I am super excited to share a promo code with you from Senita Athletics- a feminine and affordable athletic wear brand that's making some headway in the affordable, adorable and totally legit category! Legit as in the clothes fit right, have flat seams that don't rub, are squat proof and perform! The lovely Senita ladies sent me some swag that I have been wearing every day since the package arrived. Learn about the company in the video below, shop the photos and use CODE: DAWNB for 10% discount until May 10, and check out my Fit, Feel, Function review! Happy Shopping!
My review for Senita Athletics Ellie Tights in Plum and Shaka Tee in Dark Gray is as follows:
Fit: 10 out of 10. I love the high rise on the tights, the length in the leg and the fabric's slight compression. No sagging or nagging! The Shaka tee is perfect length- I have a longer torso but the tee is plenty long. The style is a nice change from the constant skin parade at the gym.
Feel: 10 out of 10. Soft, yet durable feeling, slight compression on the tights, nice and airy on the shirt. Neither articles sag, drag, pull, or bug in any way. No poking seams, clean lines.
Function: 10 out of 10. These two pieces of clothing are meant to be used. As mentioned above, they are soft but not so buttery soft that they don't feel durable. They are squat and bend-over proof. Pockets on the tights make a perfect addition for your phone, keys and other baggage at the gym. I'm going to be wearing these for walking, running, weight training and personal training. They fulfill the measure of their creation!
Remember to use promo code: DAWNB at checkout for 10% off their already low prices. (good until May 10, 2017)
I recently had my sister-in-law's neighbor call me and tell me a long story of how her high school aged son wasn't going to get credit for his fitness for life class because of (insert LONG story). She said she had approval for him to make up some work and missed class time as long as it was supervised by some kind of health or fitness professional. She asked if I could help her, to which I said yes.
I came up with this super fun and do-able worksheet to help him track his time and assignments given. I think my favorite part of this worksheet is the cooking part, where he has to help make two meals based around a vegetable he has never tried and two meals based around a whole grain he has never tried.
I love this worksheet so much I think I'll try having my kids do some or all of it this summer!
Please note that this worksheet was created for him as a "make up" project to pass a class- it's not a full exercise and eating program and I mention his skiing activity and doing yoga at my sister-in-laws place which obviously doesn't apply to everyone. Enjoy!
This pretty little salad is from Bob's Red Mill. It's totally yum and pretty much the only thing healthy that I ate during our recent move into our new house. As you can see in the picture below, I added cucumbers and red peppers- neither called for in the original recipe but I didn't think the ratio of veggies to grain was right, so add more veg. You can add or take away as you wish.
Pearl Barley Salad
I cup pear barley
3 cups vegetable broth
1 can of Organic garbanzo beans
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup shredded or very thinly sliced carrots
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
2 tsp. dried mint
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4-1/2 tsp. salt
fresh cracked pepper
I soaked my barley before cooking. To see the how and why of soaking grains see here , here and here.
Cook barley according to package directions, rinse in cool water and drain well.
In a large bowl combine all other ingredients with barley and let chill for several hours for best flavor.
I made this loaded with veg salad for a Sunday family gathering and ate the leftovers for breakfast the next two days!
Yes, I know that's not normal...
Here is about what happened for this salad:
2 C. chopped kale
2 C. chopped broccoli
2 C. chpped brussles sprouts
2 C. chopped purple cabbage
1 C. chopped carrots
1 C. chopped cucumber
1/2- 1 full bunch of fresh parsley chopped
1/2 C. pumpkin seeds
1/4 C. sunflower seeds
1/4 -1/3 C. olive oil
1/4-1/3 C. lemon juice
2-4 T. fresh grated ginger
3-6 tsp. dijon mustard
1/4-1/3 C. honey
salt to taste
Finely chop or shred all your veggies. Mix dressing ingredients in separate bowl and pour over salad. taste and adjust flavors if needed. This salad tastes best when flavors have melded for a few hours and the veggies have broken down a bit so let sit in your fridge a few hours before serving.
Happy healthy eating!
I love movement and habits that promote health and lifetime wellness. I also like stretchy pants, being outside and good-for-you food! Follow me on Instagram @DawnBrownCoaching for more frequent updates.