Vitalize

Vitalize 30 Day Program Day 5

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening! Today is going to be an amazing workout. The focus for today is on yoga and meditation. I’ve implemented this type of practice into the program specifically on this day for a few reasons:

  • Many people have never done yoga and this is an opportunity to discover something new!
  • Yoga has many benefits! It helps isolate muscle groups for specific contractions and stretch muscles. Let’s be honest, those legs are tight from yesterday and yoga is EXACTLY what you need!
  • Meditation is sometimes daunting or may seem pointless, but in all honesty, we all need some peaceful meditation time or some ME TIME. I’ve designed the program to incorporate some yoga/meditation today so you could take time to reflect on why you’ve decided to start this journey. Reflect and bring to mind all the positivity you are creating and continue in your amazing confidence!

 

Though I instruct and practice yoga, there is never a time where I’m not always striving to learn more and better myself. Trying something new is scary, I get it. I never went to a yoga class until my sister took me with her! For today, I’m going to encourage you to either  put yourself out there and go to a yoga class or I offer you the other option of practicing in your home. Below is a link to an amazing foundational yoga program. Adriene is such an amazing person and yogi and I love practicing with her in my home! This specific class of hers will help loosen up those hips and hamstrings that are feeling a little tight from yesterday.

 

Whatever you decide to do and whatever level you are at, pick your style, pace, and comfort zone to be you, feel good, and reflect on how amazing this day and journey is!

Nourish

Try these Gluten Free Gooey Brownies!!

Don’t ruin your hard work with a craving for yummy brownies. Boxed brownies are easy and quick to make but filled with loads of sugar!! Instead, try this simple recipe that has minimal ingredients and takes only 25min to bake!!! You probably have half of the ingredients at home already!!!

Ingredients:

1 (16 ounce) jar of creamy almond butter [I get unsalted]

2 eggs

1 1/14 cups of agave nectar or honey [I use honey because agave nectar has been researched as an inflammatory 😦 ]

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup of Hershey’s 100% cacao powder

1/2 teaspoon of celtic sea salt or himalayan salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 cup chocolate chunks [I use ghirardelli due to highest cocoa percentage of 60% in baking isle]

 

Instructions:

1. blend almond butter with hand blender until smooth

2. blend in eggs, honey/agave, and vanilla extract

3. blend in cacao, salt, baking soda, and then fold in chocolate chunks

4. grease 9 x 13 inch baking dish and pour batter in

5. bake at 325 for 25-40 min!!!!

 

If you find your batter super thick and dry, it’s ok, your brownies will come out cake like but still yummy. I found that by adding a dash of water (just under 1/4 cup) helps a lot. It makes it look very watery, but when they bake and come out they’re very gooey and delicious!!! Try out both was and perfect your own!!

 

I also add coconut flakes on top 🙂

 

 

Enjoy!!!

 

 

-A