Stilettos and Diapers: 6 Tips for a Healthy Body

6.12.2014

6 Tips for a Healthy Body


Getting and staying healthy is tough. It's so easy to get in on a diet or workout fad and have it fizzle out after a few months. I've been making efforts to be healthier in general over the past couple of years. At times I've been really good and other times, I've been a real slacker. But lately, I think I've hit my stride, somewhat, in a healthy, balanced life. I'm no expert, but I decided to share the things I really try to focus on.

1. Water

I drink a ton of water. I also go to the bathroom all day long. I can tell a huge difference in my stomach when I don't drink enough. When I wake up in the next morning after drinking my quota, I'm flatter and feel less out of breath in my morning workout. My goal is a gallon a day, which is a little over 1 oz for every pound. I've heard people say you should drink at least 1/2 of your body weight in ounces, but more often I've heard you should drink your actual body weight in ounces. The actual weight is where I feel the best, which leaves me just shy of a gallon. 

2. Clean Eating
Stilettos and Diapers: Clean Eating Snacks
Clean eating is so much easier with a plan. I meal plan 1 month in advance and have a little collection of snacks that I like to make. Snacking is my biggest problem, so I usually have one of these things ready for when the sweet tooth or late night munchies hit. Pumpkin Oat Balls, Chocolate Muffins, Chocolate Peanut Butter "Fudge" and "Samoa" Bars only sound bad for you. They really are all things I concocted from all clean, healthy ingredients that are perfect for snacking. 

3. Vitamins
Stilettos and Diapers: Easy way to take vitamins with Vitafusion
Nearly 7 years ago, when I was pregnant for the first time, vitamins were a huge struggle for me. I developed an insane gag reflex that I still have, which doesn't allow me to swallow pills easily. So, after months of prenatal vitamins, I started taking the kids chewable ones. Now, I still take chewable ones, just ones that are tailored more to my specific needs. Vitafusion makes MultiVites PLUS Hair, Skin & Nail Support* in a gummy, which makes it SO much easier for me to take my vitamins. It's actually something I enjoy since they're delicious and I can grab them on the run. The hubs sneaks the easy-to-take gummies, too, so I got him the MultiVites PLUS Heart Support*.
I put the vitamins where I remember to take them. Somewhere like your coffee cabinet is good, so you see them every morning. 
Stilettos and Diapers: Easy way to take vitamins with Vitafusion


4. Running
Stilettos and Diapers: Eat Pray Run from FitspirationCouture

I love running. I know it's a certain group of people that that's true for, but I really do love it. It clears my head and that in and of itself is a big part of healthiness for me. My body is most trim when I am running consistently. For me, this means 3-4 times a week about 2-3 miles. When I'm training for a race, it's obviously more, but I've found this to be a manageable amount for me.

5. Weights

I'm a big advocate of weight lifting. Not insane amounts, but light to moderate weights create so much more definition in your body! I love P9oX because it's manageable for me to do at home with my kids and also incorporates weight lifting. We have a few sets of dumbbells and I use those along with lots of push-ups and pull-ups in my workouts. 

6. Splurge! 
Stilettos and Diapers: Maple Bacon Donut, Donut King

I try my hardest to be super healthy during the week. Then on the weekends, I splurge a bit.  I do keep to the water and vitamin routine all the time, but come the weekend, we might go out to eat, I'll eat an ice cream cone with my boys, or I'll have that cheeseburger I'd been thinking about all week. I never want to feel like I'm "dieting" or that I'm not living life. I think allowing myself things I want here and there is a key to sticking to my routine. I mean, who doesn't need a maple bacon donut every now and then?! 

If your healthy habits are enjoyable, you're much more likely to keep doing them. From workouts I like, to vitamins that hit the sweet spot, to my own healthy version of treats, I'm making my habits as fun as they can be. 

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70 comments:

  1. I take multivitamins, drink lots of water, and exercise.

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  3. I eat lots of fruits and veggies

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  7. I try to maintain a healthy life style by eating healthy snacks (veggies/fruits) and exercising every other day

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  9. I maintain a healthy diet and workout atleast 2-3 times a week. Our family also participates in a lot of outdoor activities to keep us moving and motivated.

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  10. tweeted- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/477258425638731776

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  11. Still taking prenatal vitamins and trying to drink lots of water!

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  12. We try to eat better, and sleep earlier. Go hiking & exercise together as a family. neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I maintain a healthy lifestyle by staying active. I love to walk/jog most days of the week..and try to eat a lot of fruits and veggies.

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  15. I take multivitamins, drink lots of water, eat healthy meals , and exercise

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  17. I exercise 4-5x/week and make sure to eat healthy most of the time (I have one splurge meal every Saturday). :-)

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  18. We are trying our best to eat less sugar and processed foods and to be active.

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  20. I maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising daily and eating healthy with no processed food.

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  22. I also drink LOTS of water. No pop. And I try to eat cleaner. I love taking walks with my kids. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/479368798949351424

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  24. Have a lot of healthy snacks like fruit on hand.

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  25. I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle by drinking lots of water, taking regular exercise and being careful about what I eat.
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  27. We work out and eat veggies!

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  28. Fruits, veggies, water, vitamins, and exercise help me to lead a healthy life!

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  30. I go for walks and try to eat healthy.

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  31. I sneak veggies into my families dinners. vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  33. I work out and stay hydrated with water and eat a good diet.

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  36. we eat lots of veggies and we don’t drink soda.
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  38. I also drink a lot of water and try to eat fruit or veggies with each meal.
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  42. we eat more fruit, veggies, healthy snacks and drink lots of water. we try to go on daily walks.

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  46. We take lots of walks in the park and keep fruit around for snacks.

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  47. I like to eat healthy meals and snacks and exercise
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  48. tweeted https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/491637282571427840
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  50. I drink 8 glasses of water per day & make sure to eat lots of fruit and veggies.

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  52. we try to eat healthy meals

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  54. we eat as much organic as possible

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  56. I drink lots of water and eat plenty of veggies during the week.

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  57. I drink lots of water, eat fruit for dessert and try to walk daily
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  59. We take a family walk every night and I try to make sure we get leafy greens and lean proteins at meals.

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  61. i try to workout daily
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  63. I exercise and eat healthy to keep healthy.

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  65. I swim 3 times a week and love doing it.
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  67. We try to eat healthy and exercise daily and drink lots of water.
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  68. I like to keep plenty of fresh fruit on hand for healthy snacks

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  70. I take vitamins daily.

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