As I’m sitting here in my cold little house I keep noticing that my mind is taking me back to warmer places like Thailand and Zanzibar. Why those specifically? Well because a whole bunch of our Herbalifers have just returned from a wonderful Herbalife-sponsored holiday in Zanzibar, and because myself and my husband celebrated his 40th in Thailand last month. There’s been a lot of travel happening around the Larter household lately and so my mind keeps wandering back to the memories of warmth. It’s only natural, right?
Every time we have a journey like this either ahead of us or just behind us, I cannot help but find myself exceptionally grateful for the fact that we are a Herbalife family.
While travelling can be one of the most rewarding experiences for just about anyone, it can also be an incredibly taxing undertaking. Sitting on a plane for hours on end can take a serious toll. You retain water, get stiff and feel terrible. Plane food (in coach at least!) can be awful. Your digestion can be upset a little. Constipation. Dehydration. Personally I find it a little trying to keep to a good health schedule as soon as I am removed from the comforts of my daily life.
Luckily for us, we have Herbalife to help counterbalance all of that and make travelling as simple as possible. Today I thought I’d share a couple of my must-have travelling products with you. Because if you’re planning a trip (which I sadly am currently not) then you definitely need to include some of these products on your packing list.
Formula One Protein Shake: Holidays may be about binge eating and experiencing all sorts of new culinary delights, but even my excessive food consumption skills get a little bit tired from throwing too much caution to the wind. Having a shake with me means that I can whip up a quick and easy meal at any time of the day should the need arise. Shakes help to keep my energy levels up for all that crazy sightseeing – which is super necessary!
Herbalife Formula One Shake Bars: An even easier way to keep healthy while on the go is to have a couple of these in my purse while we indulge in our adventures. They make a great snack for between meals and can even be considered as a meal on their own.
LiftOff: As someone who doesn’t “party” often I can assure you that I need all the help I can get when it comes to pulling off a long night of cocktails and dancing. Add a day full of sunshine before a night on the town? Well then I’m just finished! Thankfully LiftOff exists to keep me sane and awake!
Thermojetics Herbal Tea & NRG: Energy. Very important! These “teas” keep me alert and focused while also helping me achieve sustained energy levels. I also find them particularly “necessary” when I’m in a space (like planes and Thailand!) where the coffee is just not great. These two keep my caffeine cravings at bay and help to ease that emotional attachment that I have for my morning cuppa joe.
Hydrate & CR7: These might be my all time favourite product in the Herbalife range. Keeping hydrated while travelling has always been a massive challenge for me. At home I am surrounded by my comforts, but away from home it becomes harder for me to keep my water intake up. Luckily Hydrate and CR7 help a lot, especially in hot countries like Thailand! Using a sachet/serving per day makes a massive difference.
Roseguard: Got to give my body the best chance of staying as healthy as possible.
Fibre & Herb: Let’s just say that constipation can ruin even the best holiday. Holiday food can be low in fibre. Best to help it along.
Mutifibre Drink: Same as above.
Aloe Body Gel & Aloe Body Lotion: Healing and hydrating. When you’re more likely to catch yourself a nice sunburn it helps to have something that to soothe your skin on hand. These products are absolutely fantastic in that they smell amazing, they’re cruelty free, and they feed and soothe that sun-kissed skin.
I don’t know what we would do without these wonderful products. They really do help us to get the absolute most out of our travelling experiences.
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I mentioned a little over two months ago that Matt and Vanessa had embarked on a 90 Day challenge called The Six Pack Revolution.
Of course I knew back then they they would undoubtedly succeed in their goals, but even though I’m accustomed to witnessing these sorts of body transformative results I have to admit that even I was blown away by their progress so far.
Look at these two:
How is that for impressive?! You can’t fake those kinds of results!! And they’re not even done yet!
Of course, this dynamic duo is now helping others work their way towards getting these sorts of results and yesterday their first Eat Clean Train Lean challenge kicked off with a bang. If you’d like to follow more of their progress then head on over to their Active Nutrition PE page and stalk them a bit. A little birdie tells me that they will be running another challenge soon so if you’ve been waiting for a sign to get your health and fitness goals on track then this is it.
Have a fantastic week Herba-lovers!
I had a silly thing happen to me last month while I was on a plane heading for Phuket with my husband to celebrate his 40th birthday. You see, I struggle with water retention on planes, and try as I might, I can’t win with this one. I do try though. And part of that “trying” consists of me carrying around a big water bottle and drinking as much water as possible. Now you’re not allowed onto a plane with water, so I take my own empty bottle with me.
Anyway, when she came around with the drinks, I asked the stewardess if she would mind filling my bottle with water for me. Even though she had a big bottle of water in front of her she said she’d have to fill it in the kitchen which I thought was odd, but I thanked her and off she went with my bottle.
Well, I can only conclude that she had assumed that my bottle was a thermos because when she returned it was filled with boiling water. Of course, I was way too polite to point out the mistake, and only giggled with my husband about my strange acquisition after she had left.
I drank it though. And I realised something: The “warmness” of the water contributed to me consuming the entire 700-odd mls very quickly. It was almost as if subconsciously I was of the belief that hot water should be consumed quickly before it gets cold. Strangely I even found myself enjoying it.
And that leads me to my point. As the wind howls outside and the morning sun does little to warm the cold days of winter, perhaps the best way to keep that water intake up is by drinking our water hot instead of cold. A slice of lemon, a dash of cinnamon or a slice of ginger, and perhaps even a teaspoon tip of coconut oil in a large coffee mug filled with hot water? Not the worst way to keep hydrated by a long shot. And if you have a bit of NRG or Herbal Concentrate to throw in there? Even better!
You’ll quickly see how you automatically reach for that mug as you go about your day. And what a bonus to be made warm and hydrated at the same time during these chilly weeks ahead.
Have a great week, folks!