sale February 7th-9th at your local San Diego Whole Foods Market! ALL facial care products in the store are on sale ~ 25% off! A fabulous selection of facial skin products for any skin type and age: Cleansers, Eye Creams, Toners, Moisturizers, Scrubs, Masks and Serums are all on sale, however, Lip balms and Makeup are excluded from the sale. Happy Shopping!
Learn More about Whole Body Quality Standards & Premium Body Care Standards at Whole Foods Market.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market.
Amp up the antioxidants.
Topical antioxidants supplement sunscreen and provide additional protection against skin damage. Look for products with vitamin C and powerful botanical ingredients such as pomegranate, acai and grape seed.
Outsmart the enemy.
When it comes to the signs of premature aging, the sun’s rays are the main culprits. Protect yourself with mineral-based sunscreen with a minimum of 15 SPF for daily use and a higher SPF when you plan to be in the sun.
Exfoliation is like exercise for the skin. For best results, avoid highly abrasive physical exfoliants and look for ingredients such as fruit enzymes, alpha hydroxy acid or lactic acid.
You may be tempted to skip your cleansing routine when you’re feeling sleepy, but night time is the most important time to wash away makeup and environmental pollutants.
Mix it up.
You feed your body a variety of different foods; nourish your skin the same way! In the evening, consider alternating vitamin A serum with a hydrating serum or a nutrient-rich peptide cream.
A facial is more than just a luxury—it exfoliates deeply, removes impurities and stimulates a healthy glow. Can’t make it to the spa? Create your own Raw Honey Face Mask. (link to recipe) Or ask a team member to help you select the best at-home mask for your skin type.
San Diego Whole Foods Market Locations
Are you no longer seeing the results from your current workout program? Are you not a fan of big box gyms? Are you ready to mix up your workout routine? Do you enjoy working out with others? Do you expect FITness & exercise to be fun?
If you answered YES to one or more of the above questions then you are going to LOVE the NEW Fitwall training studio in La Jolla! Fitwall's unique Train Smarter concept and advanced technology are the future of FITness. Fitwall's team of exercise physiologists and researchers have crafted a 40 minute dynamic full body workout where "You are the Machine" using your own body weight to ensure that you are getting a workout full of strength, cardio and flexibility training ALL in one session. Fitwall does not have trainers, instead their team is comprised of hand picked world class coaches that work together to ensure each class participant is maximizing their individual ability while teaching them how to move better, how to be stronger, flexible, functional and healthier. Fitwall's research-based programming delivers Activation, Balance, Caloric Burn, Decompression & Efficiency with 14 Fundamental Exercises in every training session.
When you first walk into the Fitwall La Jolla Studio, you get a sense of the future with the sleek design, an open inviting space with walls painted red lined with silver and black contraptions that look like a cross between a ladder and bookshelf with an iPad screen mounted to the top. These are the WALL, your FITness playground. The iPad mounted to the top each wall draws a constant stream of information from each participant's heart-rate monitor and delivers feedback in real time throughout the workout on the display screen so participants can maximize the intensity or work produced in each session. Each iPad stores the points collected in an online database so members can track their progress at home and the coaches can figure out which music, workouts and class formats achieve the best results. Greeted by a team of energetic staff who are friendly and knowledgable you will be at ease and ready to workout! Fitwall offers customized training packages and payment options to fit your specific needs. Fitwall is a lifestyle brand delivering a solid exercise program for ALL fitness levels and a collection of fitness gear and essentials: Shop NOW.
Fitwall La Jolla is offering a weekly FREE class to the Get FIT SD Community for the month of February! Each class is limited to 16 participant. Reserve you spot NOW (limited to 1 class per person):
♥ Ingredients ♥
1 Cup Certified Gluten-Free Oats (prefer rolled over instant)
1/4 Cup Rice Flour
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1/2-1 Cup Chunky Unsalted Peanut Butter
1 Egg (Vegan Option: Flax Egg - 1 tbsp ground flax 3 tbsp water mixed well)
2 Tsp Gluten-Free Vanilla Extract
1/2-3/4 Bag of Gluten-Free Chocolate Chips or Carob Chips
♥ DIRECTIONS ♥
Preheat oven to 350
Mix ALL Dry Ingredients in Medium Bowl - set aside
Mix ALL Wet Ingredients in Large Bowl
Using an Electric Mixer, slowly add Dry Ingredients Mixture
Fold in Chocolate Chips into Mixture
Grease Cookie Sheet (use coconut oil or vegan butter) or Line with Parchment Paper
Roll Batter into 1 inch balls & flatten with palm, place on cookie sheet
Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool completely & Enjoy!
Healthy in Mind, Body & Soul go together like peanut butter and jelly! Health, Fitness & Wellness go together like cheese & crackers! So with that said we need to be Whole Body Healthy....good thing Whole Foods Market has a Whole Body section offering an array of all natural and holistic supplements, cleanses and more to help fit your nutritional and health needs. Whether you are looking to give your immune system a boost, to cleanse/detox yourself to a healthier you, to support your weight loss goals or for proteins, for proteins, meal enhancers, super-foods (chia, flax), probiotics, vitamins A to Zinc and everything in between they HAVE something for you! We are very excited to recently learn that Whole Foods Markets in the San Diego County will be offering a Whole Body Sale with 25% OFF ALL Supplement Products (listed below) January 24-26, 2014!
San Diego Whole Foods Market Locations
We all process thoughts and emotions from our experiences constantly throughout the day, but do you write those thoughts, emotions or experiences down? Do you keep a journal? Some of the greatest minds in history and successful people of today kept a daily journal. Journaling is actually quite therapeutic for the mind, body and soul having a positive impact on ones overall well-being. Some of the health benefits from journaling are improved mood, reduced stress, reduced depression, clarity in thoughts/feelings, stronger immune system and improved sports performance. Journaling is also a great way to get to know yourself better. When it comes to fitness and health goals, daily journaling can help you visualize and track your results.
8 Benefits of Keeping a Daily Fitness, Food or Personal Journal:
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Invisalign; however, the opinions and personal experiences are 100% mine.
When you feel FIT & Healthy it is only natural to SMILE BIG! Not only are there health benefits to smiling like boost immune system, reduced stress & anxiety, lower heart rate, better mood, positive mind set, increased productivity...there are social benefits as well! Smiling is Contagious! It is amazing how a simple smile from a stranger can have an impact on another person's mood and entire day. Sometimes we get caught up in our own day with check lists, work, worry, etc; that we do not realize the person next to us in the store may going through a hard time or just having a bad day. I absolutely LOVE the Holiday Season, while for others it can create high stress and anxiety levels, especially when it comes to shopping. I was recently shopping at Michaels for new Christmas Tree Ornaments and Holiday decorations feeling very jolly when I noticed some of the fellow shopper did not feel the same hustling through the isles when one shopper bumped into me knocking all of my items onto the ground. This particular shopper did not even noticed the mess they just created, however, when they glanced over at me, I offered them a warm smile and the gave me one in return. I saw this particular shopper again in the checkout line, where they offered for me to go before them. To show my gratitude, I offered the shopper my store coupon, to my surprise this brought a HUGE grin to their face and tear in their eye. The shopper told me that they were having financial difficulty this Holiday Season and was out buying stockings for their children for Christmas morning. Let this be a kind reminder to slow down and offer others a SMILE this Holiday Season!
Spreading Holiday Joy, Gathering Blankets & Food for the Homeless in San Diego in Hopes to Bring a SMILE to their face with my friends!
Smiling are meant for Sharing!
While offering a kind SMILE to a stranger can have a positive impact on their overall mood and day, some children and adults are embarrassed to smile for a number of reasons: overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, open bite, crossbite, overbite, underbite and lack of self-esteem, all in which Invisalign Treatment can fix. Invisalign is a series of nearly invisible, removable “aligners” that are used to gradually straighten teeth without metal or wires used for treating adults and teens who now have a modern choice for straightening their teeth. No more wires and brackets required – Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces that uses a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time. The benefits include no food restrictions, ability to easily maintain healthy dental brushing habits, minimal interference with sports or other activities, and teeth get straightened without most people knowing you are in treatment. There are more than 2 million Invisalign cases in treatment or completed worldwide. From very simple to very challenging, Invisalign offers a full spectrum of clear straightening treatments for most types of orthodontic issues. Let's face it, an attractive smile is a wonderful asset. It contributes to self-esteem, self-confidence and self-image—important qualities at every age. A person's self-esteem often improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into proportion. Orthodontic treatment can benefit social and career success, as well as improve a person’s general attitude toward life. To learn more about a clear alternative to brace please visit theInvisalign website and take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you!
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