If you're like me and you love to run but also do other activities like yoga, ballet, barre, HIIT workouts, Maiah made-up workouts, etc, then you know how important flexibility is. Oh you don't? Well, even if you're just a person that walks, breathes and lives then yes, flexibility is a must. Follow along with me to reduce pain and joint discomfort, increase your range of motion and recover from muscle soreness faster.
Your flexibility will increase if you follow along, I promise!
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Click each day to go to a new flexibility workout. Do this ideally after a workout and at least after a 15 minute warm-up. Even after one week you WILL feel and notice a difference. Stick with it for two or more weeks and you'll really see change: you'll achieve splits (or at least very close to it) and more mobility in your joints.
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* note: obviously I'm not a doctor and I don't know you, so get permission from your doc to do these stretches and workouts, and if something hurts not just minor discomfort, then don't do it. *
Wait, BONUS, I'm not done yet! If you're looking for a paleo donut recipe that is uber healthy and super delicious, you're in luck! They take about 20 minutes to make, yields 4 donuts, and even if you eat them ALL, that's totes fine. It's a filling and yummy recipe that will satisy any dessert craving (coming from the sweet-tooth queen).
Paleo Vegan Plant-Based Donuts
1 small white sweet potato (yields a little over 2/3 cup)
2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp coconut milk
1-1/2 tsp coconut oil
1-1/2 to 2 tsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp alcohol and grain-free vanilla extract
1. Roast or microwave sweet potato until tender.
2. Remove potato skin and mash all ingredients in a bowl.
3. Optional: sprinkle sliced tigernuts in the bottoms of 4 donut tins, and divide batter into 4 donut sections. Alternately, use a muffin tin the same way.
4. Bake 12 minutes at 350 F and let cool 5 minutes, then carefully remove with a silicone spatula or similar tool.