SECRET WEAPON SERIES: STAYING HEALTHY ON THE GO.

by brittaneyelise

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One of the most crucial parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Making it flexible! I’m running around like crazy 24/7 but I don’t (for the most part!) let it affect my choice to take care of myself. Whether I’m in and out of meetings all day, out of town, or deeeeep in the initial design zone stage of a new project, I’ve collected small ways to make a big difference in keeping my physical health a priority.

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….aaand my secret on-the-go weapons are!:

QUICK MINI EXERCISES

LOVE a quick 30-min workout at  Platefit in West Hollywood (for all the locals) — plate workouts in general are such a fast way to get in a serious workout in half the time of any typical studio class — I leave a little sweaty every time! Look up a Power Plate studio if you’re not in LA. 

I’ve also recently hired an affordable trainer (Kyla Drennan) to get my booty out of bed before my phone literally turns into Grand Central Station in the early mornings and she’s taught me a mini Booty Blast routine that I can do before getting out the door or before bed on the days I can’t make it to a gym or studio. We’re talking like 10 mins tops and this is my favorite thing right now!! Here it is, broken down:

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1. DONKEY KICKS: 25 REPS EACH LEG

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2. STRAIGHT LEG, POINTED TOE KICKS: 25 REPS EACH LEG

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3. UP + OVERS (BEST PART! THINK ROUND LIL’ PEACH!): 25 REPS

VITAMIN SHOTS

Sweatheory or Earth Bar (both LA local) … Did you know that by orally taking vitamins your body only absorbs anywhere from 1% to 25%? WTF, right?! I hate taking vitamins to begin with (gag), so this recent knowledge has made it pretty easy for me to stop into these shops to gain 100% of the benefits directly into my bloodstream. (PS. Sweatheory has been becoming part of my Sunday Routine lately! — private infrared sauna / individualized meditative space — YES is written all over this, just trust me + thank me later.)

SMOOTHIES

Probably my FAVORITE way to quickly get in a bunch of nutrients — enter the NutriBullet. Plus, you can switch it up on the daily so you don’t get bored. Lately I’ve been obsessing over Daily Harvest Smoothies; their pre-packaged organic mixes are delivered right to your door! What’s more convenient than that? Just add a lil’ almond milk or coconut water depending on the recipe…and blend.

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SNACKS + POSTMATES

SNACK SNACK SNACK! Throughout every day. MAJOR KEY. Stick to salads without heavy fatty dressings. Minimize on the red meat (I’m only having it about once/month), STAY AWAY FROM PORK, don’t settle for garbage because you’re starving — invest in your health; if you need to spend the couple extra bucks to have something HEALTHY delivered (hiiii Postmates) to you: DO IT. And remember, I said snacking is the major key here so your body doesn’t go into inhaling-a-full-size-bag-of-junk-food-mode by 3pm. Think green grapes, peppered turkey slices, carrots + hummus, sliced apples + honey almond butter, strawberries + blueberries with mascarpone and agave, Have-A-Chips + pineapple salsa — my go-to’s. YUM!

LIQUIDS

I take my drinks SERIOUS. Water is essential to health obviously, like A LOT of it. I drink up to two tall Smartwaters daily. Boxed Tazo Chai Latte with almond milk is my go-to when on the move. Juices from somewhere like Juice Served Here — pressed juices are 100% where i get my greens from, honestly! So easy. Lastly, COFFEEIST — it’s about a 400cal breakfast + coffee in one = good stuff!

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Easy enough right?
Takes a little bit of planning, but once you put that initial effort in, your body will be thanking you for it.

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I genuinely believe your body is actually your foremost home/temple/sanctuary. Take care of your SELF-interior: physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally — and watch the world outside of you begin to transform BEautifully.

You’ve been hearing this stuff your whole life — nothin’ new! — I’m just saying: I get it. Life’s wild. Who has the time?! If I do, you do! & Now you know some more of my mermaid lifestyle on-the-go secrets!

XO
BE.

PS. YES there is a secret routine to the abs I’ve kept in tact since about twelve years old….. stay tuned! 

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