Healthy Weekend

Itz been a healthy weekend over here, my friends; how about for you?  I think that the term “healthy” refers to so much more than merely exercising and eating right.  While those factors are definitely incredibly important to living a healthy life, being “healthy” also involves taking care of yourself, both mentally and physically, and fostering relationships with those you choose to surround yourself with.

All of such which are, of course, marvelous, which is why we’re starting the week off celebrating Healthy Diva’s Marvelous in my Monday! #MIMM

MiMM

Healthy is… spending time with your family.  On Friday night, we went out to dinner at The Pasta House to celebrate my nephew Jackson’s fifth birthday!

jacob jackson

Of course Jacob had to help hold the cake and blow out his candles.  Those two boys do everything together!  Best of cousins, best of friends.

Healthy is… nourishing your body with healthy food and fueling it when itz hungry.

chobani

Apple Cinnamon Chobani topped with more cinnamon and almond butter makes the most delicious and satisfying snack!

Healthy is… hanging out with your friends and sitting around a newly built backyard fire pit enjoying each other’s company.

fire pit

On Saturday night, our good friends Stevie and Whitney invited us over for dinner.  They grilled flank steak, asparagus, and potatoes.  Very delicious!

Healthy is… moving your body.  Exercise IS important!  Don’t forget to enjoy the beauty nature offers when the weather permits, too.

pond

Diana and I headed out Sunday morning for a five-mile walk around her neighborhood.  While it was a simple walk, we got in our workout for the day, kept a brisk pace, and took in the views along the way.

Healthy is… doing things you love with people you love.  Jonny, his parents, and I went to the Cardinals game on Sunday afternoon.

jonny cards

My Running Skirts red and white headband and my Oakley sunglasses match perfectly with the rest of our Cardinal red!  While we didn’t exactly bring home a winner, we certainly loved the hot weather and sunshine on our faces!

Healthy is… rooting for the best baseball team ever – the St. Louis Cardinals!

St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis IS Cardinal Nation!  The atmosphere is always a blast at Busch Stadium as St. Louis fans are constantly pumped up and cheering on our team.  I love how you can see the Arch in Busch Stadium; it makes for a very pretty backdrop.  Now how many cities can say that about their stadium?  That’s what I thought.  Go Birds!

What was healthy about your weekend?  Favorite baseball team?  Cardinals…

From Head to Toe

I’m switching things up over here today and am going to give you reviews of products I use and love from my head to my toes.  First up: my head.  Ok, my hair.  I have thick, wavy hair that can be pretty unruly.  Itz good in the sense that I can go both ways: I can put mousse in it and make it super wavy or I can straighten the heck outta it if I want the sleek, straight look.  No matter which look I choose, I always use BioSilk Silk Therapy.  This tames the frizz, adds shine, and smells delicious.

biosilk therapy

Another product for my hair that I’ve been loving are Active Accessories On-The-Go Hair Bands.  They are super cute, can be worn on your wrist with no shame (I hate wearing regular hair ties on my wrist – ugly!), and double as strong hair bands at the gym.  They come in five color varieties: Cool, Elegant, Warm, Neutral Prints, and Polka Dots and there are six different hair bands in each pack.  (I obviously chose the warm colors since they’re pink!)  I was worried that these would not hold my thick hair, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Not only was I able to fix a tight pony tail, but it didn’t budge throughout my workout.

Active Accessories

Now onto my pretty face. 😉  dōTERRA Essential Skin Care is where itz at!  “dōTERRA Essential Skin Care is a family of skin care products designed to maximize the natural power of essential oils in helping to keep your skin feeling and looking young, healthy and gorgeous.”  I’m obviously proof of that.  Ha!

  • Facial Cleanser: Uses melaleuca and peppermint (love the tingly feeling!) to gently wash away impurities and leave skin feeling clean, fresh, and smooth.
  • Pore Reducing Toner: Formulated to visibly reduce the size of pores, uses lavender, ylang ylang, and German chamomile to calm sensitive skin, inhibit skin irritation, and reduce oxidative stress to skin cells.
  • Tightening Serum: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes skin hydration with frankincense, sandalwood, and myrrh.
  • Anti-Aging Moisturizer: Targets the visible signs of aging, improving skin elasticity and tone, reducing the appearance and number of wrinkles with lavender, jasmine, geranium, and frankincense.  (Never too early to start an anti-aging regimine!)
  • Invigorating Scrub: Provides a rejuvenating and aromatic experience while leaving skin protected and smooth with grapefruit and peppermint; prevents irritation and proliferation of skin discoloration.  This feels SO good in the morning!

doterra skin care

Running Skirts has a HUGE line of gear that includes way more than just running skirts.  Most recently, I’ve been totally loving the Cerise Performance Lifestyle Gathered Neck.  Not only is it awesome for workouts, I’ve even worn it to work.  And needless to say, thumb holes always rock.  (The matching headband is fun, too!)  Right now, they’re having a sale on tons of stuff if you’re interested.

Running Skirts

On my bottom, without a doubt, my all-time favorite pants are my pants I received from pv.body.  I workout in them, I hang out in them, I even wear them to work (when paired with a longer top or sweater dress).  I’ve raved about them before (and will continue to do so), but seriously I’m kind of obsessed.  I can’t say enough good things about these pants.  They’re a perfect fit.

pvbody pic

You know what’s coming for socks, don’t you?  Yes, I’m going to show you that glorious picture of me smelling my socks after running three races in them!  Itz because Swiftwick is just that awesome.  Their socks hold their shape and don’t stink at all, even after intense exercise.  I’ve never been so excited about socks as I have with these and I know my girl Larisa feels the same.

SwiftWick smell test

There ya have it!  Some of my favorites from head to toe!

What products do you want to rave about?  Share the love!

Disclaimer: This post is not compensated. While it was my choice to share the products I did, some of the products were sent to me for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.