There is nothing better than having a nice and cold low-fat ice cream when you are out having a picnic with your family. Of course, one of the biggest problems with enjoying this sweet treat during a picnic is that many people have found that their ice cream melts before they ever get the chance to enjoy it. This is simply unacceptable and not something that you have to put up with. Don’t fret just yet – this does not mean that you have to simply give up on the idea of ever enjoying a nice ice cream during the warm weather while out at picnic ever again.… Read more
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When you buy exercise clothing, do you go for stylish, or more practical and comfortable?
I try to find a mixture of both because I live in workout clothing around the clock, especially since I work at home.
Workout gear can get expensive, which is why I wanted to list out a few different options. Everyone has a different style, size, and certain workout clothing does better in certain sports (i.e. climbing, weightlifting, yoga).
If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to working out or eating healthy, I recommend checking out 21 Day Fix Extreme. You can check out the results I had from the program here. (This post was from 2 years ago!). I was in college, eating unhealthy, and drinking often, and I ballooned up and was feeling terrible about myself. I completed the program and was feeling completely transformed mentally and physically. Working out at home is a great way to save money, and get you comfortable with certain movements at your own pace.
When it comes to healthy eating, as always, I recommend Hannah’s recipe books. I’m not a fan of most recipe books because I’m looking for easy and cheap, and thankfully, the ebooks comprise of both. I don’t like when recipes have 10+ ingredients for every single meal. It’s not practical, in my opinion, especially for people who live busy lifestyles.
Below is a list of in-person or online stores that will give you good quality clothing for a low to moderate cost.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from people wanting to lose weight is that they either don’t have time, or it’s too much work. Basically, many people want to lose weight but don’t always have the motivation to do the work. That being said, I want to share with you some tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way to help you reach your goal in the easiest way possible. Trust me, some of these things you already do in your daily routine. The everyday Chicago life style, as they say!
Take the stairs instead of the elevator. You know how they say less is more? This is how it works. By adding just a little exercise in the day, you start shedding the pounds and toning up.
Switch out the junk food for delicious, healthy alternatives. If you find yourself reaching for the snacks, try something like yogurt. I got into the kick lately of eating tomatoes like apples. Next thing I knew, I was down 6 pounds!
Take the dog for a walk. He could use it, and so could you. Let’s face it, walking a dog can make your otherwise boring walk a little better. If you can’t get your hands on a dog, pop your earbuds in and listen to your favorite music.
Break your food intake down. We’ve all been told since the dawn of time that we need 3 square meals a day to keep a healthy lifestyle. But, you can actually split it into 6 smaller meals throughout the day. So if you get hungry every 2 hours, eat every 2 hours!
Get yourself an app to help you count your calories and sodium intake. If you consider how many calories you need to eat and how many milligrams of sodium, you can keep track of what you eat by scanning barcodes and the app does all the work. By the way, you should try cooking with more spices instead of salt. All the top chefs do it and it will help you retain less water.
So there you have it! Minor changes that won’t kill you to make, and you can actually improve your lifestyle and help you lose weight. Even if you don’t think you have time, as said above, these are done in your every day routine so you won’t have to worry about finding more time. Quick, easy and great steps to be a better you!
The other day, I was walking home with a friend after a nice refreshing jog on a beautiful spring day here in Austin, Texas. As I was walking up a hill and getting closer to my house, a man came driving down the street and was turning into a parking lot, driving over the sidewalk my friend and I were walking on. He nearly hit me, and in the process, he got mad at me for reasons I’m unsure of. It really is one of the most bizarre things to ever happen to me, and I have trouble even explaining it because it makes no sense.
Anyway, he ended up getting out of his car and was ready to fight me. He said he was angry because I made an angry face at him, (which was my WTF JUST HAPPENED face). What kind of reaction was I supposed to have to this? I didn’t flip him off, cuss, or anything of that nature, but he didn’t care. He wanted to fight.
He was actually trying to fight me. He kept aggressively pointing at me and was raging. I didn’t say anything because I was in such shock, and he ended up getting back in his car.
But of course it didn’t end there.
As my friend and I are getting closer to my house, I see from the corner of my eye a 250 pound man walking behind me, following me. The same man that almost ran me over on the sidewalk.
My friend immediately pulled out her phone and got ready to call 911, and in the meantime, we saw a guy in front of us, and yelled at him to come stay with us as a guy was following us and being aggressive. The 250 pound man ended up turning back, going back to his regular life of trying to run people over with his car and fight women.
We did call 911, but they couldn’t do anything as it’s not illegal to follow someone, at least in the state of Texas. WHAT? Yeah, I know, I was surprised, too.
This wasn’t the first time I felt uncomfortable and afraid of my safety.
Because of this, I’ve decided to take self defense training seriously, and have even thought about starting some kind of martial arts training.
Also, I know I’m putting emphasis on women learning self defense tactics, but due to statistics, it seems as if it’s only necessary for women to enroll in a course. I think everyone can benefit from a self defense course, but I am trying to put a high priority on women needing to take this seriously.
This post was also inspired by the Seattle Jogger’s article where a girl was very hurt by a man while she was out on a jog.
I’ve seriously read every single health book there is.
Okay, that’s obviously an exaggeration, since there are hundreds of thousands of health books out there, but you get the point. When I found out how crucial healthy eating was to live a long happy life, I immediately went to the library and started reading books that were related to nutrition and exercise.
There are so many health and nutrition books out there, but how many of them are backed by science? There is an endless amount of health books out there that have no factual or scientific information to back them up, which is misleading hundreds of thousands of people with false information.
Because of that, I’ve made sure that every book mentioned in this post will be backed with years and years of scientific research, studies, and references.
I totally believe that a book can change someone’s life. Whether it be fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, or romance, a book can transform the way one thinks and lives their life. I love creating these posts for you guys, so let me know what you’d like to see next!
If you’re trying to eat healthier, I recommend checking out Hannah’s recipe ebooks! The recipes make it easy to create delicious meals that are cheap and easy to make.
I’ll also include a link to each book, or you can click on the photo of the book. 🙂
Do you want to eat healthier, but you’re on a budget? No worries because eating healthy on a budget is incredibly easy as long as you know what foods to get.
I’m going to list a bunch of resources below that will guide you in the right direction and get you to your goals of eating healthy. If your goal is weight loss or gaining more muscle and getting stronger, these foods will be a great addition to your diet.
If you have any tips you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment below! I love hearing from you all about what you do to stay healthy.
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According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, approximately 50 percent of the American population who sets New Year resolutions, have included lifestyle changes such as losing weight and getting more exercise, as the goals they most want to achieve.
Unfortunately, many of us fail to consistently invest in the efforts these resolutions require. As Carl Sandburg, a celebrated poet and author, once wisely said “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t, it’s that some people are ready to change and others are not“. The truth is, we all can be in our best health and fitness this year. However, we must be willing to make a lifestyle change and embrace it fully.
If you’re truly ready to take on this life changing commitment, on this post, I’m sharing 7 tips have helped me to become fitter and healthier. Give them a go and incorporate them into your daily routine. May they help you to be in your very best shape in 2017!
Are you frustrated with trying to get healthier or lose weight?
Kick that frustration to the curb and create a healthy lifestyle without even realizing you are!
As much as I love eating healthy and exercising, there are some days when I rather sit at home all day and lay in bed. There are days when I need help with getting motivated and inspired, which is why I created this list for you all.
Here are 15 hacks that will making living a healthy lifestyle or losing weight a lot easier. Enjoy!
Living a healthy lifestyle gets easier day by day. If you’ve lived pretty unhealthy for most of your life and lived off of junk food and no exercise, a healthy lifestyle can seem pretty intimidating at first.
To put it lightly, when I started my health journey, it was anything but easy. I was trying to lose weight in unhealthy ways.
Below are 9 tips that truly paved the way for my success for living a healthy life. Implement these tips into your life and start reaping the benefits today!
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