Get ready today is a one of those all over the place posts. First up I thought I lost my fitbit. You have NO idea the sadness on Friday when I looked down at my wrist shocked I hadn’t yet hit 10,000 steps after all I had taken a class, taught a class, walked my dog , cleaned my house and normally just those activities are enough to put me over the edge.
I looked down to see NO FITBIT. HORROR. I retraced my steps
held back the tears and tried to remember the last time I saw it. I called the Y and asked if anyone had turned one on. Weirdly though after the initial panic I was like it’s ok I’ll find it.
When I got home I noticed it had sunk? (synced?) and I had over 10,000 steps meaning it was somewhere close! I opened up my car trunk to get out my son’s hockey bag and there is was!!! You have no idea I jumped for joy. What is it about this silly little step tracker that has me that attached to it?
I was bored one day last week and decided it’s been a while since I homemade any beauty products. Since I have a whole tub of coconut oil I refuse to eat with I whipped up this pretty amazing sugar scrub.
It’s perfect for a fun and easy Valentine’s Day gift.
- 4 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of coconut oil melted (maybe a tad more depending)
- Essential Oils ( I used spearmint)
- 4 frozen strawberries
- Heat and melt the Coconut Oil (I microwaved mine for 30 seconds) till liquid.
- Mix slowly into the sugar until completely mixed into the sugar. You want all the sugar to be mixed into the oil, you might need slight more oil depending on your sugar.
- Remove one cup of the mixture, set aside.
- Thaw out your strawberries. Slowly drip the juice from the strawberries into the one cup of mixture you set aside. We are using the juice to color the scrub.
- Once the color has mixed into the sugar add a few drops of your essential oils. and mix again.
- Layer in a glass jar and use as you need.
My hands after making this were silky smooth! I use this type of mix a lot on my feet which is why I chose a spearmint oil. Peppermint would also be great here. The more I run the more dried out and cracked my feet get this scrub just helps revitalize my over worked feet.
You can also use this scrub to exfoliate on your face, elbows, arms really anywhere you would like. No chemical, no fuss.
all natural DIY sugar scrub
We had a day off from hockey this weekend which is almost unheard of at this time in the season. But we took it and full on enjoyed it. I took my little man on a date. while my older son and husband had their own hockey night.
This boy will not take off this Ottawa hat. It cracks me up. They sent home school pictures and he’s wearing it in ALL of them.
Of course our break from hockey was short-lived:
Half marathon training has been interesting. I was so on with each workout for the first few weeks went well, granted the mileage wasn’t much different from what I was used to. I ended whole30 when I couldn’t keep up with calories in training and teaching. And now my poor hamstrings are feeling the burn.
My foam roller and I are getting close but it still isn’t relieving the tightness. I think I might need a good soak. Warrior 3′s are killing my legs haha!
Well it’s official now I will be TRI-ing this summer!
I signed up for the mini-Musselman in Geneva. I’m slightly nervous about this, mostly the biking.
I’m also going to be heading out to LA for Ideafit Fitness Blogfest, I’m more excited for this event since last year I really wanted to attend but just couldn’t swing it.
Looking forward to connecting with lots of never before met blog friends! Who else is going?
Question of the Day: What are you looking forward to this summer? Do you make your own beauty products?