Meet Alysia from Purely Pope. She shares one of her favorite recipes for the colder temperatures, vegan pumpkin chili. Read on to hear a little bit more about what inspires her to live and feel well each day!
What does a day in the life of Alysia look like?
The day always starts out with my morning routine. When I wakeup, I reach for my Five Minute Journal, which is focused on gratitude. From there, I do a short 10-20 minute meditation with the Ten Percent Happier App. After I'm awake and feeling super grateful, I then begin to get my workout clothes on and prep for pilates. It's my absolute favorite workout! Once my workout is in, I will make myself a cup of green tea with a little Inulin (great for digestion) and lemon and get the work day started. I'm the Director of Events at a wellness company, so it really fits in seamlessly with my interests (aka dream job!) Towards the end of the day, I will begin to do some school work. I'm currently enrolled in the Institue of Integrative Nutrition, more on that here. I will be taking Health Coaching clients very soon! The evenings are typically me experimenting in my kitchen and then of course documenting it all for my blog, PurelyPope!
What made you want to get involved in the wellness space?
I really believe that in order to live well, you need to feel well. It all is integrated in our overall happiness! I've always been that girl in my group of friends and family that is preaching all things self-care and wellness, and I wanted to share my practical lifestyle tips and tricks, recipes, etc. that allowed you to not only be healthy but also have an amazing and exciting life while you were at it!
What's your favorite recipe to make?
At the moment I'm so into Fall Flavors, so most definitely my Low Carb, Vegan, Pumpkin Chili or my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Do you have a mantra that helps you get to class, outside, or just get moving on those days when you're not motivated?
My daily mantra for getting motivated is that I am a positive, confident and intelligent woman who can inspire others and lift others up. This really inspires me to be the best version of myself each day. For me, movement is truly my medication and I KNOW that I will never regret a sweat and that I'm only one workout away from a good mood! :)