Thursday, May 9, 2019

#TrainingThursday Fitness Update

#TrainingThursday Fitness Update

Today on the blog sharing an update with my fitness journey!
So last month I actually did a fun workout with my mom who is this amazing crazy speedster! And she is my MOM.... and we were working out on a track as we were working on speed intervals and I actually pulled a muscle!!!

It felt like a hamstring pull and it was sore the day prior only for me to pull it even more!(Back story: When I was in high school I did triple jump and ran hurdles and I used to get bad shinsplints!)
As my mom is a track coach and has been for years she told me to take it super easy and I couldn't run for a WHOLE week!

Which feels like forever in training! 

I ended up taking 10 days as it was still sore after 7 days! So if anyone who has been following me, they know I have been MIA for a bit!
That is why!
but now I am back better than ever!
Today I did another afternoon workout and I am going to talk about what my secret weapon has been!
the Runkeeper Go app by Asics has been an absolute
There is an actual women trainer on the app who talks you through and is sooo motivating!!!
This is an absolute gamechanger for anyone who is debating about training for a big race and not sure of how to do it!
You just pop in your headphones and she walks you thru the workout!

As I discussed in the previous post, I have partnered with Asics for this collab and as a  special discount for my followers, you can get 3 months free of Runkeeper Go using the code KARENB
Thank yall for following along!
I'll be posting next week some tips for stretching for any new runners!
til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday Shoesday...#Python Edition

Hey yall today on the blog sharing my new favorite crazy cool and crazy chic shoes!!
They are..... Python!!!

Seriously yall been loving these shoes soo much!
I have seen python everywhere and I knew I had to have them!

They are actually from ShoeDazzle which is one of my favorite stores to shop for trendy shoes on a budget which is so key as a #birghtfashionista!
To shop these shoes click here! They have been selling fast too!
I blogged about them at this post!

Hope yall enjoy todays post!

til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Whats Your Ayurveda Type?


Hey yall! I recently came across a video by Lavendaire that talked about Ayurveda! 

Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old system with natural healing that comes from the Vedic culture in India. According to Sahara Rose there are 3 different types of Doshas(Vata, Pitta and Kapha) For more information about the types defined by Rose read below:

Vata-The Creative- Cold, Dry and ever-moving like the Fall Wind
Pitta-The Driver- Hot & Fiery like the Summer Sun
Kapha-Calm/Good-Natured-Moist, Soothing and cold like the Spring

After taking the quiz which you can take by clicking here, I found out my results...
..... I'm a VATA in mind and body!
Which I believe is spot on it even mentioned my random bloating and sometimes insomnia!
Crazeee- since it was so spot on I had to share with yall!
I would love it if once you take the test you comment below your result!
Anywho after finding out my result, I have challenged myself to live a more healthy life by altering some of my current habits to increase balance!

1. Meditation

Yall I have been really increasing the amount of time I have been meditating and I feel so much better!  I can DEFINITELY tell a difference from when I have meditated and when I haven't! So many people say they are too busy to meditate and I personally can't afford not to meditate! The level of clarity that I experience during meditation has been soooo instrumental to my success and overall health! High-level CEO's and successful millionaires have actively supported meditation as a great business practice!
If you are a beginner in meditation check out this video for a quick 5-minute bell meditation!

2.  Staying Grounded

I personally have found that staying grounded is so instrumental to my overall mental and spiritual health! By spending time outside and walking around and spending time in nature! There is something about feeling the fresh air that refreshes my soul!
This makes sense since according to the

3. Eating a More Root Based Diet 

This one surprised me as I have shifted to a more plant-based diet with lots of green veggies. But according to Ayurveda, I should be eating more warm meals with root veggies.
This habit I plan on implementing tomorrow! 
For a list of Root Veggies click here! I had to look it up!

Bonus: Practice Oil Pulling Daily

They say your oral health is a great reflection of your overall health.
I personally have done this with coconut oil and it actually whitens your teeth while you do it! Basically, for 20 minutes, you swish around coconut or sesame oil in your mouth which pulls out toxins in your body and increases your overall health!
For more info on oil-pulling click here!

I seriously had so much fun researching Ayurveda and finding more ways to live a more balanced and impactful life!
Also if you are as interested as I am  in Ayurveda
check out Sahara Rose's Cookbook here!

Thank yall for stopping by! 
til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez
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