Hi babes! Happy Tuesday. Do you know what I love? Feeling refreshed. Do you know why I love it? Because it’s basically everything I stand for wrapped up into a simple, doable, wonderfully important little nutshell.
I’ve teamed up with Plum Organics for their Plum Vida Refresh Yourself campaign this month and I couldn’t be happier to share the ways that I refresh myself with all of you on the bloggy today, AND, (so exciting!!!!), The Balanced Blonde TV is now live today with my Plum Vida Refresh Yourself video as the debut!
Check out the vid, show it some love, soak in some Refresh Yourself inspiration, and comment on the video telling us how you refresh YOUR life every day. I will read all of the comments, and I will choose five lucky winners to receive their own Plum Vida kits. Only because I love you all so much… duh.
Plum Organics is a stellar company that I can 100% stand behind. Do you recognize the name from their super popular organic baby & kids food brand? This is their first product for adults – yay! Plum Organics is Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project verified (two staples for me), and with Plum Vida their aim is to refresh snacking and help health-seeking consumers like me & you find new ways to enjoy grab & go nutrition throughout the day.
Their yummy new on-the-go pouches come in three flavors and are sold exclusively at Target. Talk about easy to work into your life. The three flavors are: Pear Kale Spinach Celery (yum), Cherry Berry Beet Ginger and Pineapple Carrot Mint. Can you guess which one is my fav? Yeah, you know me. I’m all about the greens. I love the combo of the veggies with the pear!
Plus, the pouches are a great source of fiber… which I am always desperate for. 3 grams in one lil’ pouch!
How do I refresh myself every day? Let me tell you…
1. Yoga: You all know what a yoga junkie I am, but I am taking my yoga to a new level this month, and hopefully for all of 2015. I have always been into yoga mainly for the physical aspect, even though the spiritual and philosophical aspects have always been important to me as well. Since I am training for a half marathon right now and have been working my butt off at Orange Theory, I am less in need of yoga for physical exercise and more in need of yoga for restorative poses and spiritual release. This special, refreshing one-on-one time with myself is KEY to feeling refreshed. Especially when I am getting my butt kicked in killer workouts nearly every day, I NEED to take that time to stretch, breathe and zen out.
2. Me Time: Speaking of zenning out… giving myself a little bit of alone time every day is so incredibly important. I’m incredibly social and incredibly busy with work and dedicated to exercise, so the combo of the three can be a bit mentally taxing if I’m not careful. I love carving out a few minutes at the beginning, middle and end of each day to check in with myself, meditate and light some candles. Some of my besttttt alone time happens when I have the time to take a bubble bath, soak my muscles, blast my favorite music and RELAX. I absolutely love it.
3. Healthy, Balanced Diet: Of course this is key in feeling refreshed. Healthy food is a must in my life. When I’m not eating well, my entire being feels off. My digestion is poor, my brain gets foggy, I have less energy and I don’t sleep as well. Not worth it. My body is sensitive, and I need to be very attuned to that and treat it with as much care as possible. My balanced diet includes switching it up every day.
To check out the Refresh Yourself Green Smoothie that is one of my total go-to recipes for maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, watch the Refresh Yourself video on my YouTube channel. Tell us your thoughts! Don’t forget about the super fun giveaway.
I’m extra excited about this Refresh challenge because in the midst of writing my book, training for the half-marathon, producing new content for TBV Apparel and the app, maintaining the blog every day, planning TBB events and finishing my health coaching program, I don’t always make a ton of time to stay refreshed. It will be a challenge for me to stay on top of it and you know I LOVE a challenge.
I will update you all with my refresh journey with a second “Refresh Yourself” post in the next couple of weeks, so in the meantime I want you to join me in the Refresh movement and hashtag #PlumVidaRefresh on your social media photos. Tag me too, so I can see! Let’s inspire each other. 🙂
Go to www.plumvida.com for more information on their fab new product! Leave your thoughts below about TBB TV… I am so excited I could do a totally dorky happy dance! And trust me, I already have a few times today. (Happy dances are refreshing too.)
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the lovely Plum Vida, which is why we get to do five fun GIVEAWAYS! Get on it!