Healthy Habits

January 20, 2015

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It seems as though it takes so much to be healthy and balanced… exercise, eat right, play, meditate, do yoga, use essential oils, go to the doctor regularly, get enough sleep, and so on…when you put it that way it is SO overwhelming and seems near impossible, right?!

But, really all it comes down to is creating “healthy habits;” establishing a routine or a series of routines that help you stay on top of your health and wellness. Once you establish such routines of course, it is easier to stay focused…or is it?

How does one stay motivated in our busy, overscheduled, overcommitted world these days? For me, it is simple…my family. I want to be here for as long as I can. I want to be prepared for whatever life may throw at me; and in order to do that, I need to be as healthy as possible. I want to be the best version of myself for my kids and my husband; and on a personal level I want to feel good for me, and being healthy makes me feel amazing!

Finding a balance between work, kids, spouses, friends, and family can be very challenging. But the way I see it, you are no good to anyone if you are not healthy. Our children look up to us; therefore, it is important we set the example that “healthy habits” are important.

I run almost every day with Clara in the jogging stroller, I do yoga 2-3 times a week, and I meditate most mornings (even if for just 5 minutes). I find that maintaining my daily runs and yoga routine helps to keep me grounded and focused, and makes me a better mom, wife, and business owner. Of course, over the years my exercise routine has changed dramatically due to having a baby, being in grad school, and running a business; BUT, the key is… I ALWAYS make it a priority.

Healthy eating is also clutch when it comes to maintaining one’s health. My husband and I have created the “healthy habit” of cooking whole foods almost every night (well…to be honest I talk to him while he cooks, haha). We began ordering from a company called Blue Apron that delivers organic and healthy groceries to your doorstep once a week with the ingredients needed to make 3 delicious and different meals. It has been one of the best things we have ever done, the meals are so yummy, healthy and fun to cook (again…for Reid, not me LOL). Creating this “healthy habit” has kept us from eating too much frozen pizza and last minute pasta dishes due to our busy schedule. On the nights we do not have a Blue Apron meal, we abide by our meal plan established every Sunday afternoon so we are less tempted to eat something unhealthy.

Although, developing “healthy habits” may seem intimidating at first, I promise you they are totally worth it! I’ve shared only a few of my “healthy habits” with you; but, now I want to hear, what “healthy habits” are you using to maintain your health and wellness?

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