• #30before30,  health,  self care,  workout

    #30before30: balancing self-love with health and fitness

    #30before30: balancing self-love with health and fitness

    I’ve been thinking a lot over the past two weeks about the thorny balance between self-love and resolutions involving health and fitness. I actually planned to write a big post about this last Wednesday and then I just couldn’t find the right words, hence the very late and rambling post today!

    This is such a personal topic to me because I struggled hard to find this balance throughout my twenties. I went back and forth through various phases of following strict diet and exercise plans and getting super-fit; to feeling defeated by punishing programs and vowing to love myself more and not hate my body; and then right back to square one. Things didn’t really crystallize for me until very recently, when I started to understand how self-love, self-care and personal health are all connected.

  • giveaway,  health,  self care,  summer,  workout

    Giveaway: Naked Nutrition protein powder

    (Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition.)

    Naked Nutrition

    Happy Monday everybody! How’s this for some #MondayMotivation: a giveaway for your choice of protein powder from Naked Nutrition!

    Naked Nutrition crafts protein powders with no unnecessary additives like extra sugar, coloring, or other extra junk. The result is a stripped-down product perfect for mixing into smoothies, mixing into baked goods, or adding to other healthy recipes. Naked Nutrition also offers a variety of protein powders to suit your preference including fully vegan pea, rice, and peanut butter proteins, so you can choose the protein source best suited to your lifestyle.

    Now that summer is here and I’m more active—heading to the beach, hiking, or just running errands around town on my bike—I’m trying to be more mindful about what I’m eating. Mixing protein powder into a smoothie or baking it into breakfast cookies helps me ensure I’m fueling up with a healthy snack, even if I don’t have a lot of time to eat. The lean protein supports my muscles through all of those summer activities (and let’s face it, I need the help after a long winter spent indoors doing much lower-impact workouts!). Plus, it helps keep me satisfied so I’m not tempted to nosh on unhealthy treats while I’m on the go.

    Check out Naked Nutrition on Instagram and Twitter, then enter below to win your choice of one of their protein powders. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents through next Monday, May 28th, and the winner will be notified by June 1st. Good luck!

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