Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hello there!!! Yes, I've been gone for awhile but I am back. A lot has been going on in my life. My grandmother was in the hospital due to respiratory problems. I was finishing school. And added new improvements to my home. Now that I am a little grounded I am able to at least leave a little something on my blog for you to enjoy. But I do have a lot going on this next week. I am meeting with a new tutor for Spanish and starting new sessions with my personal trainer on Tuesday. Lunch with my friend JB at the Four Seasons restaurant, Art; an author reading called The Off Hour on Wednesday. And a lot of reading. 
I am currently reading:
The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, M. D.
The Memory Bible: An innovative strategy for keeping your brain young  by Gary Small, M. D.

Two amazing books to enhance my way of thinking or approaching things. So hopefully, I will have many interesting things to share with you.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Luvs, Hugs & Kisses!

Brei  <3

Thursday, March 3, 2011

She put what in her mouth?!

Yes, it's true. We all put things in our mouth that we shouldn't. The wrong foods, the wrong diets, the wrong vitamins and sometimes the wrong sweets.  I love keeping my body healthy. What you put in, will eventually show on the outside. Here are a few suggestions to add to your daily routine.

H2o!!!!! Not only does it keep you hydrated but it keeps your body feeling nourished and your skin refreshed. 8 glasses of water a day is the recommended amount to keep you healthy and replenished. 

Work out each day. Weather it's taking a brisk walk to class or nearest park, taking your dog out, yoga or even doing what everyone else does and going to the gym. Gyms can be a bit... dirty. So if you don't have a membership or are just not into it, try these: 
  • Working out at home
  • Yoga or Pilates
  • Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • A dance class or going out with friends to dance

These workouts at home are great too: Tips for a flat stomach and Get into the Groove.
For great DVDs, try these: Rockin Models, Pussycat Dolls Workout, & Carmen Electra Striptease
For books I would recommend: The Water Secret, Modern Girls Guide, & Skinny Bitch (yes, this book is good.)
There are plenty of things you can do throughout your day to give your body the extra jolt.

Maintaining a healthy diet is very important when trying to stay fit. Sure, you can workout every single day and eat crap, still thinking that because you are working out that it has more pull over your eating habits. YOUR WRONG. Eventually, that will catch up with you. Your body needs the right nutrients. I eat about 5-6 small meals a day. Snacks included. This not only is healthier but I am able to eat the things I love in increments and not feel bloated.
Snacks I love to eat:
  • Raw fruits (banana, apples, grapes, pineapple, blueberries)and veggies (carrots, cucumbers, celery, avocado, tomatoe, radish, brocolli)
  • Nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts)
  • Dried fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Granola
 Here are some websites I love to get healthy recipes from:   

 Well, That is all that I have for now. I will be posting more on specific areas or the body, recipes and exercises. Hope this helps a little. XOXOOXOOOXO

 “The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.”
~ Marilyn Monroe