I started making my own beeswax candles when I learned about their air purifying benefits. Since then, this DIY project has also saved me a ton of money!
Pour the beeswax pellets into the wax melting pitcher
Slowly heat the wax on the stove until it is completely melted
Remove both (top and bottom) paper backings on the double-sided foam stickers
Stick the bottom side onto the glass votive that you will be pouring the wax into
Press the wick onto the top side of the same sticker
Lay the wick centering device over the top of the votive
Position and secure the wick in the middle of the device
Carefully pour the melted wax into the jar or votive until it is full
Allow the wax to cool and the candle to solidify
Trim the wick so that it sticks no more than 1/4 inch out of the wax & light it up!
There is no arguing that gym memberships and boutique fitness studios can (and usually are) crazy expensive. Thankfully, we have other options. Some alternative ways to workout include doing bodyweight exercises at home, taking it outside, and so forth. Unfortunately, options such as the latter are missing one appealing concept; community.
Importance Of Community
A community like atmosphere is very helpful for someone looking to live a healthy lifestyle. First and foremost, we are social beings by nature. It feels good to be with other people; to find your tribe.
Motivation is something that people long to hold onto; especially in regards to reaching their fitness goals. Group settings offer the support that keeps you going when things get tough.
Self-care is just one of many tasks on life’s never-ending to-do list. The people or things that you are responsible for, rise to the top of the pile; leaving you and your personal goals on the back burner. By taking a free weekly class with a friend, for example, accountability is re-focused to healthy activities. Knowing that this date or even just your peers are there counting on you is often enough to make attendance a priority again.
In-Store Fitness Classes
A lot of stores offer free weekly fitness classes. I love the Sunday yoga classes offered at my local lululemon. Different local instructors teach the class each week, so it is also a nice opportunity to find a certain person or place that you may connect with.
Sundays at 10 am
Hyde Park Village, Tampa FL
Studio Sponsored Community Classes
Many fitness studios also host free community classes and events. One of my personal favorites is what Tampa locals know as “yoga in the park.” Downtown Yoga Tampa hosts an enormous outdoor yoga class each Sunday evening. The setting is gorgeous, and each time I attend I am overwhelmed by the love that I have for this health and wellness community.
Yoga In Curtis Hixon Park (Tampa)
Every Sunday at 6 pm (Daylight Savings Time)
Almost all yoga studios incorporate at least one (optional) donation class into their schedule each week. Check out the social media pages of those nearby you, and add these freebies to your calendar!
A first break is a moment that shifted your life.
My first break was when I earned my Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate. My life purpose in life is to empower others to thrive in mind, body, and spirit. To become the best version of themselves; their true, authentic, amazing selves.
Nurture is my nature. My mission is to uplift others as they make their journey through life. Especially children. I became certified to teach yoga to infants, toddlers, and kiddos soon after completing my 200-hour training. Holy. Soul. On. Fire.
Empowering Other Women
“10 years from now, make sure that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.”
While I am so grateful to live life on my own terms, I also realize that many women are still waiting for someone to cut them a break. I’m so happy to have teamed up with @joineby and @sofiavergara for their first breaks campaign. With every purchase, 10% of net profits go to empower women of poverty into business. Use code ‘EBYLOVE’ for $10 off your box!
What was your first break?
Thanksgiving 2017: Today I Am Thankful For Yoga Pants
Thanksgiving – What better time to pants dance into spandex than after the biggest feast of the year; am I right?!
Just kidding! Kind of.
“When you look good, you feel good.”
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Share your steals on Instagram with #loelizabethblog – I’m getting hives just thinking about all of the yoga pants. Ah – yay! I hope you are having the best day.
Today I am grateful yoga pants, the Florida sunshine, Hallmark holidays, my yoga students, as well as both old & new friends. I am grateful for Goldendoodles, freedom, clean drinking water, TSA, and all of the avocados. You? Both ways. As in, “And you.”
Anyway – Namaste, love you.
The Women’s Health Fitness Fix: Quick HIIT Workouts, Easy Recipes, & Stress-Free Strategies for Managing a Healthy Life is a realistic guide for anyone looking to better their body.
This revolutionary new book isn’t about fixing you. It’s about helping you get your fitness fix — any day, every day, always. Because we’re all a better version of ourselves when we’re taking care of our bodies.
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A Note From The Author
FITNESS FIX is about making the most of the time you have (not the time you wish you had) & remembering that little efforts really do add up.
Jen Ator, Author
Knowing what to do doesn’t get you very far if you lack motivation. With over 30 exclusive full body workouts and a variety of healthy recipes, this book makes sure to cover all of the bases when it comes to fitness. While these are all great, the practical approach woven throughout is what makes this book truly revolutionary. Altering the way that you think about your life is the key to lasting change. A strong focus on mindset is what makes this book stand out as the best.
This book teaches you how to overcome obstacles in the kitchen. It offers hundreds of fast-and-easy recipe ideas and smart food wrap substitutions. Grocery lists are just one example of the many quick tips and resources. These simple solutions make all the difference when life “gets in the way”. They put you in the position to do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
I am so in love with my healthy human water bottle that I had to share some some info about the product with you guys. And of course, give one away to y’all as well!
1) They Make It Easy
All bottles come with a free carabiner, which is amazing when I am on-the-go and need a free hand. They also offer a variety of different tops to chose from, ensuring that you’ll find the bottle easy to drink from in any situation. I have dropped my stein more times than I’d care to admit and it honestly looks good as new.
2) Born In The USA
Healthy Human was born in South Carolina. The company definitely enthuses that Southern Charm and that may have had a little something to do with why I love them so much. Supporting good, relatable people is something that I try to make a priority of mine when shopping. Even more importantly, all of their products are ethically made.
Not So Fun Fact: Most used water bottles end up in landfills and take more than 1,000 years to decompose!
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Every Healthy Human bottle is made out of 100% premium food grade 18/8 stainless steel.
Just as important to know is what the bottle are made without. This brand passes the test; all products are 100% BPA-free and 100% Phthalate-free.
Fall Gratitude Giveaway!
Today I’m grateful for all of the things, especially fresh clean potable water kept nice and chilled in my healthy human stein! I’m giving away a healthy human bottle (winner’s choice of stein, cruiser, size, and color!) to share the love!
Happy Hydrating Friends :)!