The Best Way To Keep Energy Levels Up All Day

Summer is finally here and that means late summer nights and lots of fun. One thing that can really make you crave your bed earlier is tiring out early. Energy Levels can fluctuate up and down if you are not taking care of yourself the way you should be. If you are eating lots of sugar or drinking way too many cocktails, that can really make your energy levels linger day to day. I have a few tips on how to keep those energy levels up throughout the BEST season of the year.

DRINK PLENTY OF H2O

I can’t tell you how much hydration helps with energy levels. I can always tell when I need more water. I start to hit that late afternoon rock. I try to keep water with me all day and drink all day. I even add fruit to it so it doesn’t seem so boring. Hydration is key to any healthy lifestyle. We lose so much water just through movement alone. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be working out to replace water. The best thing I do is make my water each morning before walking out the door. If you are busy in the mornings, make it the night before. It will be nice and chilled for you when you wake up.

Healthy Breakfast Option

EAT A HEALTHY LIGHT BREAKFAST

I am not going to sit here and tell you that I eat breakfast every morning. I usually do a 16 hour intermittent fast. This keeps my energy levels up like no other, but that doesn’t always work for everybody. I recommend eating a light breakfast such as a healthy juice, or smoothie loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. I find that the heavier meal you eat first thing in the morning wears your energy levels down. Everyone is different so choose wisely. Avocado toast is always a great choice.

EXERCISE IN THE MORNING

I find that exercising in the morning really helps my energy levels. I truly love fitness and I feel it’s key when wanting to live healthier and happier. I feel exercise helps keep energy levels stable all day long. If you are a yoga crazy like me, that is a great start to any morning. If you are a runner, try to hit your running in the morning. I feel that exercising in the late afternoon or evening really doesn’t help keep your energy up. It makes me want to go to bed. I try to avoid any exercise late at night, especially if I have a summer fling to go to or any plans made with friends.

KEEP THE COCKTAILS TO A MINIMUM

I am the first to admit, I LOVE my wine. I really do. I just have really cut back on my cocktails. I feel at times, depending on the wine itself, that many make me feel tired early. A few have me tossing and turning at night. I don’t like not getting a good amount of sleep. I go hard through the days and I love my nights up in the summer. If I have wine, I hydrate well in between and cut back on the amount of glasses I allow myself. I actually love it. I do splurge on my vacations. Alcohol can wreak havoc on your sleep and health. Keep it balanced. You will feel so much better.

Summer is about having fun. We are avid travelers, but I love spending summer nights listening to music, hanging with my friends and family and eating amazing summer cuisine. Take care of your health and you will have loads of energy to make many more great Summer Memories.

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Summer is almost here.. It’s time to set goals and get healthy! 

Hi ladies! 

It’s amazing to know that summer is right around the corner, and it seems like Christmas just got over. Now is the time more than ever, to set those goals and get healthy and fit. There is still time to get in the best shape of your life, and set attainable goals. 

Get a journal! 

Start off by getting a journal , and writing your goals in there, and how you plan to achieve them. We all have them, and if you are one that has always worn a one piece bathing suit, and would love to get in that two piece for the first time , here is your chance!  Journaling every day has been a love of mine. It helps me keep track of the food I eat, and my workouts. It helps to look back and see just how well or how bad you’ve been eating. Start off by writing down your daily meals, or what you plan to eat. This will help you stay on track. 

Get moving! 

There is no time to waste. Pick the workouts you plan on doing or the classes you plan on attending , and make sure you get to them everyday. If you are one that loves yoga, plan on attending your yoga classes daily, or even bump it up to hot yoga once a week to burn some extra calories. It’s essential to set up a workout plan . If you feel you need to take one day off, make sure that you are working out all the other days. I make it a point to workout everyday , or attend one of my favorite classes. That’s exactly how I feel better, and get more things done. I not only feel better, but exercise clears my head, and just makes me feel so much healthier. If you feel your not a gym person, then find great workouts through Pinterest, or even through some wonderful apps that you can download. Body rock, is one of my all time favorites. You can download that onto your smart Tv , and do the workouts right in your living room. In today’s world , there are so many unique ways of getting that workout in. If you are a walker , and not a runner, make sure to walk everyday , and try working your way up to running. It can be done. 

Get some health food , and throw out the crap! 

Now is the time to set yourself up on a healthy way of eating. Throw out all the garbage that you have in your pantry or fridge, and replace with wholesome foods such as greens, veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts , and legumes. There are many ways to incorporate healthy meals into your days. Grab a good cookbook and start cooking. That’s the best way to start. You don’t have to be Emeril to be able to cook healthy. A good juice, or a good mixed vegetable salad can turn into one of your favorite meals. Figure out a healthy calorie intake to start with , to get your weight down. Healthy eating mixed with good exercise is the strategy for great success. Try to buy organic when possible. This will cut down on your intake of pesticides and residues, which are so much healthier.

Hydrate

I can’t stress this enough. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Fueling yourself with enough water is essential not only for good health, but for healthy weight loss. You may not even know on some days just how dehydrated you can be. I always have a water jug with me at all times. If you aren’t a water person, try adding in some different fruits to give it some taste. I love cucumbers and strawberries in my water. It’s very important that you take in enough water daily, especially if you are sweating. 

Applying these essentials to your daily plan of weight loss will get you to your goal weight , and will make you feel healthier than ever before. Now is the time to do it. We only get today. There is no better time to start than NOW! Your worth it! 

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Drink Up: C2O Coconut Water

Happy Thursday!

Everyone knows how important it is to drink the daily recommended amounts of water. It flushes toxins and helps you stay hydrated. Well, plain water is boring. So, I drink C20 Coconut Water every day! Here are the reasons why: 1) Coconut water has a delicious taste, especially when extra chilled. 2) It has a low glycemic level of 35. 3) It helps manage blood sugar, and keeps your body’s electrolyte balance in place. 4) It has no allergens, no gluten, no fat, no additives, or sweeteners.

If you don’t buy a premium coconut water, you can get stuff in there that you just don’t need. Like unnecessary sugars. No thanks! That’s why I am recommending C20! It is simply divine. If you are ever getting tired of drinking standard bottled water, change it up a bit, and add in some C20!

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Strawberry & mint infused water

This is a wonderful way to get hydrated. Put mint & strawberries in your water.Tastes refreshing!

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