Products I love!

It’s spring time in New England. I feel like I am finally coming out of my winter slump, slowly but surely. I wanted to share with you some of the products that keep my going these days. Enjoy.

  1. Champion Shape Too High-Impact Sports Bra. THIS is my go-to bra for any athletic endeavor. I have about 6 of them and I hoard them whenever they go on sale. They are pricey at $48.00 but so worth it because they keep the girls comfortable and in place. I can run, jump, do yoga, and Olympic lift thanks to this bra. Kohl’s sells them but I have also found them at the One Hanes Place Outlet stores in Kittery and Merrimack. **Champion may have discontinued this bra, but sometimes you can find them with huge mark-downs online. PIL bra
  2. ACURE Dry Shampoo. I love this dry shampoo because it is all natural, it works, and allows me to go an extra day without having to wash my hair. It’s got ingredients like corn starch, white clay, and essential oils and comes in some awesome packaging. Unlike other dry shampoos it does not come in an aerosol can or contain alcohols. You simply twist open the top and squeeze the container. Puffs of the powder shoot out and then your brush it through your hair with a brush or fingers. It adds volume to my hair and is affordable at under $10.PIL acure dry shampoo
  3. Young Living’s Breathe Again Roll-On. This roller has saved my life a few times with seasonal stuffy nose and sneezing from all the pollen in the air. I love being outside, but it’s rough this time of year. The essential oil combo in this pre-mixed roller helps to support the sinuses and the eucalyptus is refreshing and makes breathing a breeze! PIL Breathe Again
  4. Sunbeam Candles. I really love the light and ambiance that candles create. Most candles, however, are made from paraffin wax which is terrible to breathe in on a regular basis. Most contain artificial scents and perfumes and can give off carcinogenic chemicals when burned. I began to use an essential oil diffuser to create great-smelling air, but really missed the light that candles emit. Then I found Sunbeam Candles. This company creates beautiful candles using solar power, made with beeswax, soy wax, eco-friendly dyes and essential oils. Beeswax candles are great for air purification and may help with seasonal allergies and smells amazing when burned.

I hope you can get your hands on some of these products. Let me know if you have questions. Get out there and enjoy the sunshine!

April Showers Bring May Flowers

This post is a bit of a ramble. I apologize for the lack of organization in my writing. I have allergy-brain today. That or I am dehydrated, but I’m working on that. Everything seems a little fuzzy.


Last week was pretty cool. Kyle, my brother, was out of town so I felt a little more responsibility at the gym. It was an awesome week. I work with the best people and our members are just incredible. Anyway, I thought it would be hard and I would be tired, but I ended up feeling really good. I will admit I started feeling tired on Thursday into Friday, but it was nothing a 30 minute power nap couldn’t fix. I was definitely ready for a bit of R&R by Saturday. Something that definitely helped to keep me going last week were my essential oils. I have recently started getting into oils and I am really becoming a believer. The number one reason I like the oils so much is that they provide a natural, non-toxic alternative to chemicals, medications, and potentially harmful household products.

Diffusing oils makes your home smell amazing, but  you also get the aromatherapy benefits. Here I diffused an oil blend called Stress Away with Peppermint for unwinding and uplifting after a long day.

Diffusing oils makes my home smell amazing, but I also get the aromatherapy benefits. Here I diffused an oil blend called Stress Away with Peppermint for unwinding and uplifting after a long day. I am very sensitive to scents so traditional scented candles and sprays give me headaches and make me feel nauseous. My oils are a refreshing ( and much healthier) alternative. 

This weather is just absolutely rockin’. We have waited a long time for it. The only problem is that during Spring the flowers and leaves are blooming, the windows are open, the dust us kicking up and my allergies are kicking in! I’ve been waking up feeling like a zombie. The allergy trio oil blend of lavender, peppermint, and lemon has really been helping me to stay on top of my symptoms. I carry a roller bottle around with me and also diffuse the trio when I am home.

It’s been so nice to have the doors open at the gym. It makes the space feel larger and we have the option of going outside. Plus…running! I am struggling to get back into running shape, but I know that with time it will come. It always does. My work over the last 6+ months has really paid off. Last year I completed “DT” in 12:48. Last week I did the workout in 8:46. I am psyched about that.




I am excited for what May has to offer. Each of my weekends is already pretty full which makes me feel blessed, but also kind of overwhelmed. I can do it – it’s going to be awesome. Do you have anything fun and interesting planned for the month of May? Let’s hear it!