50 Reasons to Exercise

To all those who need some motivation (like me). I need to take action and discipline myself to give at least an hour of my day.

50 Reasons to Exercise

Who’s with me???

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Feeling Nautical Inspiration

Maybe I’m getting too excited for summer or maybe it’s the fact that our living room is officially blue & it just makes me want to decorate. For now, I can at least be inspired by fashion 😀

Nautical Inspire

1) Blonde & Blonde Striped Skate Dress  2) Nautical Charm Chain Necklace  3)Sailor Lace Up Sweat 4) Proof Bamboo Sunglasses 5) Blue Sandals with Anchors 6) La Mer Portofino Gold Charm Wrap 7) Michael Kors Tote 8) Anchor Sweatshirt

I suppose you can say Anchors are my current obsession at the moment huh? PS: I love thrift shopping and I just want to share a couple of the finds I’m really proud of:

Thrift Finds

Left: Bass heeled Saddle shoes and Triangle patterned fabric

Right: White Copper Creek crossbody purse

Have a super awesome day! xoxo, Grace

Living Room Inspiration: Light Blue Walls

Hello pretty people! Well, it’s official…I have actually found it fun to shop at Lowe’s & Home Depot! Owning your own home definitely gives you a different perspective & I’m learning SO MUCH from our home improvement journey. Right now, we’re inspired to start with our living room with maybe light blue walls.

A Seaside Living Room- Pale Blue Walls with White Trim

Seaside Living Room- Pale blue wall White trim

Nautical themed Living RoomNautical Living Room

James Andrew’s Light Blue Living RoomJames Andrew Living Room

Light Blue Accent WallBlue Accent Wall

Light Blue Gallery WallBlue Gallery Wall

So… yay or nay??? We definitely LOVE the color blue & would love to somehow incorporate it in our house. We just have to be careful that whatever blue we pick won’t look like a granny blue hehe 😀

30 Day Challenge- Day 1

I am challenging myself to be physically active for 30 days. Each day, I will make it a goal to do something active at least for an hour whether it be Zumba, cycling, elliptical, or walking. It’s time to take care of my body!

Warm up/ Stretch

20 minute- Elliptical (increase resistance/ ramps slightly during work sets)

2-4 sets of 12-15 reps (rest 60 sec between sets):

Squats

Machine Bench Press

Seated Row

Lunges

Shoulder Press

Lat Pull Down

Triceps Push down

Biceps Curl

Cool Down/ Stretch

Green Smoothie Recipes

 I am a big fan of smoothies! I love vegetables and I love fruits. So, it just makes sense to have a veggie smoothie right? Sounds yucky? Well, try these recipes and you might be surprised! 

Green Blueberry Banana Smoothie 

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 1 cup of water

Green Coconut Raspberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 1 cup water

Green Peaches & Oats Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced peaches
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup raw oats and 1 cup water

Green Pineapple Banana Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 2 cups water

Green Banana- Raspberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 3/4 skim milk, half a banana
  • 1 tbsp of honey (to taste)
  • 2 handfuls of spinach

Green Cinnamon Banana Smoothie

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • Spinach
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon spices

Green Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie

  • 2 handfuls berries (blue,rasp,straw)(mixed of fresh & frozen)
  • 1/2 banana
  • hand full of kale (leaves torn from stems)
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • vanilla yogurt
  • mint (optional)

Green Banana-Pineapple-Mango Smoothie

  • Lots of Spinach
  • Frozen mangos
  • Frozen Bananas
  • Frozen Pineapple
  • H2O

Green Cucumber Apple Smoothie

  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 2-3 stalks of celery
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1/2 lemon

Feel free to try out a couple of the recipes & share your results with us.

Go Green!

Lemon Water

love lemon water.

In our casa, we started drinking more of lemon water due to its many benefits. I recommend you start it too! Here’s why:

  1. Cleanse your System: Purify your body by drinking lemon first thing in the morning & in the evening from any body impurities.
  2. Aid Digestion: Drink lemon water regularly to aid in cleansing of the bowels.
  3. Lose weight: Reduces hunger cravings.
Click here for more information: Livestrong, Cajunlicious

Remember to use fresh lemon fruit!