July Favorites

July Favorites

There is a lot of change in the air: the summer season is almost over and fall is around the corner. Still trying to become an expert on the Italian lifestyle. The presidential election is making news all over the world, including here in Italy.  A couple of things that won’t change so much however, are my favorites, as they are items I use on the daily and I have a feeling they will be around for a while.

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How I Stay Active Living Overseas

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Leading up to the months I would be heading overseas, I was thinking of options on how I could continue my active lifestyle in another country. I was so spoiled on having a gym in our apartment community literally steps away from where I lived, so that made it easy to work out and also have access to all the equipment I needed.

Since leaving South Florida, I have had to get creative with my work out routine since I no longer have access to a gym or a plentiful selection of free weights, treadmills, and stair masters galore. Sure, I like to explore new cities by running every now and then but I didn’t want to rely solely on running to help keep me in shape.

This is when I saw that Fit & Thick had monthly workout subscriptions where I could download 20 new workouts per month and workout from literally anywhere. For me, one of my biggest challenges, is knowing WHAT workouts to do. So the fact that F&T pretty much gives you the exact workouts you need to do in the right order in the palm of my hands is what sold me. I love that no matter where I go, I can still take the exercises with me so I don’t have any excuses as to why I shouldn’t do it. The next few months for me will have quite a bit of traveling, but I’m not worried about my morning workouts as I know I will have them available right on my phone.

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Fatigue-More Than Just a One Night Stand?

Fatigue

Have you been feeling a lack of energy? More sleepy/tired than usual? For me, this has been a major deterrent of being able to get things done. I mostly blame it on adjusting to the 6 hour time difference since I moved.

Coming to Italy one week ago and trying to get on “Italian” time has sure taken a toll on my body. The long days of walking in the heat are an energy drainer for sure, but not only that. It has taken me longer than I expected for my body to get into a rhythm of things again, and back in a routine. I like to think of there being three pillars of health: sleep, diet, and exercise. If even one of those things is out of wack, it can greatly influence the others, so just make sure you are getting enough of each!

So if you are like me, feeling fatigued, whether it be from moving and adjusting, being a single mom with a full time job, or a collage student with never ending assignments and an overnight gig, keep reading. Although you may think you know why you feel this way(lack of sleep, nutrients, etc), read below to find some advice on how you can improve your stamina/energy to help get you through even your most toughest days.

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