I cannot believe that September is over–scratch that–I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by. Cliché, I know. September was a whirl wind month, but was also filled with some new things and favorites that I HAVE to share.
It’s officially fall and I want to say I’m all aboard the pumpkin spice train, but I just can’t get into it yet! It’s still 90 degrees outside so I’ll be taking my pumpkin spice lattes on ice until further notice. I’ve actually been loving making my own healthy version of the classic PSL at home.
Here’s the recipe:
- 8 oz iced coffee
- 4 oz of almond milk
- 1/4 cup of organic canned pumpkin
- Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice & cinnamon
- A dash of nutmeg 😉
Blend it up and you’ve got a healthier & WAY cheaper PSL!
*And if you want to make it a protein shake, add a 1/2 of a frozen banana and only 4 oz of iced coffee.
My next fav is Athleta! They have great community events in each store where you can meet fun and like minded people, plus get a little shopping in too. I went to a Piloboxing (Pilates +Boxing) class at the Avalon location hosted by local fitness influencer, @FitLifeWithFran. I wasn’t expecting to get a real workout because it was a free event, but, girl, I was SWEATING!
The best part was I got put on their email list and was invited to shop their fall sale early!
Here’s what I got at the sale:
This month I got my hormones tested (post coming soon) and I found out my adrenals get very fatigued and my cortisol levels, the stress hormone, could use some work. And a lot of this stems from me doing too many intense workouts with not enough time to rest.
So, I’ve been trying to practice what I preach and listen to my body. For example, I took a HIIT class at the UFC gym by my house the other day and my body was the sorest I think I’ve legit ever been! I had all of my workouts planned out for the rest of the week and usually I would have just pushed through and suffered even more, but my body was screaming “No, no, no!” It’s hard for me to do this because I feel guilty about not working out multiple days in a row, but I know it’s better for me in the long run to give my body rest.
Also, I finally gave in and tried Purely Elizabeth granola. I’m not gonna lie, it’s pretty pricey, but I do think it’s worth it. Knowing how expensive it is honestly helps with the portion control aspect! The granola I tried is infused with probiotics and all of their products are gluten free and free from artificial sugars. Investing in good quality products will be worth it in the long run! You can order it here.
My last latest obsession lately is organic and toxic free skin care! I’m taking the whole “non-toxic life” transition slow. So far I’ve only replaced the products I have run out of. It’s ok to take it slow and not jump right into something. All of these products are very affordable, which was a nice surprise…see being healthy and using good products doesn’t have to break the bank.
Here’s what I’ve been loving:
If you’re curious how “clean” your beauty products are check this website.
Hit me up in the comments on what you’ve been loving this month and what I should try next!