My beautiful people,

I am so excited about my new Pro Compression socks that arrived in the mail yesterday! I have to share with you guys what I think.
First thing I did this a.m, was put these bad boys on and headed straight for the gym.

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This review is purely my own opinion in regards to this product, and I ain’t holdin back!
Since recently becoming more of a consistent runner, I’ve noticed that the bottom half of my legs have become uber sensitive to strenuous activity. Sucks, but true. I’ve developed this weird lump over the years, just right above my left ankle, that causes some discomfort and sometimes pain. Something I have yet to figure out.

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I went to see the best vascular doctor there is, to see if maybe it was varicose veins, seeing that my mom had them at an early age. But no, not the case. Honestly, if it were up to them, I would be seeing every doc in town to see what it could be but, I’ve come to learn, that only you, can be your own advocate. They are guessing just as much as we are.

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I found these compression socks from reading stuff mama.
This is what they claim to do:

Compression technology helps improve blood flow, resulting in better, more consistent performance with less fatigue and faster
More efficient muscle recovery.
In addition to improving vascular performance, Marathon compression socks provide support to critical muscles and tendons, helping reduce inflammation and soreness.

PRO Compression socks are designed specifically to deliver both maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood.  The moment you put these socks on your feet and incorporate them into your game, you will feel and understand the difference.

PRO Compression socks are noticeably tight and require more effort to put on than standard socks in your drawer. But it’s that extra effort and much-needed compression that make all the difference.

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All of their claims, I find to be true. Some people wear them during races, some after a workout, and some during a weight lifting session. I highly recommend those especially with knee problems. These socks provide added support to the ankle and the calf.  I find them extremely helpful and have definitely improved how my body feels during and after the workout. I purchased these through their website and to my sweet surprise,the white ones were 40% off! Be sure to sign up to their mailing list to recieve great deals and info.

And for THE HOLIDAYS:

 

WEDNESDAY WORKOUT Re-Cap:

I’m loving my interval elliptical cardio workout that I’ve been doing lately.

30 min

intervals of : 2 min @ incline 8/ resistance 5

3 min @ incline 5/ resistance 9

Sweaty netty was in the hizzy.

Did a little jump rope today in the circuit, along with oblique twists, side planks, mountain climbers, dead lifts, and cable cross.

Foe a grand total of 1 hour and 15 minutes. WOOHOO! Feelin good and tight.

Lately I’ve been loving the gym, instead of working out at home for some reason, I think maybe, watching everyone else work out, pushes me harder. Do you guys ever feel that?

When I got home, I threw together this delicious SOUTHWESTERN HEALTH OMELETTE. It tastes naughty, but couldnt be healthier. Get into it. Sometimes I eat this for dinner:)

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I swear, If I could put cilantro and flax seeds on everything, I would. Soooo yummy.

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I forgot to pack my lunch last night. (annoying). So I rushed to do it this a.m. I just threw a bunch of stuff in baggies to make a salad. Boring, but yummy. I usually use tupperware, but have been accidently been leaving them all at work and had none left this morning. It’s funny, by the end of the week, I leave work with a Trader Joe’s bad full of tupperware to take home.

 

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OK… this is where it gets GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!

Oh yeah, I’ve got the secret ladies! This is a breakthrough.

My friend and co-worker Aaron Bock, AKA: Mr. Perfect Skin, is my hero for finding this, adapting it, and sharing it with us girls.

He’s always on top of it with the latest and greatest beauty tips, secrets, products, and websites we should be into. We all know that keeping your face clean, and wearing sunscreen is a must, DUH. Ok, what else… Well, I am convinced that NOT enough of us realize that what we put inside our bodies is just as important.  This is the best way to FEED your FACE and BODY:)

Unlike juicing, which tends to extract most of the fiber from the veggie, and leave you with all the sugar, blending in the greens, ensures that you receive all of the benefits and nutrients from the greens. Who the heck wouldn’t be into this?

I have been drinking this the last couple of days, and I, not only feel amazing, but my skin is reaping the benefits!

You have GOT to take my advice, and incorporate this into your daily beauty regimen. You can use any ol’ blender, you don’t need a Vitamix. Although the VITA is my FAVE! Greens need to be worked down to a creamy consistency, but most people simply don’t chew that much! The unbelievable flavor will blow you away. It comes out REALLY green, but there is nothing bitter about it. It’s delicious.

Proud to announce the launch of “Beauty Sludge”

 

 One of my favorite snacks throughout the day… baby gala apple. It’s like dessert to me. Excuse the neglected un-manicured nails;/

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I had a dine in dinner date with a girlfriend of mine tonight in mi casa, so when I got home from work , I put out a few appetizers,  and whipped up this delicious salad. Don’t you love when your friends eat healthy too? God, it really does make life easier.

 

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Some RAW pistachios

Roasted sea weed snacks from Trader Joe’s

& my fave: Kaia salt n vinegar kale rounds topped with fromage blanc,  Nature’s Hollow sugar-free apricot preserves, and sprinkled with sesame seeds. (you gotta try these) Great little finger foods.

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PLEASE, if you haven’t yet tried these healthy (gluten free, raw) snack chips, you are missing out. Have them alone or top them with anything you would like. They are a powerhouse of nutrients. Food as Fuel, right?

Get these at your local whole foods, a health food store near you, or online.

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I roasted some red peppers for the salad in my convection oven. I find that these are a great additive to any side dish or salad. I love them. Plus, they get all sweet, gooey and yummy! LOVE.

 

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I shall call her: “Winter’s Dream Salad”

 

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INGRIDIENTS:

 

  • Arugula
  • @ big leaves swiss chard
  • 1/2 a stem chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 1 heaping tbsp chopped mint
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 chopped heart of palm
  • 1 chopped roasted red pepper

 

 

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FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 1 tsp grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp sweet & spicy mustard (trader Joe’s)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp crushed garlic
  • salt and pepper

 

 

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We had a great dinner and of course lots of laughs. Gotta get up earlz tomorrow so it’s an early night!

ciao babes!

xx

 

oh before I forget….

FIND OF THE DAY:

 

 

I saw these and felt they would be yummy together … maybe as a cocktail? Any suggestions??

 

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