Healthy Spring Eats
Looking to shed that winter weight and boost your energy this spring? Although eating healthy can sometimes feel like a chore, there are some tasty health trends this spring that will help you to not only eat clean but enjoy it too! Two popular health trends that are buzzing right now include acai bowls and celery juice. Acai bowls are great because they are healthy, filling, and so yummy! Playa Bowls is a trendy little acai shop that not only sells several different types of acai bowls and smoothies, they also offer pitaya bowls, coconut bowls, chia bowls, banana bowls, and more! It can’t get any better than that! If you are looking to save money, Trader Joe’s sells packets of acai in the frozen section. Blend up some acai, frozen berries, and almond milk for an easy (and healthy) acai bowl at home! Also, add some granola on top to make it more filling. Another current health craze is celery juice. Not only is it a hit on social media throughout many different Instagram influencers, but it’s health benefits include improving gut health, fighting cancer, clearing skin, and flushing out viruses! If you already have a juicer at home, celery juice is easy to make on your own. If not, Whole Foods Market serves cold-pressed celery juice. Eating clean and fresh will help you to feel energized, motivated, and more positive this spring season!
Get Up and Get Out
Working out and staying active during springtime is the perfect way to prepare your mind and body for the summer! Exercising is important to help you feel energized and motivated, which can help you to achieve your goals each day. This year, a popular way to stay active is taking workout classes. Whether it’s spinning, pilates, yoga, etc; classes make exercising more enjoyable compared to going to the gym on your own. A fun and trendy workout that never disappoints is Soulcycle. Although classes can be pricey, Soulcycle pumps you up and will always leave you feeling amazing! The music, lights, and inspiring words said throughout the workout will leave you feeling motivated and excited for your next class! If you are not into spinning, there are many other types of classes that you can try. Another awesome studio is Pace Fitness located in West Chester, PA. This studio uses easy-to-follow dance moves and plyometrics (aka jump training) to create a HIIT cardio workout. The studio uses professional lighting and sound to make you feel like you are at a nightclub. It’s basically a workout party, how can you say no to that?!
Plan It Out
Get organized and start planning! When you use an agenda book or a planner, it becomes much easier to stay organized and achieve your daily or monthly goals. Lilly Pulitzer sells fabulous planners of all different colorful prints that make it easy to plan your week and month (with some really cute stickers, too!) Using a planner will help you keep track of all responsibilities and plans throughout the spring. This will also help to increase your productivity because when you write down your plans, it makes you more motivated to get it done.
Sometimes life can get so frantic and overwhelming that you forget to take a moment to relax and take a break! This spring, try to take one night to yourself to relax and do some self-care. On Sundays, I like to get all of my work and planning done for the upcoming week during the day, then at night, I take at least an hour to myself. During this time, I like to put on a face mask, take a warm bath, watch an episode of The Bachelor, and relax! Of course, sometimes we don’t have enough free time to do all of these things. Taking some time to meditate, watch an episode of your favorite TV show, or cook your favorite meal can really help to destress and relax. It is important to detach from reality once in a while to take some time to yourself. An awesome app to download for some easy, quick meditation is Calm. This app is free and offers mindfulness-based guided meditations. They are easy and quick and leave you feeling relaxed which can lead to a more energized and motivated feeling this spring!