Fall health re-set

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Since October provides a brief pause between the sunshiny revelry of summer and the merry-making of the holiday season, it seems like a good time for a bit of a re-set. I’m setting out to get rid of bad habits that have crept in and re-commit to good ones that I let slide. For me, that means fine-tuning what I eat (and drink) and getting in three good workouts per week. Since it’s not always easy to know what works best, I rely on two local ladies to guide and motivate me (and you can too!).

As far as what to eat, I have come to trust whip-smart, functional nutritionist Andrea Nakayama, founder of Replenish PDX. Martha Stewart’s Whole Living (RIP) is also a fan. I’m currently in week one of her anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, pro-longevity 25-day Tick Tock Detox and am feeling stronger, leaner and more energetic already. I love that it’s easy to follow, includes delicious recipes for every meal and offers a chance to learn about the science behind Andrea’s recommendations. While Andrea is based here in Portland, her cleanses, detoxes, and classes are available anywhere through her info-packed website.

The other half of my wellness equation is Barre3, a studio that combines yoga, pilates and ballet barre-based moves into quick, leg-shaking, booty-busting workouts. Barre3 was started in Portland by pint-sized powerhouse Sadie Lincoln, who has trained Madonna (yes, that one). Friends outside of Portland, don’t despair– you can take Barre3 classes online (unlimited for $15 per month) and in studios across the country.
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Getting up for a 7am barre class before work deserves a reward don’t you think? I get mine at Kure Juice Bar. Their hemp milk matcha latte (sweetened with your choice of honey, agave or stevia) is so good that I always intend to branch out and try their chai, but I haven’t actually managed to do it yet. A latte plus a smoothie (the extra mile), acai bowl (the brasilianaire), or oatmeal bowl (the hansel) makes a tasty and satisfying breakfast that doesn’t undo any of the good from class. Their menu includes tons of options that are fully customizable. Locations downtown and on Hawthorne.

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For some extra motivation, here’s a round-up of barre-ready workout wear.

Lots more options on my barre board on Pinterest!

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