I’m Kirsten Myers and this blog is a way for me to share my sweat adventures + wellness tips for peeps who are trying to keep their routine fresh! Peep my blog for fit fashion, destination races, outdoor adventures, cutting-edge workouts at boutique studios and more. Get to know me by clicking here. Read More
I’ve been on a meal prep kick lately, which had me creating easy sides to eat by themselves or combined with proteins or sandwiches. When I pre-make meals, it’s more for the ease of it all vs. dieting. I love how thoughtless the process is. When you’re hungry and in a hurry, you just grab it from the fridge and chow down. Easy-peasy. And it prevents me from eating out, which I love!
Seriously, where has this year gone? We’re nearing December and after that, we intro to 2019. With so much happening this year, I thought it would be fun to do a little life update. Even though I talk about our travels all-the-time on Sweat Adventures (I feel like a broken record sometimes!), it still isn’t widely known that my husband and I have been nomads for most of 2018.
When we’re not on the road or traveling, we have the luxury of space, storage, and a kitchen so we naturally like to stock up on groceries to make mealtime easy. We prefer to shop at Costco and do a haul every two weeks to ensure that there are enough healthy choices to whip up so we aren’t tempted to eat out.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when visiting Red Rock Country. Sedona had always been on my list to visit but was never a high priority. When we came to town our plan was to wake up early, hike some hikes, grab some lunch and carry on with our road trip. Let’s just say we loved it so much, we ended up staying all of Memorial Weekend and then some. The area has some high vibes and I immediately knew the place was special. Here’s what to do and see when the time comes for you to visit Sedona. Book that trip, you won’t regret it. It’s one peaceful getaway you will never forget.
Joshua Tree is the perfect desert escape for people seeking adventure, relaxation and healing. J-Tree is known for boulders and buttresses, rugged mountains, gold mining ruins and desert plains dotted with mystical trees. The National Park has an allure all its own — one that attracts people from all walks of life from all over the world.
All you die-hards out there are probably familiar with Moab. A spot that has long been the mecca for mountain bikers and National Park goers. But for those of you who are new to outdoor, this growing destination might not be on your radar. With more people wanting to unplug and the glamping + wellness scene booming, Moab is oh-so-hot-right-now. It’s the perfect place to fill your heart with adventure. The area offers kayaking, rafting, SUP, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, swimming holes and more. Here’s my go-to guide to all things Moab, for the Moab curious.
Have you seen #vanlife trending on social media lately? Well, we took that idea and dreamed up #cruiserlife. Yup, we converted our 2001 Land Cruiser into one epic road trip vehicle. Since November, this bad boy has helped us cruise comfortably across America to explore destinations like the Oregon coast, Crater Lake, Escalante, Mammoth Lakes, Alabama Hills, Death Valley, Moab, Arches National Park, Joshua Tree, Zion and more! I’ve recently gotten loads of questions on Instagram about our setup so I thought it might be helpful to do a little blog post on the topic.
I recently wrote about my Adrenal Fatigue story. Essentially it’s my experience with chronic-stress and how I discovered I have HPAD (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis dysfunction) a.k.a. Adrenal Fatigue. My journey involved multiple opinions, several doctors and lots of testing. For the purpose of this post, I wanted to dive deep and explain what exactly Adrenal Fatigue is in my own words as best I can and share some resources I’ve found to be super helpful.