What do you plan to do with your one precious life? I plan to live passionately! One of my favorite parts of living in Park City is I’m surrounded by mountains, and can easily escape into the fresh air, set my imagination free, and breathe through whatever issues are in my head. This week, I hiked to my favorite waterfall.

An unmistakable sense of peace and serenity fills my spirit when I’m serenaded by the rush of a waterfall, the rustling of leaves, and the chirping of birds. Being in nature increases my positivity and healthy state of mind. And, it reminds me that the spirit never ages.

Plus, research shows that a lively walk in the woods may give you a mental spark to keep moving. The truth is that if you don’t enjoy a workout, you’re more likely to press the snooze button instead of lacing up your shoes. Exercise can be like a shirt in your closet…if it doesn’t bring you joy, it gets thrown out. But who doesn’t enjoy a nice stroll through the great outdoors?

As an added bonus, there’s a link between the chemicals released by trees, called phytoncides, and lowered levels of stress hormones! Learn more about how stress may be keeping belly fat hostage in my latest conversation with Dr. Sara Gottfried, M.D.. 

As much as I love tech gadgets, putting my phone away and having a mini digital detox while on a hike allows me to give my mind some breathing space and reflect on the choices I’ve made throughout the week. I look forward to those quiet moments.

Looking for more ways to achieve serenity now? Ease the tension from the week and tap into your relaxation response with this 10-min Stretch and Flex video. With both standing and sitting movements, this graceful routine brings suppleness to the joints, hips, shoulders and legs.

BLUEPRINT FOR YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT

If you’re looking to strengthen your glutes, abs, and arms, and drop a few pounds as we glide into warmer weather, then the 14-Days To Summer Daily Challenge is for you. I’ve PACKED this challenge with workouts, weight loss guides and special recipes!

😊14 SIMPLE WORKOUT ROUTINES…1 EASY-TO-FOLLOW NUTRITION PLAN

😊10 MINS TO A CONFIDENT YOU! These daily 10-min workouts  will help shed extra weight and amp your confidence! From cardio workouts that keep you in the fat-burning zone to strength training routines that help tighten and lift your entire body, you’ll be delighted by the results! Finish your workout in less time than it would take to drive to the gym.

😊TAKE THE WORK OUT OF MEAL PLANNING! Ready to get healthy but don’t know where to start? This simple nutrition plan includes step-by-step breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes to reset your metabolism and take the work out of meal planning!

😊EASY-TO-FOLLOW RECIPES THAT ELIMINATE HUNGER PANGS!  From veggie recipes that take 30 mins or less…to protein shake tonics that you can take with you on-the-go…to snack ideas to keep food cravings at bay.

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