August 2011 archive

A Rainbow of Water [w/ a vitamin pot of gold]

Activate's vitamin-enhanced water

Activate's vitamin-enhanced water bottles (with antioxidant immunity)

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of water — it’s amazing for skin, nails, weight-loss, hair (I could go on forever…). Weight loss experts say that the rule of thumb is to drink your weight in ounces (so if you’re 120 pounds, drink 120 ounces, etc.). Drinking this much water can sometimes be rather dull, so when Activate came out with these all-natural, deionized products, I jumped for joy! One of the most important things is that there is zero sugar (sugar is the devil, they use lightly sweetened Stevia), no artificial sweeteners (double devil), and no artificial coloring. Vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients deteriorate sitting in water, which make sense, so they have a packet of this goodness in the cap. Simply twist the colored cap to the right to release nutrients, shake that thang, then twist the white base to the left to open and enjoy the healthiness. Very nifty. The product removes all minerals that contain impurities through deionization, have actual vitamins and have cute, girly colors to liven up any handbag.

Activate's vitamin-enhanced water

200% vitamins & 0 sugar & 5 calories: all natural

Activate's vitamin-enhanced water

Activate's cute, multi-colored, deionized water bottles


Love Lauryn


Beach Front Fitness Workouts

Sexy Back Muscles

WLT's for back muscles and posture (beach trainer fitness work out tips)

My fitness training group normally consists of four girls & our trainer Chris [ seen here & found here ]. Unfortunately, last Thursday only Bri could make it; the other girls had other obligations they had to attend to. We normally do one hour, two days a week on the beach — no weights — Chris just has us use our own body resistance. It just shows how accessible and easy fitness can be. His workout revs our metabolism and keeps it going for at least thirty seven hours after the strength training workout. I wanted to share a couple of the quick workouts that are fun, energizing & start my day off right.

Workout For Slim Thighs

Leg-ups for the butt & abs ( Bri is doing step-ups for thighs )

Sexy Arms

Standard push-ups for arms & core

Triceps Workout

Dips for triceps

Best Cardio Workout

Plyometrics for legs & added cardio

Quick, Easy Workouts [ Beach Optional ]

1.) WLT’s: Use a resistance band and place it around a pole. Create the shape “W” and press back for 15 reps. Then repeat the same motion with “L” and “T” for 15 reps. Do three sets [ 45 total ].

2.) Leg-ups: Lay on the ground, hand behind the head, elbows wide. Extend your right leg, thrust your pelvis in the air as the leg moves up and down. Pull the core in while doing this. Do 20 on each side and 3 set [ 60 total ]. Bri’s Step up’s: step up on to an elevated surface. Hands on the waist for 40 reps. There are three sets of these  [ 120 total ].

3.) Good, old fashion push-ups: Do it the man’s way. On the top and hands. Elbows wide. Come down to 90 degrees with the arms & try and pull the core in the whole time. Try 20 reps here, 3 sets  [ 60 total ].

4.) Dips for triceps: Use an elevated surface, fingers facing the body. Legs are straight in front of you, on your heels and reach the neck long. Concentrate on keeping the shoulders down the back. Do 20 reps, 3 sets  [ 60 total ].

5.) Plyometrics for legs/cardio: Jump up, landing on the heels on an elevated surface. Land on the ground on the heels. Keep the knees bent. Keep the arms bent in to the sides. Do 20 reps, 3 set [ 60 total ].

* Pictures by Chris Law

Love Lauryn


Yogi Green Smoothie Drink

Homemade Green Machine

This past week, I was beginning to feel fatigued from working during the day & night anddddd maintaining working out, along with the launch of TSC. I turned to my amazing fitness trainer and friend, Chris Law, who owns ilovefit. He gave me some healthy food tips that would increase my energy and was even kind enough to invite me over to experience one of his delicious smoothies: The Yogi Green Drink. I was skeptical at first, as the ingredients were different from what I was used to, however it was so yummy that I had to share the recipe! Enjoy below…

Fruit Juice

Healthy Greens

Yogi Green Smoothie


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Hot Lemon Diuretic

Organic lemons

Organic lemons

I had to be in a bikini [ all weekend... ] recently and needed something that would take away bloat & flush out excess water. My friend Jen, recommended this quick, simple diuretic that “makes you pee like a race horse” or elevates the rate of urination by forcing the kidneys to produce more urination [ I know, TMI ]. This flushes all of the impurities out of the system fast; it is perfect for before you are about to put on a teeny-weeny bikini [ my favorite bikinis are Tyler Rose Swimwear ]. The concoction is simple: organic lemons & boiling water. I prefer natural diuretics to store-bought ones. They’re easier on the body, and in my opinion more effective because many of them contain too many chemicals. Drink this about two hours before the big swimsuit reveal [ & maybe even the night before to feel extra skinny & mini ].

Stainless Tea Kettle

Stainless tea kettle

Beautiful Lemons

Keep the skins on the lemons for best diuretic results

Organic Lemon Diuretic

A pretty tea cup always makes everything better


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Mexican Turkey Taco Salad

Healthy Taco Salad

Turkey Taco Salad with fresh veggies

The importance of organic veggies has been instilled into me since I was a little girl. For information [ that will shock you ] on the difference between non organic and organic, check out this website. After a Monday filled with teaching Pure Barre, I ran by the grocery store to buy some supplies to concoct the perfect organic turkey taco salad with all the right chopped vegetables. I needed protein after teaching three hours of the workout & taking a class. This recipe was quick to make, surprisingly filling & ideal for a post-workout meal!

Organic Bell Peppers

Organic veggies: free of chemicals

Corona Light

A 99 calorie Corona Light to help me through the process

Fresh Organic Vegetables

Try & use fresh ingredients

Beautiful Table Setting

Dinner is served!


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