Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Outdoor Circuit

The weather here in California has been beautiful the last few weeks, which has inspired me to take my workouts outdoors. I've been hiking, going on long walks to the Golden Gate Bridge, playing volleyball at the park, & doing circuits like the one below. Try taking your workout somewhere new this week!

10 exercises, 10 repetitions of each
1. Pushups 
2. Low Plank with hip rotation 
3. Sit ups 
4. Mountain climbers 
5. Burpees
6. Squats
7. Back lunges (reverse lunge) 
8. Broad jumps (squat jump for distance)
9. Floor jacks 
10. Plank alternating knee to elbow 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Banana PB Protein Pancakes

1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp pb2
1/4 c. oats
1/2 banana
5 egg whites

1. In a medium bowl mash up a banana with a fork.
2. Add in coconut flour, pb2, oats, cinnamon, and stevia.
3. Crack 5 eggs in to small bowl, and make sure to separate the yolk. 
4. Stir together.
5. After spraying pan with nonstick spray, heat stovetop to medium/high heat
6. Pour mixture on to pan.
7. Flip pancake.
8. Serve.

Calories: 336
Carbs: 35
Protein: 28.5
Fat: 6

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Good Hair: Why it's worth the $$

Have you ever had a bad haircut? How about a really horrible die job? I unfortunately have had both. When I was young I went in to a SuperCuts with a photo of a short chin length bob (what all little girls love) and I came out with a Leonardo DiCaprio boys haircut. I cried, wore hats, and was constantly mistaken for a little boy. Hair doesn't define me in any way, but it does help me express myself. I love trying hairstyles on myself, but also love doing my friends before a night out. I realized having a good hair day can change my confidence and mood.

After spending a ton of money on hair in SF I still felt like it wasn't quite right. I was being overcharged for a haircut and dye that only would last 6-8 weeks & would turn to a really awkward brassy color over the weeks. Hundreds of dollars for a very temporary fix. I started researching hairstylists and I found Johnny Ramirez & Anh Co Tran on Instagram and Pinterest. Since I am a personal stylist, I told my client (who also couldn't find a great hairdresser) that we should go.  We ended up booking appointments at Ramirez Tran Salon while we were in LA. This place is really expensive, BUT you only have to get your hair done every 6 months! It ends up costing less than me going to an "ok" hairdresser that I have to see again in 6 weeks.

Johnny and Anh love what they do. They work super long hours, and take the time to perfect each and every persons hair who walks in to their salon. Their clientele include Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Faith Hill, Whitney Port, Ginnifer Goodwin, Gweneyth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, and Allesandra Ambrosia to name a few.

The best news of this all is they are coming to SF. If your hair is in need of a pick me up and you have some $$ to spend, then try out these guys!