I’m so happy to be sharing my favorite ways I stay fit and healthy with all of you!
Many people have been asking for a health and fitness blog so they can follow along on how I keep in shape. It’s something that is close to my heart. Hopefully, these little tricks & tips will help everyone out too!
So I’ll start out by saying that I love working out for ME! It’s a great stress reliever and my time, no one else’s. I clear my head when exercising which allows me to tackle the day better than before. The physical changes are an added bonus but it is really about how much mental clarity you get after working out that matters most for me.
A typical workout for me is:
3 sets of 15:
With a run for 2-3 miles.
I, personally, like interval training such as walk then all-out run, and repeat!
For my diet, I am one who has to eat and often which helps with not overeating, unless I’m feeling PMS-y. Then it’s chocolate overload! I’m not one of those people who counts calories, but I do try my best to eat healthy and clean. I am a firm believer in what you consume has a direct effect on your health and well-being. I have an intolerance to eggs so my breakfast is typically either Greek yogurt with bee pollen or toast topped off with guacamole and tomatoes – all washed down by a lot of black coffee! And don’t forget the water!
Lunch for me is typically a good hearty salad topped with shrimp or a veggie burger.
As far as snacks go, I’m a big fan of protein bars! My favorite is the Perfect Kids Organic refrigerated snack bar. I like it because it’s smaller than other varieties, so it’s great to have between meals.
Dinner is the hardest when I am a mom to 10 and 12-year-old. Finding something we all can agree upon is near impossible, so I recently got back into Hello Fresh for its ease and more family-friendly options. Other times, I try my best to make kid-friendly meals that are as healthy as possible without getting snubbed from them! This looks like tacos with a homemade slaw made of cilantro or lime juice, gluten-free tortillas with shrimp or lean ground meat (for those who prefer beef), black beans mixed in rice quinoa – which both provide good carbs at different points during digestion time. We also have fresh burgers using sweet potato fries on top while making our own pizzas out of cauliflower crusts.
I believe in living for the moment and enjoying yourself! Sometimes (for me!) that means eating fries, chocolate or drinking wine. I believe it is important to make healthy choices most of the time but you need to reward yourself every now and then when your restraint starts wearing thin. Don’t feel bad if you give into temptation sometimes because we are all human after all.
Lastly, support is so important! Women are really hard on themselves. We need to lift one another up and be vocal when we see the good in someone else. It goes a long way! Give it out there and you’ll receive more back tenfold; that’s what I say anyways!
I hope that this blog post has given you some great ideas on how to stay healthy. Remember, it’s never too late to start changing your lifestyle! If you want more health and fitness tips from me, be sure to follow me on Instagram @thestylishlender — I’ll be sure to keep posting new updates so we can all live healthier lives together. Thanks for reading!