Workout Tip: Roll out!

Thank you @Pinterest for my daily dose of inspiration yet again. 🙂 I came across this picture coincidentally enough after visiting our gym here at the office to do a little rolling out.  Getting back into the swing of heavy lifting, I’m feeling some soreness throughout my hips, butt, thighs, and traps. Rolling out is the best thing (besides yoga) that I have ever found to help break up that lactic acid build up.

So today’s tip is to get yourself a foam roller & tennis or lacrosse ball to keep with you at home or at the office to roll out when you have a few extra minutes. Today I popped down to the gym right after lunch and spent about 15 minutes just rolling around. It has done wonders for my afternoon productivity. Listen to your body…..it always tells you what you need.

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Daily Inspiration: Paleo Diet Flowchart

Today’s dose of inspiration comes from my beloved CrossFit gym – CrossFit K-town. This was a post on their Facebook page today showing how easy it is to follow the paleo diet. This is the diet I have been subscribing to for the last 18 months and has done wonders for my overall health, weight management, digestion, sleep, cognitive function…..the list goes on and on. Enjoy! (Also, feel free to ask me any questions you have about paleo, clean eating, or anything involved in health and wellness. I love any and everything to do with this stuff!)

The Year of Health

2012 is starting off strong with great food and great workouts. I have given this year it’s official hashtag #yearofhealth2012 because of how strongly I feel committed to give 110% to my health and wellness goals this year.  I’ve made it simple: just stick to the things I know are good and make me FEEL good. Eating breakfast, 100% strict paleo, CrossFit & Yoga 2-3 times a week each, and keeping a daily journal of what I eat and how I feel. Most days I’ve been seeking out some motivation for sticking to my wellness goals. Pinterest has proven to be an excellent source for such inspiration.

Here is today’s dose of inspiration via @Pinterest. Sometimes it’s hard to get yourself to the gym. Just keep telling yourself that each time you go makes a BIG difference. When in doubt…