Friday, May 8, 2015

My Ideal Workout & Diet


Into The Gloss ModelFIT Full Body Workout

I've been so inspired lately by the Weekend Workout series on Into The Gloss. I'm no fitness buff, and I must admit that right now I don't put workouts as a top priority. That being said, I am currently trying to fit a schedule of workouts into my week, thanks to the warmer weather and my day-to-day work life becoming routine.

Something like the ModelFIT Full Body Workout is simple, effective and relatively relaxing if you're looking for something that's medium-intensity and doesn't require much equipment. In my ideal world, I would do this routine daily. As a matter of fact, that is the goal this summer. Click here to see the full 20-30 minute video.


The MIND Diet

A few weeks ago this diet description really caught my eye while browsing Byrdie.com. It claims to "Reduce Your Alzheimer's Risk by Up to 50%" which (taken with a grain of salt) is a pretty good selling point. Nevertheless, I realized that the article perfectly sums up the majority of my go-to meals.

"The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet—or, the MIND diet—combines aspects of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH with a focus on brain-boosting berries and actually sounds completely do-able." - Byrdie.com

The list of approved foods includes: green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil and wine. Foods to avoid include butter, red meat, cheese, pastries, and processed, fried, or fast foods.

Being Italian means that we incorporate olive oil into most meals, and wine is a family dinner staple. I opt for super cold water over any sugary drinks, and I absolutely avoid all artificial flavouring, sugars, and highly processed ingredients.

I've already (unknowingly) incorporated the MIND diet into the recipes featured in my FOOD tab, and I will continue to do so!

1. Maple Glazed Salmon
2. My Go-To Smoothie 
3. Cinnamon Oatmeal
4. Mediterranean Chicken Salad
5. Tuna Salad


What does your ideal diet and workout look like?

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