I have a new obsession…
And I’m not talking about my new computer. Ok, obsession is probably too strong of a word. But I have a new favorite AM beverage…hot water with lemon! Over my winter break, I read that it was a good way to start your day because of it’s detoxifying principles, so I decided to give it at try.
Shortly there after, I noticed hot lemon water popping up on numerous blogs. I was intrigued…was there more to this than I realized? Or does everyone just love the taste (like I do)?
Then a few nights ago, Whole Living magazine shared a recipe for elixir as part of their 3 week new year cleanse. Their version included lemon, ginger, turmeric, and honey to taste. Since I don’t love honey, I left it out.
I was nervous to try this odd combination, but pleasantly surprised with how refreshing and tasty it was. I think I will pick up some fresh ginger this weekend because I have heard that it is even better. I have no idea how detoxified I actually am, but overall, I am feeling really GOOD! I am working to decrease my stress levels, eating clean, and figuring out a new winter workout routine.
At the risk of getting too personal, I am also highly pleased with my Good Belly probiotics. Without oversharing, I can tell you that since starting to take this probiotic a few weeks ago my stomach has felt fantastic. I was even able to have some Yogurtland without a flare up. Awesome! I would have told you that I was skeptical about probiotics, and now I am a huge fan. I drink one every morning before my lemon water and breakfast.
And hot lemon water is totally necessary when this is the start to your Friday morning!
Now, on to the exercise…
I definitely got my workout groove back this week starting with some much needed strength training. And when the temperatures dropped below my comfort zone, I found myself an indoor track. Actually two indoor tracks. One near work that is new, 3 lanes and free. The other is 5 minutes from our house, smaller, but less crowded and costs only 2$. The possibilities are endless! Since I don’t have a gym this winter, I am committed to using these resources and trying some new classes. Along with my CrossFit groupon and incredible hot yoga studio, I should be all set for an active winter. Now…I just have to figure out how to get the BOY to join me : )
BTW, if all of this talk about working out is making you hungry, feel free to make one of these amazing peanut butter recipes in honor of yesterday’s National Peanut Butter Day. It’s never too late to celebrate…right?!
1 cup hot water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp ground ginger
In a mug, stir together water, lemon juice, turmeric, ginger, and cayenne and honey to taste until combined.
Do you drink hot lemon water? Why?
Like I said, I am intrigued by this new health trend!
Does anyone else take probiotics? What do you think?