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,

 

 

POSTS YOU SHOULD READ THIS WEEK (2/4 - 2/10 2018)

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Hey there blaruefit family! We have officially made it to the first week of February, woo! Anyone else feel like January lasted as long as the entire year of 2017? This girl sure feels that way. February is a good time to do a little reflecting, are you sticking with the goals you set at the beginning of the year or have you already fallen to the wayside? Take some time this week to do a little self reflecting, be honest with your progress and make changes necessary to continue pursuing your goals for 2018!

Ok...go reflect and after you have done that grab a cup of tea, give yourself some quiet time, and enjoy some of my favorite articles for the week!


The Simple Trick To Cure Your Snack Cravings - MBG

I am guilty when it comes to snacking. I loveeeee snacks...salty, sweet, or crunchy, I love them all. (#snackqueen) The thing is that all of that mindless eating can VERY quickly add up in calories and before you know it you snacked two days worth of calories away...oops. Increasing protein is a fantastic way help cure some of that snacking cravings. Enjoy this article from Mind Body Green explaining why protein is so great and they even throw in a delicious smoothie recipe!

 

These Beauty Products Make A Case For Wearing Makeup To The Gym - The Zoe Report

When it comes to sensitive skin, your girl has got it. The struggle is so real when it comes to clogged pores from constant sweating at the gym. I have recently stopped wearing makeup during my workouts and let me tell you what my skin is LOVING me for it. However, there is something about feeling put together that can make a workout seem so much more productive. I am constantly searching for sweat worthy products that can be worn to the gym, and not make my face look like a solar system (aka zits all over). The Zoe Report did an article on products specifically designed for the gym, WHAT! Check it out, there are definitely a few I am going to give a shot.

Also, I started using a face wash from the skincare company FRE, specifically designed for sweaty chicks. I use it after my workouts to keep my face fresh and clean. CLICK HERE to check it out and use my code BLARUEFIT for a discount! <3

 

This Year's Super Bowl Aims To Be Zero Waste - MBG

With this past weekend being super bowl I thought this was a neat article to share. I am all about going green and doing what I can to save the environment we live in. Yes, I am the girl with the cute reusable grocery bags. :)  It is so refreshing to see bigger corporations making efforts too. Baby steps my friends, but we've gotta start somewhere!

 

The Neuroscience Of Spirituality & Religion - MBG

I found this article quite fascinating because I enjoy learning about the impact that spirituality can have on health. We are discovering (not discovering but finally recognizing) that health is not only fitness or nutrition, there are many many other aspects to look at and spiritual health is definitely one of them.

"Whatever kind of spirituality you do or do not subscribe to, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to turn your back on the science that says spiritual beliefs can have profound health benefits, mental and physical. It's time to make spiritual fitness a part of your health routine." - William Sears, M.D.


So there it is my friends...my articles for this week! I guess I did a lot of Mind Body Green reading haha. I am sorry for the slight delay (this is being posted on a Thursday) but this week has been QUITE the hectic one. That is a story for another day.

Finish the week out strong and I will see you next week!

xoxo,

 

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