5 Healthy Habits to Create Today

It is SO easy to get lazy, find yourself unmotivated, or grow discouraged when it comes to your health. It is often so much easier to grab fast food or skip the gym. Lately, I’ve started implementing these 5 healthy habits into my life and have noticed a huge difference in my mood, motivation, and how my body feels. I have noticed a boost in my energy and ability to concentrate as well. They’re simple – but they make all the difference. Try them out and let me know how they work for you!

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Habit #1.

SLEEP!! This has been the biggest change I’ve made in my life in the past few weeks. Some of us may be able to function better than others on limited sleep, but we all need a good 7-9 hours to function well. It was hard to make myself go to bed earlier than I was used to for the first few nights but once my body got into a routine it got easier and easier. Plus, I found myself being way more productive the next day and not relying on coffee to keep me awake.

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Habit #2.

Ditch the coffee in the AM and drink lemon water instead. I had gotten to the point where I couldn’t function unless I had a huge glass of iced coffee in the morning.  I had it so much that I honestly didn’t even like the taste anymore. I drank it because it would give me a caffeine boost to make up for my lack of sleep. Now I drink an occasional cup in the afternoon but don’t rely on it for energy. Starting your day with a glass of lemon water – either warm or iced – boosts your metabolism and kickstarts your body’s hydration for the day.

Habit #3.

Drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every morning. Apple cider vinegar has so many health benefits. It serves as an aid to weight loss, stabilizes your blood sugar, helps with digestion, is great for your skin + so much more. I mix a tablespoon with a little bit of water and take drink it each morning when I wake up.

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Habit #4.

MOVE, even if you only have 30 minutes. You don’t have to spend at least an hour in the gym to get a good workout in. In fact, I’ve found that when I am limited on time, I often get a better workout in. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy and challenge yourself with it. I promise it will become addicting and your body will begin to crave how it makes you feel!

Habit #5.

Take care of yourself. Start valuing your body and emotional health as well. Listen to your body and pay attention to what is stealing your peace. Set aside at least one night a week to rest and spend doing something you love. Read a book, go for a walk, or do something to invest in mind, body, or soul.

Be the best you!

xx,

Madyson Grace

my health + fitness routine

I’ve had a few questions lately about what workout/eating program I follow. I thought I’d put together a little post for you guys so you can see what my routine looks like! Feel free to comment any questions. I’d love to hear what you guys do to stay fit and what your routine looks like!

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Food

Let’s be honest we all have those days where we eat the most random stuff. Or we eat everything in sight. One of the ways, however, that I’ve found is helpful for eating a balanced diet is meal prep. After completing Arbonne’s 30 days to healthy eating program, my perspective on food shifted. I try to fuel my body with more vegetables and healthy fats and proteins than anything.

For me, breakfast is usually a protein smoothie with greens, almond butter, and protein powder. For lunch I try to meal-prep three days at a time.  Lunch is either a salad with fruit and a protein on it, or brown rice, vegetables, and a protein and healthy fat. This is the guideline you follow in the arbonne detox and I’ve stuck with it. It helps me feel full but also fuels my body with the energy it needs. Also, don’t be afraid to eat more food if your body is hungry. Just be eating the right food. Often times the reason we’re exhausted or don’t seem to be making any progress when it comes to health/fitness goals is because we’re not giving our body the nutrition it needs.

Workouts

For the past four months I’ve been using Kayla Itsines “Sweat” app. You guys this app is incredible. Personally, it has helped me develop more of a workout routine. I love working out because I know what I am going to do that day, and don’t have to walk around the gym looking for a machine to get started on. I try to get at least 5 in a week. It varies a TON. Some weeks I go to barre classes, some weeks I run outside. Although there is a good bit of variation in my schedule week-by-week, here’s what a typical week looks like for me in terms of workouts.

Sunday– 20 minute step-up followed by weightlifting (either legs, arms, or full body)

Monday– step-up warm-up (15 minutes) – Leg workout (28 minutes) – abs + stretching (10 minutes)

Tuesday– HIIT Step-up workout and conditioning (45 minutes) OR weightlifting-arms

Wednesday-rest or low intensity cardio(a jog/walk outside)

Thursday– cardio warm up (15 minutes) – Arm workout (28 minutes) – abs+stretching (10 minutes)

Friday-rest or low intensity cardio

Saturday– HIIT running sprints (20 minutes) – Ab workout (28 minutes)

Like I said this varies a TON week to week. It depends on what days I get in the gym, how much time I have, etc.

Favorite Health Products

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Many of you guys know about the program I did few months ago by Arbonne. It helped get me out of the rut I was in and helped motivate me to live healthier. I’ve stuck with a few of the products and have noticed a huge difference. Here are my favorites:

Protein powder-(chocolate or vanilla)-I struggled for a while finding a protein that actually filled me up and gave me the energy I needed. This stuff is SO good.

Pre-workout-I usually take this before or during the beginning of my workout. It gives me the energy I need without a crash mid-workout. It helps sustain your body and hydrate you as well.

Fizz sticks-the BEST energy drinks with vitamins including B12, helps boost metabolism + curb hunger. SO great if you’re a coffee addict and need a replacement. These are so good mixed with an iced green tea or iced detox tea.

Greens Balance-I add this to my smoothies in the morning or recovery shakes! It helps balance your diet and give your bodies the nutrients it needs.

If you’re interested in joining our next detox group, head over HERE!

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