25 Best Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

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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

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How a Real Mom Fits in Workouts from Sunnyside Up

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



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

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Meg’s Running Gear and Motivation from Whatever

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How to Buy Running Shoes from A House in Holland

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Raising Athletic Children from Fit and Busy Dad

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Motivation Rocks from Give Me Thirty

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Health Benefits of Lemon Water from New Nostalgia

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Especially for Moms: Healing Separated Abs from InspiredRD

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Medicine Ball Interval Workout from Pumps & Iron

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Away from Home Workouts from Bee Well for Life

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Treadmill Workouts from Peanut Butter Fingers

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DIY Crossfit Workout from Workout Mommy

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How to Get a Better Workout in Less Time from InspiredRD

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At Home Cardio Workout from The Fitnessista

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Side Street Scorcher Workout from Peak 313 Fitness

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

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Stay Healthy Ideas for Students from Undressed Skeleton

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Homemade Yogurt from Remodelaholic

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Marathon Meals from Run Eat Repeat

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Prepping for a Week of Clean Eating from Green Plate Rule

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Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes from Tone It Up

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Guilt Free Chocolate Cake from Remodelaholic

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How to Make a Green Smoothie from ROO Mag

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

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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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Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together. She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two. She and Justin have remodeled three homes from top to bottom and are working on their fourth. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for this awesome post! I am struggling with staying home with my little one, blogging, and trying to lose weight & these are great tips! {just this morning I hit my 15 lb lost mark so I’m re-energized about getting on track and this just made it easier!}

    • says

      Sam! I am so glad. GREAT JOB btw! 15 lbs is awesome, it sounds like I need to get some tips from you! Remember don’t be too hard on yourself, life changes really add up and it is like starting from scratch. Just be positive and I am sure you will get to your goal!

  2. says

    Wow, so many great links, thanks! I’ve found that the biggest difference is in the food rather than the workout. I used to do the “insanity” workout, hardcore 6 days a week for at least an hour a day, but nothing happened. I quit that workout, but changed my diet, and almost instantly, I saw a difference.

    • says

      Sofia, I am really going to have to reign in my diet. I don’t like to make myself eat a certain way only protein and stuff like that, I just tend to feel angry about it when i do it. But, that said I just need to start counting calories! I will make this a priority! Thanks for telling me what helped you out!

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