It seems to be a struggle that most of our generation seems to relate to: how to juggle a healthy lifestyle in today's busy world. We've all been there: waking up with the resolve to start eating healthier and exercising more, only to have the day seem to get away from you and going to bed with a belly full of takeout.
I'll be the first to admit that I sometimes neglect making healthy choices that benefit both my mind and body, in favour of taking the easy way out and letting a busy day get the best of me. Lately I've been making more of an effort to live a healthier life, and I'm loving the results; not only in my body, but also the positive results it has had on my mind. I try to take my healthy habits day-by-day, but here is a list of ways that I achieve my healthiest lifestyle.
|Outfit: all Lolë. Sport Bra, Yoga Pants, Tank Top|
1. Take Every Healthy Decision Day-By-Day
To me, there's nothing more overwhelming than thinking long-term when trying to envision my new healthy lifestyle - I'll just inevitably start to focus on all of the foods and activities that I won't be able to have or do. Instead, I just commit to taking the healthiest decisions that I can every day. For example, when waking up instead of just going straight for the computer I'll choose to instead do a small morning workout. Simple. Same thing goes when making eating decisions: instead of choosing something unhealthy I'll make the decision to go for a healthy alternative instead.
Now I know that this will not work for everyone, but for those of us who just seem to get overwhelmed and self-sabotage when thinking long term about healthy living then give this method a try. It has honestly worked so well for me!
2. Find Your Place Of Zen
You guys know that I live right in the heart of downtown Toronto and, as much as I absolutely love it, the hustle and bustle does become too much sometimes. To recharge my batteries and my mind, I love to head to the beach. Seems strange to say, but Toronto actually does have a few small beaches in the downtown core. I like to grab a to-go coffee or tea and head down to Sugar Beach in the early morning to stare out into the water in peace. These particular photos were taken at another downtown beach at HTO Park in Toronto's Waterfront.
Whether it's a city beach your family cottage, or even just sitting under a tree in a park, taking the time to rest, relax and recharge in a place that gives you peace does wonders for your mental health, and constitutes to a healthy lifestyle.
3. Make Fitness Fun
There's nothing more motivating then incorporating some fun into your fitness routine! I'm always looking for fun classes to try out, group activities and fitness festivals to keep this body moving.
Now here's the exciting part. I'm headed to the Lolë White Tour On July 28th at Toronto's Exhibition Place and I want you to come too! The White Tour is an incredible event where thousands of people dress all in white and participate in a sunset yoga-session lead by the country's top yoga instructors. The whole event is devoted to finding inner peace, and it's sure to be an invigorating experience for your body and soul. I have actually been counting down the days for this event, and I can't wait to meet you there!
Enter the giveaway below for your chance to WIN 2 tickets to the Lolë White Tour this coming Thursday. This definitely is not an event that you will want to miss. Good luck and hope to see you there!
What do you guys think? Do you have your own tips for living a healthier lifestyle? I would love to know!
Photos by the talented Tristan O'Brien
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When my fiance told me he wanted to get more flexible (so he could do crazier BMX tricks) I suggested he take up yoga with me! We started going to hot yoga classes at a studio near our place and he really REALLY liked it - sometimes he even goes without me now! Mostly, I love that it's another thing we can do together.ReplyDelete
PS. Your pics makes beaches in Toronto look so lovely! I typically head out to Ward's island if I want beach time :)
That is such a cool story Kim, and so awesome that your husband has taken such a liking to Yoga - I wish that mine would follow suite! LOLDelete
I really need to get to Ward Island this summer!
So peaceful, so zen! Love these photos, and what you do to stay balanced. One healthy choice at a time. So key!ReplyDelete
Thanks Gabriella, I'm so glad that you love the photos. Can't wait until Thursday!Delete
I just try to make healthy choices at my own pace. It took me years to switch from white to whole wheat. I also don't drink juice boxes anymore and that only happened in the last 3-4 years. I try to drink more water by carrying a 1L water bottle. Just the little things :)ReplyDelete
Those sound like amazing tips! I especially like the point about carrying your water with you - I am so much more likely to drink and stay hydrated if I have water readily available! Thanks so much for sharing!Delete
For me, it's all about making the little changes. If you go too big all at once, you're setting yourself up to revert back to old habits and fail.ReplyDelete
These photos are seriously gorgeous, by the way! <3
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So true Jackie - I have definitely tried some pretty ambitious diets, only to be disappointing. In the end, moderation is always key!Delete
White yoga outfit = perfection!ReplyDelete
Thank you Rebecca! I love it too - the white is to symbolize 'peace.' I love it even more after leaning that!Delete
Thanks for sharing! This post was fun to read =)ReplyDelete
Yay, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the post!Delete
I absolutely love your lole yoga outfit!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda - I love it too! I have to say that I couldn't wait to save it for the White Tour, I have been wearing it around already! xoDelete
Thanks for this post! I have been dreaming of going to the Lole White Tour and it would give me a good reason to buy a new yoga outfit ;)ReplyDelete
YES!! I love any excuse to buy a new outfit!Delete
Although a lot of people understand that healthy lifestyle products are necessary for good health, they often tend to be skeptic about their effectiveness.ReplyDelete
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Instead of accepting the importance of living a healthy lifestyle for us and for future generations, we continue with our bad habits - then take potent, toxic medication to treat our inevitable symptoms.ReplyDelete