During the holidays, we’re used to reflecting and being thankful for what we have. It’s great to count your blessings around this time of year, but have you ever thought about how awesome it would be if we were grateful year-round? *This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. I never realized the importance of being grateful daily until I read You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero (p.s., if you haven’t read this book, you need to – it’s life changing.) Yes, I’ve heard “be thankful for what you have” a million times but it’s easier said than done and I didn’t think it…

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How many times have you said that this time you were really going to commit to your health goals, only to be back in the same spot a week later? Umm, yeah, I’ve so been there. Building a new habit isn’t a walk in the park, I totally get it. It’s tough to be consistent when you have a million other responsibilities to worry about. The key to building a consistent healthy habit is being wholeheartedly committed to making your health a priority. Learning to do something new daily gets you out of our comfort zone, which is why it’s so uncomfortable. But if you’re committed, it’s an opportunity to challenge yourself, grow as a person, and become a healthier you. It’s important to note that building healthy habits isn’t just…

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Taking care of our body is the best thing we can do for ourselves. While we should all strive to make healthier choices, it’s equally important to create balance in our health and fitness routine. When we’re constantly being bombarded by messages of the cleanest diet, the ideal body, the fastest running time, it’s easy to be fooled into thinking that we have to operate at maximum productivity to achieve unrealistic perfection. We start to think that more everything is better and freak out when our human, flawed self can’t go all out, 100% of the time. Throughout my wellness journey, I learned that it’s necessary to work towards progress and not perfection. I have days where I don’t feel like going to the gym and days where I don’t feel…

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Ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world. As one of the oldest and most common natural remedies, ginger has numerous health benefits and is super versatile to use. *This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. My mom is obsessed with this nutrition-packed superfood. Anytime one of us starts to get sick, she brews up some hot water, grates some ginger, splashes a hint of lemon juice and forces the goods down our throats. I wasn’t a big fan of it when I was younger because of its pungent taste, but now that I know of its healing power, I can relate…

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Ever been working out and you start to wonder where you’re supposed to be feeling it? You know, when it feels like every muscle BUT the one you are trying to target is getting a workout in? I’ve so been there. After being introduced to activation exercises, I noticed a huge difference in my workouts when I lift. Activation exercises are the best way to get the right muscles working and grinding. What is muscle activation? Muscle activation is part of warming up, which helps to wake up our muscles and get them ready to work out. By focusing on each separate muscle group, we isolate them and get them “fired up”. Activation exercises are also designed to enhance the mind-muscle connection. Why is muscle activation important? When we’re not working…

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