Vlogging About My Hair Routine [Reader Request Video]

My hair.

Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s bad. But most days it’s top-knotted, messy and held together with a headband and dry shampoo.

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My hair has always been straight, blonde and something I spend about .086 seconds on each and every day. IMG_3688

A few weeks back I received an Instagram question about my hair washing/styling routine since I teach 2409593017539025 spin classes each week. In the photo I mentioned I only wash my hair 3x/week (even after hot yoga … stop judging me) … which led me to put together this quckie video 🙂

Enjoy!

What hair products do you use? Do you wash your hair every day??

Taming My Sweet Tooth: A Work in Progress

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. As always, all opinions and commentary are my own. 

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Sugar.

I love it.

Candy, FroYo, chocolate … give me it all. But, thankfully, my stomach hates it. I get such a bellyache when I overindulge (which of course is my only option with it comes to that deliciousness), so I must find alternative options.

Enter: the newest edition to the Blue Diamond Almonds family, Salted Caramel & Blueberry.

Holy yum.

Since receiving this delicious bundle from Blue Diamonds, I’ve snacked on them by the handful, tossed them on top of my dairy-free yogurt and even chopped and sprinkled them on my shakes. The packaging says, irresistible … and it couldn’t be more spot on.

Salted Caramel was definitely my favorite. How do I know this? Maybe because the canister was devoured in less than 3 days. No shame. Salty and sweet, my fave way to snack on these bad boys was straight out of the container.

The blueberry flavor was my second favorite … only took me 6 days to polish those off 🙂

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With a stronger berry coating and sweeter taste, I tossed them into my Greek yogurt on my dairy days — I’m currently still trying to figure out if milk products are causing me any stomach issues. As of now, the jury is still out — and on top of my PB shakes the other days (PB+J anyone??).

So there you have it, folks. Two new flavors from Blue Diamonds. And if you ask me — or look in my pantry — you’ll know these delicious morsels of healthy snacking are a must.

Plus, when my sugar cravings kick in (and a quick trip to the mini mart for a pint of my fave ice cream is calling my name) these are a wayyyyyyyy smarter option.

Nom. Nom. Snack on.

Are you a sugar lover? How do you curb your sweet tooth? 

-TTT

3 Opportunities to Get Healthier (With Me) this Fall

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Have y’all seen those commercials for back to school? There’s one in particular that plays the recognizable New Years Eve song, Auld Lang Syne”

And while I certainly don’t want to think about summer coming to a close (at all), fall is certainly a time for new beginnings and fresh starts.

Just like kids reading for the new school year with brand new Jansport backpacks and sharpened #2 pencils, as adults we must prep for the new season. Start by getting your overall health in check.

Lucky for you, late summer and fall I am turning up the volume on my health and fitness offerings. Here are 3 ways to integrate more health and wellness into your life this in the coming months. And I highly recommend all three 😉

1. AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge! 

Cost: $200 (approx. depending on shipping/tax)

When: August 25 – September 17

What: As many of you know, I am a huge advocate of Advocare. I am NOT only for gimmicky programs and fads, and for me this is not one of them. I genuinely love the products and use them daily. From my multi-vitamin to omega-3s, probiotics and of course, Spark (caffeinated vitamin and mineral drink — i.e. my coffee replacement) — I’m hooked.

The challenge is 24 days — think of this as a total body reset. The first 10 days consist of eliminating all processed foods, refined sugars, alcohol, coffee (sorry) — think addictive foods/beverages. The remaining 14 days (MAX Phase) you’ll begin to incorporate vitamins into the mix — now that you’re body has rid itself of the unhealthy additives, you’ll be able to better absorb the nutrients from the remaining 2 weeks.

Check out this full video here on the challenge.

I’ll be leading AND participating in this challenge. We have a sweet FB group too; such a fun way to circulate recipes, questions, etc.

Questions? Email me [trendytrainer AT gmail dot com]

Ready to order? Do it here. Should take 5 days or so for shipping.

2. Fall Hiking & Spinning Retreat with Me on Martha’s Vineyard

Cost: If paid in full by September 1st: Single occupancy: $695, Double occupancy $595 | After September 1st: Single occupancy: $795, Double occupancy: $895

When: October 30 – November 1

What: Friday through Sunday: Hiking, spin classes, yoga and incredible LOCAL food. I will be joining forces with the unbelievable Emily Phillips this fall for a retreat like none other. All lodging, food and classes are included in the cost.

If you’re thinking of taking a fall vaca before the holidays hit, this trip is for you.

3. Ready for a Personal Trainer? Good, I’m Ready for YOU.

Cost: Varies depending on training package (in-home, online). Email for rates [trendytrainer at gmail dot com]

When: NOW. But really, if you’re interested, email me and we can chat 🙂

What: I offer in-home, outdoor and online personal training sessions to clients of all levels. I bring the equipment, you show up. If online training is more up your alley (or you live far from Boston :)) I will provide you with week-to-week programs and workouts to meet your fitness needs. Initial meetings will be done via Skype or Google Hangout.

So, what are you waiting for?? Get your health and fitness on track before Target begins displaying Halloween decorations and — ahem — candy.  

-TTT