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Hi guys! I wanted to do a little round up of 4 of my favorite functional and cute workout tanks for women! So keep scrolling and I hope you see something you like 🙂 Similar Top: Here 1. Akrovita Top I recently purchased this top from the brand Akrovita, which I found on Instagram, and it has quickly become one of my favorite workout tops! It has a silky feel and is super lightweight which makes it nice and breathable for sweaty workouts. I have just started going to Soul Sweat dance classes and it’s the best, most fun way to sweat! I love the open back cutout to show off your strappy sports bra and to get some extra air ventilation. Definitely a new favorite! Prana Similar Tops: Here and Here and Here Love This One 2. Prana Top I don’t own a ton of patterned clothes, but I just loved these…

Hi Friends! I have been loving my morning green smoothies and wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you! It’s such a nice way to start your day because they are light, refreshing, cleansing, detoxifying, and super nutritive. I have personally been focusing on healing and nourishing my digestion, which is why this recipe includes lots of digestive tonic plants. The ginger, turmeric, and aloe are excellent for the digestive tract because they soothe inflammation and indigestion. I suggest only using the gel of the aloe and not the whole leaf, because the leaf has laxative affects. The burdock root is a blood and liver cleanser, the celery is good for boosting hydrochloric acid production which helps break down food in your stomach. Greens contain fiber and chlorophyll which help clean the digestive tract and lemon juice is a great whole body cleanser. The mint, berries, and lime…

Leggings: Zella Nordstrom (old) similar, similar, love these too | Top: Lululemon (old) similar, similar | Flip Flops: Havaianas I recently picked up these Zella leggings from Nordstrom and am loving them! They are the first piece of clothing I’ve tried from the Zella brand and they do not disappoint. Zella is an in-house Nordstrom brand, so they can only be found there or at Nordstrom Rack, but with Nordstrom’s easy FREE shipping, I’m ok with it! I love that the leggings are high waisted (no muffin top please!) and their light color and pattern are perfect for spring and summer! I have so many black pairs of leggings, so I wanted to mix it up a bit and these are fun and different without being too crazy 🙂 They have a good fitted feel and stay in place for workouts, yoga, hiking, etc. Also, the mesh detailing makes them very breathable…

In this post I have put together some of my favorite exercises and yoga poses to strengthen your arms! It’s important to target different areas of the body to make sure you are working all your muscle groups (and it’s a good way to mix up your workouts!). I went to a local playground to do these arm exercises which was really fun and different! If you are a mom going to playgrounds with your kids or if you just want a change in your exercise routine, I suggest hopping over to a local park to workout. It’s so nice to be outside in the fresh air as you exercise! You also don’t need to bring any equipment which makes it easier. So here is an arm workout without weights: 1. Tricep Dip  This one is pretty self explanatory, but find a bench and hold yourself up by your arms,…

Hi friends! I have decided to do a little series on exercises and stretches for different parts of the body that are simple yet effective. Today I am focusing on the hips. Many people, including myself, are quite stiff in their hips and it’s an important area of the body to strengthen and increase flexibility. When we are stiff, anywhere in our bodies, it becomes easier to injure ourselves. When muscles and tendons are tight, then they can more easily cause an injury even just from lifting heavy furniture or jumping into an intense workout, exercise, or sport. So it is very important to open and stretch out all the different areas of the body. You don’t necessarily have to stretch out every single muscle group everyday – maybe focus on an area per day or try a yoga sequence that targets most areas of the body. These  stretches below…

Leggings: Shop DYI, Also love these and these white ones, and these with mesh cutouts, marble sport bra;  Denim jacket: Similar, on sale; Navy Tee: Similar; Bag: Similar; Shoes: Keds, love these Adidas Have you noticed how popular the marble trend has become? I’m seeing it everywhere! From laptop and phone cases, to marble manicures, to marble clothes, to home goods, to flat lays on Instagram. I think it’s such a fun pattern to incorporate into your home and style! It can be easy to go overboard though. I personally prefer to add it in small touches as an accent as opposed to covering your entire home and wardrobe in this wild print. This is my first piece of marble clothing and I was happy to find these leggings from Shop DYI and they are actually now on sale! They are high waisted which I love and stay in place for workouts and yoga (I…

Top : Similar Here and Here,  Love this one, on sale, Shorts: Similar Here and Here, Love this romper, on sale If you’ve read some of my other posts, such as My Travel Bucket List, then you know how much I love the ocean and beach! I grew up by the beach, in Vancouver Canada, until I was 10 years old and my family would walk to the beach almost everyday! We took walks along the Stanley Park seawall, had picnics in the sand, splashed in the (freezing) waves, and watched people play beach volleyball. I could never get tired of listening to the waves crash against the shore. Just sitting, listening, and watching the waves feels like a form of meditation to me (the easiest!). The sea gives me a sense of freedom, expansion, and power that I haven’t found anywhere else in Nature. While my husband, Tristan, and I…

Modified Plank / Push-Up – Works arms and abs  Hey Friends! We are now a few months into the new year and I am proud to say that I have been sticking to my fitness goal of working out 3-4 times per week! Honestly, in the past I had not kept a workout rhythm. I would dabble in different exercises and try different studios (which is still fun to mix things up!), but I wasn’t consistent. I finally wondered to myself, “I take the time to eat clean and healthy and incorporate superfoods and herbs into my diet, but why can’t I exercise regularly? Something has to change!” And it has! My body and mind feel so much better after a workout, even if it’s just a quick one. While I am exercising my mind is so focused on getting through a movement or posture, that I am not thinking…

Cambria~ My husband, Tristan, and I started out our California trip by driving from LA up to a quaint little town called Cambria. It was about a 4 hour drive, but we didn’t mind since we were driving along the beautiful coast! We stopped in Santa Barbara for our favorite veggie burritos from El Sitio. They are seriously the best, so if you are ever in the area, you must give them a try! We stayed at the Cambria Beach Lodge which was literally right along this boardwalk along the water! The sound of the ocean waves gently lulled us to sleep each night. So peaceful! Every morning we would take a walk along the boardwalk with a cup of hot tea in hand. This hotel was super cute with great boho beach vibes in their decor. Lots of white and turquoise which are my favorite colors 🙂 Cambria is…

Do you ever find yourself running late in the morning but you still need a healthy breakfast to start out the day? Well I sure do. When I have the time to cook eggs and veggies (and bacon of course!) then by all means, I enjoy it! But when I need a quick and easy breakfast, I turn to superfood smoothies. There’s lots of ways you can mix up your smoothie recipes and I am going to share one of my current favorite superfood smoothie recipe with you! For more tasty superfood smoothie recipes, check out my friend, Rae’s blog Nothing Needs To Be Done where she  shares nourishing and delicious recipes, self love inspiration, and much more! Superfood Smoothie Recipe My hubby and I usually make smoothies together, but for simplicity this recipe is for 1 serving. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup organic frozen tropical fruit mix (my fav!) or frozen peaches 1…