Bartlett's Farm

The Week In Review...

Oh heck yeah, we are in Mercury Retrograde and things are about to crazy! Whether you believe in it or not, it is a very interesting thing that happens 3 times a year, lasts about 3 weeks, and it can definitely cause things to be a little kookie! You can read more about it here. This Mercury Retrograde for me personally is to focus on detoxifying...And this includes emotionally, physically, and mentally and I am ready to do ALL of that. I am going to get rid of drama...And figure out what areas of my life need a cleanse. I find all of this fascinating and the next couple of weeks could get interesting, so stay tuned. In the meantime...this is what happened THIS past week!

Workout Update: 

  • Make sure to check out my latest Core Power post HERE! I absolutely LOVE the stability ball. It is affordable...You can use it anywhere...It can improve your core, balance, posture, and strength...And you can seriously get a great workout, by using this handy-dandy piece of equipment. 
  • Personally, I am just flat out bored with my workouts. My mind and body are tired and they are tired of being in the gym...BLECH! I have hit a plateau, so it is time for a change. What that change is, I am not sure, but I know my body will tell me. I need to feel motivated and excited to workout again, so guess what's happening next week...REST! It is time for some self-care...yoga...long walks outside with Lucy.
  • I started my "self-care" regimen on the start of Mercury Retrograde at Dharm Yoga Nantucket. This is my studio and my second home to practice, nourish, stretch, and love my body. The studio is above Bartlett's Farm and has such a calming energy and gorgeous views. Very grateful that I can practice here. 

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What I Have Been Craving:

I have been devouring lots of berries, apples, avocados, Perfect Bar's, and the consumption of my peanut butter is through the roof. (I finish those raspberry and blackberry cartons in a sitting). I also was all about cleaning out the fridge this week, so dinners were thrown into a bowl with lots of hot sauce. Simple, easy, and nutritious...I was not in the mood to make elaborate eats. 

Quinoa Veggie Bowl

Quinoa Veggie Bowl

Savory Coach's Oats with Salmon and Veggies

Savory Coach's Oats with Salmon and Veggies

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me share photos of my favorite #snackATTACK bar called Perfect Bar! These bars are not only DELISH, healthy, nourishing, and the perfect on the go snack, but I have really enjoyed working with the company, and always appreciate them fueling my lifestyle! 

Some AWESOME facts about these bars:

  • NON-GMO;
  • Contains complex carbohydrates with nature's purest energy;
  • FAT and it is not the bad kind...It is the good fat that your body uses for cell repair and recovery;
  • 20+ Organic Super Foods!!!
  • Always gluten-free!

I am having a GIVEAWAY on my Instagram account starting Friday morning and it will go through the weekend, for your chance to win a box of all seven flavors of Perfect Bar! My favorites are of course Peanut Butter and Almond Coconut! So head on over and ENTER! 

Have a beautiful weekend friends and I will see you next week! XOXO

What food are you currently craving?

What flavor of Perfect Bar do you LOVE?

30 Day Trial With Farm To Gold Mouthwash

I love coffee and I drink a lot of it! I like the process of making it every morning...I like the taste of it...and I like that jolt of energy that it gives me. I will never give up my cup of Joe. The downside though of drinking a lot of coffee is that it has started to stain my teeth, which is a major buzz kill. I had one of those moments after I brushed my teeth one night and looked in the mirror after flossing and was like WHOA how did that happen? I do not like white strips as they make my teeth feel very weak. And I definitely do not want to splurge on teeth whitening right now, so ENTER Farm To Gold Mouthwash!

I first met Kim and Lynn at the 2015 Nantucket Yoga Festival. They were one of the vendors present and I was intrigued by this stuff called ghee. What exactly is ghee anyway?

"Ghee is a healthy fat made from grass fed butter and is used in both cooking and in health maintenance. We make ghee by cooking the butter using traditional Ayurvedic practices, removing all of the milk solids, water, and impurities. What's left is a dairy-free, lactose-free, casein-free, and shelf-stable cooking oil that becomes solid at room temperature. From a cooking perspective, ghee is incredible to cook with!" - Farm To Gold

 

Kim and Lynn were friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about their product. I have kept in touch with Lynn since then and I am SO HAPPY with all of their recent success. You can now buy them at Bartlett's Farm on Nantucket (because of their presence at the Nantucket Yoga Festival). So glad that they were able to make that connection! 

I know that I got a little sidetracked, but it is important that you know about the companies that I work with and why I support them and more importantly WHO THEY ARE!

Oil pulling is an Ancient Ayurvedic oral health technique said to strengthen and whiten teeth, fortify gums, treat halitosis, help prevent tooth decay, reduce plaque, and alleviate numerous other health conditions. Ayurveda suggests that oil pulling therapy thoroughly cleanses the teeth, gums, and tongue as well as detoxifies the entire system by removing unwanted bacteria and toxins. 

This all sounds good to me, so I was excited to do a 30-day trial and see if I noticed a difference. And honestly I have had a hard time sticking to something for 30 days consecutively, but I knew that I needed to do this. I was not happy with the appearance fo my teeth! Here is how it went:

  • Every morning I would wake up; swish the 1T of mouthwash for 15 minutes; rinse, and brush my teeth! It is recommended that you do this immediately upon waking and on an empty stomach. Totally doable!
  •  A tablespoon is a lot! Even after 30 days that first 15 seconds still felt awkward and a little icky, but eventually, I got used to it. I should have videotaped this ritual because it was kind of comical, but I do not like to share everything...LOL!
  • I found that this mouthwash was a lot easier to handle than coconut oil. It almost seemed a little bit more gentle and the smell not as intense. (I would also like to note that I used to use Listerine once a day, but I noticed that my teeth started to feel weak and I did not like the pigment it would turn my teeth. Those chemicals were pretty intense for my pearly whites!)
  • While swishing around the mouthwash, I would make my bed, prepare my breakfast and coffee, and even start doing some work on the computer. I was being uber productive and also like how I would like how I would drink a glass of water after, instead of going straight for the coffee!

After the 30 day trial, my teeth were definitely whiter and the stains had almost been cleared. The trial was a success and my teeth were much prettier, so I can share that wonderful grin with y'all. Thank you Farm To Gold for the great product and letting me share my experience with all of my readers! 

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*Disclaimer: I received the product in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are my own.*

What kind of mouthwash do you use?

Are you a fanatic about the appearance of your teeth?