Showing posts from October, 2014

Bodyweight & Medicine Ball AMRAP Challenge Workout by 12 Minute Athlete

Bodyweight & Medicine Ball AMRAP Challenge Workout

Workout equipment: Workout type: AMRAP Timer setting: Countdown timer Do as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes: 20 Air squats
40 Mountain climbers
10 Side lunges / per leg
Pistols / per leg
20 Medicine ball twists No medicine ball? Grab a dumbbell or something heavy, or do the twists without any weight at all.

3 Surprising Ways You Can Use Kale in Your Beauty Routine

Photo: Line Klein/Cultura/Getty Images Since kale became a staple in our morning smoothies and favorite salads, it didn’t take long for us to notice that the vegetable reaped benefits for our health and our skin. Infused with antioxidants and iron, among numerous other nutrients, the leafy green reduces inflammation, treats sun damage, and promotes elasticity in the hair. No surprise here—kale is now making its way to the beauty aisle with topical treatments that reap similar benefits and more. Find out why it should be applied to your skin, hair, and nails. SkinAccording to dermatologist Dr. David Bank, kale is loaded with Vitamins A, C and K, lutein, iron, and antioxidants. “The vitamin K in kale helps to reduce the dark circles under your eyes and ‘tightens’ your skin, thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles.” It also helps to reduce the swelling and scars that may form after medical procedures. “Lutein, a carotenoid, also promotes collagen production, which is essential for your …

Highlighter Cheat Sheet and The Best Highlighters

CENTER OF THE NOSE/T-ZONE – I call this area the ‘tree’ because I feel like when you apply it that’s what it sort of looks like a very whimsical tree so it makes it easy to remember where to put it. BROW BONE – I like to apply a bit of a liquid highlighter to my brow bone area to really make the eyes pop! UNDER YOUR EYES – I do this in a bit of a triangle shape under my eyes, most times I do it after already applying a bit of concealer to cover any dark circles and really brighten up this area of your face. AROUND YOUR NOSE//CUPIDS BOW//CHIN – These are all areas that we want to bring a bit of attention to with light and by using a highlighter in combination with your contouring you’re gonna get such a pretty radiant glow! THE BEST HIGHLIGHTING PRODUCTS Like I said, I have a super crazy obsession with highlighter so over the years I’ve come up with the best highlighting products that are always favorites and ones I go back to constantly and I even through in some new loves! Essence Sun Cl…

Snickerdoodle Smoothie

Image Serving size: One Snickerdoodle Smoothie 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon all-natural peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 banana, peeled
8 ounces (236 ml) unsweetened almond milk Calories: 155 | Protein: 12g | Carbs: 17g | Fiber: 2.7g | ‪#‎GreenSmothies‬‪#‎smoothies‬‪#‎IncredibleSmoothies‬‪#‎Healthy‬‪#‎Breakfast‬‪#‎Recipes‬‪#‎InstaFood‬‪#‎motivation‬‪#‎Nutrition‬‪#‎EatClean‬‪#‎challenge‬‪#‎weightloss‬‪#‎vegan‬ -------------------------------------------

Spicy Southwestern Paleo Casserole

Spicy Southwestern Paleo Casserole
Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes2-3 tbsp taco seasoningSalt and pepper, to taste2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided1 red bell pepper, diced1 yellow bell pepper, diced2 jalapenos, diced1 medium yellow onion, diced4 cloves garlic, minced2 cups fresh spinach3 large sweet potatoes, shredded1/3 cup coconut oil, melted1 tsp chili powder2 tbsp cilantro, chopped Instructions

MY REVIEW: Dot&Dot Multi Purpose Travel Organizer


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Waterproof mesh protects your belongings from accidental spills and dirt transfer.

I love these organizing bags. This is a smaller one. As you see…

8 Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients to Eat Now


Inflammation is at the root of many chronic diseases, and in most cases is increased by the way we live our lives, our behaviors, and what we eat. Foods rich in phytonutrients (plant-based nutrients) have long been touted for their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods is a great way to provide potent nutrients and help to promote overall healthfulness.

3 Ways to Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Seek out colors: Colorful foods are generally plant-based and they’re also generally rich in nutrients and antioxidants that can help to keep our cells and bodies healthy. Likewise, foods that fit into the anti-inflammatory category are also generally those that are loaded with nutrients and are also rich in color - two things that usually go hand in hand. Therefore, it’s important to choose fresh and colorful foods as that rich color can indicate tons of nutrients that are good for your b…

Zuzka's 5 Minute Burn: Jacked Abs Workout

5 Minutes

10 Reps of each

Jumping Jack w/ Tuck Jump
Mt Climbers
 Jump Lunge
Side Burpees + Push Up

For a full workout do this 4 times!!

Facial Peels 101: Why, When and What to Use

Scrubs, serums, moisturizers, masks—sometimes when presented with a smorgasbord of product options a girl can feel a little bit stumped. If you’ve ever heard the word “peel” and wondered what they are and why you might need one, we’ve got you covered. We caught up with Dermatologist Dr. Marta Rendonfor her expert take on every peel question you might have—from what they do, to when to use them, and what to look for.

What Are Peels?“A peel is a deeper method of a mask and is more exfoliating. Facial peels gently remove the top layer of skin, making the skin glow and appear more youthful. They can be very beneficial and can improve overall skin quality,” Rendon says. 

How Do They Work?“Chemical peels remove different layers of the skin and the depth of penetration depends on the strength of the acid, and, how many layers are applied. Depending upon the peel, it is placed on the skin for 3 to 10 minutes. Over the next week, the skin will go through microexfoliation to reveal healthy new s…