Are you ready for March Madness?

And just like that…it’s March! 

 

 

Although winter here in Boston really wasn’t that bad I am SO looking forward to warmer weather, longer days, and sticking my winter coat in the closet for good.

 

The beginning of the year is an interesting time. We start out fired up to start working towards our New Year’s resolutions but yet so few of us actually stick with them. Life starts to get in the way in the way and we get off track. Then panic sets in that warmer weather is quickly approaching, we are on the cusp of wedding season and so many of us have vacations planned.

 

Well don’t panic! This is where I come in to help you!!

 

As a coach it is my job to help you develop healthy lifestyle habits that are everlasting! Think about what you want to accomplish. Do you have a specific amount of weight you want to lose? Area you want to tone? Do you need help developing healthier eating habits or finding new unique recipes that not only taste great but make you feel great as well? I know so many people struggle with these things and that is where I come in!

 

I wanted to send you this email to invite you to my March Madness online accountability and support group. This online community is where I get all of my mojo and where all of the magic happens. Since we use at-home fitness programs we really rely on our daily group check-ins and I know seeing all of the other participants do their workouts, share their recipes, and get results motivates me to do mine as well.

 

 

Along with the accountability this group is going to have a fun March Madness Bracket Theme tied into the actual NCAA games where you will have the opportunity to participate in fun challenges that will get you some fun prizes and help you achieve your goals.

 

If you are interested in joining please let me know by replying to to this email or by requesting to join the group directly on Facebook.

 

And last by very not least I have exciting news to share! Due to the popularity of the Beachbody On Demand All-Access Challenge Pack it was announced that the challenge pack is here to stay! If you are wanting to take charge of your health and fitness but don’t know where to start this is where its at!

 

The All-Access Challenge Pack includes:

  • 1 year digital access to Beachbody On Demand (think of this as the Netflix of fitness)
  • Portion Fix eating plan and color coded containers to ensure you are eating enough of the right clean, whole, non-processed foods
  • 30 day supply of Shakeology inf your flavor of choice to help you achieve and maintain your results for the long term

 

 

You can check out the All-Access Challenge Pack here. Or feel free to reach out to me by email or through Facebook with any questions you have!

 

I hope you see you in my March Madness group!!

xoxo,
Emily

Night Pillow – 60 Day Review

It’s been a full 60 days on my NIGHT Pillow™ and I am still so in love! I had some travel during the month of January  and I was seriously contemplating packing my pillow to bring with me – I wish I did because the nights I had to sleep without it were definitely not as comfortable. Seriously, no pillow compares to the NIGHT Pillow™,

 

Here is what I have experienced so far in 60 days:

  • While I haven’t much change in my hair growth since my first 30 days I think part of that was that I have not been consistent with my non-sleeping hair care routine such as weekly coconut oil hair masks and limiting washing to 3x per week and only putting heat on my hair 1-2xs per week. However, I am happy to see that I have maintained the growth I had during the  month of December
  • My chronic upper back and neck pain is gone! The NIGHT Pillow™ provides so much more support due to the self-adjusting oxygenated memory foam.
  • My skin feel oh-so hydrated. Did you know NIGHT Pillow™ wicks away absorption and helps distribute the creams for improved results? Hydrated skin = prevention of fine lines and wrinkles!
  • I am having fewer breakouts. I have struggled with acne since I was a kid and I have tried EVERY remedy out there from topical creams, to prescriptions. As an adult I have definitely been picker about what products I use on my skin and opt for all-natural, non-harsh products. I love how the NIGHT Pillow™  repells pollutants that typically collect on your sleep surface to help fight acne as well.
  • Sleep marks be gone!! I never wake up with those pesky sheet marks I used to get from using a standard pillow case.

 

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If you want to get the NIGHT Pillow™ pillow for yourself don’t forget to submit your email on their website so you can get $10 off your 1st order!

 

 

 

YOU’RE INVITED!

YOU’RE INVITED!

 

 

Want to know exactly how I turned a passion for cooking healthy and delicious food, fitness, and my blog into a thriving business using social media?

Join me Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:00pm EST // 5:00pm PST

During that time I will be giving you an inside look into exactly what I have done over the past 2.5 years to not only just start but GROW my business – all while working a full time job as an corporate event planner!

During this event you will get to hear my story of how I found and got started with this opportunity. I will share about how incorporating at-home fitness and a simple nutrition plan were the building blocks to the business I have today and how to use those tools to pay this opportunity forward and help others.

 

 

 

Because of this opportunity I have not only changed my own health, fitness, and finances but I have made a whole wonderful community of best friends through it as well!

 

 

CLICK HERE to RSVP to learn more!

 

 

 

 

Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.

Night Pillow – 30 Day Review

When I was back in NYC in November my friend has this beautiful sleek black pillow that felt like a cloud when laying on it. She informed me it was the NIGHT Pillow™ and I immediately had to know more about it!

 

 

Those close to me know that I have been struggling with hair growth for the past two years and during that time I have tried quite a few silk and satin pillow cases to help minimize damage while I sleep along with countless hair treatments and products. So when I saw the pillow I was most intrigued by the proprietary spandex silk cover that is meant to help keep moisture in your skin and hair.

 

 

What is really cool about this pillow is that you don’t need any extra pillow cases! You sleep directly on the custom TriSilk™ moisturizing pillowcase that comes pre-assembled on your NIGHT Pillow™ to maximize the benefits. If the black hue of the pillow doesn’t match your room decor, no problem! Just tuck it behind your regular pillows during the day until you are ready for bed at night.  I love mine so much I keep it right out on my bed and will even bring it into my living room for those lazy days on the couch where I want to just lay down and watch a movie. Don’t worry, the TriSilk™ pillowcase can be easily removed and is machine washable to keep your pillow fresh and clean 🙂

 

 

Upon receiving my pillow, I wanted to document my experience with it for the first 30/60/90 days.

 

Here is what I have experienced so far in 30 days:

  • My hair is WAY less frazzled and tangled when I wake up in the morning and it actually did GROW (pictures below). Using a regular  pillow case I always woke up with my hair all over the place and it was never in a condition I could style it without washing and blow drying it all over again. Since I am trying to limit the amount of times I wash my hair per week waking up with my hair tame, smooth, and SO SHINY has been a game changer! The TriSilk™ pillowcase also helps to minimize split ends since your hair doesn’t get caught on the case like it can on a regular cotton case which cause major hair damage while you sleep.
  • My upper back and neck pain is dramatically reduced. I have chronic upper back and neck pain that comes from long hours sitting hunched over at my desk. While I try to combat this by proper posture and regular massages I realized how important proper support while sleeping is as well. The NIGHT Pillow™ actually has self-adjusting oxygenated memory foam so there is no need to stack this pillow with others, it will actually mold to your body and your most comfortable sleep position. Within a few days of sleeping on it I had a custom pillow that worked for me!
  • My skin has never looked better! This is by far the most noticeable difference for me NIGHT Pillow™. This pillow actually helps to improve the effectiveness of facecreams by wicking absorption and helps distribute the creams for improved results. Now my expensive GLAMGLOW hydrating cream can really go to work 🙂

 

I am really excited to see some hair growth these past 30 days…and I even got a trim during that time to get rid of my split ends and it’s still longer than it was in the beginning of December. I have this weird thing happening on the right side of my head where the hair almost looks as if it has been damaged and breaks off and appears shorter than the rest of my hair. I have tried COUNTLESS remedies and I cannot take biotin because it causes me to severely break out so I am beyond excited to see a difference, especially from the back. Every night I brush my hair with a natural bristle brush, massage in some Moroccan oil with a few drops of peppermint oil, and sleep with it in a braid. Once a week a do a saturating coconut oil mask as well. I also try to only wash my hair 3 times per week and use as little heat as possible.

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For those of you who are wondering how my hair looks so long in my pictures it is because I love to wear clip in hair extensions. I find it really fun to be able to switch it up and get more glam for a night out and my favorite brand are the Euronext ones from Sally’s Beauty. The color matches my hair perfectly I don’t even have to dye them!! I refuse to put permanent extensions in since I think it will do more damage to my hair and I love being able to take them in and out and really scrub my hair when I wash it.

 

 

These are the top three things I have noticed within just the first 30 days of sleeping on the NIGHT Pillow™ and I am looking forward to sharing with you after 60 and 90 days! If you would like to read about ALL of the benefits of sleeping on the NIGHT Pillow™ check this out!

 

 

If you want to get the NIGHT Pillow™ pillow for yourself don’t forget to submit your email on their website so you can get $10 off your 1st order!

Anjou Essential Oil Diffuser

On my journey to better health and overall wellness I have been focusing a lot on creating a relaxing and calming space within my home. Having an oil diffuser in your home has many benefits besides just making a room smell amazing and I was really excited to partner with Anjou Naturals to try out their Anjou Essential Oil Diffuser.

When I first opened up the box I immediately loved the sleek design. My diffuser was easy to set up and I chose to put it in my living room right next to my couch since I spend the majority of my time at home in that space.

 

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Anjou Diffuser

I have a few different oils already at home but lavender is always my favorite so I grabbed the bottle, filled the diffuser up according to the package directions, and within minutes I was already feeling calm and relaxed. Anjou also has their own line of oils so I will definitely be checking out their gift kit to see what other scents I like best.

 

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What I loved most about the Anjou diffuser is that you get up 8 hours of use and that it will automatically shut off when the water is gone. Or you can set a timer and only have it run for a set length of your choosing. You also have the option to use the multicolor light feature where you can choose your favorite from 7 different colors or let it change color on its own.

 

 

Benefits of using an essential oil diffuser:

  1. Relaxation and Sleep <<< This is what I mostly use my diffuser for!
  2.  Elevates your mood
  3. Fight off sickenss
  4.  Reduces inflammation and congestion
  5. Pain relief
  6.  Improve cognitive function
  7. Safer to candles & incense which is great if you are in an office or have small children around

 

The Anjou diffuser is so quiet so it won’t disrupt you and it also acts as a humidifier adding moisture to the air.  I have used other diffusers in the past but their quality just cannot compare with Anjou‘s. It has a stronger mist that other ones I have tried which really helped to disperse the fragrance. On top of that it looks great as part of the decor in my home. I will definitely be purchasing more of these for the other rooms in my house and you can get your own right on Amazon!

What is your favorite oil to use? And let me know if you get the Anjou diffuser for yourself by commenting on this post!

Labor Day Weekend 2016: Montauk, NY

This past weekend I packed up my bags and headed to Montauk, NY to celebrate Labor Day Weekend. I am naturally so sad to see summer end but it was fun to celebrate  with some amazing friends! Did you know Montauk is where the show The Affair takes place?? I didn’t!

 

 

GETTING TO MONTAUK

Getting from Boston to Montauk is not the easiest (or quickest trip). After chatting with a few people who have made the trip before we decided this was the route we were going to take: Drive to the Cross Sound Ferry in New London, CT > take the ferry to Orient Point > drive from Orient Point to Montauk. It cost us $55 to bring 1 person along with an car which I found to be very affordable however, the cost will depend on the size of your car. Additional tickets for people traveling without cars are $16. The ferry takes 1 hour and 20 minutes and there is a deli and a full bar located on board.

I mapped out our trip below but your other option would be to hop on another ferry once reaching Orient Point and taking that over to Montauk. Next time we head to Montauk we are going to try that alternate route so we can compare and decide which is faster and easier.

 

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Although it was a long trek it was totally worth it!! There are some really cute towns and large vineyards you drive through and if you are lucky enough to arrive off the ferry at sunset it make the drive just that more beautiful.

 

 

 

Upon arriving our first stop was to meet our friend Amanda at Moby’s in East Hampton to kick off the weekend with celebratory cocktails.

 

Pre-weekend shakin!

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WHERE WE STAYED

 

Our home for the weekend was the charming Haven Montauk. This boutique motel features 27 guest rooms, a private pool, and even a s’mores pit!

 

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Photo courtesy of Haven Montauk

 

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Haven Montauk

 

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Photo courtesy of Haven Montauk

 

RM 09 is a reconfigured guest room on property used as a store featuring apparel and home decor from popular indie brands.

 

Photo courtesy of Haven Montauk
Photo courtesy of Haven Montauk

 

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Photo courtesy of Haven Montauk

 

I absolutely love dream catchers and I thought this large one hanging in the store was gorgeous. Coincidentally they are the symbol for my business and my team!

 

 

SHOPPING

Saturday was our first full day and we started the day heading into East Hampton for breakfast. I am not going to go into detail on the food here however, I will have a whole separate post coming in the next few days to tell you all about it! After we ate we headed back to downtown Montauk to check out the scene and stumbled upon this adorable outdoor market.

 

 

 

I purchased this elephant bracelet because the color of the stone against the red string especially popped and really caught my eye.

 

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Heading back to the car we came across this giant statue and I naturally had to snap a photo!

 

 

GURNEY’S

 

If you are visiting Montauk checking out The Beach Club at Gurney’s is a must! Just a quick cab ride away from our hotel (FYI no Ubers in Montauk!!) and located in the back of the hotel we found ourselves walking into a lively scene with a beach bar, private cabanas, and an awesome DJ playing all of our favorite songs.

 

 

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Gurney’s

 

Upon arriving we started chatting with some of the staff and met Mike, the General Manager. Mike was AMAZING and kept coming over to check on us, see if we were having fun, and even sending over this complimentary bottle of Rose for us to enjoy.

 

 

 

This is probably the BIGGEST bottle of Rose I have ever seen!!

 

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People kept bringing the DJ bottles of Grey Goose and they weren’t drinking them and as a result this happened…

 

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Which led to one epic dance party right on the beach!!

 

 

It turns out these two guys work full time in finance in NYC. After DJ-ing at Gurney’s during July 4th they were asked to return for Labor Day. This time around they arrived wearing these hysterical shirts! My friend Sara posed for a picture with them after they were done.

 

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Saturday evening we had dinner at Swallow East followed by drinks at The Surf Lodge. Sunday we spent by the hotel pool followed by dinner and more drinks at Ruschmeyer’s.

 

 

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Spending the final summer weekend in Montauk was the perfect way to close out the summer.

Stay tuned for another post featuring the food and drinks we had during the weekend. For now, it’s back to the real world!

 

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