Author: healthyzengirl

5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy During Quarantine

5 ways to eat healthy while you’re working from home and always walking by the kitchen.😅Simple meal prep hacks-Boil 10 eggs 🥚 and use them in salads, quick snacks or to make an protein packed egg salad sandwich.🥗 Prep chicken breasts with a drizzle of olive oil, diced garlic salt and pepper and dice them up to use in salads throughout the week..Fill your fruit 🍎 baskets with a variety of choices so you’re reaching for apples, peaches, and avocados 🥑 before you’re searching for processed snacks in the cabinet. I leave tomatoes, and mini peppers out on the counter so I can snack on them in between meals..Think Protein! 🍗 Include a source of protein in every meal you eat. For breakfast add your favorite nut butter to your waffle or toast. Snacks can be protein bars, low sugar yogurt, protein shakes, or hummus with veggie chips..Hydrate 💦 with your 8×8 (8oz. of fluids 8x/day) And if you’re tired of water, infuse your water with lemon 🍋 , fruit, or mint. I’ve been into …

4 Tips for Foot Pain Relief

No one has time for achy feet 🦶 I’m managing plantar fasciitis and I’ve been incorporating a combo of myofascial tools with stretching. You can use a tennis ball and massage therapy gun to work through the band at the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel all the way up to the ball of the foot. You can also massage your feet with enough pressure to help loosen up the area. This way you can get more out of stretching. Using a light resistance band can help loosen the calves, hamstrings and arches. Perform 10 reps of pointing and flexing your foot against the resistance of the band. You can also place the band over the arch of your foot for hamstring stretches, holding each for several breaths. Against the wall stretches are good because they can be done anytime anywhere, even when you’re taking a break at work. Keep your foot flat as you bend the front leg knee, and lean into the wall creating lots of release through the back …

Setting Intentions

It can be so easy and habitual to believe the stories we tell ourselves. Many of these stories are dictated to us by our culture, our upbringing and our primal fight or flight BS. “Do more, be more, buy more, work more, hustle more…until you’re perpetually exhausted.” I’m over it; over buying into the stories that do nothing but keep me anxiety ridden and small. For the last several months I’ve had a desire to do some deep work. Work that requires me to make time and space to get real with myself and intentional about what’s working and what isn’t. Have you ever felt a strong desire to shift? As the universe would have it, after a yoga class I enjoyed this past fall, I struck up a conversation with one of my yoga teachers, Jessica Amsden. We talked about all the things: mothering, teaching, yoga, even minimalism (tiny house living anyone)? This sparked the idea of a Winter Solstice class focused on intention setting. And thankfully, within a few weeks, the class I …

6 Minute Hip Stretches

Need to loosen up throughout your lower body? Try this 6 minute series of stretches to help you loosen up! So often we think that more is better. Ditch the all or nothing mindset and aim for small steps when it comes to adding more stretching into your week. A little bit of daily stretching goes a long way when it comes to increasing your mobility. It’s so important to make time for flexibility, so that you can move better, become less injury prone and recover in between your workouts. So give yourself extra stretching this week, enjoy more hip mobility and watch how much better you move and feel.