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”
Even the most happy-go-lucky people run into bad days – not that I’m saying that’s particularly me, because Lord knows I definitely hit my wit’s end. My point being, we all experience some not so desirable days/situations, and we all search for ways to alleviate the frustration. Everyone has different ways they like to destress, but here’s generally how I cope with my less than perfect days.
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Eating seasonally is certainly not a new concept, however it should become more common. Shopping for your produce while it’s in season is not only more beneficial for your health, but your wallet as well. In terms of your health, foods that are in season are better tasting + more nutrient dense; and the reason you save money is because the cost of growing/distributing the produce is cheaper, and are generally grown more locally. Produce that is out of season is more likely to be coming from other countries, which means they are harvested before they are fully ripened so they don’t spoil by the time they reach the store or your kitchen (Henry, 2014).
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It’s that time of year again when we reflect on the year and focus on the things we want to change with the upcoming excuse to start over with a fresh slate. And while we all write up our New Year’s resolutions with good intentions, some of the most recurring themes when it comes to the obstacles we face are feelings of obligation, remaining consistent, and setting unrealistic expectations for ourselves.
Continue reading “A Guide to Designing Successful Goals + Resolutions”
It’s getting down to wire! 6 days until Christmas, and if you’re anything like me and struggle to figure out what to get the man in your life – whether it be your dad, brother, or boo-thang – here’s my gift guide to give you an idea of what to get! I received the help of many friends to put this together (because when it comes to gifts for men, I, too, am clueless).
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