Everyone’s heard of the well known phrase, “breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper,” but do we really follow it? With all of our morning responsibilities it can be tricky fitting breakfast into our schedule. Well, this popular phrase isn’t any mumbo jumbo. The word “breakfast” literally means to break the fast between dinner and the meal eaten after a person wakes up the next morning. If you think about the amount of time from dinner to breakfast that’s a lot of hours. For most people, it can be up to 12 hours since their last meal, and yet they are quick to skip it as they rush out the door.
Fall is finally here! Get ready for hoodies, bonfires, pumpkin spice and everything nice. There is no better way to start off the holiday season then with a bucket list full of adventures. This year I promised myself that I’d make an effort to enjoy the holidays to the max. After all they only come once a year. I absolutely love Autumn. Everything about this season screams beauty, the falling crunchy leaves, the cozy sweaters and cuddles. This is the time to create beautiful memories with our loved ones.Continue reading “Fall is Here! The Ultimate Fall Bucket List Challenge”
We’ve all had the motivation to workout at some point in our life. The difference between those who do the work, and those who find excuses to get work done, lies in finding the right kind of motivation. If you are serious about getting into shape you first need to ask yourself, “how can I stay disciplined and committed even when I lack the motivation?” Over the years, I have learnt a few ways at staying committed to my workout and diet routine. Here are a few tips I’ve learnt.Continue reading “How to Stay Committed to Your Fitness Routine”
Ever push yourself to the point where you can’t take anymore so you just give up? It’s called overload burnout. When we fail to make time for ourselves, our body turns to a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion. This in turn affects our overall health and wellbeing.
2017 has been an interesting year. I entered the year determined to take on risks so I did what any twenty something year old trying to figure out her life would do –I quit my full-time job. I knew that quitting my job would give me more time and flexibility in discovering what it was that I really wanted to do. Not to mention I dreaded waking up at 4:30am every morning to go to a job that I hated even more. –Ya feel? Little did I know that in this year I’d be confronted with failure.
The holidays is a time for relaxation and festivity, especially, Christmas and New Year’s day. But if you fall into the category of people who get anxious and depressed during this season you’re probably dreading that the holiday is in full swing.
Hey — I don’t blame you.Continue reading “How to Combat The Holiday Blues”
You’ve finally decided to make your health a priority and want to make some serious changes in your diet. First off, congrats for jumping on the health train! You’ll find that eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard or require you to give up any of the foods you love. It’s all about making smart choices that essentially lead to a balanced and healthy dieting pattern.
Stress is a common experience in our everyday lives. If we don’t deal with it properly it can take a toll on our physical health and emotional well-being. So below are a few tips for de-stressing yourself next time you’re laying in bed trying to count sheep.
Cheat meals are a must in order to keep a long-term healthy weight. It allows me to keep a healthy diet without feeling deprived of indulging every now and then. But the worst feeling is having all your hard work go to down the drain after a weekend of binge eating so I’ve put together my top five rules for staying on track on cheat day.
Fasting is a spiritual practice that has been around for centuries but it has now become a hot trend in the fitness and health community. Intermittent fasting, is known to burn fat aiding in weight-loss and has been proven to have many powerful benefits to the body and mind.
When people look at me, they automatically categorize me under slim framed. You know those “girl, you can eat anything and still look great,” comments. But there’s always a story behind a portrait. Growing up I was a husky child. Many might call it baby fat, but if I didn’t change my lifestyle, that baby fat would have turned into adult fat.
When it comes to buying fruits and veggies, we all want organic. But it’s no secret that they’re kind of pricey. So instead of buying the apples that are free of synthetic chemicals, we settle for the waxy coated ones that are within our budget range. But not every single crop needs to be bought organically. Some are more heavily sprayed then others. Each year the Environmental Working Group releases a new shopper’s guide to pesticides in fruits and vegetables. The “Dirty Dozen” list with the most pesticide residues, and the “Clean Fifteen” with less pesticides and harmful sprays. So if you can’t afford to buy organic, use the shoppers guide to select only the crops that should be eaten organically. That way you’re not spending money on produce that you could probably skip on buying organic.