REST & RELAXATION | My Current Candle Obsession

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It's time for some rest & relaxation, so breathe easy my loves. I wanted to do a short post on one of my favorite recovery activities and my current obsession I have with the new Skylar Body candles (keep reading for a discount code).

Training hard can be very taxing on your body and really wear it down. Hard training takes a huge toll on your central nervous system and sometimes you just really need a break. So even though training is important…recovery plays a HUGE role in your progress as well. Every workout you are breaking down the muscle fibers in your body so it is key to give your body time to recover and rebuild from all of the hardwork you are putting it through. 

One of my favorite things to do when I feel like I am getting worn down is take a nice, hot bubble bath! I love to light a candle, fill my tub with epsom salts, essential oils (lavender and peppermint are my goto), and bubbles...I mean lots! Then really just have a few quiet moments to disconnect from the world and allow my body to soak up all the goodness.

Next time you feel like you need a mental & physical break, take a bubble bath!


My current home accessory obsession is my new candle from Skylar Body in the scent, Arrow! It has a natural earthy smell that is not to overpowering but really fills a room. I don't tend to like floral or fruity scents so this was right up my alley. It was the perfect relaxing scent for my bubblebath!

I am all about good smelling candles (or really anything to make my house smell good) but what makes these even better is how clean they are for your home because what is the point of a good smelling home that is toxic?! Skylar Body candles are handmade in LA with soy-coconut wax and completely safe and natural ingredients. They are eco-friendly, cruelty-free & vegan and paraffin & phthalate free. Not to mention so aesthetically appealing, because that matters. 

If you are on the hunt for a new amazing candle…I highly suggest the Skylar Body brand! I wouldn’t share it, if I didn’t love it. CLICK HERE to check out the Skylar Body line and use the code SKYLARCANDLE for 10% your order. I recommend trying the ARROW candle scent! 

Tootles for now and have a great week!

xoxo,

 

 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte - Healthy Alternative

  Hello blaruefit family!

I think it is safe to say that it is officially pumpkin season! My entire house is already decorated for fall and decked out with all sorts of pumpkin flavored treats. Fall is my favorite time of the year and pumpkin is my favorite flavor. So yes, you can categorize me as one of those crazy girls who is pumpkin obsessed...I am totally cool with that.

On September 1st Starbucks brought back the PSL (pumpkin spice latte) for the season. There were customers inline before the stores even opened to get their PSL fix, CRAZY! However, I will be honest I did grace Starbucks with my presence on the 1st to get my first PSL of the season too, but I at least waited until lunch. ;)

Being a health conscious individual I knew that the original PSL is packed with fat and LOADED with sugar. So, I decided to create my own version of the PSL that is a little bit more healthy and won't leave you feeling guilty or like you just put your healthy diet to shame. I personally like iced coffee so I ordered my healthy latte iced. I will also give all of you hot coffee drinkers and option as well.

Read below for how to order a healthier alternative to the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (macros included).


HERE IS WHAT TO ORDER:

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte:

1 Grande Cold Brew Coffee

Regular Almond Milk

1 Pump Pumpkin Syrup

2 Packets Stevia

Top with Pumpkin Spice Topping

49 Calories - 1g Fat - 9g Carbs - 7g Sugar - 1g Protein 

 

Hot Pumpkin Spice Latte:

1 Grande Caffe Misto with Almond Milk

1 Pump Pumpkin Syrup

2 Packets Stevia

Top with Pumpkin Spice Topping

88 Calories - 3.5g Fat - 12g Carbs - 11g Sugar - 2g Protein


CHECK OUT THE DIFFERENCE:

Original Starbucks PSL Macros

390 Calories - 14g Fat - 52g - Carbs - 50g Sugar - 14g Protein

Britnis Iced Alternative

49 Calories - 1g Fat - 9g Carbs - 7g Sugar - 1g Protein

Britnis Hot Alternative 

88 Calories - 3.5g Fat - 12g Carbs - 11g Sugar - 2g Protein


Make a health conscious decision and cut out some of that sugar! These healthy alternatives to the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte are delicious and guilt free. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more like it , let me know! Be sure to sign up for my mailing list so you can get notifications every time a new post goes live.

 

HAPPY PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE SEASON!