HigherDOSE PEMF GO Mat Review

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Reviewing the HigherDOSE PEMF GO Mat for people who want relaxation, pain relief, and improved sleep. I’m sharing how I use it for all three at the same time! If you’re interested in getting one of your own, check out the link here and use FITNESSISTA15. I’m also a huge fan of the HigherDOSE sauna blanket and the red light face mask. 

Hi friends! How are you? I hope you’re having a wonderful morning! I’m packing up for a little upcoming trip and getting everything ready to go. Ready for some (more) California beach air!

For today’s post, I figured it was time I did a full review for something I use every.single.day: the infrared PEMF Go Mat. I’ve posted about it quite a bit and many friends on IG agreed that it’s worth the hype and one of the best things ever. When I first ordered the mat over a year ago, I knew I wanted something to bring me pockets of relaxation but also energy throughout the day. That’s exactly what it does for me, and today, I’m sharing all the details!

Friendly reminder to check with your doctor before using any new wellness gadgets to make sure it’s a fit for you! This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

PEMF technology promotes rest and digest, which can have a calming effect on the mind.

PEMF technology was originally used by NASA to promote health of the astronauts while in space. PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, and is designed to mimic the vibrations found in nature. These vibrations interact with our organs and tissues to help promote healing and relaxation. It’s been scientifically shown to potentially reduce aches, pains, inflammation, improve circulation, and other ailments. It’s been FDA approved for decades and is used in animals as well as humans. You may have seen PEMF used by doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, and chiropractors. Thankfully, they now have lower-cost and portable versions like this, so you can get the benefits at home!

Some studies regarding PEMF technology:

Successful application in post-COVID fatigue regarding mental wellbeing and energy

Effectiveness with neck pain improvement

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5-minute skincare and 5-minute makeup routine

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Sharing an updated skincare and makeup routine that’s perfect for beginners.

Hey friends! How’s the day going? I hope you had a wonderful weekend. P had a soccer game, I taught a barre class, we watched a movie and roasted a chicken, and met up with the fam for dinner. Today, I’m spending the morning studying for IHP (I’m more than halfway through Level Two!) and taking a hot yoga class.

For today’s post, I wanted to share my most recent skincare and makeup routine. I’ve had some recent requests and I feel like I’ve found a groove with products and so many of these have been faves for the past few years. It’s funny because I went to write this post thinking that I’m a major minimalist, but after writing everything down, it feels like a lot of products! So while I use a lot of *stuff*, everything has a purpose, and my routine is SPEEDY. It has to be with juggling kids’ pickup/dropoffs/activities/work/life. I also try to pick products that have safer ingredients with decent EWG ratings.

Here’s what it looks like right now! It changes and evolves over time with new products I find or like, but these are a lot of my tried and true faves.

5-minute skincare, 5-minute makeup routine

Daily 5-minute skincare

Nightly:

Makeup eraser. This little thing is a true wonder. It works SO well and helps remove a majority of makeup, including eye makeup.

Blueberry bounce cleanser. My skin is super sensitive and this is one of the few I can use on my entire face (even around my eyes) without irritation.

Toner. This toner is brightening without being drying. I also will use this one once or twice a week.

Serum. I switch out serums fairly often and this is my latest fave for bedtime, and this is my favorite morning serum.

Moisturizer. I’ll also swap out daily moisturizers and will typically rotate between Eminence and Beautycounter Supreme Cream.

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Friday Faves

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Hellooooo! Happy Friday! How was the week? I hope you had a great one. It was a quick one over here and I’m looking forward to some fun time this weekend. With school and the kids’ activities I feel like the week is such a blur, so it feels nice to just slow down a bit and enjoy. We’re having family dinner on Saturday night, I’m teaching a barre class, and we’re hoping to hit up the Gem Show on Sunday.

A highlight from the week: my third round of the EquiLife detox! We’ve been doing this as a community, and I love that it resets my nutrition settings, ups my energy, and I feel great. This was the first time I’ve slept terribly during the detox, but during the day, I’ve felt productive and centered.

One of my lunches from this week:

I made this lentil coconut curry soup and it was SO delicious.

In the Instant Pot, I added:

– 1 sweet onion

– 4 cloves of garlic

– 2 chopped zucchini

– Most of a bag of chopped cauliflower

– 3 small chopped and peeled carrots

– 1 knob of ground ginger

and sauteed it for about 5 minutes.

Then I seasoned it up with about a tablespoon of curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, 1 teaspoon turmeric and salt and pepper. I stirred in half a can of crushed tomatoes, a whole standard size box of chicken stock, and 6 oz sprouted lentils (from Thrive Market). After cooking on the soup setting for 20 minutes, I added two big handfuls of spinach, a can of coconut milk, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

It was SO GOOD and so easy! It’s been freezing around here (in the 20s in the morning. My Arizona soul is suffering), so this was very warming and deeeeelicious.

Check out this amazing check-in from our community FB page!

(You can order a detox here if you want to try it out and use the code FITNESSISTA20 for 20% off)

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I love hearing about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below!

We took the fam to see Bluey’s Big Play the other night. While it was definitely geared towards younger kids, it was super cute.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Him

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Valentine’s Day gift guide for him. I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments section!

Hi friends! How’s the week going? I’m on day 3 of the EquiLife detox and feeling AMAZING. It’s been so fun to see our community check-ins each day, too! I have some work stuff to do this morning and am looking forward to a craft night with friends this evening.

Today, I’m popping in with a Valentine’s Day gift guide for the guys since it can kind of be impossible to shop for them. Sharing some gift ideas here, but I always love to hear if you have any awesome guy gift ideas! Please share the goods in the comments section.

For the fitness fanatic:

The best sports headphones. We both have these and love them!

A classic metal vent tech tee.

The Pilot’s fave workout shorts.

New weights or even a bench set with squat rack.

A theragun! Such a great recovery tool.

A sauna blanket. So many of my friends have bought this for their husband or boyfriend and bonus: they get to enjoy it, too. Use FITNESSISTA15 for 15% off.

New running shoes.

Random and fun finds:

A jerky heart! I’ve ordered these for the Pilot a few times and they’re perfect.

An essential oil diffuser.

Customized pet portrait.

Waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker. <— this one is the best and has a great price right now with Prime shipping

Customized face socks.

Pajama pants.

New slippers.

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Easy Enchiladas with Rotisserie Chicken

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These easy enchiladas with rotisserie chicken are great for meal prep and always a family favorite!

Hi friends! Have you ever craved enchiladas but are intimated by the recipe process? I feel ya. Enchiladas seem like they would be a lot of work, but take my word for it, they can actually be quite easy to throw together with a few shortcuts. It’s actually one of my go-to crowdpleaser family meals; the girls go wild for them.

These enchiladas with rotisserie chicken are my go-to for weekend meal prep. I make a large tray or two that can be stored in the fridge or freezer and be cooked up during the week. They also make the perfect meal to bring to friends or family who need an extra helping hand (new baby, feel-better food, etc.).

A couple tricks I swear by to make enchilada making easy are 1) don’t make your own sauce (but if you want to, here’s my recipe), and 2) buy pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.

We usually serve the enchiladas with rice, beans, and big ol’ salad on the side. I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

Easy Enchiladas with Rotisserie Chicken

This recipe makes two pans full of enchiladas; about 12 servings. If you’re going to make one pan, you might as well make two! Freeze the extra one, or give it to a friend or neighbor!

Ingredients:

2 rotisserie chickens, shredded and placed in a large mixing bowl

2 cans of red enchilada sauce. I like the Las Palmas or La Victora brand

1 sweet onion, diced

3-4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon cumin

32 oz shredded Mexican cheese

12 flour tortillas – you can also use corn or Siete tortillas

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and make sure you have two 9×13  in casserole dishes ready to go.

Start the sauce. In a large pot on medium heat, saute the onion and garlic in a little butter, 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Add the oregano and cumin, and stir well. Stir in the canned enchilada sauce.

Add 4-6 oz of sauce to the shredded chicken and two big handfuls of cheese. Stir to combine. This is your filling!

Heat the tortillas. You want them to be soft and pliable, so they don’t break as you fill them.

Place a ladle of sauce at the bottom of each casserole dish and spread around, so the bottom is lightly coated with sauce.

Grab one tortilla, and place the chicken mixture in the middle seam, lengthwise. You want there to be a decent amount of chicken and cheese mixture in it, but make sure it isn’t *too full* to roll neatly. Roll it up and place in the pan. Continue filling and rolling, until you’ve made 12-14 enchiladas.

Cover each pan in the sauce, until there is no exposed tortilla edges. You can drench it a bit, it’s ok.

Cover each pan in cheese and top with foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes until bubbly.

You can broil the enchiladas for 2-4 minutes until the cheese is nice and browned, too.

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