Sup. I'm Bri.

I'm an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, gym addict, vegan, and nature lover.

This site is where I post my fitness journey and share tips I've learned along the way.  

I also post vegan recipes when I create something that makes my mouth happy.

Goodbye 2016, Aloe 2017

Goodbye 2016, Aloe 2017

It's the beginning of a new year and you know what that means? 'Resolutioners' take over. You know, the people who say they are going to get healthier this year and way over do it for the first few weeks of the year? Gyms get packed, group classes fill up faster, the line at raw juice places are suddenly way longer. Don't get me wrong, I love that people want to work on getting healthier, but how many of these people do you see at the gym in February? Slim to none. So to open up 2017 I am going to preach this incredibly important principle of life: balance! Balance is the reason I have been able to stay fit, eat relatively healthy, and stay the same weight all year.

So what does balance look like? Well it's not what 'Resolutioners' do; hitting the gym for 2 hours a day 7 days a week until they burnout after a few days and quit for another year. Balance means making tiny tweaks to your life so you slowly introduce healthier habits and eventually your lifestyle becomes the one you wish you lived out right now.

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For me one of my major resolutions was to work on my hydration. It's something I have always struggled with as I'm big on coffee and hate the taste of plain water. I noticed a few months back that my skin was looking pretty tired which is when I knew I needed to change my habits and drink more hydrating fluids. That's why I'm so stoked that detoxwater™ asked me to be a part of their campaign, the timing couldn't be more perfect. And I'm not just saying this, this stuff is actually good. It's flavored with Stevia which is definitely polarizing, you either love it or you hate it (I love it).  My faaaaaavorite flavor is Lychee and White Grape. I have crazy love for anything Lychee flavored. They also have Mangaloe and Piñamint flavors which are also bomb.

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The really rad thing about detoxwater™ is it doesn't just taste good, it also fits my lifestyle. It's only 30 calories a bottle, it tastes amazing after a long run, and it has the active ingredient ACTIValoe® which is clinically proven to support immune function, healthy digestion, nutrient absorption and youthful-looking skin. AKA exactly what I need to get hydrated in 2017. 

I have been drinking about a bottle each day for a week and while I haven't noticed a huge change in my skin yet, I have felt more hydrated and have needed to drink less water in the middle of my workouts. Definitely a huge difference from before!

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Also I want to point out that the active ingredient in detoxwater™, ACTIValoe®, is certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for trusted aloe content and purity. So you know you're getting the good stuff and not some cruddy manufactured aloe that has no health benefits.

The best part of all this is you get 30% off on the product just for reading my blog (thanks detoxwater™)! Make sure you use the code "ALOE30" to receive 30% off when you order.

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So now I have to know, what are your resolutions for 2017? Comment your answers below! And please tell me, are you going to run into it head on like a 'resolutioner' or are you going to practice balance and ease yourself into it? If you take anything from this post (besides the desire to go try detoxwater™) please know that the best way to make lasting lifestyle changes is to make small adjustments until you have the life you want. 

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