Natural Sugar

Sometimes after a workout…and sometimes before…I need a jolt of sugar.  I don’t do well with sugar in general – too much fruit is as much a problem for me as processed foods depending on the quantity!  But when I do need something sweet, I reach for fresh fruit as much as possible.  Red grapes are a favorite, as is pineapple – when they are ripe, the sweetness can completely override the need to have something far less healthy!

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That said, I often crave salt after lifting or working out. Well, let’s be honest, I crave it ALL the time!  I tend towards low blood pressure, not uncommon with really active females, so salt can be a good thing in my case.  But the other day all I wanted was sweet, and this bowl of grapes did the trick!   

I find that my body will let me know what I need – my cravings are an indication (typically) that something is in lower supply. Not only did my natural, grape-ity bonbons satisfy my sweet tooth, they helped in the recovery process, as well as with my energy level – happy muscles = happy me! 🙂

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Listen to your body, and don’t be afraid to have some fresh fruit around the house – the natural sweetness, fiber and water content can help you stay on track with your nutritional needs and goals, as well as give your body a boost when it needs it!  (Not to mention healthy natural enzymes and nutrients!)

Pacifica Masks

So normally I’ll scroll through new Collections picking out the things I would love…and saying to myself that I don’t need x, y, or z…  But when I saw the Pacifica Mask and Scrub lineup, I kind of went “oOOoooo!” I mean, I could use all of them AND the scrubs!  

I love enzymes, I love microdermabrasion, and I desperately need (here and there) a jolt of hydration – all of these formulas sound pretty fabulous to me.  But since I’d rather not buy all five full sizes, and potentially end up not liking something, I was really deliberating WHICH I needed most.

The GREAT news is, Pacifica is offering a trial box, called Dreamy Skin Solution Kit – Problem solved! 😀  

I actually just spotted some of the full sizes, and the box set, at an Ulta (not all were out, but stock was definitely arriving, and the shelves had space!)…so keep your eyes peeled because these look amazing.

The entire line is expanding, as you may have noticed already, including hair products, skincare, body wipes AND makeup!  Not just scents anymore!