Fit5: Fun Find
Need the perfect paws for up and down dog? I love these paws for my yoga practice and they come in especially handy when I am traveling and don't want to lug my big heavy mat around with me. They are flexible and light and have great tractions. The no slip grip allows you to move through all your down dogs with ease even in your hotel room sans mat. Lighten your travel luggage load this fall and these paws will allow you to Namaste while away.
The SUPERMAN: Try this simple move to help strengthen your core and lower lumbar spine to prevent low back pain. *Lat on your stomach *Tighten your booty and keep your legs straight *Extend your arms out in front of you like Superman *Lift your arms and legs as high as you can off the ground and hold for a count of 5 *Repeat 5 times
Fit5: Mood Mantra's are part of my daily ritual. Starting your day with a good mindset can shift your energy and put you into a positive space that will dramatically effect the outcome of your day. Get ready for more productivity, more laughs, smiles and abundance. This has been my mantra every day this week I choose to see myself with love and grace. I choose to see those around me with compassion and acceptance. Fit5: Food Bored of plain of peanuts and peanut butter and want a nutrient dense alternative that packs a flavorful punch. Here are 5 of my favorites to mix it up and add some different micronutrients aka vitamins and minerals to your pantry.
1. Sunflower seed butter. The smooth creamy texture is very similar to peanut butter and can easily be swapped. Packed with protein and B vitamins and magnesium and heart healthy fats will keep you satisfied and nourished. Try it in curry sauce's and savory dishes. 2. Pumpkin seed butter. Perfect for this time of year. This tasty butter tops the charts with its protein content and powerful dose of manganese and zinc. Its delicious on toasted hearty sprouted grain bread. 3. Soy butter. Made from roasted soybeans and tastes similar to peanut butter but packs a nutrient dense punch of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid. Try it in place of your PB&J and of course try to use mashed berries with a pinch of stevia in place of traditional store bought jelly. 4. Pea butter. A unique alternative filled with lots of protein and a savory taste. Brown peas are blended into a creamy fiber rich alternative. This "butter" is becoming more and more readily available in grocery stores 5. Sesame seed butter (tahini). With its silky smooth texture, protein, fibre, B vitamins, iron and zinc its a great addition to your diet and my homemade hummus recipe.
Fit5: JLud Jams
My week has been a mix of lots of work and lots of play. My playlist is a bit eclectic but it was on repeat during my workouts and some of my computer work time. Here are some fresh beats I hope you enjoy and help you get motivated to get your sweat session on.
Click the Spotify icon below to check out my favorite 5 jams of the week.