In another lifetime, my workout regimen consisted of sweaty, strenuous, high-intensity bootcamp workouts. It felt as if I was a slave to my sneakers and gym membership. The lifestyle failed to mend my own self-limiting beliefs – my confidence = virtually non-existent and my psychological health = riddled with anxiety, depression, and unhappiness. I knew I needed a change and, thankfully, I found the answer I’d been looking for: Pilates.
Thanks to the beauty of the internet, staying healthy and taking care of your body no longer requires a bank-account-draining gym membership. Pilates is one exercise that tones your muscles, strengthens your core, increases flexibility, and improves posture – all in one session. The exercise focuses on slow, controlled movements, delivering unparalleled health and fitness rewards to those who incorporate the practice into their self-care routine.
Challenging. Inspiring. Empowering.
These are the first three words that come to mind when I think of Pilates.
For those who love a good self care & wellness routine, and would rather stay in.
I want to share this wellness guide with some of my favorite items. You can shower your loved ones ( and yourself) with these lovely gifts that boost health, happiness and self care. Everything I am sharing is functional, beautiful and can be enjoyed all year round. The price range is $10 to $140 and if you look out for the upcoming holiday sales, you can grab some of these for even less.
Happy shopping and happy holidays! :)
When you decide to get healthy and have a happy life, you have endless ways to approach it. Getting back into an exercise routine, going on a “diet”, following all the “shoulds” and setting goals. All of these things tend to focus on what you can control outside. Like the food you eat, or how much you workout. But the real transformation happened for me when I realized there’s a missing piece: what’s going on INSIDE, our mindset.
Many people have this question when they are new to Pilates: “Which is better - mat or reformer Pilates?” Sometimes they will say, "I love reformer” or "I only do mat." So which is better? Let's start by looking at each and what makes them different.
Here’s a quick breakdown for you to decide whether Mat or Reformer Pilates is best for you:
I’m so happy to share with you my ultimate self care & beauty routine. It’s taken me years to figure out what works best for my body and I think I finally nailed it! :)
Let me start by saying that I'm not a nutritionist or a health professional. So, everything I share is based on my personal experience and research. Honestly, it took me years to figure out what works for my body.
My food philosophy is very similar to my fitness method. I love simplicity, quick with maximum benefits.
WHAT IS MY DIET LIKE?
As I've share on my IG page before, I eat a mostly whole food, plant based diet with some fish and eggs (sustainably sourced whenever possible.)
I practice eating mindfully and according to my body's circadian rhythm. I’m also enjoying intermittent fasting for about 12-14 hours during the week.
WELLNESS KITCHEN + BOOKS
You can find some of my favorite kitchen items like water bottles and food containers and books with healthy recipes and lifestyle tips on my "Favorites" page.
If you have any weekly meals, healthy hacks or tips, I would love to hear about it in the comments below. So, let’s start with a few meals I have almost every week... They are super simple and make me feel healthy, nourished, and happy!