Healthy Habits I Stick To (Most of the time)
It’s been a minute since I shared a post on fitness or wellness which is ironic since it’s a big part of my life. I’m not someone who is insane about a diet or working out 24/7, but I do take pride in my overall health. I feel my best, and am a much nicer person, when I’m taking care of myself. I’m all about moderation and will never give up things like rosé (ever) and I find that mixing in specific healthy habits makes the balancing act a lot easier. A lot of these probably sound like common sense but added up, they work.
+ Make breakfast healthy: Unless it’s a special occasion and I’m stuffing my face with donuts, my breakfasts are healthy. Lately, I’ve started my day with a spirulina smoothie, and then at around 10 or 11 (or after my workout), I’ll have eggs, avocado, and usually a carb. Our decision making gets lazier as we go throughout the day, as does willpower, so do yourself a favor and at least get something nutritious in to start.
+ Have go-to healthy dinners: While we’re on the topic of food, let’s cover dinner, too. I love to cook and try new recipes, but I rely on about 10 healthy recipes that I can easily throw together during the week. Paul and I both agree that we enjoy eating healthy but not feeling like we’re depriving ourselves, and these recipes accomplish that: Cauliflower Fried Rice, Baked Lemon Tilapia, Salmon Rice Bowls, + more.
+ Don’t go more than one meal without fruit or veggies: One more food one. If I’m eating sushi or a meal that doesn’t involve veggies/fruit, I know my next meal or snack will. I keep fresh fruit on hand 24/7 and also stock our house with cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, and other easy-to-grab veggies.
+ Book workouts in advance: Lily and I meet our trainer 2-3x a week and then I meet another friend for Pilates at least 1x a week. Having these dates that I’ve prepaid for is a game-changer. If you’re lagging with consistency, book something outside of the house where you have accountability (meeting a friend, money, someone pushing you, etc.). You can find my workout routines here.
+ Keep workout gear stocked: Cute workout wear = motivation to workout. Obviously! Workout pieces I rotate linked here and stay tuned for Tan Lines Activewear SOON.
+ Take time for self-care: This doesn’t have to look like meditation or some Instagram shit, it just needs to chill you the F out. I’m personally a fan of beauty/getting pampered as self-care, so on top of my workouts and skincare routine, you’ll find me getting my nails done, a blowout, or something boujee like that weekly. When do you feel relaxed and recharged? What small habits let you reset from your day? Figure it out.
+ Choose booze or dessert: If you’re out to dinner or feel like a treat, choose one of these. Not both. 99% of the time, my choice is alcohol. Shocker right? Choosing both will leave you with a serious sugar crash and the calories will add up. Plus, your energy will likely suffer if you’re regularly consuming both.
+ Follow the right people: If you have social media, without you even noticing it, it’s affecting you. The people you follow and the energy they give out impacts how you think and feel, and it can even affect your own daily habits and health. I mute or unfollow anyone who doesn’t match up with the way I want to feel or people who are just not improving my life. Mentally, I think this is huge.
+ Get enough sleep: Anyone who knows me well knows I NEED 8-9 hours of sleep. So much so that I’m regularly turning down events because I know I want to be home and in bed by like 10. Obviously, this means my social life isn’t as busy as it could be but in order to eat well, workout, be a somewhat nice human, and keep up with my daily schedule, skipping sleep is not an option. I wrote specifically about developing a healthy sleep regimen, BTW.
+ If you have the chance, walk: Paul has more energy than me naturally and I’m actually grateful for it. He’s always pushing me to go on a hike or to take Capri on a walk vs. sitting my lazy ass on the couch on the weekends. Even though it annoys the f*ck out of me, I know it’s for my own good.
What basic healthy habits do you live by?