5 Steps to a Healthier You

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For the last few months, I’ve been super down on myself for many reasons. Some of them are silly and others are justified. We’ve all had those days where we sulk and want to give up, but for me those days turned into months. As a fashion blogger, I feel like it’s part of my job to create an illusion for people following me that I have it all together. News flash: I don’t. Not even close. But during the first week of the New Year, I decided to do something about how I was feeling inside and outside. I changed my habits and how I lived to become a healthier, happier me! I’m sharing with you the steps I took to change my lifestyle!

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

When I was little, my grandmother swore by a few things for her health and apple cider vinegar was one of them. My boyfriend, David, and I have started drinking a tablespoon of it every day. The health benefits are amazing! It helps lower blood sugar, fight diabetes, and even aids in weight loss by making you feel full quicker. I was skeptical about the weight loss aspect, but I have to admit that I feel fuller faster than before!

Get in the Gym

I’ve also added 30 minutes of gym time to my week days. Last year I gained a few pounds and trust me when I say I complained about it all the time. In the last month, I’ve been working my butt off to lose that weight and get back in shape for the summer!

Take Your Vitamins

Whenever I scroll through my Instagram feed, there are so many pretty girls with long hair and gorgeous manicured nails. I started looking around for a vitamin that would promote hair and nail growth and health. I came across biotin and have implemented that into my daily vitamin pack.

Develop a Skin Care Routine

For better skin, I adapted an actual skin care routine! Before, I just washed my face at night to get off my makeup. Now, I use a great cleanser and toner (link to my favorite here) eye makeup remover (link here). Every few days I also do a mud mask to get rid of toxins and other gross stuff sitting on my skin. A brighter complexion makes your skin appear hydrated and cared for!

Think Happy Thoughts

Finally, for my emotional and spiritual health I’ve started doing two things: thinking positively and doing a daily devotional. Being a positive person has never ever been in my nature. My mom sometimes calls me “negative Nancy” because I tend to be a bit of a pessimist. Negative thoughts can really hurt your mental health though. With the help of David’s older sister, Marsha, I’ve been trying to adapt a more positive, happy outlook on life. She’s a really inspiring person to be around and nothing ever seems to get her down!

There are so many great things you can do for your health this year! I try not to overwhelm myself with too many changes because let’s be real, it’s hard to get into a habit and not break it. Becoming a better me is my goal for this year. There’s no reason you and I can’t be the people we want to be! It just takes some work and a lot of dedication! Leave me a comment with your goals for this year!

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23 Responses to 5 Steps to a Healthier You

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  2. Chris says:

    I hate the taste of Apple Cider but I know it is very good for my health. I also have negative thoughts from time to time too. It’s a very bad habit. I’m cutting it out once and for all. I read a book by Nepoleon Hill that said if you always think and speak negatively, you breed negative energy in your life.

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    • Liz says:

      I usually gag when I’m drinking it haha! But its so good for me! I love what Nepoleon Hill said. Such good advice and I think there’s even a verse in the Bible about negative thoughts breeding negative results. Something like that.

  3. Kim says:

    I have never heard about the benefits of apple cider vinegar- I’m going to have to give that a try! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Toby says:

    i am all for the apple cider and happy thoughts ! great post! come check out my blog http://www.poshandspicy.com xx toby

  5. Love these babe! I want to try the apple cider vinegar!

  6. Zaira says:

    These are all great! I need to be better about taking my vitamins!!

  7. Jessica says:

    Hi Liz, I love this list. Always a good reminder to stay healthier and happy in the New Year!

    ~Jessica

  8. I have been trying to get to the gym but at least I remember my vitamins! One step at a time!
    xo Jessica
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  9. These are some really great tips! Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™‚

  10. awerner90 says:

    I can totally relate to feeling down on myself. You are awesome and these are some great tips! I def need to be better about taking vitamins.

    Xoxo Amber

  11. A Graceful Life Blog says:

    These are so great and I do all of them too!

  12. I love apple cider vinegar!

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