117: Pilates Chat and Why Self Care Isn’t Selfish with Lesley Logan

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Hey hey friends! I’m so excited for today’s podcast episode because we have someone on the show who is a personal friend and someone I admire deeply: Lesley Logan. She is an amazing person, a powerhouse instructor, and has inspired thousands of people all over the world to live healthier, happier lives.

Here’s what we talk about in today’s episode:

– Pilates chat: what is it, myth busting, what’s the difference between Lagree and classical Pilates, why you shouldn’t be intimidated by it

– Why self care isn’t selfish case

– Strategies for maintaining a self care routine during a busy season

– Her tips for being “Healthy in Real Life”

and so.much.more.

Here’s a bit more about Lesley and her background:

Lesley Logan, a certified Pilates teacher, breathwork, habits and mindset coach, is the founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com, the first free online catalogue of Pilates exercise tutorials, where you can also find weekly Pilates classes and workshops. Teaching Pilates since 2008, she has run multiple studios, has trained hundreds of people to become teachers themselves and has taught thousands of students. When not teaching from her studio in Las Vegas, Lesley she’s hosting her podcast Be It Till You See it or traveling the world leading Pilates retreats.

Connect with Lesley on Instagram, check out her website and take classes from her here, and listen to her podcast.

Resources from this episode:

The weather is cooling down, and I’m still obsessed with my sauna blanket. It feels even BETTER when it’s chilly outside and you can use the code FITNESSISTA15 for 15% off! This is one of my favorite ways to relax and sweat it out. I find that it energizes me, helps with aches and pains, I sleep better on the days I use this, and it makes my skin glow. Link to check it out here. You can also use my discount for the PEMF Go Mat, which I use every day!

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School morning breakfasts for kids

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Sharing a roundup of some of my favorite options for QUICK breakfasts for the kids on busy school mornings. Please please please share your favorite in the comments section below!

Hi hi! How are you? I hope you’re having a lovely morning! I’m off to the chiropractor (bless it) and then spending the rest of the day working on some posts for the new year. How the heck is it December this week?!

For today’s post, I wanted to chat about breakfast ideas for busy weekdays! We have absolutely gotten into a rut with the school morning breakfasts. I went through an entire week making them the same thing, and after throwing away many cold egg burritos, I realized I needed to up my game a little.

Whenever I feel like I’m in a rut with anything food-wise, I take some time to sit down a brainstorm. For example, if I feel blah about vegetables and don’t want to cook anything, I quickly make a list of all of the vegetables we love. It’s an easy way to remember old favorites and switch up the routine a bit! The brainstorm session can work with anything: proteins (list ALL the proteins you love; you’ll remember some familiar faves), greens, snack ideas, dinner recipes, etc. I’ll also usually get out a cookbook and that gives me some new inspiration!

This post is serving as a brainstorm session for me right now, and I figured I’d make a list of all of the quick weekday breakfasts the kids love. Feel free to pin this for when you’re looking for new ideas! Please share your go-tos in the comments section below so this can be an amazing resource for everyone!

School morning breakfasts for kids

– *Apple pie walnut baked oatmeal and a hard-boiled egg

*Pumpkin oatmeal bake with a breakfast sausage (frozen and heated up)

*Vegan peach baked oatmeal

– Avocado toast: sourdough with smashed avocado, lemon, Everything but the Bagel seasoning, and a sliced hard-boiled egg on top

– Breakfast smoothie: 1 cup almond milk, Greek yogurt, 1 banana, frozen berries, peanut butter, spinach, ice, and cinnamon (sometimes I add chia seeds or MCT oil to this too)

– *Their favo

How To Clean Your Peloton Bike

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Sharing the details on how to clean your Peloton bike, and keeping it feeling fresh and new, even with tons of use. Check out my post on how to set up your Peloton bike here!

Hi friends! How’s the morning? I hope you had a happy and lovely post-Thanksgiving weekend. We did some more decorating (the yard is done!), got our tree (after years with a fake tree, we converted to team Real Tree a few years ago and I’m a huge fan), and had a lovely dinner with friends.

For today’s post, I wanted to share the details on how to clean your Peloton bike, especially for my friends who are expecting it as their Santa gift this year. 😉 I’ve been a proud Peloton owner for about 4 years now, and while I don’t ride as much as I used to, I still hop on the bike about once a week. It makes it SO easy to get a cardio workout at home (even when the kids are home!), and I love that I don’t have to waste time commuting. It’s my go-to for super busy days when I still want to get in some movement.

How To Clean Your Peloton Bike

I like to keep things clean in the house, but it takes on a new layer when it’s exercise equipment. Equipment like the Peloton can collect dust, sweat, bacteria, fingerprints, and while it can look unappealing, it can also eventually affect the function of the equipment. (Learned this from years of working at gyms and studios.) Cleaning your Peloton bike regularly can help avoid unwanted odor and damage, BUT you can also damage your Peloton bike by improper cleaning. You definitely want to preserve the screen and make sure it continues to work!

I’m dedicating today’s this post to help my friends out there properly clean a Peloton bike and share what products are safe to use for cleaning Peloton bikes.

How To Clean Your Peloton Bike

Peloton frame

I clean my Peloton frame and resistance knob after each sweaty ride. If there are sweat spots anywhere, the whole thing gets wiped down. If I’m leisurely pedaling along and listening to music (using it as an active recovery day), I don’t wipe it down. The best time to clean the frame is directly after your ride, because then you’ll always remember to do it.

Peloton accessories

How to actually clear your skin!

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Why I ditched my 12-Step Skincare

For years I had dull, tired-looking skin that I spent so much time and money maintaining. And even then, I was never quite happy with the options out there – harsh ingredients, expensive treatments, 12-step routines… none of it was for me. Nobody’s got time to do that stuff every night! Since I’m all about efficiency, I wanted a product that would give me great skin without all the hassle. With that, I’m about to reveal my biggest secret so YOU TOO can clear your skin effortlessly!

SO what’s the solution?

I’ve been researching and working with our lab to formulate the perfect blend! We invented something that’s different than anything else on the market…Introducing the brand new, Natural Beauty! It features all of the hard-working, brightening, plumping, wrinkle-reducing skincare ingredients I love in a deliciously drinkable solution. (plus, it has the delicious dragonfruit flavor!)

The beauty benefits

  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Increase firmness & radiance
  • Improved hydration
  • Regulates good gut bacteria
  • Limit breakouts

Created with some of your favorite topical skincare products, our highly effective ingredients make Natural Beauty more than just a pretty face, it is also more than just a collagen blend.

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I’ve tested and I’ve seen major results.

My skin has been significantly different the past year testing this product. Like I said, Natural Beauty is so much more than just a collagen supplement. So let’s dive into the top ingredients in this magical bottle to help you understand why:

  • WTF is Naticol®?: Not your average marine collagen. Widely recognized as one of the purest formulas on the market, Naticol® is made from sustainably-sourced fish collagen peptides. It’s been clinically tested to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.
  • Hydrate with Hyaluronic: Chances are, you’ve probably seen or heard of Hyaluronic Acid from your favorite topical skincare brands. Hyaluronic acid in the skin binds to water to help increase moisture and reduce dryness.
  • PreticX®: The Gut-Glow Connection If something is off-balance in your gut, your skin is usually one of the first places you’ll see it. PreticX® is a stable prebiotic that helps nourish friendly bacteria in your gut and is clinically shown to increase bifidobacteria – responsible for helping to reduce inflammation and skin sensitivity. 

Have you ever seen any collagen powder with these powerful ingredients? I sure haven’t! I’ve waited so long for you to try it yourself and now it’s finally

Thanksgiving recap + Black Friday Finds

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Hi friends! Happy Friday! I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving with lots of amazing food and time spent with those you love. I hope you know how grateful I am for all of you! Thank you so much for being here, for supporting my blog, podcast, and other random endeavors, and for being my virtual BFFs. Whether you’re new here (hello!!) or an OG blog reader (THANK YOU!), you mean so much to me and I’m thankful everyday for this little blog and the opportunity to hang out with you all.

My favorite little turkeys:

Our Thanksgiving was perfection. To start off the Thanksgiving and holiday festivities, we met up with my dad, stepmom, brothers, and some friends for the Gaslight Christmas show. Gaslight is a Tucson staple with melodramatic musicals. You cheer for the good guys, “boo!” for the villains, and enjoy a hilarious short olio show after the main production. The actors are all local and extremely talented, and it’s always a fun family activity. 

This year, it was Christmas Vacation and it was a HOOT. 

(Skirt is here/ boots are here)

Thursday morning, we slept in (praise be), I made turkey-shaped pancakes for the crew, we took a family walk, and then it was baking time!

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