Fruit Infused Water - What is it? Plus some recipes.

Simply put fruit infused water is just fruit soaked in water. I know that doesn't sound as appealing however, it can be rather tasty and good for you in many ways.

Fruit Infused Water

Preparation

We want to get the best out of our water, therefore I suggest selecting organic in season produce when possible.

Wash your produce to remove as much "stuff" as possible, like wax, chemicals, and pesticides.

Stick with cool or room temperature filtered water. No hot water - we're not making soup today. If you want a little sparkle than try it with sparkling water.

Use glass containers if you can, however it's not a requirement or anything.

Crush or rip herbs, like mint, cilantro, basil and ever ginger to release the flavors quicker

Thin slice hard produces like apples however, other items can be slice to your preference.

Things to keep in mind:

Apples, cinnamon, ginger root, and rosemary needs overnight soaking.

Citrus and whole berries are great after a few hours and look pretty too.

However, melons and sliced strawberries start to look mushy after awhile.

After about 4-5 hours the citrus peels will start to make the water bitter.

If you make a large batch and have left over water then, be sure to strain the fruit out and place the water in the fridge. It keeps for about 3 days.

It takes about 2 hours to infuse if at room temperature but have that you should refrigerate it, because it's perishable.

 

Recipe Time

Strawberry Lime and Cucumber Mint Infused Water

1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup sliced cucumbers
2 limes, sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Ice
water

 

Stress Reliever

4 basil, leafs
1/2 cup Pineapple
5 Strawberries
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Ice
Water (16oz)

Orange Berry Blast

12 Blueberries
10 Slices of strawberries
4 Slices of oranges





How to break the chains of limited beliefs to manifest your desires!

Limiting beliefs have many different deep root sources and causes. Some people even believe they can be generational or even cultural. Limiting beliefs come in many forms, like that small voice that puts water on the fire of your desires and dreams or even opportunities. You may love to paint however a limiting belief would have you never pick up a paint brush or only let your cat see your drawing, if even that.

For example, because I’ve always been a heavy-set girl growing up, I didn’t do well in P.E. (physical education in elementary school). I never imagine that I’d become a runner. I would make statements like I don’t run or girl this body aren’t made for that kinda of stuff. That’s for skinny morning people and I’m neither of those. But low and behold here I am a curvy runner girl. Big and Proud of each and every stretch mark and every t-shirt, mile, medal, and black toes I’ve earned. But I didn’t just wake up and start believing in myself, as with most things there’s a process.

Here are my top 3 way to eliminate limiting beliefs in your life… it’s not the end all to be all but it’s a pretty good start.

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You actually CAN do it!

1. Stop saying what you can’t and what you don’t do.

The best way to stop doing anything is to tell yourself that you don’t do it. Now that can work in a good way or a bad way… it’s truly up to you. If you want to stop smoking, then tell yourself repeatedly that you don’t smoke. And each time to light up say I don’t smoke. You will slowly stop smoking because you are always right. The same goes with running or exercise or healthier eating. If you don’t eat salad, then you’ll never desire to eat it. If you don’t run and say you’re not a runner than guess what honey – you are not one. You are what you believe you are. So, speak it! I am in fill in the blank. Or here’s another… if you continue to say… I’m broke or I’m poor or I never have enough money… no matter how much you earn… you will never have enough. So stop the negative self talk – practice positive self talk- I could go on however it’s time to get to number 2

Believe in yourself

Don’t Stop Believing in you!

2. Stop believing other people’s story about who you are.

Now this goes hand and hand with number 1. You’re circle and who you surround yourself with can make or break you. If you’re around others who don’t believe in themselves, the chances are you won’t either. And when you decide it’s time for a change, they will remind you of all the times you failed and when it didn’t work for them or someone they know. That is not going to be the fertile ground you’re looking to plant your seeds of self-improvement in because that soil is toxic. Even if they mean you the upmost and are trying to help you by keep it real - in reality they can’t see it for themselves and you are the same as them so they can’t see it for you either. Re-write that script. Create a new chapter and plan for success. Surround yourself with the type of people you want to become. Read about them, watch them, listen to them and things will indeed turnaround. Last but certainly not least number 3

Set Your Intentions

3. State your intentions. Declare who you are and what you stand for.

Goal Setting made easy

How do you see yourself going forward. Where do you see yourself going? And how do you plan to get there? You can’t just eliminate your limiting beliefs and not set real intentions to lay the foundation of believing in yourself and your self-worth. You must have a plan. Dig deep and find what you really want and need to live and be the best version of yourself. Maybe that’s something you can’t even articulate right now but you have a faint vision of it in your mind. Sit and think on that imagine until you can feel it and see it. Then go over the who, what, when, and where’s. Meaning Who do you need to help you along this journey, what will you need to stop doing to get going, what will you need to get going, when will you make time for these new activities or goals, where will it happen but most importantly before all of those… ask yourself why you even what to do it in the first place. A why that it true to you, deep rooted from the limiting belief that will propel you into your greatness.

The RECAP!

To recap limiting beliefs hinder us for our dreams however by developing positive self-talk, rewriting our narrative and setting our intentions we can break the chains that hold us back from living our best lives.

If I said something that resonates with you drop it in the comments, like this and become a member of the squad.

If you’re ready to take that next step in the journey and want to revitalize your life, I have a Goal setting workbook that I want to give to you for FREE to help you along the way.

Just click the button above or the image below to get your Free printable Goal Setting Workbook! ( $17.99 value) Be sure to tell a friend that could use a word.

Body Positive Article on Runner's World .com!!

Look out world… I made it! Earlier this year, yours truly was honored to speak with the beautiful writer and runner, Kiera Carter (@kieramcarter) and become a part of her article, “5 Expert-Backed Ways to Be a More Body-Positive Runner” which was featured on the well-known RunnersWorld.com. You can find the full article or summarized below.

Runner’s World article by Kiera Carter  mentioning Alesha Anchundia of Curvy Runner Girl on April 3, 2019

Runner’s World article by Kiera Carter mentioning Alesha Anchundia of Curvy Runner Girl on April 3, 2019

Summary

Three real runners share their experience with weight pre- and post-training for long distance races like marathons, and half-marathons.

Kiera PR'd at the Los Angles Marathon unexpectedly

Lindsey noticed some surprising changes while training for the NY Marathon

Alesha gained a new sense of self from 5Ks to Half-Marathons

How to manage the changes:

  • Beware of before-and-after weight loss photos.

  • Focus on non-weight goals.

  • Don't burn yourself out.

  • Understand the process.

  • Combat the post-marathon blues.


If you enjoyed this quick summary, let me know in the comments below and share it with a friend.

Also, check out the complete article and show some love there as well.


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12 Steps to Self Care

Hey You,
You are a wonderful, beautiful, strong & capable, human being !!
We are works in progress just take a little time for you each day.

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Even if it's just 5 minutes. Do one thing a day that you enjoy that gets you closer to where you want to be.
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Start small. Your dreams will take you very far!! 🌟You're a shining star!! 🌟

The Self Care Steps

1. If it feels wrong, don't do it.

2. Say exactly what you mean.

3. Don't be a people pleaser.

4. Trust your instincts.

5. Never speak bad about yourself.

6. Never give up on your dreams.

7. Don't be afraid to say no.

8. Don't be afraid to say yes.

9. Be kind to yourself.

10. Let go of what you can't control.

11. Stay away from drama and negativity

12. Love.


Don't be afraid to let your sparkle be seen!!




Runstreak Day 95

Runstreak Day 95:

Distance: 1 mile

Time: 13:27

Workout:

25s Forearm Plank,

25s Extended Arm Plank,

25s Forearm with 10 Side Steps

15s Side, Middle, and Back Stretches

10 Modified Push Ups

Ok, so it was a blitz to the gym at the very last minute tonight (one of those, close early nights) but I got in and managed to do a real quick run. I limit my faster running for races since I'm currently on a streak. I really enjoy the strengthening aspect of it which has gradually made me faster so tonight's mile was not something I'd do everyday but I guess when and if I need to its nice to know I can.
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After the #run, I did my #planks, some #stretches and a few push ups. Then went to the movies.
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Thanks for all of the plankers out there, you ladies and gents are so a wonderful job!! Keep up the great work!!!


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Key Tips to Planking for Beginners

Planks are amazing core exercises and great for balancing as well. They are effective body weight exercises that not only strengthening your core but improve posture and can even help relieve lower back pain.

It’s all about the core, and glute engagements with this exercise! Points to remember when planking are to squeeze your glutes, quads, push up strong through the upper back to keep back flat, and tuck that belly button in to turn on the core muscles.

Keep your head straight down, don’t sink down to the floor, and keep your shoulders right above your elbows. Keep your core tight, hips square to the ground.

Some common mistakes are looking up (which puts pressure on your neck and spine), having a bent lower back (by not engaging your abs which puts the weight on your back instead) and having your elbows in front of your shoulders.

It may get a bit harder as your progress through the challenge but remember if it’s easy then you’re only maintaining. The goal isn’t to ‘survive’ the plank, but to maximize tension during the exercise. Basically, make it difficult for yourself: You should be shaking, not in excessive pain.

Always believe in yourself. Push yourself, do your best, practice, practice, practice and know that one day you’ll do the unimaginable.

Join the Beginner Plank Challenge today!

Runstreak Day 90

What can I say... Its been 90 days of #running and I like this freaking streaking adventure! I really do.

🌟 I was only going to do my minimum of a #mile today but I made it to the gym too late so I only did so some push ups and a few plank variations.

🌟I did make it to the #silvercomettrail near my house and it was a great idea. The fresh air and all of natural gave me a little extra pizzazz.

🌟So much so I ran a #5K (3.2 miles). I've been running on the treadmill alot lately and although its convenient its not as enjoyable.

🌟A bonus I unexpectedly ran faster today than the 5K I did on March 1. I only realized this as I was compiling my March pics for my slideshow. What a journey this has been. Woo Hoo!!!

#curvyrunnergirl #curvyrunner #biggirlworkout #bodypositivity

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IT STARTS APRIL 1ST, DON'T FOOL YOURSELF INTO THINKING THAT YOU CANT DO PLANKS. ..
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