1. LOVE YOUR BODY AND MAKE IT A PRIORITY
You have the ability to take care of your body and that is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. Your body is a beautiful miracle of God and deserves to be cared for. So, LOVE your body and yourself enough to take care of YOU! Eat like you love yourself and exercise like you love yourself. Make your health a top priority because why wouldn’t you want to be the best version of yourself possible?! Eating clean (for the most part) and exercising often will allow you to be happier, more confident, smarter, decrease your risk of most diseases, clear your skin, improve sleep, give you a longer life, and make you feel sexy in your own skin for icing on the cake!
2. SOMETIMES, DETERMINATION>MOTIVATION
You’re not going to wake up every morning superrrrr pumped to workout and eat clean. Although, I have gotten to a point where I am genuinely so excited to workout and eat clean a lot of the time LOL. Anyway, I strive to workout 5-7 days a week and the days that I am not motivated, I rely on my dedication. I remind myself about how dedicated I am to taking care of myself and living a healthy lifestyle. Please do not have your only motivation to live healthy be to look good because that is not what life is about and I promise you that you will burn out. Yes, of course looking great feels amazing and that is definitely a perk of living healthy! But find something much bigger than looks that will keep you determined even when you are not motivated.
3. MOVE IT OR LOSE IT
Simple as that. Our bodies are meant to be moved, so get out there and sweat! Let it feel good. Find exercise that you love, change it up, workout with friends, do what you need to do to ENJOY your exercise! My 83 year old grandma goes to cardio and strength classes at the Y every day and she is kicking all our butts in life (the benefits are real, people!!!!).
4. EAT YOUR VEGGIES AND DRINK YOUR WATER
I’ll start with veggies. Try to incorporate veggies into all of your meals. This has been a really simple way for me to make sure I am getting lots of greens in every day. I usually buy 3-4 different types of veggies at the beginning of the week and eat them 2-4 times a day during meals or as a snack. Vegetables are fuel for the brain and the body, eat up! Ok now water. I try to start each day with a large glass of lemon water and then fill my Swell water bottle 4-6 times throughout the day. I definitely notice a negative difference in my energy, skin, and digestion when I do not make this a priority, so try and make it one!
5. CONSISTENCY AND BALANCE IS KEY
My goal is to help each one of you find joy in making clean eating and exercise a consistent LIFESTYLE rather than a short-term “slim-down”. If you are already living that lifestyle, keep being you girl and I will be here to motivate you along the way! You are in this life and in your body for the long haul, SO find healthy foods and exercise that you love and do that. With that being said, this does not mean that you can’t eat your favorite pasta or celebrate a bday!!! This is life people. We are here to enjoy it. I have found that eating healthy and exercising majority of the time is a SO WONDERFUL but sometimes I want to sit on my butt and eat take out. So, every once in awhile I do and then I get right back to the healthy life that I want to live