To brush or not to brush

Ok, so at first you’d think I’m talking about brushing your teeth. No! Of course you brush your teeth! Twice a day for 2 minutes!

But onto what I really want to share, The Dry Body Brush!

This amazing brush has really changed my skin and my shower routine. I bought it thinking,  “well, it will probably make my skin really soft”. But wait, there are so many more benefits.

  • It increases your blood circulation 
  • It gets rid of dead, dry skin before you shower
  • It helps the lymphatic system rid of toxins and aids in digestion
  • It gives you an immediate boost of energy (best not to use before you go to sleep)

You can buy a Dry Body Brush at any health food store or Amazon.

Directions: Use daily before you shower. You should only brush towards the heart. Making long sweeps, avoid back and forth, scrubbing and circular motions. Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. And, don’t brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated or red.

Happy Brushing!



Exercise; love or loath

So I’ve always considered myself an exercise enthusiast, simply because I do it!
I’ve realized over the past 20 years how much it affects my blood sugars as well as my mind and body.
After I had my second baby, I decided I needed to shake things up in my workout world. I noticed a Pure Barre location that has opened near a Starbucks I frequent, (totally addicted), so I decided to give it a go when my son was 10 weeks old.

Now, 11 months later, I can’t get enough. I go 3 times per week and my body has never looked better. I’m not trying to sound conceited, but this is how I feel.
The only negative, (it seems there always seems to be one), is that the workout somehow always affects my pump site.
Either during my sit-ups, the site gets caught on my pants, or during our back extension, while on the floor, flat on our stomachs, my site pushes into the floor, therefore into my stomach.
I then get home, and my site stings when I take a bolus.
Can we ever just catch a break? I’m doing the work!

Any ideas of how to avoid this issue?