25 Best Healthy Lifestyle Tips!

Confession time again!  Like many American’s, I struggle with leading a healthy lifestyle.  I feel super blessed to have an amazing family and a rewarding stay at home career, but I know I could do better when it comes to taking care of my own needs.   By now you should know that I LOOOOVE making and eating yummy things…but that little hobby can come back to bite me in the tushie (literally) when it’s time to step on the scale.   All the DIY projects I do around my house and post for your enjoyment do require strength and movement, but I definitely spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes parked in front of the computer writing, researching, editing photos, and managing the site, a WHOLE lotta time.

With all of the changes happening around here–a big move, a new place to live, 2 little kids–I’ve decided that I need to make a few more changes just for me.

I’m recommitting to getting healthy,  I talked about it here right after having Lydia- and things fizzled out with life and a new baby.  I kept trying to recommit then the move about killed us.  I don’t feel bad that I haven’t done as well as I planned.  I think that is part of life.  Learning new things or the same things over and over again as life changes.   But it is time to really begin, so I’ve started a new active hobby… running.  I know I have always joked, that “if you see me running, call 911”.  Cuz there is no other reason for me to be running.

I am a week into the couch to 5 k program.  It is great.   I have always been the slowest runner ever, in high school when we had to run the timed state fitness test, I was always in the worst performers group.  So running has not been my thing.  But lately I’ve been feeling like I want to run, and we have this great canyon trail that starts a half mile form my new house…. I am SO excited about it, and I really am enjoying it.   Justin has been doing it with me, and we’ve been bringing the girls along in a running stroller we borrowed from our friends    My oldest Etta wants to run with us, she is a little small for now, but I am really excited about the positive influence she is seeing that being active and running is fun.  I want my kids to enjoy being active and not worry about every bite they eat, or their particular body types, and I know that starts with me.  (no pressure! yikes!)

Anyway, in honor of these changes, I want to share some of the resources I’ve discovered with you 25 healthy lifestyle tips… to be exact, I’ve made a list of workouts, motivators, recipes, and lifestyle suggestions that are perfect for stay-at-home and/or work-at-home parents, bloggers, and busy people.   So, who wants to join me in the challenge to get healthy?

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25 Healthy Lifestyle Tips

How a Real Mom Fits in Workouts from Sunnyside Up

Shelley’s Exercise Plan and Workout Jams from House of Smiths

Real-life Weight Loss Tips from a Blogger at Kevin & Amanda

Meg’s Running Gear and Motivation from Whatever

How to Buy Running Shoes from A House in Holland

Raising Athletic Children from Fit and Busy Dad

Motivation Rocks from Give Me Thirty

Health Benefits of Lemon Water from New Nostalgia

Especially for Moms: Healing Separated Abs from InspiredRD

Medicine Ball Interval Workout from Pumps & Iron

Away from Home Workouts from Bee Well for Life

Treadmill Workouts from Peanut Butter Fingers

DIY Crossfit Workout from Workout Mommy

How to Get a Better Workout in Less Time from InspiredRD

At Home Cardio Workout from The Fitnessista

Side Street Scorcher Workout from Peak 313 Fitness

Weight Loss and Working the Night Shift from She Believed She Could So She Did

Stay Healthy Ideas for Students from Undressed Skeleton

Homemade Yogurt from Remodelaholic

Marathon Meals from Run Eat Repeat

Prepping for a Week of Clean Eating from Green Plate Rule

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes from Tone It Up

Guilt Free Chocolate Cake from Remodelaholic

How to Make a Green Smoothie from ROO Mag

Combatting the At-Home-Mama-Munchines from The Better Mom

I hope that you find some of these healthy lifestyle tips helpful to getting your life on track!    I know I will be working on me, and I will try to share how it is going.

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