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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