I’ve been wanting to put together a health + wellness series, seeing as it fits with the new year, and everyone wants to be their better self. I’m splitting this up into a few parts, as there is so much to focus on. Part 1 is going to be about how to create healthier choices that lead to a healthy diet.
For now, I want to focus on eating habits. It may seem like our health and wellness doesn’t affect fashion, but it does. Our eating habits affect how we feel about ourselves. If you are eating healthier, you are going to feel more confident in that dress. If you’re implementing veggies & fruit into your diet, you are going to feel good about yourself in your new bathing suit. It’s as simple as that.
Before I dive into creating a healthier diet, I want to highlight an amazing activewear company. I’ve talked about how I’m trying to distance myself a bit more from companies that mass produce products, and I’m always searching for great companies that feel more personal. Senita Athletics is an activewear company located in Arizona, who has the cutest workout gear! Their prices are affordable, and the quality of their products exceeds many that I’ve tried in the past. I’m wearing the Cactus Crop Tee, it has CACTUS on it, like yes please. And I paired my top with the HIIT pants in Agave Pink. Their designs are always so cute and they have so many options to choose from. Oh, and did I mention the company is owned by two women, Maddie & Jenna? So they definitely know how to design products that fit women.
Now let’s dive in to the healthy habits. I’ve been trying to implement better eating habits. I am a sucker for anything sweet and can eat my body weight in cookies and ice cream. I know that I mentally, and probably physically, cannot eat extremely healthy, it just isn’t who I am. As much as I wish I could I know it isn’t an obtainable goal and something I could just jump into. So instead of setting myself up for failure, I have been working towards creating healthier eating habits, while still allowing myself the cookies (in moderation of course, duh). I want to share a few ways that I have been able to help myself create better habits.
To start, I like to sit down on Sunday and plan out dinners. When I have a set plan for the week, I know I will have (at least) one healthy meal a day, and won’t have to stress about what to make at the end of the day. Pinterest is my best friend when it comes to this. It’s so easy to find quick + easy recipes that are healthy and still taste good. The nice part is there is usually leftovers so lunches are almost always taken care of.
As for snacking, I’ve been trying to implement snacks that will satisfy my cravings while still being a better choice. I’ve opted for Honey Nut Cheerios, and Chex Mix, instead of potato chips, as they are much lower in fat, and have Cheerios have a ton of whole grain.
Along with eating better, I’ve started to work Green Tea into my daily intake. I’m convinced that if I drink Green Tea all of my problems will go away. I’ll keep you posted on that. It also gives me an extra 10oz to add to my daily water intake. I also carry a HydroFlask bottle with me everywhere (it’s Tiffany blue too so yes I’m basic), and it has helped me drink so much more water! I use the straw top as well so I just sip all. day. long.
Being healthy isn’t something that happens overnight. Honestly, after so many years of eating whatever I want because *fast metabolism as a child* it’s difficult to change my habits. If you want the cookie, eat the damn cookie, it’s as simple as that. The key is moderation and if you can moderate your eating, where you’re not overeating, you’re implementing vegetables, and you’re drinking extra water, you are on the right track to more productive eating habits.
Want to read more of my wellness series? You can find all of the blog posts under this category, HERE!