I’m so sorry that I completely spaced on June’s tracker – if I’m being honest I was very frustrated with myself and the lack of sticking to my goals, so I was nervous to followup. but, in my defense I injured my hip back in the beginning of may which made it hard to workout anything other than arms + core (which got so boring after a while). my hips are finally good enough to implement leg day again, but running is still very much so out of the question. but that to say, I’m back and ready to take control of my health again.
overall, june was a great month. it was my birthday month, and I feel very blessed by my friends and am full of hope and great expectations about what’s to come. but it’s finally hitting me that hard work really does make the dream work, so I’m using July to propel me to where I want to be – when you know, you know, right?
and we have a fun holiday coming up! I love the fourth of july so much, but if you’re trying to be/eat healthier, it can pose some temptations. today I’m talking about a few of the tips + tricks I’ve implemented myself to keep myself on track with my cleaner eating while still getting to indulge and celebrate independence day.
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y’all I cannot believe it’s MAY. time flies so so so fast. for a lot of you this is graduation month – it’s going to mark a lot of endings, but also a lot of beginnings. it’s also about that time that everyone’s starting to realize “oh crap I have one month until summer” lol which means a loooot of goals are about to be set. well, look no further because I am here with your May mood + habit tracker! but first, a little update on my April and my April goals!
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ahhh, the gym. the place we love to hate.
it can be hard to find the motivation to drag ourselves over to the gym, I think for a lot of reasons, the main one in my mind being that we’ve equated exercise as punishment – punishment for what we ate, punishment for being overweight. as a result, we have broken perceptions + damaged views of the beauty of exercise.
Continue reading “the quotes that boosted my fitness motivation”
I love how easy it’s become to log/track health with the use of apps. I’m guilty of loading so many apps on my phone to test out – unfortunately, there are quite a few that only offer a free trial but require a subscription in order to continue having access. However, if you’re someone that likes having guidance when it comes to your workout, you might find it worth it to download + pay for apps that provide workouts.
There are also some apps that help with stress + anxiety by providing different meditation and breathing techniques, but again – most times you end up having to subscribe after a 7- or 30-day trial.
But, here’s my list of my favorite free apps that I use to help track my health! I am not affiliated with any of these companies/apps.
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This is a new, recurring segment I want to start up so I can be better about setting goals, being held accountable by putting them out there for others to see, and assessing how those goals went and how I can modify them in the following months!
Continue reading “My March Goals & FREE Mood + Habit Tracker”
This time of the year always seems to be what motivates us to get our butts in the gym – between new year’s, spring break, summer… it leaves everyone in a rush to play catch up with their bodies in preparation for the upcoming weather + days inevitably spent poolside. I’m not much different – I always fall behind once summer passes and the holidays come. I’m currently back at my highest weight – the struggle of going from an incredibly physically active college student to a painfully sedentary young professional. I, too, am working on making the gym more of a habit than a “have-to” – for the sake of feeling comfortable in my skin again + for my health.
Continue reading “Getting Ready for Spring Break: Tips for Getting Back Into the Gym + My Favorite Exercises”
As a former two-job-working, full time student and now as a current full time employee with a rambunctious, exhausting puppy and never ending chores and errands waiting for me when I get home in the evenings, I completely empathize with what seems to be the biggest offenders to our desire to workout: time + energy. But as I learned in my weight management class I took last year, simply doing one set of resistance exercises is enough to see acute health benefits such as stress reduction and increased energy.
Continue reading “Make Your Strength Workout Less Intimidating”