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

a fresh start | arbonne 30 days to healthy living

Fitness has always been something I am passionate about. Ok maybe not when I used to get five minutes into a run, cramp up, and start crying. But once I overcame the initial hate I had for exercise, I became addicted.

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The 16 year old me spent way too much time thinking about what she ate and how it would affect how I looked. The 19 year old me feels completely different. And it’s because my perspective has changed.

There’s a balance between taking care of yourself and becoming consumed with something, and I’ve swayed back and forth between those two often.

I chose to do the detox because I felt like I had been at the same point for the past year. I wasn’t noticing any results. I’d workout a ton but I never noticed any difference. I was drained from school and had tried adjusting my eating but couldn’t find consistently. I wasn’t eating awful, but I knew I could do a better job of being more disciplined and taking better care of myself. When Arika shared a post on her Instagram about the detox she was doing and the results, I was in. I bit the bullet and ordered the kit before I even really knew what I was getting into.

The first three days were rough. You cut out coffee, dairy, gluten, sugar, and more. I took 3 naps in those first few days. I had a pounding headache from not having caffeine. I think my body was in shock.

But by the second week of eating whole, real foods, greens, vitamins, healthy proteins, healthy fats, and really yummy fizz sticks (my FAVE), my body adjusted and my energy was next level.

One of the biggest differences I noticed was my ability to concentrate. My body and mind were alert and awake, and I didn’t feel as though I was lagging. I felt more energized than ever.

My cravings changed and I find myself wanting to eat healthy foods and fuel my body with what will energize it.

I went into it focusing on weight. I came out of it not even caring to step on a scale. It’s about so much more than weight. I feel more confident than I have ever been because I know I am doing everything I can to take care of my body. When you do something you’ve never done, you realize you are SO much more capable than you think.

This clean eating program showed me that health is so much more than how we appear. It’s how we feel + it’s who we are. I am so thankful for this challenge. If you’re looking for a way to jumpstart your fitness journey, I highly encourage you to jump on board. Most of us have no idea how incredible our bodies can feel.

 

 

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