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“I Have No Time For Yoga” Video

I’ve created a video for you.

A short, just over two minutes yoga video.

Because some days, when we cannot even find 15 minutes for ourselves, and we certainly won’t make it to yoga class, we CAN set two minutes aside to practice yoga at home following this video. It’s all levels, perfect for the morning or a nice midday energy boost. Do it once, twice or ten times. I honestly believe two minutes of yoga is better than zero minutes of yoga!

Enjoy the video!

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Juice Cleansing – Don’t Fall For It

When it comes to fad diets, I’ve tried pretty much every kind. Image

And you know what?

They suck.

They are not healthy.

And they do not work.

But because I am a little bit obsessed with wellness, I still keep an eye out for the newest trends and diets. The biggest one I have been seeing lately is the five day juice cleanse. Juice cleanses consist of all veggie and fruit juices. No chewing allowed.

The first juice cleanse I was ever introduced to was The Master Cleanse; a mixture of water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. I tried The Master Cleanse years ago and after a few hours I was feeling horribly ill. You should never feel horribly ill when doing a cleanse, detox or diet. Never.

After years of experimenting with different diets and eating habits, I know what works and what doesn’t work. I know what is healthy and what is not healthy. I know that juicing for more than one day is not healthy. Juicing removes the fiber (which is in the pulp). Fiber helps to remove the toxins in your body. We need fiber. We also need protein, carbs, and healthy fats.

So while I do not recommend juice only cleanses for any more than one day, I do recommend adding juice to your every day clean eating.

Let me break this down for you.

You can find juice cleanses like the popular BluePrint Cleanse, which will tell you that drinking just juice is totally healthy but I’m not falling for it and neither should you.  I do one day juice cleanses, but I also eat real food with the juices when my body is craving it. Like a nice hearty salad for lunch and a veggie soup for dinner. For me, the juice is an added bonus to clean eating. The combination of clean eating and green/root based juices gives me loads of energy and a well-rested sleep.

So the next time your bff begs you to do The Master Cleanse or a new (more than one day) all juice cleanse don’t fall for it. Instead, suggest you add it to a real food detox, like this 5 Day be SOULful Detox.

On The Fly Tips:

  • Just Say No to just juice cleanses
  • Add fresh veggie/root juices to your REAL food detox or clean eating
  • Make your own fresh juice, it’s way cheaper and tastes better
  • If you must do a just juice cleanse, stick to just one day

And because I love a good laugh, check out this Buzzfeed article about juice cleansing.

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It’s time for a new year and better you!

I am feeling so motivated today. 

I woke up this morning with my body feeling sore. A good sore. You know the kind a day after a really amazing workout? The kind that reminds you of all the hard work you put in.

I love that kind of sore. I crave it. It is what keeps me motivated to keep up with my fitness routine. 

You see, I don’t work out to lose weight. I could honestly care less about what the number on the scale is.  What I care about is feeling healthy, confident and energized.  I’m so over the days of feeling sluggish and exhausted, all I want now is energy!

Today I am inviting you to feel the same. 

10 Days to a Better You

Forget about the scale. Forget about becoming a “new you”.  Let’s focus on becoming a better you. 

It is time to allow yourself to feel confident, energized and happy.

I invite you to join the 10 Days to a Better You program

A program focused on kick starting the new year with a sense of accomplishment.  We will spend these ten days focusing on daily exercises and clean eating to fit into your everyday life.  No detoxing or dieting here. Just pure, honest fitness, food and fun. Yes, fun! Because building confidence and energy is exciting!

Find out all the details for this 10 Day program here

Let’s start the new year with a bang. Take action today!

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Q&A Monday

Hitting The Weight Loss Plateau

In case you did not know, I started a Q&A Monday!

Every Monday I will be answering your questions.  I’m so excited about this first one:

“How do you jump start the plateau? What healthy ways can help when I get to a weight loss stop sign?”

Find my A to the Q here:

Have a question? Email me at brittanyraeyoga@gmail.com or leave a comment below and I will answer on the next Q&A Monday!