My favorite wellness hacks for your everyday life

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As a healthy living blogger, you know I like to live my life in a way that invites and encourages wellness and healthy behaviors as much as I can.

But at the same time, I am not a superhero – I am a busy girl with lots to do so being healthy does sometimes feel harder than it could.

So I thought you might be struggling sometimes too. Wellness is an important thing for all of us (or should be) and I’ll try to make it a bit easier and more accessible in this post.

Here are my favorite wellness “hacks” (but really, it’s just tips) for your everyday life so you can fit more healthy living into your day.

1. If you commute via train or bus, get off a stop or two before yours and walk the rest of the way.

I have been doing this for about a year now and it’s become a habit, it’s not even annoying or like meh, it’s just something I do and it’s my way of fitting a little bit of activity into my regular day.

If you don’t commute via public transit and you drive instead, why not parking a bit farther from your destination and walking the rest of the way? Maybe parking far in the parking lot or a few streets away… anything to get some extra walking steps into your day and get you moving more!

2. Use non-dairy milk instead of cow’s milk

I haven’t used cow’s milk in years. YEARS. And I could never go back to cow’s milk.

Not only it is great for your health to limit your dairy intake (I prefer to keep the dairy I do eat to cheese (sometimes) and yogurt), it’s also healthier overall. If you prefer to drink Soymilk, you can opt for that (learn more here) or if you prefer another non-dairy milk, you can do that.

3. When craving chocolate, make healthy alternatives

I am a chocoholic. I love chocolate. A lot.

A few squares of dark chocolate is sadly not enough for me. I like it too much.

So I’ve had to learn to find ways to satisfy by sweet tooth for chocolate with healthier alternatives that don’t require me to polish an entire block of chocolate.

First, I make a protein shake with chocolate protein powder and cocoa powder to make it super chocolatey. It usually hits the spot, plus the extra protein is filling and satisfying too.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

If I’m not in the sipping mood, I get some plain greek yogurt and add cocoa powder to that and some stevia and stir it up so it becomes chocolate yogurt. It’s like pudding and it’s freaking delicious.

Chocolate Coconut Protein Pudding

Here are some other alternatives you can make instead of eating chocolate but that will still satisfy your craving quite well, if not better:

4. I exercise in the very morning as soon as I wake up

Yeah I do that before my brain has the time to come up with excuses not to. I’ve tried hard to be able to work out after work but it just doesn’t happen. Like, ever. I come up with every excuse in the book: too tired, too many people at the gym, it’s rush hour, I’m hungry I’ll do it later, and so on.

When I do it in the morning, I wake up and boom.. I do it. No excuses. Nothing to hold me back. I have no other commitments that early so this is the only thing that’s on the agenda. So it gets done.

That would be all – the simplest and my favorite wellness hacks to get you to be a little bit healthier in your everyday life.

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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Back to School Treats + Some Links To Check Out

This post is sponsored by Foodie by Glam.

Alrighty – it’s almost back to school time for those of you who have kids or are students yourself. Crazy… where has the summer gone? I seriously feel like summer is JUST starting, definitely didn’t feel right most of the time. It’s probably because of this crazy weather and how late it got warm finally. I’m wondering how it will be in the winter this time around.. Ah. I need to stop thinking about that! Okay okay.

Well, I have some yummy recipes collected for you for back-to-school – check them out in the slideshow below. Then check out the links I collected below as well.

Check out Hello Students! #goodlunchtips

by Kamila Gornia at Foodie.com

 

Virtual Book Club – Join us!

Okay, now a quick announcement, especially if you’re a creative person or an entrepreneur – I have a Virtual Book Club I host on a bimonthly basis online and this time around we are reading “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. I’d love to have you join us! CLICK HERE to learn more!

 

Links to check out:

Get ready for some awesome linkage going on here. Enjoy!

Motivation/Inspiration/Mindset:

How to Finish What you Start (curing the curse of the creative)

How to make Blogging actually get you RESULTS in your biz

If you have trouble reaching your goals, this post is for you.

Recipes & Foodie Loves:

Spiced Banana Date & Walnut Loaf

Creamy Ranch Coleslaw (Paleo)

Summer Breakfast Quinoa Bowl

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins

Random Awesomeness & Stuff:

Why are Zombies consuming our culture?

Poor Sleep can Lead to False Memories

 

 

Summer Fresh Recipes & something for the solopreneurs

This collection is sponsored by Foodie.com

First of all – I have an awesome and delicious collection of recipes for your enjoyment. Check out these fabulous 12 summer fresh recipes with fruits and veggies. Perfect for those gorgeous and warm summer days (and nights).

Check out 12 Summer Fresh Recipes

by Kamila Gornia at Foodie.com

Now onto some announcements:

First of all – some of you may already know this, but a few months ago I started a coaching business.

Untitled-design-300x300I am a Holistic Business Coach and I work with passion-driven solopreneurs to get their mission and message into the world. My focus is on the marketing aspect as well as the mindset and psychology aspect. You can learn more about me here.

Since I’m huge on personal development but have a social media and content marketing expertise, these are the two most predominantly prevalent things I do with my coaching clients.

I wanted to share with you something that you might find interesting for yourself or someone you know. I have put myself on a mission to speak with 100 people this summer and help each and every one of them. For free.

Could this be you? Or someone you know?

Sign up for a FREE Move It Session!

If you’re curious to learn more, you can see more information here. 

Please pass this information along to anyone who might benefit from this. I’m about 10% done with my goal of 100 people and I would love your support in helping me get to the goal!

Lastly -

ebook-smaller-1if you have a biz and use blogging for your biz. Or maybe you’re a serious blogger who wants to make more money out of your courses and coaching clients, check out this resource.

29 Content Hacks: The cheatsheet to finding ideas for your blog content <— it’s awesome!

Find ideas for your blog content

Especially if you’re in the health & wellness area :)

CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

Now onto some awesome links:

Life and Biz:

If you have trouble reaching your goals, this post is for you.

5 tips for Newbies trying Pure Barre by Eating Bird Food

Wellness Calendar by Back to Her Roots

Sweet & Blissful Yoga Sequence before Bed by Healthy Diva Life

Food:

Peanut Butter Banana Fudge by Shugary Sweets

Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Dip by Desserts with Benefits

Low Calorie Cheesy Kale Chips by Foodie Fiasco

Coconut Lime Avocado Muffins by Peas & Crayons

Busy Busy Life (Diettogo Review)

I’ve been incredibly busy lately and the fact it’s summer doesn’t help. I want to do more fun stuff but it’s like – where’s the time?

I’m just glad I had some Diettogo meals that I put in the freezer so they would be ready to go whenever I didn’t have time to cook (which is all the time by the way). Whew for convenience. Whew for these meals actually being GOOD for you and good-tasting. Whew all around, haha.

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Low carbing it up! Not really for me entirely I’m totally not used to eating that much meat but it was yummy anyway.

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