Keeping myself committed to my workout routine through the freezing Boston winters is not easy. So, I try to stock up on a few favorite things to keep me warm, motivated and moving. A new challenge for me this winter... though a very cute one.. is my new goldendoodle puppy, Bella. She is 4 months old, a bundle of energy, and she sure loves her daily walks, which means I am outside a lot. Here are a few things I am loving for winter wellness and warmth:
In my gym bag: SkynGym lip treatment, Barre Socks, 50 oz water bottle ( this helps me make sure I am reaching my goal to drink half my body weight in oz of water a day), lightly scented perfume oil, ear buds/headphones, and raw unsalted almonds.
On My Body: The apple watch. Now that daily walks are back in my life, the Apple watch lets me track how many more steps I am getting in. My walks with my puppy are really racking up the miles.
These Carbon38 Leggings I love love these, even though, I don't actually workout in them. Shop these with my 25% discount code: Jessicadia50
Sports bras. I have tried all types, and the ones that always work the best are from LuLu Lemon. I am loving the energy bra.
Go-to leggings for barre class. I have a small collection of the Splits59 Tendu Grip Tights since falling in love with them in 2012. They are perfect for barre because of the grips on the bottom. Shop these tights with my 15% code: JessicaDiaz22
On My Skin: Rica bath and body butter. This stuff is amazing! Whipped shea butter. You can buy it locally at Follain. Another favorite product of mine is Organic Bath's Java Jolt Sugar Scrub. I love this scrub! It is organic, fair-trade, works, and smells like coffee!
Keeping me warm: I am a coffee addict. Truly! However, I am really trying to cut back on the amount of caffeine I consume. I decided to swap my afternoon coffee to a much healthier choice. I am drinking a tea recommended to me by integrative and functional nutritionist, Beth Reardon, M.S., R.D, L.D.N. Beth recommends drinking this great tasting green, ginger, turmeric tea by the Republic of Tea. It has amazing health benefits and is also anti-inflammatory. I drink two tea bags at a time, with an orange slice in it. So good! Beth recommends up to six tea bags a day.
On My To-Do List: I am keeping myself inspired and always learning with some fun events coming to town this winter and you are welcome to join me:
Thursday, January 12, 2017 -Join celebrity astrologers, Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox, authors, astrologers and “Psychics to the stars” according to Vanity Fair magazine, to learn how the ancient science of interpreting what influence the movements of the planets, stars and other heavenly bodies may have on your life. With a combined 30 years of experience in private consultation, contributors to Vogue, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour and former regular guests on "Chelsea Lately,” Stella and Quinn are sure to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime evening filled with wisdom and humor. Ticket price includes a copy of Stella and Quinn's best-selling book, Sextrology. Tickets are $25 and you can use my code: Jessica20 for 20% off. Purchase tickets and get more details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unlocking-the-zodiac-code-tickets-27056966114
Wednesday, January 18th starts the new 6 week insight meditation workshop with Fez Aswat. This will be my second time taking this 6 week workshop. I never thought I was someone who would be able relax and quiet my mind, but Fez's method taught me how to do this for the first time in my life. I cannot wait for his class to begin again in a few weeks. This might just be the most valuable "workout" I do all winter.
Saturday, January 28th "So my body had a baby..now what?" Workshop at Asana Charlestown. My amazing and dear friend, expert yoga instructor, and post-baby body guru, Karly Tracey, is bringing the unique workshop she developed to Boston. Learn how to stretch and strengthen your pelvic floor during your regular asana practice and learn targeted exercises and breathing techniques to heal pelvic floor dysfunction. This workshop is for every mama whether your baby is a few months old or 25 years old. Karly personally has helped me bring my body back to pre-baby shape. Boston is so lucky to be getting a visit from her. Register for the workshop at www.asanacharlestown.com
Saturday March 18, The W.E.L.L Summit's Day of WEllness is Boston... and I am beyond thrilled to announce I am going to be one of the speakers. I am truly honored to be involved with the W.E.L.L Summit and the amazing community it brings together to share and learn about everything health and wellness. March 18 is going to be an amazing day! The mission of the day "Is to look at wellness from a 360-degree viewpoint. From what we put ON our bodies to what we put IN our bodies to how we feed our minds and spirits. Each breakout session & panel is designed to give you accessible & actionable steps to take back to your life. We all want to live our healthiest, best life and our Day of W.E.L.L.ness will set the foundation". More details and to reserve your spot visit www.wellsummit.org/dayofwellness
*I am also working on putting together a few fitness events and on my first podcast interview, so stay tuned:)