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Just had caffeine today for the first time in a LONG time and….

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…I’M BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS!

After being addicted to caffeine for so long, and then giving it up cold turkey all at once- I decided to have a Caramel Macchiato today at Starbucks (as I type this post).

OH MY GOSH I can feel my blood sugar rising, I’m typing at 84987249874985 words a minute, and I feel like I have so much energy I could do a few laps of Kart Wheels around San Diego!

Not going to lie though, on top of that I feel really shaky and can kind of feel a head ache coming on.

Tomorrow, I’m anxious to see if I wake up craving caffeine since I had coffee today, or if I’ll wake up and not crave it at all. If I don’t crave it tomorrow, that means I’ll officially be over my caffeine addiction, which will be a BIG deal for me.

For now, off to do some Kart Wheels and Super-Speed-Blogging hahaha

Has anyone else struggled with caffeine?

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Make goals- Plan ahead

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This was TOO awesome not to put on my health blog!

Take a second to sit down, turn your computer monitor off and silence your cell phone.

Write a list of 5 simple things that you can start implementing into your life RIGHT NOW that will make you proud a year from now. This is a great idea for beginners just getting started on their Fitspirational Journeys!

A few things on my list:

  1. Add ONE more serving of fruit to every day as a daily snack
  2. Complete 2-3 runs with my boyfriend by this time next year (Color Run CHECK!)
  3. Make 2-3 health blog posts every day
  4. Start going to bed earlier, ensuring at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night
  5. Make a “goal board” with 20 things I’d like to do in the next year. Cross things off as I do them!

Try it out 🙂 What’s on your list?

 

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Best vitamins for growing nails!

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I am SO lucky that my nails seem to grow at the speed of light, and I absolutely contribute that to my healthy eating choices and the daily vitamins that I take!

Here are a simple list of vitamins that are know for helping nail growth:

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is considered effective for growing nails. Apart from that, vitamin A is also required for increasing strength of bones, tissues and teeth. This vitamin is an antioxidant, which means that it helps in deterring free radicals from causing damage inside the body.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C is another vitamin that is considered beneficial in promoting growth of nails. This vitamin helps in growth and recovery inside the body, and exhibit strong anti-oxidant properties, which prevent harm to the human body, caused by free radicals.
Vitamin H (Biotin)
Biotin is a vitamin that is a part of the B vitamin family and is helpful in increasing nail growth. This vitamin is responsible for strengthening as well as promoting growth of hair, nails and skin. You can obtain biotin from food or supplements, to meet your daily requirements. Foods containing biotin include whole grains, mushrooms, cauliflower and bananas.
Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is another B vitamin that is considered beneficial in increasing nail growth. This vitamin plays a crucial role in keeping red blood cells healthy and prevents damage to nerve cells.

 

If your nails seem to be constantly breaking and brittle, up your fruits and veggies in your diet (I of course recommend starting your day with fruit smoothies) and look into picking up some vitamins at your local health food store!

Happy growing 🙂

(Thanks vitaminsestore.com)

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Palm Springs Outfit- CHECK!

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I’m so excited to go on a mini vacation tomorrow with my 2 best friends! We’re going to Palm Springs and it’s supposed to be 108 degrees (yikes!)

At least I’ve got a cool outfit to wear in the hot weather! This is my first long dress, so I’m really excited to wear it.

Getting out of your city is a great way to feel refreshed and get out of your daily routine.

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Cantalope, peach & banana smoothies!

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I’ve been making fresh fruit smoothies every morning for 3 years now, and this is by far the most delicious one I’ve ever created.

Ingredients:
Cantalope
Peaches
Bananas
1 tsp vanilla creamer
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice

It has a very rich and creamy flavor to it. The perfect way to kick off a beautiful Sunday morning before church!

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Kiss that dreaded pooch goodbye!

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I got an awesome groupon for a SPA pedicure, and while the lady was frenching my little toesies- I stumbled upon this awesome tip in the latest issue of Share magazine!

The Pooch- (not your dog) it’s the annoying little hard to lose area on your lower stomach that covers those abs you’ve worked so hard for.

Try out some of these awesome tips from this article, and let those abs of yours come out from were they’ve been hiding.
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