6 Tips for Staying Fit & Fabulous - Pamelyn Rocco’s
Working mamas always have something going on. Whether we’re trying to squeeze in a quick workout at the crack of dawn, running from meeting to meeting at the office, or chasing after our rambunctious kiddos at home, our minds and bodies are racing 24/7. Mamas are the strongest women we know, and in order to give mamas in our community the much-needed R&R time that can be so hard to come by, we’re heading back to our favorite Montauk spot, The Surf Lodge, for our 2nd Annual Strong Like A Mama retreat. In anticipation of this exciting occasion, we spoke with Pamelyn Rocco of Bashery & Co. to see how she stays #STRONGLIKEAMAMA (and looking like she’s still in her twenties!) in her favorite pieces from Prettyfitbox, while party-planning and playing with her lovely little girls. Read on to learn the 6 key components to this mama’s fit and fabulous lifestyle…
The Juggle is Real! Being a mama of two little girls with a growing company that demands long days and sleepless nights, staying healthy, energetic, strong and happy is not a choice for me — it’s a must! We always “do us” last, and, in reality, that is the wrong approach. These are the 6 things I do that help me keep it all together, be #STRONGLIKEAMAMA and help me in my quest to be the strongest I’ve ever been (physically, mentally and emotionally) when I turn 40 in 360 days from now! Oh, and I might as well look good while I’m doing it in Prettyfitbox Activewear line.
1. Morning Routine
Green Girl Smoothie
- 1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened almond milk
- 1 ripe banana, frozen
- 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped mango, frozen
- 1-2 large handfuls of baby spinach
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) pumpkin seeds (Pepita seeds)
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds)
- 1 cup of ice
- optional: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/4 cup water
- WATER, WATER, WATER
- Liquid Vitamin D, 4,000 iu (most women are deficient)
- Probiotics (splurge on the good kind, it’s worth it!)
- DHA or Krill oil
- Fermented Cod Liver Oil
- MCT/Coconut Oil – you can even put this in your morning smoothie or “MOM”osa, ha!
We all know the heart benefits of cardio, and to be #STRONGLIKEAMAMA for our families, we need to keep our hearts healthy. Heart disease is sadly the #1 killer of women, so we can’t mess around. Besides the health benefits, cardio gives me a high like no other. I love to run and swim. They are my natural anti-depressants, and if I go a week or so without them (Mom Life creeps up on us!), I can feel myself getting cranky. And no one is happy when Mama is cranky! I don’t do any more than 30-40 minutes 4 or 5 times a week, on a good week. I know it’s hard to fit it in, but it’s necessary!