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Wellness Spotlight: February 2018

Hey babes!

Is it just me or did February FLY by?! Not going to lie January felt like it dragged on… but we’re starting to get SO close to spring time & warmer weather- You know my sunshine loving self is praising this. I’m so excited to be bringing back the Wellness Spotlight posts, a place to highlight my favorite finds from the past month that are from the 3 pillars of BL: real food, mindfulness & movement!


BL Strong AF Killer Workout

This killer workout has been a long time coming because if you guys follow on Instagram you know, as I was editing the video it was completely erased from my iMovie only to be found in the archive files a week later! #WINNING {do people still say that?} 🙄


BL HIIT Workout

Hi ladies! First off, Happy International Women’s Day! You all are so kick ass, beautiful {inside & out}, motivating, and inspiring.


High Intensity Sweat Sesh Full Body Workout

I hopped off the high intensity workout train when I started strength training regularly because truthfully I felt strength training was more bang for my buck and more my speed {I personally dislike the gasping for breath feeling, but some live for it}.


The Stretching Sequence That Gets Me Through the Day

I don’t think there’s a question I get more often then “What do you do for stretching?”. Stretching has interestingly enough been on lots of peoples minds lately, not sure whether it was with the new year or that foam rolling/ stretching sequences have been big in social media lately but I thought why not give you guys my stretching goods!

I like to stretch twice a day, once before my workout and then once through out the day to loosen up from sitting at my desk all day long. Looking down at our phones and hunching over at our desks I feel is perpetuating a chronic neck problem in our society and i’m a bit scared to see what the younger generations posture is going to look like if we don’t take steps to actively reverse this!

This little stretching flow below is just something to get you moving mid work day or pre workout. This can be run through as many times as you like {I like to go through it 3-5 times depending on time} stopping in between each for a few deep breaths.

High Reach {stretches out the chest, abs, shoulders}

BL stretching sequence

Forward Fold {stretches out the hamstrings, calves}

BL stretching Plank

Step back into plank

BL stretching chaturanga

Chaturanga {warms up the shoulders/spine}

Bl up dog stretching

Updog {stretches out the core, hip flexors & quads}

BL dog dog stretch

Downdog {stretches out the shoulders, hamstrings, calves & lats}

bl hip flexor stretching

Low lunge {stretches out the hip flexor, quads & calves}

blissfully lively twist stretching

Twisting Lunge {spine, mid back & chest}

BL hip flexor stretching

Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch { stretching hip flexor & quads}

BL hamstring stretch

Hamstring Stretch {stretching hamstrings, calves & glutes}

bl hip circles stretch

Hip Circles

BL Arm Circles Stretch

Arm Circles

xo,

Lauren

Looking for more ways to stay active? Check out the The Six Basic Movement Patterns!


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