Welcome to the second week of the Pilates Summer Series!
Summer is definitely drawing near. It was 80 degrees here over the weekend and absolutely gorgeous. As the weather warms up it's important to stay hydrated. Increasing your daily water intake is one of the easiest things you can to do improve your health.
We're blessed with clean, easily accessible drinking water so really there's no excuse. But don't be fooled into thinking you have to guzzle plain water day in and day out. Have fun with it!
I've been creating infused detox waters over the past few months and I can't get enough. They're refreshing, delicious and nice to have on hand when friends stop by. Perfect to keep you cool and healthy as the days get longer and sun get stronger.
My favorite combinations...
- Wash and chop fruit and herbs and add to a jar/bottle of cold water with ice..
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours prior to drinking to allow flavors and nutrients to diffuse.
- I recommend using organic fruit since you're essentially bathing the fruit in your drinking water.
- One batch will last approximately 24 hours. Simply make a new batch with fresh fruit every morning.
Create your own infused detox water based on your personal needs:
To reduce bloating: lemon, lime, cucumber
To promote relaxation: strawberry, sage, basil
To detoxify: lemon, lime, ginger, mint, watermelon, cucumber
To boost metabolism: tangerine, grapefruit
Head to the kitchen and prep a detox water with whatever you have on hand. That way it will be ready for you once you complete today's workout. :)
We're back to the abs again today and I think you'll love it. Today I want you to focus on moving slow, with control and precision. Don't rush the exercises. Faster and "harder" isn't always better. Follow my lead and remember to breathe. :)
Today's Check-In: Show me how you're hydrating!
Use the #PilatesSummerSeries hashtag and feel free to browse what others are posting for some helpful hydration inspiration.
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