How hard is it to have a healthy lifestyle?

Healthy Lifestyle

Some days it’s easy, but let me tell you, some days it’s HELLA HARD. But so is everything else worth having right? You get what you put into it and your body is a reflection of your lifestyle. If you don’t give a #$@&# about that school essay, your final paper will show it. If you cook a sloppy meal, your tastebuds will tell you. If you wash your car in 5 mins, chances are you’ll miss a few spots. Bottom line is that if you half-ass your way there, you’ll only get half the results.

There are days when you regain motivation and are determined to reach your goals. On those days, it may be easy to make healthy meal choices and push yourself hard during your workout. But what about those days when you don’t feel motivated at all and just wish you could eat whatever you want and stay in bed? The answer is that you gotta train yourself to be able to train without motivation. Not every day is gonna be a good day and if we only did work on the days where we felt like it, nothing would get done. The truth is, time will pass by no matter if you do anything or not, so you better make good use of your time. It’s the one thing we will never get back.

There are times when I’m tired of meal prepping, when I just want to eat a whole cake and when I don’t want to move my body at all. There are days when I’m sick of everyone else around me bashing this whole ‘healthy’ thing and telling me things like, “Aren’t you not supposed to be eating that?” “Does that even taste good?” “You’re crazy for working out so much.” But then I realize that I’ve put my happiness in the hands of others, when I am the one who should take responsibility for my own well-being. And I remember that I’m not restricting or depriving myself of anything. I choose to live this healthy lifestyle because it brings me joy. I enjoy feeling energized and strong. I enjoy reaching new levels of fitness and doing things I never thought my body could do. Time and time again, it’s really all about having a healthy mindset. When I catch negative thoughts creeping into my mind, I pick myself up again and remind myself of why I am doing this in the first place.

Don’t get me wrong, when I said some days are HELLA HARD. They really are. Certain things get easier as habits form. But, after you’ve defeated the smaller demons, that’s when the bigger ones start to attack. That’s also why you need to surround yourself with people heading in the same direction and fighting similar battles. Surround yourself with people who believe for you, when you don’t believe in yourself. The key is to not give up, even when everything in our mind and body is telling us to. You have to be 100% committed. And that means pushing through even when it’s tough. I’m in it with you. I have struggles too. But if I ever meet a dip in my path, I know that I can reset, refocus and always get back on track. And so can you.

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Panty By Post

Panty By Post
Lingerie
Lace Intimates
ThongsPanties c/o Panty By Post

I feel like you can never win with underwear shopping. During sale season, you gotta fight the crowd and dig through buckets of hipsters/thongs/bikinis/boy shorts to find your size. And during non-sale season, you’ll get the glaring stare of the sales associate making sure you don’t mess up the neatly folder piles. But you gotta buy some fresh undies, so what do you do?? Well, I was recently introduced to Panty by Post, who kindly sent me these super cute undies. It was really a treat to receive them in the mail. They are a monthly subscription service delivering a curated selection of premium luxe underpinnings right to your door.  Each month, their team of fashion experts select the best styles and brands to send. AND their collection is always changing, so you’ll never get the same panty twice. It’s a little taste of monthly glamour for about as much as your Netflix!  They have three lines (Basics, Signature and Premium) to suit any style and have a range of sizes to fit everyone (XS to 4X). You can also choose the duration of your subscription (3, 6 and 12 month). One more awesome bonus - they’re Canadian and located right in my beautiful hometown – Vancouver! Even though not everyone is going to see your underwear, there’s just a thrill in knowing you’ve got some kickass panties on. Ya know what I mean ladies? So go check out Panty By Post and you’ll no longer need to leave the comfort of your home to go for dreaded underwear shopping.  

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Simple Everyday Pretty – Junghwa by Amy Stewart Giveaway

Simple Everyday Pretty
Etsy Giveaway
Junghwa Jewelry
Minimal Jewelry
Junghwa By Amy Stewart
Simple Everyday Pretty
Junghwa
Jacket: London Fog (similar); Pants: Lululemon; T-shirt: Nike (similar); Sterling silver bar necklace & bracelet: c/o Junghwa by Amy Stewart; Shoes: New Balance

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that simple, minimal jewelry is my go-to when accessorizing. Amy Stewart is someone who decided to leave her 9-5 job in the medical field to pursue her creative aspiration for designing jewelry. I love hearing stories like hers because it shows that if you’re not happy with your current situation, then you should change it. She actually reminds me a bit of myself - how last year, I decided to leave my stable marketing job to pursue fitness training. So, it’s never too late to go after your dreams. It’s better to try and fail, than to live your whole life not knowing what would have happened. And in Amy’s case, she was beyond successful! Her jewelry has been featured in Lucky Mag, Smitten Magazine, Flutter Magazine, Cosmopolitan Bride and many more. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve teamed up with her to giveaway a $50 gift card to one lucky reader! Giveaway is open worldwide. Enter away!


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