This past weekend I had a chance to collaborate with one of my favorite photographers Kent Avenue Photography. It’s been a long time coming in regards regrouping blog posts, style and the type of lifestyle I am trying to capture. I have been wanting to take professional pictures for some time but somehow life seems to get in the way and this has been pushed to the bottom of the list. Not anymore! We finally made it happen. I love posting pictures of food and sharing with my friends that it is in fact easy to live a healthy lifestyle when you a) like what you are doing (with anything but in this case eating etc.) and b) have a couple guidelines to follow such as recipes, where to shop, and just direction. I feel like the best thing about being newtritionsavvy is that it is targeted to your every day type of person. Yes, sometimes we get busy. Yes, sometimes We have school, work or other things that occupy our time. Or hey, maybe we get lazy….let’s face it, we are all guilty at one moment or another. But beyond this moment we need to keep ourselves accountable and remember that our goals are just as important as our habits. Think of it like this: If we miss work too much, we probably won’t get paid or that promotion that we have been wanting. It’s just like our lifestyle. If we slack off too much we won’t see the results we want and in the end won’t feel as great as our full potential. Does this sound familiar? I am right there with you when it comes to the struggle…but know that the better I take care of myself both physically and mentally I will be able to tackle all areas of my life with greater strength than before. This doesn’t mean it’s always easy or that I don’t fall off track because believe that once in a while I do! With that said, I look forward to sharing with you some great pictures and routines that make my life a little bit easier.
Plan + Prep + Get Healthy.
Happy Monday folks! Hard to believe, yesterday was the first day of fall. I am trying to figure out where the last 9 months have gone (Thank God for social media so I can remember). With the arrival of fall the weather is changing, well, faster than I would like. Bring out the sweaters and boots but let’s not make this an excuse to stop hitting up the farmers markets, or exercising. It’s easy to sort of slack off when the seasons change. We become tired earlier, or maybe sometimes it’s just too cold out to exercise. Is it really?? Ha, I have used that excuse more than once.
I am writing today to encourage the planning and prepping behind healthy habits. When you buy your produce, wash it, cut it and prep. Juicing can be time consuming during the week but if you plan ahead it might alleviate some of the stress we put on our time restraints. Instead of Facebook stalking, check out some recipes you might like to try for the next week. Like anything, it will only seem like a lot of work if you wait until the last minute. I constantly get emails regarding “cleanses” and cleaning out the toxicity in our bodies. You know what I say to that? Eat better. It doesn’t take a cleanse to suddenly get healthy, it takes progress and healthy habits. Instead of the starbucks, drink water with lemon. Instead of the pastry try oatmeal. You get the point.
As we are headed toward a new month let’s try to focus on what we can do better rather than what we aren’t doing. We are all guilty. It’s Monday. Cheers to a new week. New goals, new outlook and a promise to ourselves to push our limits daily.
Learn. Grow. Change.
As the last month of the year has arrived, I have enjoyed taking the time to reflect back on this year and write down many great things I have accomplished as well as things I could have done better. I think sometimes we get caught in the cycle of life; work, school, kids, relationships and just the everyday busy that we create for ourselves and we tend to make up excuses as to why we can’t be better or choose to not to. At some point, we have to stop and be grateful and appreciate everyday we were able to wake up and say good morning and serve a purpose. Gratefulness can be anything: thankful to workout, eat, grocery shop, share my opinion, have a job, have a house, and have the opportunity to learn. For me, life is all about progress not perfection. If you are striving it means you are improving and growing to be a better person. Take some time to reflect on the last year and even better get excited for what IS in store for the next one! You are your thoughts, so think GREAT ones. Happy December!