I’m always inspired by everyday, outside-of-the-gym ways to work healthfulness (does anyone even use “healthful” instead of “healthy” where the former applies these days?) into day-to-day life, even if I don’t always do them. I know these small steps add up, but there’s a certain benefit in paying someone to bark out orders on what to do—in a regular, regimented gym class, I mean.
Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
As hard as you might try, it gets difficult to follow through with healthy habits, especially when you’re doing it by yourself. Read this Reddit thread
for more advice on health and a community that will motivate and give you support when you need it.
Cut soda completely out of your diet. Drink water instead.
Whenever you crave something, but you can’t quite figure out what it is, drink water. You’re craving water.
Walk. Walk as much as you can. Every day you can.
Get more sleep.
Shop on a full stomach, you won’t end up buying a load of junk food.
One very simple trick…
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On this Valentine’s Day, may you find joy in the little things and be shamelessly and exuberantly in love with life.
Mail art, so cool! I’m a sucker for buying cute stationery and sharing it with friends through the mail, but I’ve never actually given the envelopes the scrapbook treatment. Cool idea.
Originally posted on Westphoria:
The end of the 2014 Eat Fresh Challenge calls for
a bite-size chocolate party, don’t you think?
Well, at least a chocolate beignet or two.
Who: Trina Enriquez, copy editor
I gave up: Chocolate and added/refined sugars in desserts
The biggest challenge:Remembering which foods actually have chocolate and sugar in them. Chicken mole enchiladas? Duh. “Healthy” spiced yogurt muffin? Ditto. I felt a little forlorn opting out on the chocolate cream pie at a work party this week too.
My takeaway: Cutting way down on sugar, even for five days, has made me acutely aware of just how much I consume on the fly. Little bit here, little bit there adds up! I’ve known for a while that I needed to do something like this sugar fast, so it’s actually been a relief to shuffle off the responsibility on the Eat Fresh Challenge. Left to my own…
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