A Few Monday Favorites

Happy Monday everyone! It has been a little while since I sat down to write a blog post...but I am SO excited because I have some really cool favorites to share with you all! Life has been busy, I am slowly learning how to balance this wellness stuff with everything else. I want to do it ALL but have realized that little bites at a time are better than supersized ones ha ha.

Anywho...let's get this show on the road! 

Favorite Challenge

Emily Schromm's Superhero Challenge

Ok, so technically I can't claim that this challenge is my favorite...because I haven't done it yet. ( starts April 4th!) But, I already love the mission, the enthusiastic person behind it  and the fact that we all get to be SUPERHEROS!! I mean, seriously....health, wellness, goals, being a superhero....I am SO excited!! Emily Schromm is the brains & muscle behind Unleashed Fitness and the 21 Day Superhero Challenge (among other awesome challenges). She is a Crossfit Trainer/Athlete and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I am always looking for ways to stay motivated during my health journey and try to stay open to learning more & seeing what others have to offer! I can't wait to try out this challenge and would love to have you all join me! It is ONLY $21 for 21 Days of awesome superhero stuff. Go Check out The Superhero Challenge! 

Favorite Condiments & Oil

Primal Kitchen

I LOVE PRIMAL KITCHEN! One of the hardest things for me when I first switched to a more healthy lifestyle was finding clean, tasty condiments. Especially Mayo & Salad dressings. Even the healthy brands were loaded with unhealthy oils ( Canola & Soybean) and sugars. It was so frustrating!!! I was going to give up enjoying Mayo on a juicy burger and tasty dressing on my salad until I stumbled across Primal Kitchen on Instagram. WOW. This brand uses Avocado Oil and REAL food ingredients in their dressings and Mayo..NEVER: gluten/dairy/soy/canola/GMO's/refined sugar........it is SO good! My husband claims it is the best Mayo he has EVER had. What??!!! They even sell grass-fed collagen bars AND bottles of Avocado Oil which can be used for drizzling and cooking. I like to order their products through Thrive Market. Go Check them out Primal Kitchen!

Favorite Essential Oil

doTERRA Cheer Essential Oil Blend

I recently ordered a bottle of this uplifting oil blend and LOVE the scent! Who doesn't like to smell nice and be in a good mood all at the same time?!

Cheer is a blend of: Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Star Anise Fruit/Seed, Lemon Myrtle Leaf, Nutmeg Kernel, Vanilla Bean Extract, Ginger Rhizome, Cinnamon Bark, and Zdravetz Herb. It has a fresh, warm, spicy scent and promotes feelings of optimism, cheerfulness, and happiness.  I like to diffuse it in my house or add some to a roller bottle with  FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil) to rub on my wrist! Go Check out Cheer!

That is it for today...what are your favorites??

Favorites

Happy Monday Everyone! This past week was a busy one (as usual), especially trying to come off the high of having family in town the week before. It is always so bittersweet after family leaves, and it was not easy getting back into a normal routine! I love routine though, and I find my body loves it too. Whenever friends & family are in town I tend to eat out more and stay up later, which I pay for later but it is worth it! Making memories are more important to me than stressing out over sticking to a certain lifestyle 24/7... it is all about balance! Below is a list of my favorites this week! Things that I used, discovered, loved, and helped me get through the week! I would love to hear yours :-)

Favorite Social Media

Jeannette Ogden @shutthekaleup

I am always looking for inspiration on social media and this past week I stumbled across shutthekaleup. Jeannette is a Wife, Mother, Yoga Instructor, and Health Enthusiast. Her instagram account is original, artistic, beautiful, funny, and filled with yummy food & snacks!! I love that she isn't afraid to enjoy life and food in balance!  Go check her out!

Favorite Lifestyle Tool

The Five Minute Journal

I am always looking for a way to add more gratefulness and positivity to my life and this journal does just that! Not only is it beautifully made, but it is easy to use and filled with inspirational quotes! Each page represents a day and it is recommended that this journal should be the first and last thing you do each day. Each morning, before doing anything else, I write: three things I am grateful for, three things that would make today great, and my daily affirmations. Each night right before bed, I fill in three amazing things that happened that day and how I could have made the day even better. I have definitely seen a shift in focus since using this journal. Being thankful and seeing the good in each day has never been so easy! I love that it only takes 5 minutes, but is still a journal and something I can look back on!

Favorite Essential Oil

doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend

I started using this oil blend after hearing it was a great way to purify the air, protect against environmental threats, and support a healthy immune & respiratory function. I have to say, this stuff really works! I have been diffusing it in my house with my oil diffuser, mixing it with a carrier oil and applying to the bottoms of my feet, or taking the beadlets whenever my seasonal allergies and/or sickness is around. On Guard is a blend of: Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower Essential Oils. All 100% Therapeutic Grade. Click the link above for product information and safe usage, or click on my essential oils tab to learn more!

Favorite Supplement

Camu Camu Powder

Camu what?! Camu Camu is a fruit found on a bushy riverside tree in Amazon Rainforest of Peru. I started adding this to my smoothies ( and sometimes yogurt) after finding out it contains the highest levels of naturally occurring vitamin C! It is also a 100% food based "supplement"! Can't beat that! Great for the winter cold & flu season and safe for the whole family! It is a tart, somewhat bitter powder by itself, but blends easily into smoothies! I ordered this brand from Amazon, but you can also find it at Thrive Market.

That's it for this past week! What were your favorites? Please share!