Easy Ways To Stay Healthy From The Inside Out

During this quarantine, it’s been really easy to feel sluggish and not take care of myself. From my body to my hair, skin and nails, let’s just say I’ve put my glow-up on the back burner a bit. But I’m getting back on track thanks to a few easy tricks to staying healthy from the inside out (for the lazy girl, a.k.a. moi).

Skin- Taking care of my skin has been so important during this quarantine, especially in making sure that my hormonal acne doesn’t come back in full force (which it totally would if I didn’t make the effort to take care of it every single night). My favorite gentle cleanser is this one, it’s expensive but effective and makes you feel super clean! Another thing I love to use is a facial roller. I put this one in the freezer and rub it on my face when I’m feeling fancy after my skincare routine. It not only helps to push the product further into the pores, but I’ve found that the cooling and rolling affect is great for my anxiety, especially when I have stress headaches. I couldn’t recommend it enough! It even just feels good to roll on your face when you’re bored honestly. Finally, my favorite skincare tool that I’ve been loving is this NuFace Mini. It’s pricey, but if you’re a skincare junkie looking for a fun new toy, this is it. It tones your face and makes it look more contoured over time. I’ve also noticed that it’s enhanced my jawline, making it look more defined and less like I’m a rooster with a floppy underchin (don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about!) It’s also $50 dollars off on Amazon right now so I would hop on this deal if you’re interested.

Hair- In all honesty, something I’ve been really self- conscious of is my dry scalp, especially with dandruff against dark hair. NOT CUTE! I’m currently trying out this shampoo and this conditioner and my hair feels amazing! I’m one of those girls that gives into buying cheap drugstore shampoo and conditioner, but let me tell you that once I used this one my hair I noticed a huge difference in the overall shine and my scalp doesn’t feel itchy or dry! This is my favorite hairbrush for after the shower, it’s honestly my favorite and I didn’t think I cared about hairbrushes either. This hair oil I tried today and let me just say I’m obsessed!! I’m not one to have shiny, healthy looking hair but it really made my hair look that way.

Mind- I think mental health should be everyone’s number one priority, especially during this quarantine. If your mental health is lacking, then so will the rest of you! I honestly believe that. That’s why I’ve hired a life coach to work with me on a lot of my emotions that I’ve been going through during this life transition. It’s easy to rely on your family, friends or significant other to lift you up when you’re feeling down, but there’s something so nice about being able to talk to someone who isn’t a part of your life and doesn’t have their own personal reasons for helping you make decisions. Another thing I love is manifesting! Focusing on what you want in your life and working toward your goals is a great way to direct your energy during this time. This meditation is my favorite, it’s relaxing and happy! It also only takes 10 minutes, which is perfect for the lazy girl.

Body- It’s so important to be taking care of our bodies, and especially our immune systems! Some of my favorite dietary supplements are Vitamin C and MaryRuth’s Organic Liquid Elderberry Immunity. Supplements are so important for boosting immunity (not to mention this particular one tastes great). Obviously, another way to take care of your body is working out, but lazy me hasn’t been so good about that one lately. One thing I have been doing a bit is 12/3/30 on the treadmill. Incline of 12, walking at a 3 speed for 30 minutes. Let me tell you, it gets the thighs and butt burning, as well as the calories! It’s good for someone lazy like me because you can walk it fairly easily and listen to music or watch Netflix/YouTube and it’s still semi-enjoyable.

I hope you found this post helpful! Sending you all love and light during these times.

Fitness Update: Help, Stuck!

Hey guys! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything on here (oops!) but I wanted to update you guys on my fitness journey. I’ve still been trying to work out multiple times a week and eat healthy, but I have to say that I am stuck at about 149 lbs still! I need some advice and tips for getting over this hump.

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I will say that I don’t feel like I’ve been eating as healthy and I’ve been having way too many cheat days… It’s been hard for me to stay motivated when I’m not seeing the results as quickly as I was before. Do you guys have any tips for continuing to lose weight after you’ve lost the initial “easier” weight?

I’ve also been struggling with finding easy, healthy meals to make! The things that I was eating before I ended up getting so tired of, and I haven’t been going to the grocery as often as I need to be either. I’ve been eating Chopt and Sweetgreen salads a lot, but I don’t think that they are even as healthy as I’m thinking they are.

I have also thought about trying BBG Stronger by Kayla Itsines.  A few of my friends have tried it and have really loved it! I tried Kayla’s original BBG program and I’m not going to lie, I totally wanted to throw up afterward 😂 But I’ve heard that BBG Stronger is a lot slower and more about the weights than jumping around, so if you’ve tried that and would recommend it let me know.

I need some motivation and tips to keep going on this fitness journey, I just really don’t want to get back up to my initial weight. If anyone has any ideas or ways that they got through this, leave a comment or send a DM! Thanks guys 🙂

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