My Thoughts On Health + Diet + Exercise.

savvy sarah

Who Am I?

San Jose Native, blogger and aspiring public speaker for health and nutrition. I am a travel addict, healthy food fanatic, love to cook, lover of all things positive, sun chasing, perfectionist.

Quick Skinny Trick?

I don’t believe in dieting. I don’t diet nor do I count calories. I feel like both of those things are a crime. I think any weight loss should be a healthy process. It takes work, there is no easy way out and chances are if it’s easy it doesn’t last. I have been vegetarian by choice for about 5 years now and that has definitely transformed and played a role in my healthy lifestyle. I exercise about 4-5 times a week between running and circuit training. If you want results you have to put in the work.

Thoughts on working out/eating healthy?

I haven’t always been a workout fanatic. The key is simply starting. I remember when I could barely run 5 minutes on the treadmill. Day after day it was 10, 20, 30 minutes to have now completed my first half marathon earlier this year. Trust me when I say there are days that I am just tired or sore and don’t want to workout, but I know the reward in the end is truly fulfilling that I don’t want to miss it. All of my eating habits are things I genuinely enjoy and I think that is the key to success. Anything that is dreadful will never take priority.

If you are enjoying your workout you’ll do it more often. You’ll also do it happily and lets face it- there’s nothing that pepares you better for your day than positive energy.

Favorite Go To healthy food?

Easy question. I love fresh fruit, green smoothies from Whole Foods (THE BEST!) and raw veggies with hummus.

Motivation to stay in shape?

To feel good as well as look good. There once was a time that I was so uncomfortable with my weight and the way I looked and I will never go back to being lazy. It’s just as important if not more to take care of ourselves, get our mind in a state of gratitude and exercise/eat healthy as often as we can. There should be no excuses….Just Do it.

Favorite Natural Remedy?

Coconut oil.  It’s a great makeup remover, moisturizer and to put it simply a one stop shop.

Most important “being healthy” eating tip?

Try and stay away from foods with labels. You would be surprised how much less bloated and better you will feel immediately. Think this: Less processed, drink more water and eat local/organic.

Most important “being healthy” tip for exercise?

Set defined goals. Consistency. Make time. Get up and do it. No excuses. Baby steps are still steps that all add up.

Cheers. xo

Happy Birthday To ME!

{28 Never Felt So Good}

Wowee, where has the time gone! Today marks my 28th birthday….Officially midway through my late twenties. It’s funny how you can turn another year older and still feel the same. I am happy to report that with turning 28 I have never felt better in all areas of my life than I do today. I have experienced a couple of “Aha” moments this year- the most important one came while attending a conference where Wayne Dyer spoke about reaching beyond something ordinary. This conference changed my life. I believe ever year you become a litter smarter and stronger in your beliefs- but this year was the most profound to date. I figured out that no one can fix your life for you. You need to set out consciously to do it for yourself. You must trust what you know in your bones to be true- that your body is your ally and that it will always point you in the direction you need to go next. There is only one of us here: What we give to others, we give to ourselves. What we withold from others, we withold from ourselves. At any moment, when we choose fear instead of love, we deny ourselves the experience of Paradise.

Earlier this year I was introduced to the most amazing group of like minded people at FNS who encourage me everytime I work out that I can be better than I ever thought possible. This has taught me so much more than just doing a pushup- but to actually believe that I can do something I am scared of and reep the rewards of hard work. This is applicable to every area of my life. We all know the ways we excel, and I am ready to make the things I can improve on much better than they are.  I enjoy having the opportunity to voice my thoughts about life, health/nutrition and all the other stuff I ramble about through my blog and hear my friends tell me they DO read what I have to say. I am living my passion, and am grateful to be able to be happy most of all while doing it. Thank you for thinking of me today….Cheers to another year, if it’s better than this I can’t wait!