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Day 18 of 30 days

Actually feeling healthier & happier — I was not sure how long it would take.

Trying to get at least 30 mins cardio or strength training in each and everyday. It’s a lot easier if you plan for it.

They say we are creatures of habit but what does it really take to create a life of good habits? 21 days then I’m almost there.

Next step will be to think of how to increase these good eating habits with potentially learning some new cooking skills.

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Day 11 of 30 Days

What to do you to find peace and relaxation? Does being stressed affect more aspects of your life than you realize?

I just tried the app CALM not too bad - I know I should disconnect from the digital world to find the quiet part of my mind but need a little guidance getting there. So I downloaded CALM and went through 5 mins it was a challenge but I know I was still and centered for just a bit. Going through the animated images was a distraction from the outside world (which was almost enough).

When you need to escape do you find a quiet corner to read, do you hit up a yoga class or play some classical music? Whatever you do to feel centered and quiet your mind I highly recommend blocking out 5 minuets in the morning or right before bed to find that place of calm.

It’s true it’s the small things that make all the difference.

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Day 9 go 30 Days

When life throws you a curveball how do you stay focused?

Mental toughness is something I need to work on. It’s so easy when life gets a little tricky to fall back on our old habits.

Example - hard day at work & bad news at home. What do you do? Do you go straight to the comfort food? Do you want to curl up and call it a day? Some people are lucky and loose their appetite (ok that’s not healthy either) and some propel have to hit the gym and “work out” the anger.

So, what if you are not one of those people? Can you refocus bad not let a bad day throw you off your game? Or maybe you can make sure to correct the bad habit and just take a few moments to clear some space to “reset” by meditating on all the progress you have made.

Stay Healthy My Friends!

Filed under Happy Healthy Mind & Body

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Day 7 of 30 Days

After a week of focusing on being healthier and happier I have to say it feels good — I can not pin point what exactly it is but in one week of living life being more in the present and making my well being a top priority has done so much. I can not even imagine after 30 days how I will feel.

It’s honestly the little things that can make such a great difference. Getting the proper amount of sleep, drinking water and fitting in 30 mins of exercise daily will make all the difference. Other things I recommend incorporating into your day is finding 5-10 mins to meditate, increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables while decreasing the amount of junk food you would typically have.

If you think you are doing these things — I would suggest a week of journaling old school or digitally to see exactly what your food habits are. Get a real glimpse of what you eat and when you eat. Then finding where you can fit in exercise or just some reflective time into your day because having a routine makes it easier to accomplish all you want to achieve.

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Day 7 of 30 Days

The say the mind is a powerful thing.

So, the next week I’m going to push the power of positive thinking.

Think Healthy, Think Happy

Confession missed my 30 mins of cardio and not only did I “miss it” I really missed it — like I felt like something was missing and it was. So was right back at it today and it felt so good. I think this is the beginning of a healthy habit.

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Day 6 of 30 Days

Leave work at work.

Try not to let your work consume you - be able to enjoy the little things after hours.

Also - if your work follows you home don’t stress eat as you will regret it.

If you splurge - throw in some gym time or an extra set to balance that out.

Filed under Happier Healthier Work Life

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Day 4 of 30 Days

Time …. We can never get enough of it.

Everything takes time, sleeping, eating and breathing. However, people are more focused on material possessions, money and status. At the end of the day what will truly make you happy enjoying the little everyday pleasures or chasing the dollar to try and have more stuff? I’m going to hope that you stop and think about how and where you spend your time….Enjoying life or chasing things? Put effort into your relationships for those minuets you will cherish for years to come unlike the hours you spend working to obtain the next item on your want list.

Take a moment every morning and reflect on how will you spend your time that day. Put your heart into it! Give a little time to yourself for your mind, body and soul, a little time for loved ones, time to peruse your passion and everything else can fall into place.

Remember 30 mins of exercise a day will do wonders over time.

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Day 4 of 30 Days

Trying to figure out my day - I think a schedule or a routine is healthy as long as you allow yourself the flexibility - plus not let it consume you.

I’ve been playing around with when can I call it a day and got to bed but I also want to feel refreshed in the morning - not struggling and hitting snooze again. I really love the idea of being a morning person. At the same time who doesn’t like a great comfy bed.

When I get up early (usually on vacation or a day off) I feel like I am way more productive, that I didn’t sleep the day away and that I accomplished so much more.

If you have any great tips on how to be a morning person I’d love to read them but for now it’s get 8 hours and keep working on finding the right routine for me.

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Day 3 of 30 days

I did it I broke down & ate peanut M&M’s out of the vending machine at work (confession over).

What did I learn …. we have to treat ourselves but not over indulge. Life is all about balance (work & personal, wants & needs and heartache & happiness). At the end of the day when you reflect on it all make sure you weren’t too hard on yourself. There is no need to stress about each calorie and the number on the scale if you are treating yourself well. So make sure you are drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and eating healthy. Don’t forget a piece of chocolate or a glass of wine (if you are of age) every once in awhile - you will appreciate it so much more when you treat yourself :)


Today I treated myself to a cranio session as well if you don’t know what that is I suggest you look into and give it a try it will change your life. It’s a great reset.

Filed under Healthy Happy Balanced Life