Tips for a Healthier You

 Today, Steph of In the Valley and I are teaming up and sharing our tips for staying healthy. Now by no means am I an expert, but I have found that there are some simple things I can do to be a healthier me.
  • Hydrate. Drinking water has lots of health benefits. Instead of reaching for an unhealthy snack, I drink water to feel full. It saves me all of those unwanted calories.
  • Drink green tea. I try to drink a minimum of 2-3 cups per day. I’m kind of addicted to it. Green tea can help boost your metabolic rate, which is helpful when you’ve indulged in one too many margaritas the previous weekend. Oops.
  • Eat protein. Protein makes you feel full. Add a protein supplement to your smoothie when using as a meal replacement.
  • Get your steps in. Do you really need to ride an elevator up two floors? Probably not.
  • Find your favorite form of exercise. For me, that’s yoga. When you have a favorite way to exercise, you’re more likely to do it.
  • Everything in moderation. If you want the loaded cheese fries, then order
    them…for the table. Life is short, enjoy the things you love.

Remember my mantra, when you look good you feel good? If you feel inspired to live a healthy lifestyle, then you need some great workout gear too.

  • Corbin Bruton
    March 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I love this! I'm trying to lose 10 pounds before May and in the past 2 weeks have already lost 3 pounds! I agree SO much with the hydrate tip… it makes all the difference! Thanks for sharing and motivating me to stick with it!

    XO Corbin Tate
    Classy South Blog

  • Hannah-Kate
    March 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Great tips!

    xo hk


  • Nicole Harris
    March 4, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Great tips! I always try to drink more green tea, but unfortunately I'm not the biggest fan


      March 5, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Have you tried any of the flavors of green tea, Nicole?! They definitely taste much better if you don't like pure green tea. Thanks for stopping by!

  • kTm
    March 4, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I'm a huge yoga fan too! You're right, when you're having fun with exercise it doesn't seem like such work. And green tea? Absolutely – I have to put agave in it though!

    Pick Your Beau

      March 5, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      I love green tea, and I've gotten good at not putting sweetener in it for the most part. I also like to try different flavors of green tea because they're a little easier to drink. Thanks for reading!

  • alyssatherunner
    March 5, 2015 at 3:44 am

    The hydrate tips is my favorite! I always have a water bottle with me and it has actually really helped me to cut soda and sugary drinks out of my diet!

    Alyssa The Runner

      March 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      That's awesome! I love water haha. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Maricor
    March 5, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Great tips! Will surely take note of this!

  • Amna Khan
    March 5, 2015 at 6:45 am

    These are all great tips! Water is really important & getting your steps in. I bought a fitbit flex to help me keep track of my steps & if I don't make my goal by 5/6pm I go on a walk/run! This made a huge difference for me. And I love doing yoga, I have been wanting to sign up for a hot yoga class for the longest! And it's true… eat everything in moderation but also a friend on mine told me something & really made me see things a bit differently: you are what you eat. And this is also true! I love the post Ellen! 🙂

    with love,
    Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

      March 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      I love the Fitbit idea, Amna. I had a Fitbit that broke so I had to get a new one. I can't wait to get it back on my arm. I'm going to try to do what you do to get my 10,000 steps in. Thanks for reading!

  • Key Gypsy
    March 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Great tips! I always try to take the stairs and drinking water is the best thing for you! xx

    Audrey |

  • Ashley
    March 5, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    You’re killing it with the green tea! I’m impressed!!

  • Staplemeknot
    March 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I'm trying to eat healthier this year. As a college student it is easy to just boil up some pasta and call it dinner, but by doing that I realized that I am not eating very many fresh ingredients or receiving a lot of nutrients. For my New years resolution I promised myself to eat more fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables. I already see an improvement in my energy levels and mood, which is great.

  • Tijana Momcilovic
    March 6, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    nice post 🙂