healthy-living

Happy New Year!

Happy 2013! I appreciate all of your support during 2012, and I’m excited for new opportunities in the new year, as the end of this month marks the first birthday of The Subtle Statement!

I’m ringing in the new year in sunny Florida, which is quite a nice change from the snowed in streets of Pennsylvania. Nothing makes you appreciate warm weather like coming from heavy snow fall and 20 degrees!

Florida - The Subtle Statement

I’m beginning the year with The Whole 30 Program. I eat healthy most of the time, but around the holidays I tend to slack off with too many treats and snacking, so I want to start fresh, because I feel healthiest (both inside and out) while I’m eating clean. The guidelines are pretty strict, but the explanation of “It’s For Your Own Good,” really motivated me. It’s only 30 days.. I can do this.

Whole 30

Being a vegan, makes the program more challenging because it does focus heavily on protein from animal sources, such as meat, seafood and eggs. Grain-free tempeh, edamame, and  a generous amount of veggies, fruits, and healthy fats will be the foundation of the month’s meals. I’m up for the challenge.

Whole 30

Have you finished or plan to start The Whole 30? If so, I’d love to hear your feedback!

Wishing everyone best wishes in the new year!

Holiday Gift Guide {fitness chic}

Holiday Gift Guide - Fitness Chic

  1. Manduka PROlite Yoga Mat
  2. Natural Fitness Hemp Yoga SlingStrap
  3. Stick-e Yoga Socks
  4. BLENDERBOTTLE® SPORTMIXER™ ON-THE-GO
  5. Manduka – eQua Mat Towel
  6. Lululemon Wunder Under Pant 
  7. Twistband Hair Tie 12-Pack
  8. Bose SIE2i Orange Sport Headphone with MIC
  9. CamelBak BPA Free eddy Insulated Water Bottle 
  10. VSX Sport Supermodel Racerback Sport Bra
  11. Manduka – eQua Hand Towel
  12. Manduka Mat Renew Yoga Mat Spray
  13. Nike – Free Run+ 3